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Paterson Police Department

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CONGRATULATIONS

to the twenty-four new polie officers

Class of 2018 

Instructions for ALL Firearm Applications


Please READ CAREFULLY

  • Applicants must be a resident of Paterson, New Jersey 
  • Applicants must be 18 years old for a Firearms purchaser identification card, and 21 years of age for a Permit to Purchase a Handgun. 
  • If not a citizen, then the Applicant must submit an Alien Card. 
  • PROOF OF RESIDENCY is required. The ONLY forms accepted are
    A) PSE&G bill with name and address.
    B) W-2 form with name and address. Or
    C) a HARDLINE PHONE BILL. (Cell phone bills are not acceptable) 

NOTE: Falsification of any form is a crime of the 3rd Degree.


All Documents MUST be typed : NO EXCEPTIONS
Click here to download the NJ App Firearm Purchaser ID card, for a carry permit, the NJ App for Permit To Carry A Handgun needs to be downloaded as well. Click here to download NJ App for Permit To Carry A Handgun:
• Fill in Application(s) on the computer! **MUST BE TYPED**

Click here to download the Consent for Mental Health Records Search:
• Complete ONLY TOP portion of the form
MUST BE TYPED
DO NOT SIGN

Click here to download the Firearms Application Reference:
• One letter to be completed by each of the references listed on your application.
• This is to be filled out by your reference and submitted to the Firearms Unit along with a copy of your Drivers License and Social Security Card.

*HANDWRITTEN APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED!!
*CROSS OUTS and WHITE OUT will NOT be accepted!!