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Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Maryland set for June 4

*The following news release is distributed by the Ocean City Police Department on behalf of Special Olympics Maryland. ‘Flame of Hope’ Arrives in Worcester County! Worcester County Law Enforcement Officer, Friends, and Supporters Participate in Statewide Torch Run Relay as a Show of Support for the Special Olympics Maryland Summer Games  Law Enforcement officers representing…

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Special Event Zone on Coastal Highway Tuesday, May 15

OCEAN CITY, MD – (May 8, 2018): Starting Tuesday, May 15, through Sunday, May 20, Coastal Highway and Philadelphia Avenue (MD-528) will be designated as a Special Event Zone during the Cruisin’ Ocean City event. Speeds will be reduced and fines will be increased in the Special Event Zone. In April, Governor Larry Hogan signed…

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Have Coffee with Cops Tuesday, May 15

OCEAN CITY, MD – (May 2, 2018): On Wednesday, May 15, residents and visitors are invited to enjoy a cup of coffee with Ocean City Police Department officers at Starbucks located at 1610 Baltimore Avenue. “Coffee with Cops” will take place Tuesday, May 15, 2018, from 8 to 10 a.m. Attendees will have an opportunity…

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Ocean City Police Enforce Speeding on Residential Streets

OCEAN CITY, MD – (May 1, 2018): After receiving complaints from residents, Ocean City police recently conducted traffic details in the Montego Bay and Caine Woods neighborhoods to address speeding and other traffic violations. On several dates in the month of April, officers focused on the side streets where residents are affected by traffic issues…

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Ocean City Police Announce Captain Promotion

OCEAN CITY, MD – (April 2, 2018): Chief Ross Buzzuro of the Ocean City Police Department (OCPD) is proud to announce the promotion of Lieutenant Ray Austin to the rank of Captain. Captain Austin will fill the position of Criminal Investigation Division Commander, formerly held by Retired Captain Kevin Kirstein. Captain Austin, originally from the…

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Ocean City Police to Host Mounted Unit Open House April 14

OCEAN CITY, MD – (March 21, 2018): The Ocean City Police Department will be hosting a free Open House event featuring the Mounted Unit on Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 1 p.m. until 4:30 p.m.at Bay Point Equestrian Center on Beauchamp Road in Ocean Pines. Attendees will have this rare opportunity to meet each of…

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Ocean City Police Offering Free Bicycle Lights to Citizens

OCEAN CITY, MD – (March 13, 2018): The Ocean City Police Department recently received forty bicycle lights to be distributed to Ocean City residents in an effort to improve bicycle safety in the resort. Any Ocean City resident that rides a bike at night and does not have headlights and tail lights is encouraged to…

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Traffic Delays Expected during St. Patrick’s Day Festivities

OCEAN CITY, MD – (March 5, 2018): The Ocean City Police Department is reminding citizens to expect traffic delays this St. Patrick’s Day weekend, as the Delmarva Irish-American Club host their Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival. The tradition, which has become one of the largest St. Patrick’s Day parades in Maryland, will take…

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Cpl. Michael Richardson Named 2017 OCPD Officer of the Year

OCEAN CITY, MD – (January 31, 2018): On Friday, January 26, 2018, the Neighborhood Watch Associations of Ocean City gathered together with Ocean City Police Department (OCPD) employees at the Grand Hotel for their annual Officer of the Year Ceremony. Over 150 guests gathered together to recognize OCPD personnel and volunteers for their accomplishments in…

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Suspects Charged For Stealing Standpipe Valves

OCEAN CITY, MD – (December 28, 2017):  Ocean City Police have charged a Taneytown couple with 19 counts of theft, malicious destruction of property, and 4th degree burglary after officers recovered multiple brass fire standpipe valves earlier this month. On December 2, 2017, officers began investigating the theft of a standpipe valve after a citizen…

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OCPD Undercover Operation Results in Numerous Drug Arrests

OCEAN CITY, MD – (December 19, 2017): The Ocean City Police Department’s Narcotics Unit, with the assistance of the Worcester County Criminal Enforcement Team (CET) and the Ocean City Police Special Enforcement Unit (SEU), has concluded a three month undercover operation that resulted in multiple arrests.  With the help of the OCPD Quick Response Team, undercover detectives began…

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