Ocean City Police Corporal Findley Retires After 28 Years of Service
Ocean City, MD- (January 30, 2024): After twenty-eight years of dedicated service to the citizens of Ocean City, Corporal Sydney Findley will retire from the Ocean City Police Department (OCPD) on January 31, 2024.
Cpl. Findley is assigned to the Day Shift Watch. During his career, he has served in Patrol and the Support Services Division. Cpl. Findley was promoted to the rank of Corporal in 2007.
One of his most notable achievements is serving on the Quick Response Team for twenty years. The Quick Response Team comprises a team of officers who have received advanced training in specialized weapons and response tactics. They are deployed for various situations, such as search warrants and hostage incidents. Cpl. Findley has attended several technical training courses such as Special Weapons and Tactics, Submachine Gun School, U.S. Customs Vessel Boarding, Basic Anti-Terror Training for Law Enforcement, Gang Activities Training, Multijurisdictional Counterdrug Task Force Training, and Weapons of Mass Destruction Tactical Operations.
During his career, Cpl. Findley has received several noteworthy achievements. He has received three Unit Citations, a Meritorious Service Award, four Excellence Police Performance Citations, and a Bronze Star for a bicycle pursuit resulting in a struggle and arrest of a man with a gun on the Boardwalk. “After an esteemed career with the Ocean City Police Department, among his many other accolades, Findley has earned a 25-year good driving pin,” commented Lieutenant Frank Soscia, Office of Professional Standards. Cpl. Findley has not had any preventable crashes in the past 25 years.
“After more than a quarter of a century of service, we congratulate you,” commented Chief Ross Buzzuro. “Cpl. Findley is the epitome of what it means to be Ocean City’s finest. His level of professionalism and willingness to lend a helping hand are true testaments to why he was a vital asset to our department. I am proud to have served with him”.
After his retirement, Cpl. Findley will start a new chapter in his law enforcement career. He will become a Somerset County Deputy at the beginning of February. The Somerset Community will be lucky to have him.
“I am incredibly grateful for the career opportunity provided by the Town of Ocean City,” commented Cpl. Findley. “I extend a special thanks to my fellow law enforcement and first responders for training me and standing by my side for 28 years. The experience and memories are priceless”.
Photos from Cpl. Findley’s Retirement Recognition with the Mayor and City Council: Retirement Recognition of Police Corporal Sydney Findley | Flickr