The Watchung Police Department has become the fourth department in Somerset County and 40th in the state to offer accident reports through a new online program.
The department announced the new service, which is through PoliceReports.US and will allow citizens to download reports. The program is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week according to the department.
Residents will be able to search by entering the accident report number, date of accident, or last name. A credit card will be necessary to pay a convenience fee, and the report will be immediately available for download.
The department says reports are still available for purchase at the department Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.