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.


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