Middle Township Police Department

Chief Jennifer Pooler
Address 31 Mechanic St
Cape May Court House NJ 08210
Phone (609) 465-8700
Website https://middlepd.com/


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Middle Township - Class 2 Special Law Enforcement Police Officer $23 per hour March 29, 2024

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The Mission Statement of the Middle Township Police Department:

“The men and women of the Middle Township Police Department in partnership with the community are committed to enhancing the quality of life and fostering a sense of security in the community.  We hold ourselves to the highest standards of performance and ethics while affording dignity and respect to every individual.”

 

The Middle Township Police Department was established in 1958, consisting of three officers. The Police Department now consists of over 60 sworn Law Enforcement Officers, several Class II Special Law Enforcement Officers, Code Enforcement and Animal Control Officers, evidence clerks and a number of administrative assistants.

Middle Township Police patrol an area of over 72 square miles, protecting a year round population of over 18,000 with an estimated daytime population in excess of 30,000. Centrally located in Cape May County, Middle Township borders the shore towns of Avalon, Stone Harbor, North Wildwood, and Wildwood City; thus causing our summer seasonal population to be in excess of 65,000. Our officers initiate and/or respond to over 45,000 calls for service each year.

The Police Department is comprised of a Chief of Police, two Captains, and three Lieutenants. A Detective Division includes a Detective Sergeant and several detectives. A newly formed Street Crimes Unit, consisting of a Sergeant and a number of officers handle quality of life issues and narcotics investigations within the township.  A School Resource Officer Unit is comprised of an officer assigned to the Middle Township High School, protecting a population of over 1,200 students and staff, an officer supplied via a contract with the Cape May County Vocational Technical High School protecting a population of over 700 students and staff, and next school year an officer supplied via contract to the Cape May County Special Services School.

The Department also has a Special Services Unit consisting of officers who handle community policing, specialized events, and department training. The backbone of the Police Department is the Patrol Division, consisting of full time officers broken down into four patrol squads, each under the direction of a Sergeant and a Corporal.

Other units are maintained within the Agency. The members of these units undergo additional extensive training to be proficient for their duties and assignments. These duties are above and beyond assigned Officers’ normal tasks as either Patrol Officers, Detectives or Administrators. These units include:

  • Fully equipped Dive Team consisting of certified Scuba divers

  • Fully equipped Crash Investigation Team

  • Fully equipped Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Drone Team
  • Police Motorcycle Unit equipped with three Harley Davidson motorcycles and two All-Terrain Vehicles
  • Hostage Negotiation Team consisting of trained officers

  • Bicycle Unit used primarily for community events and specialized details in the business districts​

Additionally, the Middle Township Police Department furnishes several officers to the Cape May County Regional Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team and is the home of the Mainland Division.

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