Seasonal Officer Training Academy

Applicants who successfully complete the selection process and are offered employment as a seasonal police officer will attend a structured and demanding 228 hour training program. This training will begin on May 6, 2017 and will culminate with a graduation ceremony on June 4, 2017.

Seasonal Recruit Police Officers will receive law enforcement training in numerous topics to include:

  • Policy and Procedure
  • Ethics in Law Enforcement
  • Firearms
  • Defensive Tactics
  • Drill and Discipline
  • Use of Force
  • Emergency Vehicle Operations
  • Constitutional Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Traffic Law
  • Laws of Arrest
  • Drug Identification and Enforcement

There will be numerous written tests and skills tests throughout the academy. There will also be scenario based practical application testing.

Seasonal Recruit Police officers who successfully complete the training program will graduate and be sworn in as Ocean City Seasonal Police Officers. Seasonal Police Officers are assigned to one of the six shifts attached to the Patrol Division. Seasonal Police Officers who have an acceptable evaluation at the conclusion of their employment are given priority consideration for any full-time openings for police officers.

Many of the Seasonal Police Officers go on to successful careers in law enforcement with federal, state, county, and municipal governments.