OCEAN CITY, MD – (May 21, 2018): Four new Ocean City Police Department (OCPD) officers graduated from the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office Training Academy’s first police academy class. The newest Ocean City officers are Officers Alexander Hawkins, Kevin Herbert, Christian Rodden and Riley Scott.
Officers were formally recognized as certified police officers of the Ocean City Police Department after six months of intense training. OCPD Command Staff made the decision to send the newest recruits to this new academy to get them through training and available to patrol earlier in the summer season.
“We strive to provide the Ocean City community with the best and brightest officers that we can find and each of our newest officers fits that bill,” said Ocean City Police Chief Ross Buzzuro. “We had the advantage of having each of them as seasonal staff members in the past so I know that they will be a great addition to this department.”
After their graduation from the police academy, the new officers will enter into a nine-week field training program. During this time, they will perfect the skills they have acquired in the police academy under the direct supervision of veteran OCPD field training officers. They will be routinely evaluated and critiqued on their performance and will train with the various shifts and divisions that make up the OCPD.
Photo from left to right: Lt. Rick Moreck, Ofc. Kevin Herbert, Ofc. Christian Rodden, Ofc. Alexander Hawkins, Ofc. Riley Scott, Chief Ross Buzzuro