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Westville Police Department

Contact Information

Chief of Police:  William Whinna, IV       bwhinna@westville-nj.com
Lieutenant Michael Packer                     mpacker@westville-nj.com

Emergency Calls:  9-1-1

Police Service:  856-456-0028
Non-emergency Administrative Calls:  856-456-9444


Location
Police Department – Borough of Westville
167 Broadway
Westville, NJ   08093


The Westville Police Department was established in 1914 and is a  full time department that provides 24 hour police service seven (7) days a week. The department provides a D.A.R.E program at Parkview Elementary School that is conducted by one of our police officers specializing in drug awareness and juvenile problems. Parents should also be aware that the Borough of Westville has a curfew for juveniles under age of 18 that is enforced from 9:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. by the police department.


Body Cameras

Members of the Westville Police Department wear body cameras on the front of their police vest.  If you have any questions about the use of cameras, please contact Chief William Whinna.


Voluntary Camera Registration

The Borough of Westville Police Department is implementing a voluntary business and residential camera registration project.  This project encourages the community to register their home or business surveillance cameras with the Police Department in an effect to easily locate a crime that may have been captured by one.

Why Register
Deter Criminals….having continuous surveillance that police can use to locate crimes is an invaluable tool that only helps to deter criminals.

Assist Police…the registration information collected through this program will allow for investigators and officers to know locations of cameras so they can have a point of contact to retrieve crime related videos.

Protect Your Community…by registering a camera, you are helping to protect both your community and neighborhood by providing invaluable information that will likely solve and reduce crime.

An individual’s personal information will be kept confidential by the Borough of Westville unless subject to disclosure by court order.  Your information will only be accessed by law enforcement personnel who are investigating a crime in the vicinity of where your camera is located.  Police personnel, if necessary, may request a copy of any video captured by your camera, which may assist in the investigation of a crime.

If you are interested in participating in this program, please complete the Camera Registration Form. If you have any questions about this project, contact Lt. Packer at 856-456-9444, extension 302 or send an email.


Firearms ID Card and Handgun Permit

Step 1:
Visit the New Jersey State Police Firearms Application & Registration System page

Step 2:
Enter the ORI # for the Westville Police Department:    NJ0082100

Step 3:
Complete the online application.  You may complete the application using a smartphone, mobile device, laptop, or desktop computer.  When completing the application, you will need the email address of two (2) reputable references.

Step 4:
You must appear at the Westville Police Department to pay for your initial FID card and/or Pistol Purchase Permits.  Fees must be paid by cash, check or money order.  Payments should be submitted with your FARS confirmation number.  Your application will not be processed until you have paid for the FID Card/Pistol Permits.  All fees are non-refundable and need to be collected prior to completing background and issuing FID Cards/Permits as per NJAC 13:54-1.4

Be advised:
  1. You will be receiving automated email updates throughout the process.
  2. Once your application is complete, a station representative will contact you to retrieve your FID card and/or pistol purchase permit documents.
  3. Please advise your references that the FARS system will email them the reference questions to be answered.  Your references can complete the questions using a smartphone, mobile device, laptop, or desktop computer.  Please advise them to complete the questions immediately to progress your background investigation.
  4. The online application is applicant driven.  Please ensure that you have entered the best phone numbers for yourself and references as well as the best email addresses for yourself and references.
  5. It is highly encouraged that you include a social security number (SSN) where indicated.  Failure to include a SSN could significantly delay processing of the application.

Download the Firearms instructions


Request a Copy of a Report

The law specifically governs what information can be released to the public.  The cost of a report is $5.00.  If you need a copy of a police report, contact:
Westville Police Department
167 Broadway
Westville, NJ   08093

The Administrative Office is open Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. excluding holidays.  Call 856-456-9444 if you have questions.


Project Medicine Drop

Project Medicine Drop is a program designed to allow Borough residents to properly and safely dispose of their unwanted or expired household medications.

Residents can bring their unwanted or expired household medications, placed in a zip lock or similar type plastic bag to the Police Department 24 hours a day and place the medication into the Project Medicine Drop box which is located in the lobby of the Police Department (enter main lobby and go to the door on the right that’s identified as “Police Department”).  The medications will then safety and properly be destroyed.  Download the Project Medicine Drop pamphlet for additional information.


Firearms

For information on registering a Firearm, contact the Administrative Office at 856-456-9444


Report a Community Concern

A community concern is anything that you would like to be brought to the attention of the Westville Police Department.  It can be quality of life or neighborhood issues or a suggestion for the police department to identify concerns and develop problem solving strategies to ultimately enhance the quality of life for the residents we serve.  By working together, the police and community can foster positive relationships while gaining an understanding of the issues in the community.

Community Concern Form
The information requested on the Community Concern Form will assist the Westville Police Department in addressing your concerns.  By providing your name, phone number and email address, we will be able to provide you with updates on the issue.  If you need immediate police assistance dial 911.  For non-emergencies, please call 856-456-0028.

Open the Community Concern Form and provide a description of the issue.  Photos can also be attached to the form.