MISSION STATEMENT -

The Holland Township Police Department is committed to providing the highest quality of policing service to
our community and the citizens we pledge to serve and protect.  Our officers are required to adhere to professional,
ethical and legal standards in the enforcement of motor vehicle and criminal laws of our Township and State of New
Jersey.  Keeping our community safe so citizens can enjoy the qualities of life is a continuing goal through our working in
partnership with the residents of Holland Township, the business community and government leaders.  Continuous
in-service training and adhering to the highest ethical standards will assure the public of the finest police
response in their time of need.

                                                        CORE VALUES

INTEGRITY FIRST
- Our Integrity ensures that actions taken in the pursuit of our mission are ethical, and promote the
philosophy of the greatest good.

SENSE OF DUTY -Our sense of Duty recognizes the importance of our mission to the township we serve. It ensures that
we always remember that we are a part of something much bigger than ourselves.

EXCELLENCE IN ALL WE DO -We strive for Excellence by continuing improvement in self and service in order to propel
our agency further and to achieve greater accomplishment and performance for ourselves and our community.


2020 Holland Township Police Department, NJ
** Note: Due to COVID, all fees for Firearm Purchaser Identification Cards and Permits to Purchase a Handgun will be
collected at time of issuance**



Application Process for Holland Township Residents:  

The online application is applicant driven. The following are instructions on how to apply online for a Firearms
Identification Card or Permit to Purchase a Handgun.  Prior to applying, ensure that your driver's license has your
current address on it.  If you are not a Holland Township resident, STOP HERE and contact your local police department
for directions on how to apply.  Your municipality may be covered by the New Jersey State Police, for further information,
contact the municipality in which you pay your taxes to.

Prior to submitting your application online, review the entire application for accuracy.  In the event your application was
submitted with errors or information was omitted, the Holland Township Police Department may not have the ability to
make corrections.  Errors made by the applicant will result in a significant delay in the application process and/or the
applicant resubmitting the entire application, this includes submitting all new payments.

To complete the online application on FARS.  Applicants must use the Holland Township Police Department ORI
number (NJ0101500).  Applicants must utilize the correct ORI.  All application fees are non-refundable and
non-transferable.  

FARS requires the applicant to provide an email address and phone number of two reputable references
(friends, co-workers, etc.)  References will receive a questionnaire via email.  References must complete the
questionnaire immediately in order to process your background investigation. Please advise your references that the
FARS system will email them the reference questionnaire to be completed.  Your references can complete the questions
using a mobile device or computer.

The applicant  will receive automated email updates throughout the process.  Email notification of approval DOES NOT
mean your Firearms ID Card or Permit(s) to Purchase a Handgun are ready for pick up.  These notifications are not
indicators that the process is complete, they are notifying the applicant that they have completed their portion.  Further
investigation by the Holland Township Police Department will be completed AFTER you receive these notifications.   A
Holland Township representative will contact you when permits are ready to be picked up.

Payment can be made by cash (exact change) or by personal check made out to Holland Township Police Department.  
Initial Firearms ID Card $5.00.  Permit to Purchase a Handgun $2.00/each.  A Holland Township representative will
contact you to for payment to be made.  Do not submit payment to the Holland Township Police Department without
being contacted first by the Holland Township Police Department.  State of New Jersey fees are collected online.

After you have read and understand the above application process use the URL Address  
https://www.njportal.com/NJSP/FARS to apply and submit your application.  

If you have any questions regarding the above steps, contact t
he Firearms Unit prior to submitting your application via
email at
firearms@hollandtwp.org.