PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS



The members of the Wildwood Crest Police Department are committed to providing law enforcement services that are fair, effective, and impartially applied. It is in the best interests of everyone that a complaint about the performance of an individual law enforcement officer is resolved fairly and promptly. The Wildwood Crest Police Department has formal procedures for investigating complaints of police misconduct. These procedures ensure fairness and protect the rights of both citizens and law enforcement officers.

The Wildwood Crest Police Department operates in accordance with the New Jersey Attorney General’s Guidelines on Internal Affairs Policies and Procedures.

The Wildwood Crest Police Department accepts and documents all citizen complaints in any form, including anonymous complaints, against law enforcement personnel employed in Wildwood Crest Police Department.

The Wildwood Crest Police Department will objectively review any and all complaints of police misconduct. If the complaint is determined to be an administrative violation, assistance will be given to the complainant with reporting his/her allegation. However, if the complaint is determined to be a criminal violation, the Wildwood Crest Police Department will conduct a criminal investigation.