FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
The Andover Township
Police Department appoints all new officers from the New
Jersey Department of Personnel Eligibility List,
preference is given to Andover Township residents. Go to
the D.O.P. Web site,
http://www.state.nj.us/csc/ for test announcements.
When an entry level test is announced applications may
be obtained at the Andover Township Police.
When can I
pick up a police report?
You can pick up a police
report at Police Headquarters, Monday through Friday
between the hours of 7:30 a.m. & 3:30 p.m. If you wish
to pick up reports after business hours, you must call
ahead (973-300-0462) and make arrangements with the
Records Bureau. Please note that the Records Bureau is
closed on weekends and holidays.
Can I pay a traffic
summons at the Police Station?
No. Traffic summonses,
fines and payments must be made directly to the Court
Administrator. That office is located in the Andover
Township Municipal Building at 134 Newton Sparta Road.
The Court Administrator may be reached at (973) 383-4280
ext. 227. Summonses may also be paid over the internet
When can I be
fingerprinted for firearms and other applications?
Township residents may
stop by the Police Station to be fingerprinted at any
time. No appointment is necessary.
What are the penalties and fines for traffic
More information on penalties and fines is available
How do I take a Defensive Driving Course online?
Most road accidents are caused by driver error. To
reduce the likelihood of being involved in an accident
you need to understand the concept of “defensive
driving.” This course will provide you with standard
Upon completion of the defensive driving course:
- Two points will be removed from the accumulated
points you currently have on your license
- You may also qualify for an insurance rate
reduction (contact your insurance agent for more
More information on the Defensive Driving Courses is
available on the
What are the restrictions of a provisional driver's
- Display a
reflectorized decal on each license plate
(front/back); decals available at motor vehicle
agencies, $4 per pair
- No driving after 11:01 p.m. and before 5:00 a.m.
GDL Exemptions for exceptions due to employment
or religious reasons
- Parent(s), guardian(s) or dependant(s) are
allowed as passengers. A dependant is a permit or
probationary driver's child, not siblings
- Only one additional passenger is allowed unless
accompanied by a parent or guardian
- You can't use cell phones, hand held video games
or any other hands-free interactive, wireless
- Seat belts must be worn at all times
How can I apply for a firearms permit?
The Andover Township Police Department processes all
firearms applications for Andover Township residents.
For more information, please contact Judy McSherry in
the Records Department at
(973) 300-0462 or
How can I find a list of registered sex offenders in
the state of New Jersey?
New Jersey law authorizes the Division of State
Police to make available on the Internet information
sex offenders required to register under Megan's
How can I schedule a car seat installation or
You can set up an appointment for assistance with the
installation of your child's seat by contacting
Det. Rod Mosner or
Ptl. Brian Kithcart at