Princeton Police Report

J.K. Trotter filed this request with the Princeton Fire Department of Princeton[note 1], NJ.


From: J.K. Trotter

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Open Public Records Act ("OPRA"), I hereby request the following records:

A copy of the incident report prepared by the Princeton Fire Department regarding an alleged suicide attempt that occurred on October 30, 2015 at Princeton University, in or near a campus building called Scully Hall. The incident has been covered extensively by local media:

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 7 business days, as the statute requires.


J.K. Trotter

From: Sandra Bell

Attached please find the NFIRS report requested regarding an incident at 40 Guyot Avenue in Princeton.

Sandy Bell
Department of Emergency and Safety Services
Bureau of Fire Safety
One Monument Drive
Princeton, NJ 08540

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From: J.K. Trotter

Hi Sandy,

Thank you for the response. The NFIRS document you send me says, on the second page, that more details about the incident can be found in the “PFARS and PUPS incident reports.”

Does the Princeton Department of Emergency and Safety Services have custody of those incident reports?

J.K. Trotter

From: Sandra Bell

No, we do not; you would need to request this info from the Princeton First Aid & Rescue Squad (PFARS)and Princeton University Public Safety (PUPS).

From: J.K. Trotter

OK, got it. Are those reports generally available to the public?

From: Sandra Bell

The PFARS report is certainly an open public record. I believe the PUPS report should be as well, but you would need to check with the University regarding their procedure for obtaining it.