The Ventnor City Police Department, together with all the residents of the City, strives every day and night to make our community a safe place to live and work. The Ventnor City Police Department provides protection to approximately 2.15 square miles and currently employs 38 sworn police officers, 8 full time Dispatchers, 2  Parking Violations Officers and 1 Records Clerk.  

Mission Statement

We, the members of the Ventnor City Police Department, are committed to safeguarding the community through enforcement of the law and faithful service to the public without regard to race, religion, ethnicity, gender, social status or political affiliation.

We promise to respect, honor and defend the rights and liberties of the people as enumerated in the Constitutions of the United States of America and the State of New Jersey. We will pursue and bring to justice any person or group of persons who would bring harm to a member of the community, visitor to the city or member of this department.

We recognize that our authority is derived from the people we serve and will endeavor to maintain the confidence of the public by discharging our duties in a lawful, professional and compassionate manner. We cherish the public trust and will, through due process, remove from our ranks any member who would breach that trust by means of unlawful, immoral or other improper conduct.

We will work cooperatively with other public agencies, schools, businesses, civic associations and community organizations to foster and maintain the highest quality of life, promote commerce and encourage good citizenship in Ventnor City. Finally, we welcome community input and participation in pursuit of our everlasting mission to maintain peace and uphold justice in the City of Ventnor City, New Jersey.

Community Emergency Notification Enrollment Page (https://public.coderedweb.com/CNE/647738E6DBF8).  This secure, customized Community Notification Enrollment (CNE) page allows residents and businesses to register or update their contact information to ensure they will be included when a Community Message is sent out – unlisted numbers, mobile numbers, TDD/TTY requirements can all be entered with registration.

Special Needs Registration for Emergency Evacuations of Atlantic County, NJ

An emergency situation can strike our area without warning and it could require moving residents to a safer area. As part of Atlantic City’s Disaster Preparedness Plan, Atlantic County has developed a Special Needs Registry for residents who may have difficulty evacuating the city. The Special Needs Registry will be used by first responders (Police, Fire, Sheriff Officers, Emergency Medical Services, Health Dept. Personnel, and if necessary, the Army National Guard) to assist in relocating our residents prior to an emergency situation. For further information and to register yourself or a family member on-line, please click here.

Pedestrians and Crosswalks

Recently there has been some controversy or misunderstanding regarding Pedestrians crossing at crosswalks. Below is the New Jersey Title 39 statute regarding pedestrian and motor vehicles within a crosswalk;

39:4-36: The driver of a vehicle shall yield the right of way to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within a marked crosswalk or within any unmarked crosswalk at an intersection, except at crosswalks when the movement of traffic is being regulated by police officers or traffic control signals, or where otherwise prohibited by municipal, county, or state regulation, and except where a pedestrian tunnel or overhead pedestrian crossing has been provided, but no pedestrian shall suddenly leave a curb or other place of safety and walk or run into the path of a vehicle which is so close that it is impossible for the driver to yield. Nothing herein shall relieve a pedestrian from using due care for his/her safety.

Whenever a vehicle is stopped to permit a pedestrian to cross the roadway, the driver of any other vehicle approaching from the rear shall not overtake and pass such stopped vehicle.

Every pedestrian upon a roadway at any point other than within a marked crosswalk or within an unmarked crosswalk at an intersection shall yield the right of way to all vehicles upon the roadway.

Nothing contained herein shall relieve a driver from the duty to exercise due care for the safety of any pedestrian upon a roadway.