Filing a false police report is a crime. Any person who gives or causes to be given
false information to any law enforcement officer, with respect to the commission of
any crime or incident, is guilty of a fourth-degree crime under the New Jersey Code
of Criminal Justice (2C:28-4). Fourth degree crimes are punishable by a fine of not
more than $ 1,000.00, or by imprisonment for not more than 18 months, or both.