Frequently Asked Police Related Questions

Last updated: 1/2/2015

 

 

The purpose of this page is to answer those question that frequently arise in the daily work of the Bogota Police Department. Should you not find your question answered or you feel you need more information than was given, please contact us by utilizing the information furnished on our home page contact us section. This page will be modified and updated as needed. You should check back frequently as more answers to more questions will be posted.

 

1.    What are the rules concerning Overnight Parking on Borough Streets?

2.    What is an Abandoned Vehicle?

3.    What are the phone numbers for the Bogota Police?

4.    How do I obtain a copy of a police report?

5.    Do I have to register my burglar alarm?

6.    Does Bogota supply resident identification cards?

7.    How can I apply for employment within the Bogota Police Department?

8.    What streets am I able to park on overnight?

9.    What are the restrictions on the overnight parking areas?

 

 

What are the rules concerning Overnight Parking on Borough Streets?

The Overnight Parking Ordinance prohibits vehicles from parking between 3 a.m. and 5 a.m. on ALL STREETS.  The only exception are streets which are posted with signage stating "Overnight Parking Permitted for Passenger Vehicles Only".  Streets in which overnight parking is allowed are listed below (see FAQ #8).  Permission will only be granted as an occasional circumstance, not for extended periods of time.  There will be no permission granted when a snowstorm is expected or is in progress. 

What is an abandoned vehicle?

A vehicle is considered abandoned if it has been the same public location for at least three consecutive days.  Most often it will be damaged or missing critical components, such as the engine, wheels, tires or license plates. NJ Title 39:4-56.5 This would include leaving your vehicle in one of the designated permitted parking areas within the Borough of Bogota.

You may be able identify a vehicle as abandoned if:

  • It has been in the same location for at least three consecutive days

  • Is missing the engine, wheels, tires or any other part of the vehicle that make it inoperable

  • Has a broken window or windshield that limits visibility 

  • Has one or more flat tires

  • Does not have valid license plates

  • Is not registered

  • Note: This doesn’t include any vehicle kept within a building when it is not in use

What are the phone numbers for the Bogota Police?

Contact Phone Numbers:
Emergency Response: 9-1-1
Main Police Desk: 201-487-2400 (Non-emergency / Administrative lines)
Detective Bureau (contact through main desk): 201-487-2400
Records Bureau: 201-487-2400
Departmental Fax: 201-487-3426

How do I obtain a copy of a police report?

Police reports are available (in most cases) beginning at 12 noon of the first business day following the initial report to police. All reports must be obtained through the Records Bureau during normal business hours.

 

Do I have to register my burglar/fire alarm?

YES, Local Ordinance 941 requires that all alarms (burglar/fire) that will initiate a response from an emergency service (police/fire/ambulance) must be registered with the Bogota Police Department. This registration is for a period of one year, renewable every January. The current permit fee is $10.00. Permit application can be obtained from the Records Bureau during normal business hours. Failure to register your alarm may result in summonses being issued. In addition, a summons may be issued for each unsubstantiated alarm responded starting with the fifth response. Fines range from $25 to $100 per summons plus cost of court.

Does Bogota supply resident identification cards?

NO, the Borough of Bogota does not issue resident identification cards, however, if you need a photo ID for any purpose, you can go to the Bergen County Clerk's Office in the new County Administration Building in Hackensack. Bergen County issues resident photo identification cards. There is a fee involved and you must bring proof of  residency. For more information contact the Bergen County Clerk's Office at 201-336-7000.

How can I apply for employment within the Bogota Police Department?

The Borough of Bogota Police Department accepts applications for the position of dispatcher and crossing guards on an ongoing basis.  Interested persons may pick up a borough employment application at Bogota Borough Hall or police headquarters.  The application will then be returned to the police department.  Applicants will be notified for a follow-up interview when the need arises.  All applications are kept on file for two years. 

What streets am I able to park on overnight?

Vehicles with passenger registrations (no commercial/trailer/limo etc.) may legally park in the following areas which are also marked with signage:

  • North side of East Fort Lee Road between Leonia Avenue and Crestview Place.

  • East side of Ridgefield Avenue between West End Avenue and East Fort Lee Road.

  • West side of West Shore Avenue between Linwood Avenue and Cypress Avenue.

  • North side of West Fort Lee Road between Larch Avenue and Orchard Terrace.

  • West side of Orchard Terrace between West Fort Lee Road and West Main Street.

  • North Side of West Grove Street between Elm Ave and the Conrail right-of-way but no closer than 25’ of the STOP sign located on the northeast corner of Linden Ave. 

  • South side of West Fort Lee Road from Elm Avenue to the Conrail right-of-way.

  • East side of Palisade Avenue between North Avenue and Fairview Avenue.

  • Leonia Avenue between East Fort Lee Road and Linwood Avenue.

  • North side of West Fort Lee Road between Larch Avenue and Elm Avenue.

What are the restrictions on the overnight parking areas?

 

The following parking areas are all TOW-AWAY areas on Fridays between 9:00AM and 12:00PM. These areas include all of the overnight parking areas.

  • North side of East Fort Lee Road between Leonia Avenue and Crestview Place.

  • Both sides of First Place in its entirety.

  • Both sides of Leonia Avenue between East Fort Lee Road and Linwood Avenue.

  • West side of Orchard Terrace between West Fort Lee Road and West Main Street.

  • East side of Palisade Avenue between North Avenue and Fairview Avenue.

  • East side of Ridgefield Avenue between West End Avenue and East Fort Lee Road.

  • Both sides of Second Place in its entirety.

  • North side of West Fort Lee Road between Elm Avenue and Orchard Terrace.

  • South side of West Fort Lee Road between Elm Avenue and the Conrail right-of-way.

  • North side of West Grove street between Linden Avenue and Elm Avenue.

  • West side of West Shore Avenue between Linwood Avenue and Cypress Avenue.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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