Atlantic City will add to its seasonal police force this summer.
The city swore in 19 Special Law Enforcement Officer IIs on Monday. The officers, known as Class IIs, are paid at an hourly rate rather than salaried, saving taxpayers money for benefits.
Their police powers are also limited to the hours they work and within the city limits.
Last year was the first time Atlantic City used the seasonal officers since the Class II statute went into effect. They worked well enough that the city decided to keep them on year-round, when their weekly hours drop from 40 hours to 20.
Currently, the city has 14 Class II officers. Those sworn in Monday will begin training, and be ready to patrol by the Fourth of July, Police Chief Ernest Jubilee said.