Dear Applicant:

Thank you for your interest in the career opportunities offered by the Ocean City Police Department. We are actively searching for men and women who are dedicated to serving their community and possess the high standards necessary for a career in law enforcement. Successful candidates must have a desire to prevent crime and continually improve the quality of life of Ocean City’s residents and visitors.

Now in its second century of service, the Ocean City Police Department provides full-service, municipal law enforcement for Maryland’s only seaside resort with a year-round force of one hundred five sworn and eighteen civilian members.

The seasonal nature of the town creates a diverse working environment. Attracted by ten miles of sandy beach and other recreational opportunities, our winter population of about 10,000 grows to over 300,000 in the summer months, and our small town atmosphere evolves into that of a busy metropolis.

Qualified appointees train at the Eastern Shore Criminal Justice Academy in Salisbury, Maryland. After graduation and upon completion of probation, personnel are eligible for Traffic Safety, K-9, Bicycle Patrol, Mounted Patrol, Community Relations, Criminal Investigations, and other specialized training and assignments. Police Officers are eligible for promotion to Police Officer First Class after three years of satisfactory job performance.

If you have what it takes to become a member of one of the best Police Departments in Maryland, I urge you to apply today.

Ross C. Buzzuro
Chief of Police