Citizen Services

Police Blotter

Township of Montclair Police Department
647 Bloomfield Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07042

Phone: 973-744-1234

Montclair Police Department online blotter.

"Take Me Home" Registry

The Montclair Police Department offers a "Take Me Home" questionnaire designed to assist those who require special assistance in emergency situations. The information provided by you on this form will be held in the strictest confidence and will be shared only as necessary to ensure the safety of individuals in case of an emergency. Questionnaire information will be entered into the Montclair Police Department’s dispatch computer database so that, in the event of an emergency, the Police, Fire and Emergency Medical Services of the Township of Montclair can better serve you and your loved ones.

Download "Take Me Home" Registry questionnaire

Once completely, please hand deliver or mail the form to police headquarters (647 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042) marked "Attention: Officer Rusiniak."

If you have any questions regarding this form, please contact the Community Policing Bureau at 973-509-4775.

Operation Blue Angel

The Montclair Police Department, Montclair Fire Department, and Montclair Ambulance Unit have collaborated through Lifelong Montclair, the Township’s aging in place initiative, to give our senior residents more peace of mind. “Operation Blue Angel” is intended to provide Police, Fire and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) access to a residence in the event of an emergency where the resident is unable to open the door. 

Thanks to funding from the Partners for Health Foundation, eligible residents will be provided with a free lock box. The key, provided by the applicant, will be stored in the secure lock box near the entrance to their residence. The access code to the lock box will only be available to first responder personnel and used only during an emergency.

The Community Service Unit (CSU) supervisor will assign an officer from the unit to respond to the applicant residence to recode the lockbox. Whenever the lock box is entered during the hours when the CSU is not available, dispatch will send an email and voicemail to the supervisor of the CSU advising him/her of the incident.  The applicant and/or the emergency contact person listed on their application will be provided with the new code. The new code will transmit to dispatch via email and logged by the Lock Box Coordinator.

To be eligible to enroll in “Operation Blue Angel” lock box program, Montclair residents should meet the following requirements: they must be 55 years or older or have medical conditions that could lead to incapacitation and live alone or are alone for extended periods of time on a regular basis.

To learn more about the program or to apply, open the application.

Permits, Applications, Alarm Registration

Applications for Police Department Permits


The New Jersey State Police (NJSP) Firearms Investigation Unit has mandated the statewide activation of the Firearms Application and Registration System (FARS).

The activation of FARS will allow firearms applications to be created and submitted online.

To apply for firearms licensing you must access the portal by visiting:

Download FARS firearms application procedures.

The Montclair Police Department is here to assist residents with the application process. For assistance please contact the following Montclair Police Personnel:

Det. Thomas Liloia • 973-509-4712 • [email protected]
Det. Timothy Lee • 973-509-4711 • [email protected]

Dumpster Permit

Application/Permit for Placement of Dumpster (download Dumpster-Permit.pdf). Complete the application form and return it to the Montclair Police Department Uniform Division Office, 647 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair, New Jersey 07042-2887.

Block Party, Parade Permit

Application for a block party or a parade (download Block-Party-Permit-Application.pdf). Complete the application form and return it to the Montclair Police Department Uniform Division Office, 647 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair, New Jersey 07042-2887.

Temporary Handicapped Parking Placard Application

Temporary placards are issued for six months, with one six-month renewal allowed.

To apply for a temporary parking placard you must:

  1. Download and complete the Temporary Placard Application [pdf] or visit the Montclair Police Department at 647 Bloomfield Avenue to obtain the application .
  2. Have a qualified medical practitioner certify that you are qualified for a temporary placard; see Qualifications for medical certification information.
  3. Submit the completed application to the Township Police Department with a check or money order made payable to the NJ Motor Vehicle Commission in the amount of $4.00.
  4. After review and upon approval by the Chief of Police, the department will issue your temporary placard. TEMPORARY PLACARD APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED IN PERSON TO THE TOWNSHIP CHIEF OF POLICE.

DO NOT SUBMIT the payment or the completed application to the MVC.