EMPLOYMENT WWPD

Information on the City of Wildwood, NJ Police Department Full Time and Seasonal positions.

WWPD EMPLOYMENT

FULL TIME POLICE OFFICER


Dear Candidate: The City of Wildwood Police Department is regulated by the State of New Jersey under the Civil Service Commission in regards to the hiring of Full Time Sworn Law Enforcement Officers. Applicants are encouraged to visit the New Jersey Civil Service Commission Website, http://www.state.nj.us/csc, for upcoming testing dates. Applications for upcoming tests should be submitted to the State of New Jersey Civil Service Commission along with any required fees. Upon testing and achieving a passing score on a New Jersey Civil Service Commission entrance exam, the officer will be ranked according to his/her score. Upon availability of positions, candidates will only then be afforded the opportunity to move forward in the hiring process.




CLASS II SPECIAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER


On the following pages you will find information on the qualifications for and Job description of a Class II Special Law Enforcement Officer. Successful applicants will attend formal training at the Cape May County Police Academy. We urge you to visit their website for more information about the SLEO program. www.cmcpoliceacademy.com There are two training sessions held yearly, the first session is a full time class that begins in Mid-May, concluding in the beginning of July. Successful graduates will begin patrol assignments for the Fourth of July weekend. The second session, known as the Winter Academy, is a part time session where applicants attend the Academy three nights a week and all day Saturday. The Winter Academy begins at the end of December, concluding in May. Successful graduates will begin patrol assignments for the Memorial Day Weekend. All applications must be submitted by the deadlines listed below dependent upon which session you have chosen. Application Deadlines Summer Academy (May – July) Applications submitted by December 1st Summer Academy (December – May) Applications submitted by August 15th Your application must be completed in its entirety. Any applications submitted incomplete will not be considered, so ensure that you answer every question. Complete the application as well as the Release of Personal Information Form. Print out both forms and take them to your local Notary to be notarized. When mailing in your application packet, please include with your copies of your G.E.D. Certificate, High School Diploma, College Degree and / or DD214 whichever is applicable. Mail your completed application package to the following address keeping the deadline for your chosen session in mind. Wildwood Police Department
Attn: S.L.E.O. Application
4400 New Jersey Avenue
Wildwood, N.J. 08260 On behalf of the men and women of the Wildwood Police Department, I would like to wish you good luck in the hiring process as well as your future. Robert N. Regalbuto Chief of Police




CLASS II S.L.E.O.


Dear Employment Candidate: In the history of the Wildwood Police Department, thousands of men and women just like you, who were interested in law enforcement, obtained a position as a Class II Special Law Enforcement Officer. Many of these officers continued their careers with our department and others had different aspirations. Previous SLEO’s have moved into every field of law enforcement, be it, Municipal, County, State and even some Federal Agencies. Your interest in our Department sets you apart from other people interested in becoming a police officer. Several communities in Cape May County employ SLEO’s, all of which have excellent departments. Wildwood however, is a major shore resort community and attraction destination, which brings thousands of visitors to our small island each and every day during the summer. Our SLEO’s are a vital part of our organization, and are actively involved in all aspects of the enforcement of all laws and ordinances, from minor parking offenses to major criminal investigations. The knowledge and experience our officers receive is unsurpassed and will surely aid in enhancing any future law enforcement employment opportunities in the future. With this being said the Wildwood Police Department interviews hundreds of applicants every year. The earlier your application is received, the better chance you have of being selected for an interview. Being selected for an interview does not necessarily guarantee that you will be hired as a SLEO with our department, however all applications should be submitted as early as possible. All eligible applicants are required to complete an interview, a thorough background investigation, a strenuous physical examination as well as both psychological and medical examinations. All applicants are encouraged to diligently prepare for the physical examination. The P.T. (Physical Training) test is extremely strenuous. If you are considering a career in law enforcement, you should be training right now. Applicants will be tested in areas of strength, agility, cardiovascular endurance and speed. Each applicant will be scored dependent upon his/her performance of each particular task and ranked according to score. Applicants that fail to meet the minimum necessary standards will not be permitted to continue in the employment process.




EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY


All seasonal applicants must file an employment application with the City of Wildwood Police Department via the department’s website. All applicants must be a minimum of 18 years old and possess a valid driver’s license. The application will be reviewed and if satisfactory, the applicant will be contacted and a formal interview scheduled. Applicants that are scheduled for an interview are required to bring the following documentation to the interview: Copies of any college transcripts Recommendations of former employers Military records, if any Driver’s license Social Security card On the date of the interview the applicant will be fingerprinted and photographed, as required by law. Upon being selected as a potential candidate, the applicant will be required to submit to a psychological and medical examination, as well as a thorough background investigation. Should the applicant be successful in passing these pre-employment requirements and is selected to advance in the hiring process, the applicant will be sworn by oath to uphold all the duties of a Class II Special Law Enforcement Officer. At that time, uniforms, equipment and weaponry will be distributed as needed.




QUALIFICATIONS


To be eligible for consideration for employment as a Class II Special Law Enforcement Officer, all applicants must have the following qualifications and/or requirements:

  1. Full time class dates are early-May to the beginning of July; Monday through Saturday
  2. Part time winter academy begins at the end of December until Mid-May (three nights a week and all day on Saturday)
1. Must be 18 years old at the time of requesting an application 2. Must be able to read and write the English language 3. Must have a high school diploma or its equivalent 4. Must be sound in body and in good health and have good moral character 5. Must obtain a medical questionnaire from the Wildwood Police Department and have it completed by a licensed physician, at the applicant’s expense 6. Must not have been convicted of any offense involving dishonesty or making him/her unfit to perform the duties of his/her office 7. Must pass a background investigation 8. Must pass a physical examination 9. Candidates will be paid $7.50 per hour while attending the police academy 10. The Wildwood Police Department will supply a duty weapon and any other equipment needed during your training; most clothing will be the responsibility of the recruit 11. Must supply your own transportation to the police academy 12. Candidates are required to attend all classes at the police academy 13. Class II Special Law Enforcement Officers are required to work a forty to forty- eight hour work week, with a pay rate of $10.00 per hour. FAILURE TO COMPLETELY FILL OUT THE APPLICATION WILL RESULT IN AUTOMATIC REJECTION OF YOUR APPLICATION




ACADEMY TRAINING


A Class II Special Law Enforcement Officer must attend and graduate from the Cape May County Police Academy Training Facility, located in Cape May Court House, New Jersey. The training requirements will average approximately three hundred (300) hours of training. This facility is certified by the New Jersey State Training Commission. The training period schedule varies dependent upon which session the applicant is enrolled. The full time session schedule is Monday through Saturday and the part-time session schedule is three nights a week and all day Saturday. During training at the Police Academy, recruits will be paid at a rate of $7.50 per hour. Upon successful completion of recruit training, the recruit will graduate the Police Academy and will receive a Certificate from the Police Training Commission, which is good throughout the State of New Jersey. Class II Special Law Enforcement Officers are required to complete weapons qualifications once per year with his/her duty weapon. Recruits will receive training in several topics including the use of firearms. During instruction a written test will be given on firearms safety and the use of deadly force. Recruits are also required to qualify on the firearms range with your duty weapon, and must achieve a minimum score to continue training in the police academy. In addition to firearms, the following is a brief synopsis of some of the training recruits will receive:

  • P.T. (Physical Training)
  • Military Drill
  • Emergency Vehicle Operations
  • Report Writing
  • Use of Force
  • Crash Injury Management
  • Criminal Law
  • Arrest, Search & Seizure Law of the State of New Jersey
  • Alcoholic Beverage Control Law
  • Motor Vehicle Law
  • Traffic Control
  • Motor Vehicle Accident Investigation
  • Court Procedures
  • Defensive Tactics including use of the police baton
Summer employment with the Wildwood Police Department varies from early May to mid-October. During the time a sworn Class II Special Law Enforcement Officer is employed, the rate of pay is $10.00 per hour. During the summer season, this department employs an average of fifty Class II Special Law Enforcement Officers. Please note, that the City of Wildwood Police Department does not maintain a residency requirement for this position.




S.L.E.O DUTIES


Upon satisfactorily completing and graduating the police academy, the officer is then assigned to a duty which may consist of one or more of the following: Squad Patrol The officer is assigned with a full time officer to a patrol vehicle in a designated patrol sector. The officer will answer calls from citizens in reference to assaults, robberies, burglaries, fires, accidents, injured or sick persons, property checks, noise complaints and fights. Officers will also assist the walking beat patrol officers on arrests. Squad patrol is currently a steady shift with shifts working a 7am x 3pm, 3pm x 11pm or 11pm x 7am schedule. Officers come under the direct supervision of two Sergeants who are the shift supervisors and a Lieutenant the shift commander. Walking Patrol Officers are assigned to a walking patrol in designated walking sectors. The officer will be assigned with a partner and required to maintain crowd control on the beach, boardwalk and various street locations. Officers also control traffic at intersections and keeps noise to a minimum. Officers are visible deterrents to disorderly groups, and those that may be engaged in fighting or drinking, and making arrests if and when necessary. Most walking patrol officers will come under the direct supervision of a Corporal. Class II Special Law Enforcement Officers have the same powers and duties as a regular full time sworn police officer, however, they are hired under a different law which limits the amount of time they may work. Officers are permitted to work forty-eight hours per week for six months and for the remaining six months, they are only permitted to work twenty hours per week. Officers are not permitted to carry a firearm off duty. The officer’s weapons must be locked and secured in the officer’s assigned locker, upon completion of his/her shift. The officer works a forty to forty-eight hour work week, with overtime, when it is necessary. The officer has the power of arrest only within the municipality in which they are employed, unless requested to enter another municipality for reasons of mutual aid. Officers wear the same uniform and carry the same weapon as the regular officer. However, Class II Special Law Enforcement Officers must wear a shoulder patch that designates them as being a Class II Special Law Enforcement Officer. Schools that have internships or co-op programs will receive full cooperation of the Wildwood Police Department. The Class II Special Law Enforcement Officer is under the supervision of a regular full time officer as much as possible. The Corporal and Sergeants will supervise the officer’s work habits, review reports, uniform appearance and cleanliness, public contacts and assign them to respective posts. The Lieutenant, who is the Shift Commander, will make all final decisions on the Squad. The Wildwood Police Department encourages all of our Class II Special Law Enforcement receiving satisfactory evaluations from their supervisors, to return for the following season. Several officers have been employed with our department for several seasons prior to their being selected by our department or other organizations in a full time capacity.




APPLICATIONS


All seasonal applicants must file an employment application with the City of Wildwood Police Department via the department’s website. All applicants must be a minimum of 18 years old and possess a valid driver’s license. All applications will be reviewed and if deemed satisfactory, the applicant will be contacted to schedule a formal interview. Applicants scheduled for a formal interview are required to bring the following documents to the interview:

  • Copies of any college transcripts
  • Recommendations of former employers
  • Military records, if any
  • Driver’s license
  • Social Security card
On the date of the interview the applicant will be fingerprinted and photographed, as required by law. Upon being selected as a potential candidate, the applicant will be required to submit to a psychological and medical examination, as well as a thorough background investigation. Should the applicant be successful in passing these pre-employment requirements and is selected to advance in the hiring process, the applicant will be sworn by oath to uphold all the duties of a Class II Special Law Enforcement Officer. The candidate will be enrolled in the upcoming Class II S.L.E.O. Academy program and provided with documentation on the Academy; Uniform requirements, course schedule, etc… We have attempted to provide you with some valuable insight into the qualifications and job description of a Class II Special Law Enforcement Officer. If you are interested in joining our department and beginning your career in law enforcement, open and complete both of the forms below. Print out the completed forms, have the forms notarized by your local Notary and mail your application package to the following address: Wildwood Police Department
Attn: S.L.E.O. Application
4400 New Jersey Avenue
Wildwood, N.J. 08260 All applicants MUST include a copy of their high school diploma with their application package, when submitted. Failure to completely fill out the application or follow the directions provided will result in the automatic rejection of you application. Seasonal Application




PARKING ENFORCEMENT OFFICER


During the summer season the City of Wildwood Police Department employs the use of civilian personnel in the form of Parking Enforcement Officers, or P.E.O.’s. These employees are charged with the enforcement of various parking infractions throughout the city including overtime meters. Historically parking enforcement officers work an eight hour shift, historically, 8a x 4p, 12p x 8p and 2p x 10p. In the past, several P.E.O.’s have furthered their careers by becoming Class II Special Law Enforcement Officers, and still others advanced to becoming a full time officer with our department or other organizations. During the time you are employed as a P.E.O. your rate of pay is $8.00 per hour, and there is usually the opportunity to work additional hours if desired. This is a seasonal position beginning with Memorial Day Weekend and concluding with the Labor Day Weekend. Applicants must file an employment application with the City of Wildwood Police Department via the departments’ website. All applicants must be a minimum of eighteen (18) years old and posses a valid drivers license. All applications will be reviewed and if deemed satisfactory the applicant will be contacted for a formal interview should positions be available. If scheduled for an interview please bring the following documents with you to the interview:

  • Driver’s License
  • Social Security Card
  • School Transcripts
  • Letter of Recommendation
In you are interested in applying for this position; visit the Class II Special Law Enforcement Officers Applications page. Open the application form at the bottom of the page and complete the form. Select “Parking Enforcement” in the drop down box for the position for which you are applying, on the application. You must also complete the Personal Information release Form. Return both of these documents after having the forms notarized by your local Notary to the following address: Wildwood Police Department
Attn: Parking Enforcement Application
4400 New Jersey Avenue
Wildwood, N.J. 08260





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WILDWOOD POLICE DEPARTMENT
4400 New Jersey Avenue
Wildwood, NJ 08260
Phone (609) 522-0222
Fax (609) 522-3691

contact@wildwoodpd.com

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