Hammonton Police Department
Hours of Operation
The Police Department Communication Center is staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
The Communications Center is equipped with the enhanced 9-1-1 Computer System. All callers information, such as name, address, telephone number, and other details, is displayed when a 9-1-1 call is received. Your information is available even if you hang up before the call is answered.
Cellular telephone 9-1-1 calls will go to the Police Department closest to where you are calling from.
911, What is Your Emergency?
In case of emergency, call 911, for immediate assistance.
This is a free call, even from a pay phone. This emergency phone service is provided only for urgent situations such as burglary in progress, shootings, fires, traffic accidents with injuries, someone choking or having difficulty breathing, fighting or the display of weapons.
It is not meant to be used for routine requests for service.
The non-emergency number is 609-561-4000 ext #1
This may prevent someone with a genuine emergency from reaching us quickly, so please use the 911 system with care. Don’t waste time, call as soon as you think help is needed, that’s what we’re here for and every second counts.
911 will provide access to your local emergency agencies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Save Second’s – Save Lives
How to Call 911 Effectively
Calling 911 is very stressful and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. 911 call-takers are trained to guide callers through the experience, but knowing what to expect can help make the 911 call go smoothly and get emergency help where and when it’s needed.
Know the difference between calling 911 from a land line phone and calling 911 on a cell phone.
Know when to call 911. If you choose to call 911, know what to expect and how to react.
- Stay calm. It’s important to take a deep breath and not get excited. Any situation that requires 911 is, by definition, an emergency. The dispatcher or call-taker knows that and will try to move things along quickly, but under control.
- Start by telling the call-taker what kind of emergency you have.
- Wait for the call-taker to ask questions, and then answer clearly and calmly. Even though many 911 centers have enhanced capabilities – meaning they are able to see your location on the computer screen – they are still required to confirm the information. Bear with this line of questioning; you don’t want the ambulance to respond to the wrong location.
- If you are in danger of assault, the dispatcher or call-taker will still need you to answer quietly, mostly “yes” and “no” questions.
- Let the call-taker guide the conversation. He or she is typing the information into a computer and may seem to be taking forever. There’s a good chance, however, that emergency services are already being sent while you are still on the line.
- In some cases, the call-taker will give you directions. Listen carefully, follow each step exactly, and ask for clarification if you don’t understand.
- Keep your eyes open. You may be asked to describe victims, suspects, vehicles, or other parts of the scene.
- Do not hang up the call until directed to do so by the call-taker.
- No matter what happens – Stay Calm.
- Cell phones may not tell the call-taker where you are. Know the differences when calling 911 on a cell phone.
- If someone calls 911 and doesn’t speak or hangs up, emergency services must still be dispatched.
What You Need:
- A phone.
- A deep breath.
- To know where you are.
What to know if you have to call 911 on a cell phone
When you call 911 in most parts of the country, emergency responders can find you — even if you don’t know where you are or can’t communicate. That’s because calling 911 from a land line (a telephone connected to the lines on the poles) makes a computer in the dispatch center show the number and address of the phone you’re using.
Cell Phones Don’t Work the Same
When you make a 911 call on a cell phone, you are sending signals through the air. The tower that picks up your phone’s signal may be near, but it isn’t enough to tell the dispatcher where to find you. It’s like playing “Marco Polo” in the pool – blindfolded with just sound to guide you.
The Federal Communications Commission has required that all wireless carriers be able to pinpoint your location for the 911 dispatchers, but the rule is coming in phases and there are plenty of exceptions.
FCC Consumer Facts on Wireless 911 Services
Location, Location, Location
When you call 911 from a cell phone, the call often lands in a regional center. A call-taker in a far-away city or county may answer your call. To get help to you, there are two pieces of information the call-taker needs to know immediately:
- Tell the call-taker which city you’re calling from.
- Tell the call-taker what type of emergency you have.
Different emergency services use different dispatch centers. With the right information, the call-taker will transfer you to the right center.
Any Phone Will Do
Wireless carriers are required to complete 911 calls, even when the phone is not activated. Any phone that turns on and can receive a signal is capable of making a 911 call.
The problem is: if the phone you’re using isn’t activated, there isn’t a phone number assigned to it. That means if you’re disconnected from the dispatch center, you must call 911 back. They will not have a way to call you.
Stay calm be clear
Professional call-takers are trained to get information from you. They’re staring at a computer screen that has all the relevant questions. Listen carefully, and answer as concisely as possible.
Remember, Emergency Response can only respond if they know where they’re going. Make sure you get the location as detailed as possible.
The FCC says 30% of all 911 calls come from cell phones. With this simple advice, you can summon the help you need from your cell phone.
Accident Reports take 5 to 7 business days from the date of the accident to be available for pick up.
Public Records Fees Pursuant to NJSA 47:1A-1:
All Pages $.05 per page for letter size
All Pages $.07 per page for legal size
- Request for Report not made in person and made by mail, shall be assessed an additional fee of $5.00
- An additional fee for the price of postage will be added to the final cost unless a self-address stamped envelope is received with your request.
Hammonton Police Department Surveillance Camera Registry Form:
The Hammonton Police Department would like to thank you for voluntarily submitting your private security camera information.
We are continuing to update the Police Department information here and look forward to future enhancements.
For Background Checks come in person to the Records Office during normal business hours with your identification.
Public Records Fees Pursuant to NJSA 47:1A-1:
Pages 1-10 $.75 per page
Pages 11-20 $.50 per page
Pages 21 and over $.25 per page
The fee for discovery will be in accordance with NJ State Law and Hammonton Ordinance Number 30-2004.
Fire Arms Application
HAMMONTON POLICE DEPARTMENT
would like to inform you of the new process for obtaining
FIREARMS PERMITS AND IDENTIFICATION CARDS
FARS APPLICATION PROCEDURE FOR APPLICANTS:
Step 1:Visit the website. You must enter the site address as follows:
Step 2:When you log on you must enter the Hammonton Police Department ORI#: NJ0011300
Step 3:Complete the online application. You must complete the application using a smart phone, mobile device, laptop or desktop computer.
When deciding how many permits you would like to get, remember:
a. ONE permit is required for each handgun you wish to purchase (each permit is $2.00);
b. You can purchase 1 handgun in a 30 day period;
c. Permits are good for up to 180 days (with renewal after 90 days);
d. If you decide you want another handgun permit and you didn’t get more than one initially, you will need to apply again;
Step 4:You will need to submit payment at the Police Department for your permits and, if applicable, the Firearms ID card. Permits to Purchase handguns are $2.00 for each permit, and $5.00 for the initial ID card no fee for duplicate.
You will be receiving automated email updates throughout this new process.
Once your application is complete, someone from the Hammonton Police Department will contact you to retrieve your FID card and/or pistol permit documents.
Please advise your references that the FARS system will email them the reference questions to be answered. Your references can complete the questions using a smart phone, mobile device, laptop, or desktop computer. Please advise them to complete the questions immediately to progress your background investigation.
The on-line application is applicant driven. Please ensure that you have entered the best phone numbers for yourself and references as well as the best email addresses for yourself and references.
The New Jersey State Police website provides information on New Jersey firearms laws, transportation of firearms and frequently asked questions. The site can be found by following this link:
Temporary and Permanent Handicapped Placards
The Chief of Police may issue temporary handicapped parking placards for individuals that meet certain qualifications. Placards issued by the Chief of Police are valid for a period of not more than six months. For needs that exceed this period you must contact the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission.
1. Pick up material at the Office of Chief of Police. You must complete the form that you have been provided along with your healthcare professional, according to the guidelines contained on the form. When the form is complete, return it to the Chief of Police Office. You must also bring with you and submit a check or money order for $4.00 US Dollars payable to NJ Motor Vehicle Commission.
2. The Chief’s Office will review your application and issue a temporary placard, if appropriate.
3. Permanent Placard forms may be picked up at the Office of Police wherein same is to be filled out by handicapped and healthcare professional and mailed to Motor Vehicle Commission, Special Plate Unit in Trenton, NJ (1-888-486-3339).
Police Detective Bureau
Detective Sgt. Edward Slimm
Phone: (609)561-4000 x233
The detective bureau handles all investigations, major crimes, narcotics, licensing and firearms registration.
In an effort to make the police department more accessible to the communities residence, citizens now may contact the Hammonton Police Department by way of email phone or text with questions or concerns about public safety. The new email address firstname.lastname@example.org or phone message/text @ (609) 878-8005 maybe used to report criminal/suspicious activities; for questions about public safety; and to provide information to assist the police on keeping the town of Hammonton a safe community. These tips maybe sent anonymously. Any information may be kept confidential with the police.
AS A REMINDER INCIDENTS REQUIRING IMMEDIATE POLICE RESPONSE SHOULD NOT BE SENT BY EMAIL. CITIZENS SHOULD CONTACT THE POLICE DEPARTMENT BY PHONE (609) 561-4000 IN PERSON AT TOWN HALL OR USING 911 IN AN EMERGENCY.
Police Records Department
Phone: (609) 567-4300 Ext. #2
FAX: (609) 567-2454
Location: 100 Central Ave. Hammonton New Jersey- 2nd Floor
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 9:00am to 4:30pm
Accident Reports, Investigation Reports, Operation Reports, Incident Reports.
Municipal Parking Permits are also provided at no charge – you must bring a drivers license, copy of lease, copy insurance, and copy of registration.
Fingerprinting is done on Wednesdays for individuals who have their own cards for a fee of $10.00. All others must make an appointment with the State Vendor:
SAGEM MORPHO INC.
1-877-503-5981 or on the internet: www.bioapplicant.com/nj
Depending on the information requested an Open Public Records form may be required:
Public Records Fees Pursuant to NJSA
All Pages $.05 per page for letter size
$.07 per page for legal size