Ocean City Police Lieutenant Brian Cardamone recently graduated from the FBI National Academy 224th Session at Quantico, VA. Lt. Cardamone was among 257 law enforcement officers from 49 states, as well as the District of Columbia, 20 international counties, four military organizations and four federal civilian organizations.
Lt. Cardamone began the internationally recognized program in January. His time during the National Academy Program consisted of 10 weeks of advanced investigative, management and fitness training. The FBI Academy is a very selective program in which participants must have proven records as professionals within their agency. In addition, most academy participants have 19 years of law enforcement experience (on average) and usually return to their agencies to serve in command level positions.
Lt. Cardamone worked as a seasonal police officer in 1988, 1989 and 1990 after earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He was hired as a full-time police officer in the fall of 1990 and graduated from the Eastern Shore Criminal Justice Academy in May of 1991 as his class valedictorian.
Lt. Cardamone has been a member of the department’s Traffic Safety Unit since 1994, and has served as the unit’s supervisor and commander for eight years. He is certified in accident reconstruction, and as a breath test technician and intoximeter operator. He is also a certified PBT operator, RADAR operator, and LASER operator and instructor. In addition, Lt. Cardamone has taught various traffic safety topics at the Eastern Shore Criminal Justice Academy, and within the department. He has been a member of the department’s Honor Guard and Morale Committee, where he served as treasurer. Lt. Cardamone is currently assigned to the Patrol Division.
Along with his departmental duties, Lt. Cardamone has been recognized two times by the Eastern Shore Chapter of MADD for his outstanding efforts in DWI enforcement. The Worcester County Drug & Alcohol Task Force also recognized him for his dedication to alcohol and drug enforcement. Lt. Cardamone has received numerous department awards for his work in the Patrol Division.