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.
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To our residents and visitors who are catching Pokemon, and finding Poke Stops. We are happy to have you exploring our neighborhoods and business districts! All we ask is that a few common sense guidelines are followed to make the experience safe and enjoyable for you.
First, please be aware of your surroundings. Don't walk around with your face buried in your phone. Watch for traffic as you cross the streets and people when walking on the sidewalk. Be considerate of others as they may have no idea what you are doing.
Second, don't EVER play Pokemon Go while driving. This is extremely unsafe and could very well result in a ticket or worse if you get into a traffic crash as a result.
Also, many people don't play this game, and may not appreciate you walking across their yard or be frightened by all the unusual activity. Try to be aware of this and avoid infringing on others while you are enjoying the craze.
Lastly, we encourage parents to play along with and supervise young children. If you want them to play, go with them. Make it a family event!
Have fun, be safe and catch one for us!
The Ventnor City Police Department
To report an electrical outage directly to the Atlantic City Electric Company, click on the link below;
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.