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Paterson Police Department

DIRECTOR SPEZIALE GREETING THE NEW GRADUATING CLASS OF 2015

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About this picture: The Honorable Mayor Jose “joey” Torres and Police Director Jerry Speziale proudly announce that the recent group of twenty‐five (25) police recruits hired on July 21, 2014 will formally graduate the police academy on Friday; December 19, 2014. 

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!!