Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get a copy of a Police Report?


Reports are given out for the Police Records room located on the lower level of the Municipal Complex. The hours are as follows: Tuesday - Friday....9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Mondays................2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
A fee of $.75 per page is charged




How do I get a vehicle out of impound?


In order to retrieve your vehicle you will need to bring the following to the police station for the Vehicle Release Form. 1. Identification 2. Proof of Ownership of the vehicle 3. Proof of liability insurance. After producing these documents, you will be given the Impound release form and informed where your vehicle is being stored. The impound company will not release your vehicle without the release form. You will be responsible to the impound company for any towing/storage fees before your vehicle is released.




What is the curfew in Willingboro?


Ordinance 132-2 It shall be unlawful for any person under 17 years of age to be or remain in or upon the public places within the Township of Willingboro at night during the period ending at 5:00 a.m. and beginning at: A. On Friday and Saturday night: 11:59 p.m.; B. On October 30 of each year: 9:00 p.m.; C. On October 31 of each year: 9:00 p.m.; and D. On all other nights: 10:00 p.m.




Where can I find the local ordinances for Willingboro?


Local ordinances can be found online at https://ecode360.com/WI3070




How do I pay for a traffic ticket?


If the summons is marked “ Court Appearance Required”, call the Court Administrator at least one week before your court date to enter you plea. All other summons can be paid either online at: https://portal.njcourts.gov/webe11/atswepr2/home.do Or payment can be mailed to the address on the back of the summons or in person at the Willingboro Municipal Building, Court Administrator’s office. Payment must be made before your court date or a warrant could be issued for your arrest.




How can I get fingerprinted (i.e. for employment, for medical certification, etc.)?


The Willingboro Police Department offers fingerprinting for all of its residents. You will need to bring proof of identification and residency to the Police station.




What happens if I miss my court date?


If you missed your court date, most likely a warrant has been issued for your arrest. Contact the Court Administrator's Office where the violation occurred to make arrangements to pay the imposed fine.




I would like the police to check something out, but I don't think it's an emergency.  Where can I call?


You can call the non-emergency police number: (609) 877-3000 You will be put in contact with a dispatcher that can send an officer to check out whatever suspicious activity you may be observing.




How can my organization get a police officer as a guest speaker?


For all public appearances, please contact us through our Crime Prevention Office at (609) 877-2200 x1065




Where can I get a copy of an Accident Report?


Accident Reports for incidents that occurred in Willingboro can be obtained through our Records Bureau during normal business hours, or they can be obtained online at: www.buycrash.com




Can I just send an email to notify the police I need them to respond to something?


While all of our officers and administration have email, the email accounts are not monitored 24 hours a day. Therefore, if you need the police to respond to an incident, please call 9-1-1 for emergencies or (609) 877-3000 for non-emergencies.




What should I do during a traffic stop?


The New Jersey State Attorney General's Office has a very informative initiative called "Safe Stop" that explains in detail how traffic stops are conducted by the police as well as what your rights and responsibilities are as a citizen. You can find a link to the program below: http://nj.gov/oag/safestopnj/




Is the Police Department hiring?


Our hiring cycle is fluid as we often replace officers that retire, resign, or leave due to injury. We are a Civil Service department and therefore follow the Civil Service guidelines for hiring, first and foremost is seeking applicants who have taken the Civil Service Law Enforcement Entrace Exam. For more information CLICK HERE




Can I file a police report online?


Yes. For certain minor incidents, you can file a report online by using our Citizen's Online Reporting System. To access the system, CLICK HERE




What is the ordinance regarding riding an ATV in Willingboro?


§ 362-1. Title

This Chapter shall be known and cited as “Vehicles, Off-Road”

§ 362-2. Purposes

The purpose of this chapter shall be to set standards for the operation of motor-driven off-road vehicles within the Township of Willingboro to minimize the impact of operation of such vehicles on residents of the Township, the public at large, the environment and assure minimum standards of safety.

§ 362-3. Definitions

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:

MOTOR VEHICLE

Any vehicle that is propelled other than by human or animal power.

OFF-ROAD VEHICLE (ORV)

Motor vehicles which are capable of human transport and designed or used for the purpose of recreation off of the public right-of-way including, but not limited to, all-terrain vehicles (ATV), trail/dirt bikes, minibikes, go-carts and snowmobiles. This chapter shall not apply to lawn mowers, tractors or farm, lawn, garden or similar equipment for residential use, or business or agricultural/farming activities when used for purposes for which each was designed.

PUBLIC PROPERTY

Lands owned, leased or under the jurisdiction of the Township of Willingboro, Willingboro Board of Education, and/or the Willingboro Municipal Utilities Authority.

§ 362-4 Operation regulations/prohibited acts.

A. It shall be unlawful to operate any ORV under the following circumstances:

(1) On the property of another person or party, unless the operator of the ORV has written permission of the owner or legal occupant of said property to operate the ORV thereon or said property owner is present. Said written permission must be exhibited to police officers upon request.

(2) On any public street, sidewalk or bike path within the Township of Willingboro unless the operator is fully dismounted and the engine is not running.

(3) On any public property.

(4) Within 450 feet of an occupied dwelling, other than the operator's, or on other permitted property, in a manner creating:

(a) Any harsh, objectionable or unreasonable noise so as to disturb or interfere with the peace and quiet of other persons or which produces noise in violation of Chapter 231 of the Code of the Township of Willingboro, titled "Noise."

(b) The presence in the outdoor atmosphere of airborne dust, dirt or debris or in an unsafe manner creating a physical hazard beyond the property line on which the ORV operates such that it interferes with the enjoyment of life or property of the adjoining property occupant.

(5) At any time when the New Jersey Forest Fire Service has rated the Wildfire Danger Levels at “High”, “Very High”, or “Extreme”.

B. It shall be unlawful for the owner or person having control or custody of an ORV to allow or enable a minor (under age 18) to operate said ORV in manner violating any section of this chapter.

(1) When a minor operates an ORV in violation of this chapter, it shall be a rebuttable presumption that the parent or guardian enabled the ORV to be so operated.

C. Exemptions:

(1) ORVs used in or related to agricultural/farm activities, gardening, yard work and for snow removal.

(2) Necessary limited operational testing of ORVs in conjunction with maintenance and repair activities between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.

(3) ORVs authorized by the Willingboro Township Director of Public Safety for use in public safety or emergency functions included but not limited to utility repair, search and rescue operations, police operations, firefighting, and/or EMS operations.

§ 362-5. Evidence of violation.

A. Reports of the prohibited acts from two or more persons who are in general agreement as to the times and duration of the prohibited acts and who reside in separate residences, including apartments and condominiums located within 200 feet of a property line (boundary) from the property on which the source of prohibited acts occur, shall be evidence of a violation.

B. Nothing in this chapter shall preclude a single individual from registering a complaint for any violation of this chapter.

§ 362-6. Equipment/ORV standards.

A. It shall be unlawful for any ORV to be operated within the Township of Willingboro which does not conform to current federal or state standards for the type of ORV in question. If no such standard exists, then current recognized standards-setting bodies or industry trade association standards shall be used, if available.

B. It shall be unlawful for any ORV to be operated without a muffler. For two-cycle engines, a United States Forest Service approved muffler/spark arrester combination is required.

§ 362-7. Violations and penalties.

A. The violation of any section of this chapter shall constitute a separate and distinct offense independent of the violation of any other section or of any order issued pursuant to this chapter. Each day of violation shall constitute an additional, separate and distinct offense.

B. In the case of the first violation of any section of this chapter, the maximum penalty shall, upon conviction of such violation, be a fine not exceeding $500.00, provided, however:

(1) In cases where a minor is involved, a verbal first warning and copy of this chapter may be provided to both the minor and the parent or legal guardian in lieu of a summons, at the discretion of the police officer.

(2) If the ORV in question is again operated in a manner which is found to be in violation of this chapter (not necessarily the same offense), the parent or guardian of the operator shall be cited for violation of this chapter and subjected to the penalties described in § 362-7.

C. In the case of a second violation of this chapter, the maximum penalty shall, upon conviction of such violation, be a fine not exceeding $1,000.00 or imprisonment in the county jail for a period not exceeding 30 days or a period of community service not exceeding 30 days.

D. A third violation of this chapter shall, upon conviction, be punishable as provided in Chapter 1, Article II, General Penalty of the Code of the Township of Willingboro.

E. In the case of violations of trespassing, the police may, in addition to issuing a summons, also immediately impound the ORV used or operated in violation of this chapter. The ORV will be returned upon payment of any towing or removal costs, storage fees, and any court ordered fines.




How do I report that a street light is out?


You can contact PSE&G by phone at 1 (800) 436-7734 or online at https://nj.myaccount.pseg.com/myservicepublic/outagepublic




What is the noise ordinance for Willingboro?


231-3 Loud, disturbing and unnecessary noise. The following acts, among others, are declared to be loud, disturbing and unnecessary noises in violation of this chapter. Noise that is clearly audible at a distance of 100 feet from the building, structure or vehicle in which it is located shall be prima facie evidence of a violation of this chapter. The following enumeration shall not be deemed to be exclusive: A. Horns, signaling devices: the sounding of any horn or signaling device on any automobile, motorcycle, streetcar or other vehicle on any street or public place of the Township, except as a danger warning; the creation by means of any such signaling device of any unreasonably loud or harsh sound and the sounding of any such device for an unnecessary and unreasonable period of time; the use of any signaling device except one operated by hand or electricity; the use of any horn, whistle or other device operated by engine exhaust and the use of any such signaling device when traffic is for any reason held up. B. Radios, televisions, phonographs: the using, operating, or permitting to be played, used or operated any radio receiving set, television, musical instrument, phonograph or other machine or device for the producing or reproducing of sound in such manner as to disturb the peace, quiet and comfort of the neighboring inhabitants or at any time with louder volume than is necessary for convenient hearing for the person who is or persons who are in the room, vehicle or chamber in which such machine or device is operated and who is or are voluntary listeners thereto. The operation of any such set, instrument, phonograph, machine or device between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. in such manner as to be plainly audible at a distance of 25 feet from the building, structure or vehicle in which it is located shall be prima facie evidence of a violation of this section. C. Loudspeakers, amplifiers for advertising: the using, operating, or permitting to be played, used or operated any radio receiving set, musical instrument, phonograph, loudspeaker, sound amplifier, or other machine or device for the producing or reproducing of sound which is cast upon the public streets for the purpose of commercial advertising or for any other purpose, with the following exceptions: such sound as may attract attention but which will not disturb the peace, quiet, and comfort of the inhabitants, provided such sound is produced or caused to be produced only between the hours of 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. (prevailing time) in the months of April through September, inclusive, and between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon and between 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. (prevailing time) in the months of October through March, inclusive. D. Yelling, shouting: yelling, shouting, hooting, whistling, or singing on the public streets, particularly between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. or at any time or place so as to annoy or disturb the quiet, comfort or repose of persons in any office or in any dwelling, hotel, motel or other type of residence or of any persons in the vicinity. E. Animals, birds: the keeping of any animal or bird which, by causing frequent or long continued noise, shall disturb the comfort or repose of any persons in the vicinity. F. Whistles: the blowing of any whistle, except to give notice of the time to begin or stop work or as a warning of fire or danger or upon request of proper Township authorities, or as may be required by general law or ordinance. G. Exhausts: the discharge into the open air of the exhaust of any steam engine, stationary internal combustion engine or motor vehicle, except through a muffler or other device which will effectively prevent loud or explosive noises therefrom. H. Defect in vehicle or load: the use of any automobile, motorcycle, or vehicle so out of repair, so loaded or in such manner as to create loud and unnecessary grating, grinding, rattling or other noise. I. Loading, unloading, opening boxes: the creation of a loud and excessive noise in connection with loading and unloading any vehicle or the opening and destruction of bales, boxes, crates and containers. J. Construction or repairing of buildings: the erection (including excavating), demolition, alteration or repair of any building other than between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on weekdays, except in case of urgent necessity in the interest of public health and safety, and then only with a permit from the Township Engineer, which permit may be granted for a period not to exceed three days or less while the emergency continues and which permit may be renewed for periods of three days or less while the emergency continues, if the Township Engineer should determine that the public health and safety will not be impaired by the erection, demolition, alteration or repair of any building or the excavation of streets and highways within the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m., upon application being made at the time the permit for the work is awarded or during the progress of the work. K. Schools, courts, churches, hospitals: the creation of any excessive noise on any street adjacent to any school, institution of learning, church or court while the school, institution of learning, church or court is in use, or adjacent to any hospital which unreasonably interferes with the working of such institution or which disturbs or unduly annoys patients in the hospital, provided conspicuous signs are displayed in such streets indicating that the street is a school, hospital or court street. L. Drums: the use of any drum or other instrument or device for the purpose of attracting attention by creation of noise to any performance, show or sale. M. Hawkers, peddlers: the shouting and crying of peddlers, hawkers and vendors which disturbs the peace and quiet of the neighborhood. N. Metal rails, pillars and columns; transportation thereof: the transportation of rails, pillars, or columns of iron, steel or other material over and along streets and other public places upon carts, drays, cars, trucks, or in any other manner, so loaded as to cause loud noises or as to disturb the peace and quiet of such streets or other public places. O. Railroad cars and buses; operation thereof: the causing, permitting or continuing of any excessive, unnecessary and avoidable noise in the operation of railroad cars, locomotives and buses. P. Piledrivers, hammers: the operation other than between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on weekdays of any piledriver, steam shovel, bulldozer or other earthmoving machinery, pneumatic hammer, derrick, steam or electric hoist or other appliance, the use of which is attended by loud or unusual noise. Q. Blowers: the operation of any noise-creating blower or power fan or any internal combustion engine, the operation of which causes noise due to the explosion of operating gases or fluids, unless the noise from such blower or fan is muffled, and such engine is equipped with a muffler device sufficient to deaden such noises. R. Alarms. The sounding of any audible alarm device, horn, bell or siren attached to the interior or exterior of a building and emitting a warning signal outside the building and designed to attract attention when activated by a criminal act or other emergency requiring police or fire response is prohibited, unless that audible alarm is equipped with a timing mechanism in proper working order that will disengage the audible alarm after a maximum period of 15 minutes. No audible alarm shall create a sound similar to that of an emergency vehicle siren or civil defense warning system. The timing device requirement shall not be applicable to public buildings.