AUXILIARY OFFICER PROGRAM

An auxiliary officer is a civilian that is trained to support the police department and serve the citizens of Ocean City by providing volunteer services to supplement regular law enforcement personnel. The Auxiliary Unit was initiated in 1999 and since then, volunteers have donated a total of over 60,000 hours of service to the Town of Ocean City.

Common tasks that Auxiliary Officers are assigned to include:

  • Traffic control details during events and parades
  • Added security during special events such as Springfest, Sunfest, Winterfest of Lights and Play It Safe evets
  • Administrative and data entry assistance
  • Assistance with community policing programs such as R.A.A.M. (Reducing the Availability of Alcohol to Minors) and Citizens Police Academy

To become an Auxiliary Officer, citizens must first attend the OCPD Citizens Police Academy, which is a 10-week class detailing the inner-workings of the OCPD. Upon completion, citizens will be required to complete a background check and additional training specific to the duties of an Auxiliary Officer. Citizens interested in becoming a volunteer Auxiliary Officer should contact the Public Affairs Office at 410-520-5395 to sign up for the next Citizens Police Academy.

AUXILIARY OFFICER OF THE YEAR (2019)

Kathy Grimes

PAST AUXILIARY OFFICERS OF THE YEAR

  • 2019 – Kathy Grimes
  • 2018 – Charlie Judd, Dorothy Morse, and Tonja Sas
  • 2017 – Kathy Grimes
  • 2016 – Kim Herbert
  • 2015 – Collen Douglas
  • 2014 – Debbie Schmidt
  • 2013 – Tonja Sas & Dorothy Morse
  • 2012 – Reid Gay & Wanda Olson
  • 2011 – Shalimar Kufchack
  • 2010 – Ann Gough
  • 2009 – Robert Borys
  • 2008 – Charles Judd
  • 2007 – Robert Borys
  • 2006 – Sy Longberg
  • 2005 – Donald Olson
  • 2004 – Dorothy Morse
  • 2003 – Tonja Sas
  • 2002 – Jack Doran
  • 2001 – John Prescott
  • 2000 – Sy Longberg
  • 1999 – Margaret Sas