Time Line



  • National Search Closed
  • Initial Screening/First Cut
  • Written Questionnaires


  • Questionnaire Evaluation
  • Second Cut
  • Telephone Interviews
  • Third Cut - Semi-finalists
  • Reference Checks


  • Personal Interview - Appointed Panel
  • Fourth Cut (Appointed Panel) - Finalists
  • Finalist Interviews - Mayor and City Council
  • Background Investigation - Independently Contracted
  • Employment Offer


  • Chief of Police Appointed by Mayor and City Council

Citizen input is important to us!

You are invited to submit a question or comment for use in the Town's Chief of Police selection process. All questions and comments will be reviewed and some chosen for use when interviewing candidates for Ocean City's next Chief of Police. If you can not think of a question, we would love to hear the attributes that you feel are important to look for in a Chief of Police candidate.

Please note that we're unable to reply to your submission. Submitted questions will be reviewed, but not all questions will be included in the interview process.

Thank you for taking the time to submit a question/comment. Your participation is greatly appreciated! 

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