Firearms Registration and Application System (FARS)
Step I: Log on to www.njportal.com/njsp/fars
Step 2: The Long Branch Police Department's ORI# is NJ0132500, Service Code - 2F164B
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 addresses of two (2) reputable references. Your references can be family members.
Step 4: You must appear at Long Branch Police Department Records Bureau to pay for your initial Firearms Identification Card (FID Card) and/or Pistol Purchases Permits. Your application will not be processed until you have paid for the FID Card/Pistol Permits. Non-refundable payment is required to be made prior to the completion of the background as per NJSC 13:54.1.4.
- You will be receiving automated email updates throughout the process.
- Once your application is complete, a department representative will contact you to retrieve your FID card and/or Pistol Purchase Permit documents
- 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.
- The online application is applicant driven. Please ensure that you have entered the best phone numbers for yourself and references as well the best email addresses for you and your references.
For questions, please contact our Records Department at 732-222-1000 ext.1800
Retired Law Enforcement Officer Program (RPO)
For complete instructions (initial/renewal) & application paperwork visit the NJ State Police website at:
The City of Long Branch Police Department is committed to providing a safe community and improving the quality of life for all people. We accomplish this by delivering quality police services and enforcing laws with equality and impartiality. In partnership with the community, we reduce crime through public education, prevention, and awareness. In meeting this objective, we demand of ourselves the highest professional standards and dedication to our core values.
In our actions, conduct, and job performance. Committed to training, education, individual self-discipline, service orientation and other attributes of a true professional.
For all citizens, each other, and for differing points of view, regardless of age, race, gender, appearance, individual beliefs, or lifestyles.
Truthful & honest in word and deed. Ethical, being guided by the concept of fundamental fairness in everything we do, doing what is right.
To the organization, each other, our families, and the citizens we serve. Empower department members and citizens to work together to solve community problems.
In everything we do. Seeking to improve and excel, always.
Police Department is located at the rear of the building in the lower level.
For Emergencies Dial 9-1-1
City Hall Main No. 732-222-7000