For a crime in progress and all emergencies, call 9-1-1 immediately. Please Read below in its entirety for reporting instructions.

Welcome to the Rahway Police Department Citizens Online Police Reporting System. Using this online citizen police reporting system allows you to submit a report immediately.


Please confirm the following to find out if online citizen police report filing is right for you:

  • The incident occurred in Rahway, New Jersey.
  • The incident is not an emergency.
  • The incident is not a crime in progress.
  • The incident does not require immediate police involvement.
  • There are no known suspects.
  • There are no injured persons.
  • The type of incident is listed below. No other types of incidents may be reported online using this system.


Incident Definition Examples
Lost Property When property is missing or lost and is not suspected to have been taken by someone Property that is missing, leaving items in a restaurant, or missing from home
Damaged Property When property is unintentionally damaged. Does not include motor vehicle collisions A baseball unintentionally strikes a vehicle and causes damage
Theft Your property is taken without your permission Property suspected to be stolen by another individual
Identity Theft Obtaining someone’s personal identifying information and using it to obtain credit, goods, or services Someone obtains a credit card using your Social Security Number or obtains phone service using your personal information
Criminal Mischief (Vandalism) The act of intentionally changing, modifying, or defacing public or private property Graffiti, knocking over mail box, throwing rock through windows, etc.
Traffic Complaint Informing the police of observed traffic violations Reoccurring speeding violations in a neighborhood or residential area

If the above statements are true, you are able to file your report online. Please make sure to turn off your pop-up blocking software before filing the report. If you are unsure or unable to decide if the incident meets the criteria for online citizen police report filing, please call the Police Department at (732) 827-2200 for assistance.

Please Note: Filing a false police report is a crime. Any false information given may result in prosecution under N.J.S. 2C:28-4 (False Statements to Law Enforcement Authorities).


  • All online reports will be reviewed Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Any reports filed after business hours or over the weekend will be reviewed on the following business day.
  • All incidents requiring immediate police involvement must be reported by calling the police department at (732) 827-2200 or by calling 9-1-1 for emergencies.
  • Upon review, if further investigation of your case is needed, you may be contacted by email or by telephone.
  • Upon completion of this report process you will be notified by email and provided with a police report case number.
  • Emergent requests for reports can be sent to
  • Copies of accident reports can be obtained at

If you have read the above information in its entirety regarding citizen online report filing, and understand that all emergent incidents are to be reported by calling 9-1-1 immediately and all non-emergent incidents requiring immediate police involvement are to be brought to the attention of the police department by calling (732) 827-2200, then proceed to the report form. (REMINDER – The incident must have occurred in the City of Rahway, NJ or the report will NOT be accepted).




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The Nixle Community Information Service allows police to create and publish messages to be delivered to subscribed residents instantly via cell phone text message and/or email. Notifications can also be accessed online at Nixle’s web site at

Messages may include weather reports-construction and road closure information as well as alerts and other relevant safety and community event information.

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