form should only be used to submit records requests to the Little Egg Harbor Police
In order to request access to government records under OPRA, you
must complete all the required portions of and date this request form and
deliver it in person during regular business hours or by mail, fax or
electronically to the appropriate custodian of the record requested. Your
request is not considered filed until the appropriate custodian of the record
requested has received a completed request form. If you submit the request form
to any other officer or employee of the Little Egg Harbor Police Department, that
officer or employee may not have the authority to accept your request form on
behalf of the Little
Egg Harbor Police Department and your request will be directed to the
appropriate division custodian.† The seven business day response time will not
commence until the proper custodian reviews the request to determine if it is
If you submit a request for access to government records to
someone other than the appropriate custodian, do not complete the Little Egg Harbor Police
Department request form, or attempt to make a request for access by
telephone or fax; the Open Public Records Act and its deadlines, restrictions
and remedies will not apply to your request.
The fees for duplication of a government record in printed form
are listed on the front of this form. We will notify you of any special
charges, special service charges or other additional charges authorized by State
law or regulation before processing your request. Payment shall be made by
cash, check or money order payable to the Little Egg Harbor Police Department.
If it is necessary for the records custodian to contact you
concerning your request, providing identifying information, such as your name,
address and telephone number or an e-mail address is required.† Where contact
is not necessary, anonymous requests are permitted; except that anonymous
requests for personal information are not honored.
You may be charged a 50% or other deposit when a request for
copies exceeds $25. The Little Egg Harbor Police Department custodian
will contact you and advise you of any deposit requirements.† Anonymous
requests, when permitted, require a deposit of 100% of estimated fees. You
agree to pay the balance due upon delivery of the records.
Under OPRA, a custodian must deny access to a person who has been
convicted of an indictable offense in New Jersey, any other state, or the United States, and who is seeking government records containing personal information
pertaining to the personís victim or the victimís family.
By law, the Little
Egg Harbor Police Department must notify you that it grants or denies a
request for access to government records within seven business days after the
custodian of the record requested receives the request, provided that the
record is currently available and not in storage.† If the record requested is
not currently available or is in storage, the custodian will advise you within
seven business days when the record can be made available and the estimated
cost. You may agree with the custodian to extend the time for making records
available, or granting or denying your request.
You may be denied access to a government record if your request
would substantially disrupt agency operations and the custodian is unable to
reach a reasonable solution with you.
10. If the Little Egg Harbor Police
Department is unable to comply with your request for access to a government
record, the custodian will indicate the reasons for denial on the request form
and send you a signed and dated copy.
11. Except as
otherwise provided by law or by agreement with the requester, if the custodian
of the record requested fails to respond to you within seven business days of
receiving a request form, the failure to respond will be considered a denial of
12. If your
request for access to a government record has been denied or unfilled within
the time permitted by law, you have a right to challenge the decision by the Little Egg Harbor Police
Department to deny access. At your option, you may either institute a
proceeding in the Superior Court of New Jersey or file a complaint in writing
with the Government Records Council (GRC).† You may contact the GRC by
toll-free telephone at 866-850-0511, by mail at PO Box 819, Trenton, NJ, 08625, by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or at their web site
at www.state.nj.us/grc. The Council can also
answer other questions about the law.
provided on this form may be subject to disclosure under the Open Public