On Monday August 24, 2020 between 7:00 AM and 4:00 PM there will be road work / construction taking place on Lafayette Street.  Due to this project, Lafayette Street will be closed between Franklin Street and Ocean Street.  Please use an alternate route if possible as this road closure will cause delays in the area. 

A Message from the Office of Police Chief Anthony Marino

In order to best protect the public and employees of the Cape May Police Department we will be making temporary changes in police procedures to avoid potential exposure of the COVID-19 virus. 

For all non-emergency issues please call our non-emergency number 609-884-9500 rather than coming to the station in person.  

The City of Cape May Emergency Services would like to ask for everyone’s assistance in protecting our Firefighter/EMT's and Police Officers. We are asking that in the event you dial 911, please make sure you let the Communications Operator know if anyone in your household is experiencing flu-like symptoms.

This will help our first responders in ensuring they are properly protected so they can provide the appropriate and necessary care to members of your household.

Thank you for your anticipated cooperation.

This is a reminder that the 2019 West Cape May Christmas parade is December 7th starting at 5 p.m.

The West Cape May Bridge will open to attending floats and school bands etc, of which will be directed onto Seashore Road then parked on the side of the road until the start of the parade at their predetermined locations.

Any parade visitor(s), non float or school bands, will be diverted at the base of the West Cape May Bridge to New England Road, where you will travel to Bayshore Road then towards Sunset Boulevard.

Due to an area of low pressure anchored offshore of the Mid Atlantic region, an extended period of coastal flooding is expected at times of high tide from Wednesday afternoon through Friday evening.  Minor coastal flooding is expected Wednesday afternoon through Thursday afternoon, then moderate coastal flooding is expected Thursday afternoon through Friday evening.  In addition to coastal flooding, gale force winds of 35-45 knots are expected along the coastal waters, and winds could reach 35-45 mph along the Delaware and New Jersey coasts as well.&

Cape May City is currently experiencing a power outage that is expected to last for approximately one to two hours. The outage is currently being worked on by Atlantic City Electric. Please refrain from calling the police department so we do not tie up emergency services. We will release more information as it becomes available. Thank you for your patience.


Over the next several day Atlantic City Electric will be working on the power substation on Elmira Street -

This will cause significant delays to traffic - specifically Elmira Street will be closed heading into Cape May from Park Boulevard.  Motorists are to use Park to West Perry Street to enter Cape May.  

The following are traffic advisory from the Cape May Police Department

On August 2nd from 10am until 2pm there will be traffic delays on Beach Avenue from Congress Hall to Howard Street due to the Baby Parade.

On August 3rd the Midlantic Center of the Arts will be hosting Crabfest from 10 am to 6 pm at the Physick Estate on Washington Street. There will be significant traffic delays due to large attendance in the area from Madison Avenue to Union Street.

Public Announcement about Upcoming events in Cape May

During the times of these events in the areas specified there may be increased motor vehicle and pedestrian traffic, the public should take care and be aware of the event times and locations.

1.            Annual Beach Volley Ball event on the beach between Convention Hall and the Small arcade at Jackson St, Saturday event, runs 7am-10pm.