Check out the Seaside Heights Police Department recruiting brochure here.

The Borough of Seaside Heights is a civil service community. Seaside Heights has a residency requirement for the position of full-time police officer. This means you must be a resident of the Borough of Seaside Heights prior to employment. Being a civil service municipality, Seaside Heights operates under the jurisdiction of the New Jersey Civil Service Commission (CSC). The New Jersey CSC regulates the employment, tenure, and discharge of Seaside Heights employees. Visit under “Job Announcements” for more information on the testing process.


The application process for the position of Special Law Enforcement Officer I (SLEO I)* for the 2018 season has commenced.  Please read the instructions below carefully.

The Seaside Heights Police Department has elected to participate in the Ocean County Police Chiefs Association 2018 Centralized Testing Process.  This process is different from the prior process utilized by this agency.  Applicants must be a citizen of the United States, minimum 18 years of age, high school diploma or equivalent, and possess a valid N.J. drivers license.   Applications will only be made available to individuals upon the successful completion of the centralized testing process.

Registration deadline is November 20, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.

For additional information and registration, visit:

The written examination will be held on Saturday, November, 25, 2017 @ 9:00 a.m. at the Ocean County Police Academy.

*Special Law Enforcement Officer I (SLEO I): authorized to perform routine traffic details, spectator control and other similar duties. If authorized by borough ordinance, SLEO I’s are empowered to issue summonses for disorderly persons and petty disorderly person’s offenses, violations of borough ordinances and violations of Title 39. SLEO I’s are not authorized to carry a firearm and shall not be assigned to any duty which may require the carrying of a firearm.

The Seaside Heights Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer.