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Seals and Other Mammals on the Beach

During this time of the year it is not unusual to see a harbor seal on the beaches of Sea Girt.  Seals are amphibious.  They are at home on land and in the water.

What can you do if an animal strands on the beach?

If you see a whale, dolphin, seal or sea turtle in Sea Girt contact the Marine Mammal Stranding Center’s hotline at 609-266-0538.  The center is on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

If you see a seal, DO NOT APPROACH THE SEAL ON THE BEACH AND KEEP PETS ON A LEASH AND AT LEAST 50FT AWAY FROM THE SEAL.  Seals are predators and will bite if they get scared.

Marine Mammal Stranding Center

Sea Girt Police Department Seeks Applicants for Special Officer

The Borough of Sea Girt Police Department is currently accepting résumés for the position of Special Law Enforcement Officer for the 2015 summer season.  The special law enforcement officer position is part-time only.  Special law enforcement officers may eventually be considered for full-time employment when there is a vacancy.

Applications MUST be received no later than noon on February 4th, 2015.

Basic Police Application

Each applicant MUST provide a résumé along with the basic police application.

Class I Special Officers are primarily assigned to the beach area to enforce the municipal ordinances in the beach area and assist in enforcing quality of life ordinances.  They are also assigned to traffic posts to assist with the movement of traffic and pedestrians within the Borough of Sea Girt.

Minimum qualifications include:

Must be a citizen of the United States;

Must be a resident of the State of New Jersey;

Must be at least 18 years of age;

Must be able read, write and speak the English language well and intelligently;

Must be sound in body and of good health and be able to perform the physical functions of the duties assigned;

Must be of good moral character and shall not have been convicted of any crime or offense involving moral turpitude or dishonesty that would make him/her unfit to perform the duties of police officer

A minimum of a high school diploma or a GED equivalent;

Must possess a valid New Jersey driver’s license in good standing.

Potential applicants will be required to submit to the following selection process:


Verification of qualifying credentials;

Verification of a non-disqualifying criminal history;

Verification of at least three personal references;

A review of applicant’s driving history;

A review of applicant’s prior law enforcement experience, if any;

A review of applicant’s prior work history;

A review of applicant’s current and past credit history;

Oral interview.

Following a conditional offer of employment, applicants are required to submit to:

Physical examination;

Drug screening;

Psychological/psychiatric examination.

Successful applicants are required to attend a certified police academy and successfully complete a rigorous course of instruction.

Females and minorities are encouraged to submit résumés for consideration.

The Borough of Sea Girt is an equal opportunity employer.

Download the Basic Police Application here.

Accreditation Assessment Team Invites Public Comment

A team of assessors from the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP) will arrive on Sunday November 23rd & Monday November 24th, 2014, to examine all aspects of the Sea Girt Police Department’s policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services Chief Kevin Davenport announced today.            

“Three years ago the Sea Girt Police Department successfully attained State Accreditation with the New Jersey State Chiefs of Police. My staff and I look forward to the team of assessors returning to verify that the Sea Girt Police Department continues to meet the Commission’s “best practice” standards.  This verification is part of a voluntary process to achieve and maintain, accreditation, a highly prized recognition of law enforcement professional excellence”, Chief Kevin Davenport said.

As part of this final on-site assessment, employees and members of the general public are invited to provide comments to the assessment team. They may do so by telephone or email.  The public may call 848-469-2210 on Monday November 24th, 2014, between the hours of 9:00AM – 11:00AM.  Email comments can be sent to Telephone comments are limited to 5 minutes and must address the agency’s ability to comply with the NJSACOP standards.

A copy of the standards is available for inspection at the Sea Girt Police Department, 319 Baltimore Boulevard, Sea Girt, N.J. 08750.  Please contact Detective John DeMillio at 732-449-7300 extension 432. Anyone wishing to offer written comments about the Sea Girt Police Department’s ability to comply with the standards for accreditation is requested to write: New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police, Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission at 11,000 Lincoln Drive West, Suite 12 Marlton, N.J. 08053.

The Sea Girt Police Department must comply with 100 standards in order to achieve accredited status.  Chief Davenport indicated, “Accreditation results in greater accountability within the agency, reduced risk and liability exposure, stronger defense against civil lawsuits, increased community advocacy, and more confidence in the agency’s ability to operate efficiently and respond to community needs.” 

The Accreditation Program Manager for the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police is Mr. Harry J Delgado.  “The assessment team is composed of law enforcement practitioners from similar New Jersey law enforcement agencies.  The assessors will review written materials, interview agency members, and visit offices and other places where compliance with the standards can be observed.  Once the Commission’s assessors complete their review of the agency, they will report to the full Commission, which will then decide if the agency is to be granted accredited status”, Harry J Delgado stated. Accreditation is valid for a three-year period during which time the agency must submit annual reports attesting to their continued compliance with those standards under which it was initially accredited.

The New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police through its New Jersey Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission is the legitimate authority and accreditation agency in the state of New Jersey. For more information regarding the Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission or to submit written comments about the Sea Girt Police Department’s ability to comply with the standards for accreditation, please write to Harry J. Delgado, Accreditation Program Manager,, the Commission at New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police, Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission at 11,000 Lincoln Drive West, Suite 12 Marlton, N.J. 08053.

Are You Getting Emergency Information?

In our efforts to provide more reliable communications with the residents and businesses in the Borough, we have partnered with Swiftreach Networks, Inc. as our emergency notification service provider.

In the past, the Sea Girt Police Department has used this system to provide information about weather related emergencies, crimes, missing persons, school lock downs, school closing, and other important time sensitive information.

Swiftreach Networks, Inc. has recently upgraded the system to provide better service and more flexible means of making notifications.  As a resident, business owner, or visitor to Sea Girt you may now manage the information you want to receive and how that information is going to be delivered.  Up to date contact information is the best way to insure you are receiving the information we are providing.  Please take the time to register as a user and add your updated information.  Be sure to add your address to receive geographically based notification.

If you have any questions about the system or how your information will be used, please feel free to contact the Sea Girt Police Department at 732-449-7300.