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It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Hasbrouck Heights Police Department’s web page. The HHPD currently has 30 full time sworn Law Enforcement Officers who are committed to public safety.  The Department currently has two divisions:  Patrol and Investigation. We are not only committed to law enforcement, we also provide many community policing services like DARE, infant/child car seat installations and inspections, medicine drop off and we provide speakers to civic groups on crime prevention. We have partnered with our schools to provide a Jr. Police Academy for all 8th Graders. School safety is a priority and we are dedicated to working with our schools to provide programs for their students and staff.  Officers walk through all schools on a daily basis. Our school crossing guards and walking school bus guards are dedicated to providing safe passage to and from schools.

Chief Michael J. Colaneri

How Do I Report A Streetlight Out? 2017-03-10T22:54:12+00:00

If you wish to report a streetlight out.  PSE&G has a dedicated website for reporting streetlight out. Report Street Light Out  When reporting, be sure to get the pole number of the pole the light is attached to.  The pole number (found on the metal tag on pole), street name, nearest cross street, and “in front of address” are needed to help us locate and complete the repair.

Are Tinted Windows Legal in New Jersey? 2017-03-10T22:54:46+00:00

Since the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission changed laws on vehicle inspection requirements, there has been confusion over window tinting. Although the NJ Motor Vehicle Commission has stated that during vehicle inspection, your vehicle will no longer fail because of tinted windows, tinted windows are ILLEGAL in NJ. New Jersey prohibits the tinting of any degree on the front driver/passenger side windows. As a rule of thumb this is a brief rundown of the restrictions.

Windshield NO TINT    is allowed on the windshield
Front Side Windows NO TINT    can be applied legally to these windows
Back Side Windows    Tints are permitted on these windows
Rear Window    Tints are permitted on this window

No Mirror or Reflective Tinting is allowed on any windows. Tinting of Headlamps or Rearlamps is also Prohibited.
The only exception to this law is if the owner or lessee of a vehicle that is driven by or used to transport a person ha a medical condition involving ophthalmic or dermatologic photosensitivity. In this case, they may apply to the director of the MVC for permission to have the windshield and windows of that vehicle covered or treated with a product or material that increases its light reflectance or reduces its light transmittance.

Tinting of Windows and/or head or rear lamps reduces the visibility during the night, as well as, pose a safety hazard to other drivers on the roadways.

How do I sign up for HHPD Text/Email Alerts? 2017-03-10T22:55:20+00:00

The Hasbrouck Heights Police use Nixle to send alerts via text/email to subscribers. The signup is FREE and will keep you up to date with any information relating to HH activity. To sign up via text message, you may text “HHPD” or 07604 to 888777 or use the below registration wizard.

What are the restrictions on a Graduated Driver’s License? 2017-03-10T22:56:00+00:00

In addition to a decal requirement, effective May 1, 2010, New Jersey GDL drivers will also be subject to the following restrictions:

  • May not operate a motor vehicle after 11:01 p.m. and before 5:00 a.m.
  • May not use a hand-held or hands-free interactive, wireless communication device
  •  Unless over age 21, GDL drivers may only drive with the following passengers:
  •  Special Permit Holders:
    -Supervising driver who is over 21 and licensed to drive for at least three (3) years
    -Parent(s), guardian(s) or dependent(s)
    -One additional passenger unless accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • Examination Permit Holders
    -Supervising driver who is over 21 and licensed to drive for at least three (3) years
    -Parent(s), guardian(s) or dependent(s)
    -One additional passenger unless accompanied by a parent or guardian
  • Probationary (formerly Provisional) License Holder
    -Parent(s), guardian(s) or dependent(s)
    -One additional passenger unless accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • Failure to abide by any GDL restriction during operation of a vehicle by a learner’s permit, an examination permit or probationary license holder, who is subject to the GDL requirements, is a violation subject to a $100 fine. See N.J.S.A. 39:3-13.8
Does the HHPD participate in Patch Trading? 2017-03-10T22:57:01+00:00

With the advent of the Internet, we receive numerous requests for patches from collector’s all over the world on a daily basis. We would like to fulfill each and every request, however, due to the cost and the time required we can not supply patches to individuals and collectors. Official agency requests should be sent on departmental letterhead from the agency head to the Hasbrouck Heights Chief of Police. Patches will only be sent to the official department mailing address. Official requests will be fulfilled based upon availability.

How many Motor Vehicle Points will I receive from my moving violation? 2017-03-01T18:21:04+00:00

Motor vehicle points received from a summons you received are imposed by NJ Motor Vehicle Commission. You may access the Motor Vehicle Commission schedule http://www.state.nj.us/mvc/Violations/penalties_pointSchedule.htm.The Hasbrouck Heights Police DOES NOT assess motor vehicle points, all motor vehicle points are assessed by the NJ Motor Vehicle Commission

My vehicle was impounded, How do I obtain a release to get my vehicle back? 2017-03-10T22:57:44+00:00

In order to obtain a release for your impounded vehicle, you MUST complete the following checklist and bring same to Police Headquarters:

  • Have Proof of Valid Registration and Insurance
  • Two (2) individuals with Valid Driver’s License
  • You MUST be the Owner of the Vehicle or have a notarized authorization from the Owner for release

In the Event of a DWI, in compliance with NJ John’s Law the vehicle MUST BE held for a MINIMUM of 12 HOURS

You will then receive the release form for your vehicle along with directions to the contracted Tow Company where your vehicle is being held.

How do I file a late accident report? 2017-03-07T00:50:35+00:00

In order to report a Late Accident report you must download the form from the NJSP at http://www.state.nj.us/mvc/pdf/About/SR-1.pdf. Fill in as much information as possible. When you have completed the form, you can return the form to Police Headquarters. REMINDER – Late Accident Reports must be brought to the agency where the accident occurred

I received a motor vehicle ticket, how do I pay this ticket? 2017-02-26T09:04:14+00:00

All tickets that do not list a Court Appearance Required on the ticket, may be paid online at http://www.djmcdirect.com Tickets that have Court Appearance Required must call the Court within 7 days of receiving the summons at (201) 288-3117

How and Where can I obtain a Police Report? 2017-03-07T00:51:13+00:00

Police Reports are available online, 24 hours a day,7 days a week at
All motor vehicle accidents are available 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week through the website.

Can I park my vehicle on the street overnight? 2017-03-10T23:02:05+00:00

No. A vehicles may not be parked on any street within the Borough between the hours of 2am-6am, unless Permission is granted. Permission is granted on a day by day occurrence. Please refer to Borough Code 261-17 for a full explanation of the ordinance within our Borough. In the event of inclement weather or abuse of the Overnight Parking, a resident may be denied permission. Hasbrouck Heights DOES NOT issued parking permits.

Overnight Parking Permission can be requested online at
Request Overnight Parking Permission

When there is Inclement Weather forecasted or in the process, there will NO OVERNIGHT PARKING PERMISSION GRANTED

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It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Official Hasbrouck Heights Police Department Website. It is our goal to stay current with the latest technology in the field of Law Enforcement, Public Safety Education and Community Relations. We are proud to be offering this additional service to the community, the Hasbrouck Heights Police Departments’ presence on the Internet.

Chief Michael Colaneri

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