Stone Harbor Police Department

Thomas J. Schutta, Chief of Police

Christopher A. Palmer, Captain of Police

Maureen Jackson, Administrative Assistant

For Emergencies, dial 9-1-1
609-368-2111 – Non-Emergencies
609-368-4162 – Facsimile
609-368-1455 – Police Administration/Records
609-368-1430 – Administration Facsimile
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The Borough of Stone Harbor is served by an outstanding police department committed to protecting the health, safety, and property of all citizens; providing miscellaneous services; and the vigilant enforcement of all criminal and non-criminal statutes and ordinances consistent with the United State Constitution, NJ Attorney General Guidelines, and Cape May County Police Chiefs’ Policy. The department consists of seventeen full time sworn officers, one administrative assistant, and one clerk. Additionally, approximately sixteen officers are hired to serve during the summer season.

Stone Harbor Police Department EMPLOYMENT

The Borough of Stone Harbor is an Equal Opportunity Employer


The Stone Harbor Police Department employs police officers, an administrative assistant, and a clerk.


The Stone Harbor Police Department employs Special Law Enforcement Officers on a part-time basis. Special Law Enforcement Officers are employed from May through September and work at least 40 hours per week during that period. Special Law Enforcement Officers are classified as Class I and Class II. The Class I officer is typically 18-19 years of age with an interest in a law enforcement career. Duties include parking/ordinance enforcement, traffic direction, and crowd control. The training required is two weeks. The Class II officer completes seven weeks of training, carries a firearm and performs similar duties to those of a regular officer.

SLEO applications for the 2017 Summer season are no longer being accepted.  Future SLEO job announcements will be posted in early Fall of 2017.


  • 18 Years of Age
  • Favorable Background Check
  • Favorable Medical Examination
  • Favorable Psychological Profile
  • Favorable Drug Testing Results
  • Successful Completion of Police Academy (7 weeks for Class II officers; 2 weeks for Class I officers)
Forms & Info
Employment Application – Stone Harbor Police Department
Stone Harbor Police Department Personnel Early Warning System
2017 Internal Affairs Annual Report
2018 Internal Affairs Annual Report
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Bicycle Registration Form
Residential Emergency Contact Form
Business Emergency Contact Form