Cape May Police Department

Chief Dekon Fashaw
Address 643 Washington Street
Cape May NJ 08204
Phone (609) 884-9500

Current Openings

Open Jobs Salary Deadline
Cape May - SLEO Class II Winter Academy Minimum Wage in Academy then $18.00 after graduation of Police Academy. November 01, 2024


The mission of the Cape May Police Department is to protect and serve the residents and visitors of the community. In order to accomplish this, we rely on our core values of integrity, honesty, courage, compassion, fairness, and respect. We will provide quality service in expeditious, compassionate, and professional manner. Through community relationships and a vigorous enforcement of the law, we will improve the quality of life for all citizens, recognizing that the ultimate end of police operations is to ensure a safe community within a democracy. With faith in our society and honor in our work ethic, we will strive to serve with excellence.


The Cape May Police Department currently has 18 full-time officers and 1 full-time Class II officer who work 12 hours shifts from either 6am to 6pm or 6pm to 6am. Patrol squads cover two zones.  Zone 1 includes the City of Cape May and Zone 2 is comprised of the Boroughs of West Cape May and Cape May Point. There are four patrol squads each supervised by a Sergeant and three patrol officers providing 24/7 public safety coverage. 


The Cape May Police Department, serving the City of Cape May and Boroughs of West Cape May and Cape May Point in southern New Jersey, is situated within a National Historic Landmark, with a strong Victorian heritage and significant Coast Guard presence. The department's jurisdiction spans approximately 4.3 square miles, with a year-round population of 5,370 residents, surging to tens of thousands during the summer. To manage the increased summer workload, the department relies on seasonal officers. Dating back to the mid-19th century, the department has evolved from a small force into a team of 22 sworn officers, supported by civilians. Cape May's rich history and enduring charm make it a unique and dynamic community to serve and protect.


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