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 230 hour training program. This training will begin the first weekend in May and will culminate with a graduation ceremony during the first weekend in June.
Seasonal Recruit Police Officers will receive law enforcement training in numerous topics to include:
Policy and Procedure
Ethics in Law Enforcement
Drill and Discipline
Use of Force
Emergency Vehicle Operations
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.