Police Department

As Sparta Police moves forward and tries to simplify our goals in the future in what sometimes can be as I said, a very complex job, we are committed to doing the following three things:

  1. We will continue to be vigilant and proactive in locking up people who break the law, especially those people who victimize others.
  2. We will show compassion and empathy to individuals who are in need and have called us for help or assistance and will either provide this assistance or get them the help they need.
  3. We will continue to strive for new ways to improve how we can better serve the needs of this great community.
Sparta Township Police Car


The Sparta Township Police Department has partnered with Project Child Safe, which is funded by the United States Department of Justice, to distribute free gun locks to prevent gun violence.

Each kit includes safety information as well as a cable-style gun lock. The lock is designed to fit most handguns, rifles, and shotguns.

The goal of the initiative is to keep a child or other unauthorized person from gaining access to a firearm in your home.

Gun locks are available at the Sparta Township Police Department located at 65 Main Street, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

For additional information regarding firearm safety, please visit:

Firearms Application and Registration System (FARS)

New and repeat firearm applications are being directed to logon to the following website: https://www.njportal.com/NJSP/fars to apply for an initial Firearms Identification Card (FID), amend their current FID Card or to apply for a Permit to Purchase a Handgun. Applicants must utilize the Sparta Township Police Department’s ORI Code NJ0191800 when logging onto the FARS system.

Inquiries may be directed to Sparta Township Police Department Firearms Unit at (973) 729-6121. Option 3 Option 2

Firearms Application and Registration

Permit to Carry Application:

Civilian Carry Assessment and Range Evaluation (CCARE) Protocol

Remember to Clean Your Medicine Cabinet

Bring your expired or unused medicine to Sparta Township’s RX collection site in the lobby of the Police Department. View more information about the drop-off. Read through the Project Medicine Drop-off Flyer (PDF).

Online Forms

Please use the links below to submit information online.

Traffic Complaints
Vacant Structure Notification
Alarm System Registration

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