Records & Discovery

The Records Bureau is responsible for securely storing police reports which consist of:
  • Arrest and Operations Reports
  • Investigation Reports
  • Miscellaneous Reports
  • Motor Vehicle Accident Reports
  • Property Reports
The Records Bureau is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. All requests for reports should be made through the Records Bureau phone number or by going to the records window during normal business hours.
  • If you are a victim of an incident, the police division will make every effort to assure that you receive the information you requested. However, some materials may not be available to you.
  • If you are a defendant and have been arrested for an indictable offense, you or your attorney must request discovery through the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office.
Many police records are restricted from public access or examination. Some materials need to be requested utilizing the Open Public Records Act (OPRA) form. See the Township Clerk’s Office for OPRA Requests. Discovery is commonly defined as documents that are needed to prepare defense in a criminal or civil trial.

Discovery Fees

All discovery fees are established by the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office guidelines:
  • Cost Per Page: $0.05
  • CD/DVD: $0.85
  • Photographs: $0.20 (Color Printer Grade, All Sizes
Fingerprinting is available Monday through Friday (excluding holidays) at 10 a.m. only. Those needing fingerprints should arrive at 9:45 a.m. This is available to Township residents only. The fee is $5 (Check, cash or money order, no credit cards). Fingerprinting for Volunteers such as coaches, fire department personnel, and rescue squad personnel are free. We do not fingerprint for immigration purposes.

Those individuals needing fingerprints for immigration purposes will be directed to the Immigration and Naturalization Service. If a Plainsboro resident wishes to emigrate to Canada, they must bring the appropriate fingerprint cards (mailed to you from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, we can not use downloaded copies) when being fingerprinted.

Temporary Handicap Placards
Any township resident in need of a temporary handicap placard is required to pickup an application from the Records Bureau. This application needs to be signed by their doctor and returned to the Records Bureau for processing. The applicant must provide a check, payable to New Jersey Department of Motor Vehicles, in the amount of $4.00. A temporary handicap placard will be issued for a 6 month time period. If the applicant needs an extension beyond the first 6 months a new application needs to be filled out for a re-certification.  This application needs to be signed by their doctor and returned to the Records Bureau with a check payable to New Jersey Motor Vehicles in the amount of $4.00. Those individuals in need of a Permanent Handicap Placard need to contact the State of New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission.