OCEAN CITY, MD – (June 16, 2017): On June 15, 2017, four new Ocean City Police Department officers graduated from the Eastern Shore Criminal Justice Academy’s 78th entry level police academy class. The newest Ocean City officers are Officers Mark Cutter, Connor Finch, Yovanny Ramirez Perez, and Tyler Sheffy.
Officers were formally recognized as certified police officers of the Ocean City Police Department after six months of intense training. The recruit class stemmed from various law enforcement agencies throughout Maryland’s Eastern Shore.
Graduates from the OCPD consistently earn top honors from the police academy and these new officers held true to that tradition. Officers Sheffy earned the Physical Fitness Award and Firearms Proficiency Award. Officer Cutter earned the Physical Fitness Award, the Academic Excellence Award and graduated at the top of his class and earned the Firearms Proficiency Award boasting the only perfect score in the class of 22 cadets.
“We strive to provide the Ocean City community with the best and brightest officers that we can find. All four of our newest officers have proven to meet that expectation thus far,” said Ocean City Police Chief Ross Buzzuro. “Each of them are sure to be a great addition to the Ocean City Police 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.