Are you hiring?

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, 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 at

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 violations?

More information on penalties and fines is available on the NJMVC website.

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 accident-preventing techniques.

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 information)

More information on the Defensive Driving Courses is available on the NJMVC website.

What are the restrictions of a provisional driver's license?

  • 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. See 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 communication device
  • 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 about certain sex offenders required to register under Megan's Law.

How can I schedule a car seat installation or inspection?

You can set up an appointment for assistance with the installation of your child's seat by  contacting Lt. Rod Mosner or Sgt. Brian Kithcart at (973) 383-5544.


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134 Newton Sparta Road   |   Newton, New Jersey 07860
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