EAST HANOVER, NJ - Chief of Police Christopher F. Cannizzo has issued the following statement:


The East Hanover Township Police Department has made some modifications to the way we will operate during the State of Emergency.  I want to ensure the public that these modifications are being put in place to protect the public while at the same time protecting my police officers, dispatchers and civilian staff.

Emergency Calls: Police Officers WILL respond to all urgent emergency calls for service.  Our officer may request you meet them outside a residence if possible. Our 911 system will remain fully operational.

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Non-Emergency Calls:  If the call for service is a non-emergency we will screen the complaint by phone and if appropriate may take the report over the phone.

Public Safety Building: We would ask that you call the police department 973-887-0432 prior to coming to our building, except if it is an emergency.  Many times we may be able to help you over the phone.



Records Bureau: If you have a records request please call us at 973-888-6051 or email us at Records@ehpolice.com Please provide the report number or date and location of the incident.  

Fingerprinting Services: All fingerprinting services have been suspended until further notice.

Firearms Applications are ONLY accepted online at https://www.njportal.com/NJSP/fars.  Be advised there may be delays in processing these applications.



Municipal Court Sessions have been cancelled until further notice.  Please call the municipal court at 973-428-2519 if you need assistance with any court matter.  

Discovery and OPRA requests will be processed, however there may be delays in filling these requests.  

I want to thank the public for understanding that the police departments social distancing is only being done to help slow down the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and does not represent the true relationship we share with this great community.   I also want to thank the men and women of the East Hanover Police Dept for being out there on the front lines protecting our community.  I look forward to the day that we can continue to interact with the public and participate in community events, Stay safe.