Cape May - SLEO Class II Winter Academy

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Department Cape May Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitleSLEO Class II Winter Academy
SalaryMinimum Wage in Academy then $18.00 after graduation of Police Academy.
Deadline Nov 1, 2024 11:59 PM Eastern
Registration Fee$60.00
Location Cape May, NJ
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 Cape May Police Department, NJ Police Jobs


Special Law Enforcement Officer Class II



SLEO II Officers are empowered to issue summons for motor vehicle violations, city ordinance violations, petty disorderly persons violations and disorderly persons violations. Their primary duty is crowd control. Many of these officers are assigned to the bicycle patrol units, the beach, boardwalk and mall areas. SLEO II officers have the same authority and arrest powers as a full time police officer while they are employed. In addition to the above responsibilities they have the responsibility of carrying a firearm.


All applicants must be:

  • (18) years of age or older
  • A United States Citizen
  • Possess a valid Driver’s License.
  • Possess a High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Pass a background Investigation, Medical Examination,

Psychological Evaluation and Physical Fitness Test


SLEO II Officers require 471 hours of training at the Cape May County Police Academy. The academy runs two courses for Class II Officers. A part-time academy during the winter months (December to April) is held three evenings per week and most Saturdays. A second class is held for eight weeks from the beginning of May to the end of June with classes running six days per week.

The course of study includes, history of law enforcement, the NJ court system, community responsibility, criminal law, arrest search and seizure, use of force, patrol vehicle operations, motor vehicle law, first responder emergency rescue, firearms, PR-24 baton, chemical agents, self-defense, patrol tactics, criminal law, communications, report writing, court room testimony, military drill, and physical fitness.

Graduating Officers can apply for college credits at Atlantic Cape Community College and receive full New Jersey State Special Law Enforcement Certification at graduation. 


  • Minimum wage in the Police Academy then $17.00 per hour (40 hour work week) after graduation. 

* All Special Officers will receive a $0.25 hourly increase, in salary, each year they return for employment.


  • Cape May Police Department handles calls for Cape May City, West Cape May and Cape May Point.
  • The Cape May Police Department responds to approximately 14,000 calls per year.
  • Cape May is a city at the southern tip of Cape May Peninsula with approximately 5,000 residents.
  • In the summer months, Cape May's population is expanded by as many as 40,000 to 50,000 visitors a day.


  • Application Review
  • Physical Fitness Test
  • Background Investigation
  • Oral Interview
  • Conditional Offer of Employment
  • Drug Screening
  • Medical Screening
  • Psychological Examination 
  • Police Academy completion


The Cape May Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Jobs close at 11:59 PM (Eastern) on the deadline date specified, or when the position capacity has been met, or unless otherwise specified in the announcement. If the deadline date is not specified in the announcement, the agency has sole discretion on setting the deadline and jobs may close without notice. It is the applicant's responsibility to thoroughly read and understand the deadline requirements and capacity limits as outlined by the agency.

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