Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Statement from Wildwood Crest Police regarding COVID-19


In light of recommendations from the CDC and County Health Agencies regarding COVID-19, the Wildwood Crest Police Department will be implementing new protocols for certain calls for service. 

In an effort to comply with the social distancing recommendations, and to keep our officers and the public safe during the COVID-19 outbreak, we will be taking police reports for minor complaints over the phone. 

This means for calls involving no evidence collection, no immediate need for investigation, or for any call that would not normally require an immediate response, a dispatcher will collect your information and you will be contacted via telephone by an officer of the police department. 

If during the phone call an officer deems it necessary to respond, he or she will do so. For 911 Emergencies and calls that require an immediate response, an officer will still be dispatched and render any aid needed.

We ask that anyone experiencing flu or cold like symptoms to please advise dispatch personnel, or the responding officer, of these symptoms so that we may take necessary precautions.

We also want to remind the at-risk population to limit your exposure to the general public and to limit contact with anyone experiencing cold or flu like symptoms. 

As always, if you are in need of assistance please contact our dispatch at 609-522-2456 and we will make every effort possible to assist you.

For information regarding the COVID-19 outbreak, please refer to the following webpages and phone numbers for guidance:

Cape May County Health Department:

NJ Department of Health:

NJ COVID-19 & Poison Center Public Hotline
1-800-962-1253 or 1-800-222-1222

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

Please remember to follow us of Facebook and Instagram for further information. We will also be utilizing the Nixle service as well. 

Please text WCPDNJ to 888777 to receive emergency information.  

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