Welcome to the Official Ventnor City Police Department Website. Ventnor is located in Atlantic County, just south of Atlantic City, New Jersey. It is a city with a residential population of approximately 13,000 citizens which swells tremendously during the summer months. The Ventnor City Police Department provides protection to approximately 2.15 square miles and currently employs 38 sworn police officers, 8 full time Dispatchers, 2 Parking Violations Officers and 1 Records Clerk.
The Ventnor City Police Department prides itself on it's response time to calls for service, which typically is less than 2 minutes. This website offers the visitor an abundance of information about the Ventnor City Police Department and the City of Ventnor. If you are interested in a law enforcement or Telecommunication career, please check out our employment information.
Ventnor City Police Department’s K9 Joker to get Body Armor
Ventnor City Police Department’s K9 Joker will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Joker’s vest is sponsored by Jennifer Luciano of Vineland, NJ and will be embroidered with the sentiment “Protect me and my partner from harm”. Delivery is expected within eight to ten weeks.
Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c (3) charity located in East Taunton, MA whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States. The non-profit was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with this potentially lifesaving body armor for their four-legged K9 officers. Since its inception, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provided over 2,200 protective vests, in 50 states, through private and corporate donations, at a cost of over 1.9 million dollars. All vests are custom made in the USA by Armor Express in Central Lake, MI.
The program is open to dogs actively employed in the U.S. with law enforcement or related agencies who are certified and at least 20 months of age. New K9 graduates, as well as K9s with expired vests, are eligible to participate.
The donation to provide one protective vest for a law enforcement K9 is $1,050.00. Each vest has a value between $1,795 – $2,234 and a five-year warranty, and an average weight of 4-5 lbs. There is an estimated 30,000 law enforcement K9s throughout the United States. For more information or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please call 508-824-6978. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provides information, lists events, and accepts tax-deductible donations of any denomination at www.vik9s.org or mailed to P.O. Box 9 East Taunton, MA 02718.
K9 Joker is a 2 year old Belgian Malinois who joined the Ventnor City Police Department in August of 2015 and is partnered with K9 Officer Marc Franco Jr. K9 Joker had over 28 weeks of training and is certified in tracking, apprehension, article search, building search, and narcotic detection. K9 Joker, K9 Ofc. Franco Jr and the Ventnor City Police Department would like to thank Jennifer Luciano for the generous donation and Vested Interest in K9s for providing the vest. The vest will be a great way to help keep K9 Joker safe while he is out there working to help keep the residents of Ventnor safe.
Community Emergency Notification Enrollment Page (https://public.coderedweb.com/CNE/647738E6DBF8). This secure, customized Community Notification Enrollment (CNE) page allows residents and businesses to register or update their contact information to ensure they will be included when a Community Message is sent out – unlisted numbers, mobile numbers, TDD/TTY requirements can all be entered with registration.
Special Needs Registration for Emergency Evacuations of Atlantic County, NJ
An emergency situation can strike our area without warning and it could require moving residents to a safer area. As part of Atlantic City’s Disaster Preparedness Plan, Atlantic County has developed a Special Needs Registry for residents who may have difficulty evacuating the city. The Special Needs Registry will be used by first responders (Police, Fire, Sheriff Officers, Emergency Medical Services, Health Dept. Personnel, and if necessary, the Army National Guard) to assist in relocating our residents prior to an emergency situation. For further information and to register yourself or a family member on-line, please click on the following link; Atlantic County Special Needs Registration for Emergency Evacuations
Pedestrians and Crosswalks
Recently there has been some controversy or misunderstanding regarding Pedestrians crossing at crosswalks. Below is the New Jersey Title 39 statute regarding pedestrian and motor vehicles within a crosswalk;
39:4-36: The driver of a vehicle shall yield the right of way to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within a marked crosswalk or within any unmarked crosswalk at an intersection, except at crosswalks when the movement of traffic is being regulated by police officers or traffic control signals, or where otherwise prohibited by municipal, county, or state regulation, and except where a pedestrian tunnel or overhead pedestrian crossing has been provided, but no pedestrian shall suddenly leave a curb or other place of safety and walk or run into the path of a vehicle which is so close that it is impossible for the driver to yield. Nothing herein shall relieve a pedestrian from using due care for his/her safety.
Whenever a vehicle is stopped to permit a pedestrian to cross the roadway, the driver of any other vehicle approaching from the rear shall not overtake and pass such stopped vehicle.
Every pedestrian upon a roadway at any point other than within a marked crosswalk or within an unmarked crosswalk at an intersection shall yield the right of way to all vehicles upon the roadway.
Nothing contained herein shall relieve a driver from the duty to exercise due care for the safety of any pedestrian upon a roadway.