A Superior Court judge ruled on Tuesday that a special referendum election must be held in the city of Wildwood to determine if some executive positions in the city’s police department should be reduced. Judge Valerie Armstrong delivered a decision on Tuesday that ruled in favor of a citizens’ group that circulated a petition asking the city to put the issue before voters. Armstrong said the petition was successful, and the public will have a chance to vote on it. At issue is a proposal by city leadership to reduce the number of police sergeants and lieutenants in the city’s police force. The city commission passed an ordinance back in October to cut the number of these ranks in the Wildwood Police Department.