Thinking about a Criminal Justice Career?
Why not follow the footsteps of many full time police officers, lawyers and even politicians, including a United States Congressman and take a job as a seasonal police officer. The North Wildwood Police Department has employment opportunities for mature adults looking for positions as a Special Law Enforcement Officer.
The North Wildwood Police Department annually fills 40 to 45 positions in the following job categories:
Applications will be accepted through March 20th, for employment during the summer. Applicants must be able to perform the essential functions of police work and are subject to a background investigation that will include a criminal history, drivers license and reference checks. Applicants are then given an oral interview followed by basic physical testing. The physical testing will be inline with the entry level requirements at the Cape May County Police Academy. Also Drug Testing will be held prior to and/or during academy training.
Approximately two weeks after the completion of the entire interview process you will be notified whether you have been hired or not. You will be fitted for uniforms and issued equipment. You will then report to the Cape May County Police Academy in early May for SLEO II or SLEO I training. If you are already a SLEO II Officer after the interview process you will be given a starting date and a date for firearms qualifications and in-service training .
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Assignments, Pay, Etc.
Pay for SLEO Class II is currently $10.00 an hour. The hourly rate is set annually when the budget is passed. Returning seasonal employees enjoy a modest annual increase.
Most SLEO II Officers are assigned to regular patrol as a supplement to the existing squad structure while approximately 10 officers are assigned to the boardwalk / bar walking beat under the supervision of a Sergeant. Officers will be scheduled for a 42 hour week rotating schedule or a 40 hour week straight schedule. SLEO I, Code Enforcement Officers, Seasonal Dispatcher and Seasonal Records Clerk work a straight shift.
Which department to choose? What would be better for me?
These questions are asked each year by many applicants. While some departments may pay more money, most applicants are taking a seasonal position for a variety of reasons. Some are exploring to see if police work is for them, while others are using it as a stepping stone for a future career as an attorney or for the experience for a future position as a full time law enforcement officer. Rest assured that working at the North Wildwood Police Department you will gain the experience necessary.
The North Wildwood Police Department is a full service police department handling over 35,000 calls for service annually. Annually several officers are selected to attend bicycle officer training and become part of our elite bicycle squad.
SLEO IIís are employed from the beginning of May straight through to Labor Day. After Labor Day we employ a reduced force during weekdays and full deployment on Weekends during September. Employees that work through Labor Day will receive a bonus stipend.
The North Wildwood Police Department will assist those colleges that have internship programs. This will include interviews, evaluations and samples of the internís work product.
We urge those interested to contact their school advisors that manage accreditation of internships.
In the past interns some colleges have offered up to 12 credits for working during their summer break at the North Wildwood Police Department
For more information and how to apply please contact one of our recruitment sergeant at 609-522-2030 extension 1511 or email: Summeremployment@nwpd.org