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Non Emergency Citizen’s Report

Online Reporting Requirements

Citizen reporting may be used if the following requirements are met:

  • The incident occurred in the City of Linden;
  • It is not an emergency;
  • It is not a crime in progress;
  • There are no injured persons;
  • This incident is NOT a domestic violence incident;
  • The incident does not require immediate police involvement;
  • The incident involves a Theft, Criminal Mischief, Lost Property, or if you are providing additional information to a report you have already filed;
  • Your contact information on this report MUST match the information on your driver’s license.

Reporting Guidelines

  • Theft – Your property is taken without your permission, e.g., your bicycle is stolen.
  • Criminal Mischief – The act of intentionally changing, modifying, or defacing public or private property, e.g., graffiti, knocking over a mailbox, or throwing a rock through a window.
  • Lost property – When property is missing or lost and is not suspected to have been taken by someone else, e.g., you cannot locate your wallet, driver’s license, or other personal belongings.
  • Other (specify) – Any non-emergency incident (must meet the above requirements), e.g., your vehicle/property was damaged last week.
  • Additional Information to Report # – You completed a report and have more information to report or update, e.g., the item you reported lost was found.

Reviewing Reports

  • All incidents requiring immediate police involvement must be reported by calling the police department 908-474-8500 or 9-1-1 for emergencies.
  • All online reports will be reviewed Monday through Friday between 8 am and 4 pm.
  • Any reports filed after business hours or over the weekend/holiday will be reviewed on the following business day.
  • Upon review, you may be contacted by email or by telephone if further information is needed.
  • If you have video surveillance or pictures related to this report, keep them. Someone will be reaching out to you so that you can share them with us.

Completed reports can be emailed, or mailed to:

City of Linden Police Department
Attn: Records
301 N. Wood Avenue
Linden, NJ 07036

Please note that filing a false police report is a crime; any false information given may result in your prosecution under N.J.S. 2C:28-4, a fourth degree crime punishable by a fine of not more than $1,000, or by imprisonment for not more than 18 months, or both.