North Wildwood Police Department

The North Wildwood Police Department is currently seeking mature adults looking for employment opportunities in positions related to the field of criminal justice. NWPD is extremely proud to be the starting point for many current Police Officers who began their training in North Wildwood and went on to careers in many areas of law enforcement throughout the entire country. 

NORTH WILDWOOD CITY - The City of North Wildwood is one of the most popular summer shore vacation destinations at the Jersey Shore.  With the World-Famous Boardwalk and a large active entertainment district, the City covers an area of 1.8 square miles along the southern New Jersey coast located in Cape May County which is a part of land identified as “Five Mile Beach”.                

NORTH WILDWOOD POPULATION - The North Wildwood Police Department protects & serves a population of 4,000 full-time residents and over 9 million visitors to The Wildwood Island yearly. 

The year round and summer residents, as well as our seasonal visitors, choose this resort community for it’s friendly, cleanliness, cohesive neighborhoods, and the courtesy & cooperation that is exhibited by the local population.  Whether you are visiting the island or lucky enough to call North Wildwood your home away from home, our goal is to keep you safe while you enjoy your time here.


 Due to the influx of visitors and call volume, the North Wildwood Police Department annually fills positions in the following job categories:   

SLEO Class II (35)  SLEO Class I (15)  Seasonal Dispatcher (4)

EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS & PROCESS  -  Special Law Enforcement Officers (SLEO II) are authorized to exercise full police powers and duties similar to those of a permanent, regularly appointed full-time police officer.  Applicants for SLEO II employment must be able to perform the essential functions of police work and are subject to a background investigation that will include a criminal history, driver’s license check, physical fitness & mental health testing, and reference checks.  Drug testing will also be held prior to and/or during academy training.  SLEO II Police Academy training is held twice a year, in the spring and winter months.  Upon graduation, students will be issued a PTC Class Two Special Law Enforcement Officer Certification. The SLEO I & II Positions are not Civil Service positions.

Applications will be accepted for seasonal employment positions from the last week in September until March 31st

For additional information about the application process, please contact the Training and Recruitment Officer via     E-mail at  

or by calling (609) 522-2030 x 1511 

To complete the application online Click:   PoliceApp - SEASONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT CLASS II APPLICATIONS

College Credits Available

The North Wildwood Police Department will assist those colleges that have credit earning programs. This will include interviews, evaluations and samples of the employee’s work product.  We urge those interested to contact their school advisors that manage college credits.  In the past, recruits have received up to 12 credits through the Cape May County Police Academy by working during their summer break at the North Wildwood Police Department.

The City of North Wildwood is an Equal Opportunity Employer


NON-EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBER      (609) 522-2411    

901 Atlantic Avenue   

North Wildwood, NJ