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.


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