All information, reports, applications or other documentation received or maintained by DCJ pursuant to the ACWP are confidential criminal investigatory records pursuant to the Open Public Records Act, N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1, et seq., and shall not be subject to public access.
Any statements by the applicant on the ACWP Application Form may not be used in a direct case against the applicant in any New Jersey state criminal proceeding, except if the applicant provides false or misleading information or is ever a witness against the State at any trial or other judicial proceeding. The State may make derivative use of and may pursue any investigative leads against the applicant or others. Should acceptance to the ACWP be revoked for any reason, any statements made or information provided by the applicant may be used without limitation.