On September 7, 2012, police officers representing law enforcement agencies throughout Maryland gathered in Annapolis to be recognized for their distinct contributions to highway safety in Maryland. The 2012 Traffic Safety Specialist (TSS) Awards Luncheon, which took place at the Doubletree Hotel in Annapolis, acknowledged law enforcement officers who have attained exceptional levels of experience, training and proficiency in highway safety and traffic enforcement methods and procedures.

The following Ocean City Police Department officers were recognized for their hard work and commitment to traffic safety; Lieutenants Brian Cardamone and Scott Harner, Sergeants Doug Smith and Ronnie Townsend, Patrolman 1st Class Aaron Morgan, Ryan Flanagan, Michael Karsnitz, Joseph Centofranchi and Officer Patrick Flynn. Congratulations to the TSS Award Recipients. Keep up the great work.
Pictured from left to right:
Chief William McMahon (Howard Co PD), OCPD – LT Scott Harner, SGT Doug Smith, PFC Joe Centofranchi, PFC Mike Karsnitz, OFC Pat Flynn, PFC Aaron Morgan and Chief of the MD Highway Safety Office Mr. Thomas J. Gianni.

“Clearly these award recipients epitomized the spirit of the TSS Program,” said Thomas J. Gianni, Chief of the Maryland Highway Safety Office. “Effective traffic enforcement translates to fewer crashes, injuries, and fewer deaths on our roadways. Traffic safety is public safety, and we congratulate the awardees on their very distinguished achievement.”

So far this year, the OCPD has investigated over 500 crashes, issued almost 7,000 traffic citations and made almost 400 DUI/DWI arrests. “The sheer volume of vehicular traffic in Ocean City Community seems daunting, however the Traffic Safety Specialist of the Ocean City Police Department as well as all of our patrol officers, rise to the challenge every year , and this year is no exception” stated OCPD Chief Bernadette A. DiPino. “I am extremely proud of these dedicated professionals who continue to make Ocean City, Maryland a safe place to live and visit.”