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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

In response to concerns of the spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the Centers for Disease Control’s recommendation to practice “social distancing” as a mitigation measure, we ask those that we serve to refrain from visiting police headquarters unless it is absolutely necessary. Typically, we endeavor to maximize opportunities to have contact with our citizens; the current circumstances dictate that we temporarily depart from that practice. Therefore, we will implement the following measures:

  • Access to Police Headquarters will be restricted.

  • The provision of non-essential services will be suspended until further notice.

  • Reports of certain minor, non-violent incidents (petty thefts, lost property, minor vandalism, etc.) should be submitted using our Citizen Services Online Reporting Module on our website or by telephone (732-356-1900). DO NOT USE ONLINE REPORTING FOR VIOLENT CRIMES OR CRIMES IN PROGRESS! For emergencies, dial 9-1-1.

  • The Records Division window at Police Headquarters will be closed until further notice. All record requests can be made from  the Records Bureau page on our website. Please complete the appropriate form, posted on the Records Bureau page and email it to ssmigel@mdidlesexpd.com or droy@middlesexpd.com. If you are submitting a request for an accident or incident report, please attach a copy of your ID to the request in the email. If there are any questions or if the matter is urgent, please call Sharon Smigel, at extension 231 or Diane Roy, at extension 230.


As always, we will continue to strive to provide the highest level of service and we apologize for any inconvenience that results from these measures.


On March 16, 2020, Governor Phil Murphy announced a series of measures designed to slow the spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). They are:

  • Effective 8:00 PM tonight, all movie theaters, gyms, casinos, and racetracks will close entirely until it is deemed safe for their reopening. Online gaming will continue.
  • Essential businesses which are necessary for the public’s health, safety, and welfare – like supermarkets and grocery stores, pharmacies, medical offices, and gas stations – ...may remain open past 8:00 PM.
  • Effective tonight, all other non-essential retail, recreational, and entertainment businesses MUST CLOSE after 8:00 PM.
  • During daytime hours, these businesses may remain open if they limit their occupancy to no more than 50 persons and adhere to social distancing guidelines.
  • All bars and restaurants are closed for eat-in services effective 8:00 PM tonight. After 8:00 PM, these establishments may open for takeout and delivery services ONLY, until further notice. These restrictions exist during daytime hours.
  • The closure of ALL pre-K, K-12 schools, colleges and universities beginning March 18th.
  • Starting tonight, all non-essential and non-emergency travel in New Jersey is strongly discouraged between the hours of 8:00 PM AND 5:00 AM.


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