Wildwood Crest has instituted a new rapid emergency notification service called CodeRED®.  Click here to register.

The new system will distribute emergency messages via telephone to targeted areas or the entire county at a rate of 1,000 calls per minute. CodeRED® employs a one-of-a-kind Internet mapping capability for geographic targeting of calls, coupled with a high speed telephone calling system capable of delivering customized pre-recorded emergency messages directly to homes and businesses, live individuals and answering machines.

By registering, you’ll be added to the emergency call list. This service can be used in case of fires, chemical spills, evacuations, lock downs, downed power lines, lost individuals, natural disasters, abductions, water system problems, bomb threats, or other emergencies. Calls can be geographically targeted for localized messaging. If widespread, the entire community could be called within 20 to 30 minutes.The system also reports who did not get a call so that they may be contacted by other means.

Wildwood Crest residents are welcome and encouraged to enter their contact information for home, business, and mobile phones so they may be contacted by the system in the event of an emergency. It
is important for city residents and businesses customers to register, especially if they use unlisted numbers, cell phones, or VOIP. Those who do not register their address and phone number may not be notified with CodeRED in the case of an emergency.

Registration is confidential, free, and easy. Click here to register your contact information

Here are the most common questions about CodeRED:

I received a CodeRED call, does that mean I am in the CodeRED database? 
Yes. If they would like to submit additional information, such as cell phone numbers, text and email information, they must visit your website and click on the Logo. CodeRED always de-duplicates by phone number, so if they are unsure if they are registered, they should just submit their information again. This will ensure they are in the database! 
Why did CodeRED call me several times? 
If there is no answer and they do not have an answering device, the number will be attempted up to 3 times. It called me but no message played. If they answer and do not say hello, CodeRED will not begin playing automatically. It is trying to determine if is has reached a live person or answering device. If they do not say anything, it will hang up and retry the number in the next pass of the non connected numbers. 
Why did it leave only part of the message on my answering machine? 
CodeRED will leave a message on an answering device. There are many different brands and types of capturing devices for leaving a message. Occasionally something about the answering device or the beep of the device causes the system to think it has reached a live person and begins playing the message. When the message is left, it only leaves part of the message. They can call back the number and receive the entire message. This does not happen often. There is a chance that they may get a few of these. 
Why does my phone ring once and hang up? 
It has called me twice and won’t let me answer it. If they have a ring back tone, which plays a song instead of ringing, the system will interpret this as an Operator Intercept and hang up, only to retry the number.

To submit a crime tip, please click the link below. Your tip will be forwarded to the appropriate agency from there. As always, if you have an emergency please dial 911 or you can call the Wildwood Crest Police Department directly at 609-522-2456. 

Click on the Wildwood Crest Police Department accident report portal powered by CARFAX. If you were in an accident or if you're an interested party, use the form to the right to obtain a secure copy of your crash report.

The Borough of Wildwood Crest is a small shore community located in Cape May County, New Jersey, situated between Victorian Cape May and Wildwood City. Wildwood Crest is mostly residential with a large motel business district.
The Wildwood Crest Police Department protects 2.7 square miles and is home to nearly 4,000 year round residents.  The population number swells to over 100,000 on any given weekend from Memorial Day to Labor Day. 

The Wildwood Crest Police Department participates in the New Jersey Law Enforcement Accreditation Program,  which is a voluntary state program developed by the New Jersey Association of Chiefs of Police and is modeled after the CALEA national program. The accreditation program requires compliance with a series of professional standards designed specifically for New Jersey law enforcement agencies. The program promotes the best practices in law enforcement. The department was initially accredited in 2011.

On December 5th and 6th, 2010, a team of assessors from the New Jersey Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission (NJLEAC) conducted on onsite evaluation of the department’s policies and procedures, management, operations and support services. The department had to comply with 112 standards in order to be reaccredited. The assessment assessors reviewed written materials, interviewed individuals, and visited offices and other areas where compliance can be witnessed. Wildwood Crest Police Department is currently in the process of reaccreditation. Sgt. Holt is the Accreditation Manager.

Joseph McGrath, Chief of Police
Robert Lloyd, Captain 

Richard D'Amico, Lieutenant

​Ronald Becker, Lieutenant

Wildwood Crest Police Department

 6101 Pacific Avenue, Wildwood Crest, NJ  08260 | Emergency: 9-1-1 |  Phone: (609) 522-2456  |   Fax (609) 523-8243

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