Ocean City Police Department

  • Agency: Ocean City Police Department
  • Address: 6501 Coastal Highway, 501 South Atlantic Avenue, Ocean City, 21842 MD
  • Chief: Bernadette DiPino (Chief of Police)
Phone: 410-723-6610
Fax: 410-723-6955

Ocean City Police Department is located at 6501 Coastal Highway, 501 South Atlantic Avenue, Ocean City, 21842 MD. The Chief of Police of the department is Bernadette DiPino. The Ocean City Police Department phone number is 410-723-6610.

Ocean City Police Department News

All southbound traffic on Coastal Highway is currently being diverted at 123rd Street due to a downed power line. Power will be out in the area of 120th to 123rd Street for approximately 4 hours. Delmarva Power is on the scene actively working to fix the issue.

Our ACOs would like to ask citizens out there walking the beach to PLEASE, call if you find a duck or any animal in need of help. This weather is taking a toll on them! Hopefully a night of rest will be all this guy needs. He's the 5th feathered friend just in the past few days that, thanks to you, the citizens, we have be able to rescue. If this guy doesn't recover by morning we may need assistance in getting him up to Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research, Inc. , in Newark if anyone is heading that way. Send us a message.

It's that time of year again! Seal time! Our ACOs ask citizens to please call, 410-723-6600, if they see a seal on the beach. Most seals on the beach are perfectly healthy and are just resting, but are monitored by both our Animal Control Officers and the National Aquarium. Please remember to view the animal from afar and do not attempt to touch or feed them. Seals can carry many diseases including, but not limited to, rabies and herpes. If you see a seal that may be in need of medical attention, please call the National Aquarium’s Stranding Hotline at 410-373-0083, or Maryland’s Natural Resources Police at 1-800-628-9944. Also, please check out the link below for more information or National Aquarium. http://aqua.org/care/national-aquarium-animal-rescue/seals If interested in helping with the seals, please check out the Maryland Coastal Bays Program.

Today is National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. The Ocean City Police Department would like to thank the men and women of Law Enforcement across the world. Thank you today and everyday, for being GREAT!

Please...Enjoy a Saturday morning stroll along the Ocean City boardwalk.

Mounted Unit Officers, Corporal Green and PFC Laughlin, took two of our boys out, Trevor and Scout, for a snow ride. It's not often we see this much snow but the boys didn't mind it and had fun!

K-9 Uno wanted to burn off some storm energy so PFC Flower grabbed some snowshoes and took him for a run.

Please stay indoors and let emergency and utility crews work. Winds are intense and temperatures are well below freezing. It is still snowing. #bombcyclone #blizzard

*Update* Power has been restored. Power Outage. There is currently a power outage in the downtown area, as shown on the below map, caused by blown transformers. According to Delmarva Power 738 customers are affected by this outage and the estimated time of restoration is 4:00am.

Make sure you’re following the National Weather Service for updates on the impending winter storm!

UPDATE: This warning has been upgraded from a storm to a blizzard with very strong winds. There is a Winter Storm Warning in effect for the Ocean City area. Please take all proper precautions and prepare for the storm. Roads will be difficult to travel on due to the snow and ice. Leave yourself time to get where you're going so you're not in a rush. Be safe, be smart, and stay warm!

Wanted Wednesday This week we are featuring Charles Dashner. Dashner is wanted for failing to appear for two cases. In one case the charges include false imprisonment and assault 2nd degree. The other case includes trespassing. Dashner may be back in the Ocean City area. If you know of Dashner's whereabouts please notify your local law enforcement agency or the Ocean City Police Department at (410) 723-6610, the OCPD tipline at (410) 520-5136, or send us a PM. Thank you.

Update: Custer has been captured without incident. Wanted Wednesday Special Feature Officers are currently searching for Tyler Custer, 5’04, 170lbs, 24 years old. Custer fled on foot from police at 25th St and ran through the 28th St neighborhood. There is currently a warrant for Custer through Queen Anne’s County for violation of probation. The charge that placed Custer on probation was theft scheme $1,000 to less than $10,000. If you know of Custer’s whereabouts please notify the Ocean City Police Department at (410) 723-6610. Thank you.

After 28 years of service to the Town of Ocean City, Lieutenant Mark Pacini has begun working his final shift.

Our Animal Control Officers would like to remind citizens to bring their pets inside. Temperatures have dropped, and at night it's even colder, as we all know. If you know of any animals that are left outside and in need of help, please contact our ACOs, 410-723-6600. If you are located outside of Ocean City, please refer to the list of phone numbers below. Worcester County Animal Control: 410-632-1340 Worcester County Humane Society: 410-213-0146 Ocean Pines Animal Control: 410-641-7747 Berlin Police Department: 410-641-1333

Officers are currently investigating a theft that occurred at WaWa early this morning and are seeking the public's assistance. If you recognize the female pictured below please notify Sergeant Yeager: Ayeager@oceancitymd.gov, (410) 520-5333

Power has been restored! Update: A Delmarva Power crew has now arrived. They are waiting for another crew to arrive from Salisbury. The outage extends to the 32nd Street neighborhood. Power Outage: Currently a majority of electricity customers in the 28th St. Bayside neighborhood are without power. According to Delmarva Power crews have been dispatched to the area and the estimated time of restoration is 2:00am. The cause is "under evaluation" by Delmarva Power. Pfc. Snyder

Update: Captured (01/16/18) Wanted Wednesday This week we are featuring William Lockard. There are two warrants for Lockard. One is an arrest warrant for three counts of theft less than $100.00. The other is a bench warrant for failing to appear for the charge of theft $100 to less than $1,500. If you know of Lockard's location please notify the Ocean City Police Department at (410) 723-6610, the OCPD Tipline at (410) 520-5136, your local law enforcement agency, or send us a PM. Thank you!

Our ACOs would like to remind citizens, with the holidays, there are many adoptable fur-babies with a Christmas List of their own. A few things they have requested from Santa include: a furever home, love, kisses, and a few toys. #adoptdontshop

CAPTURED (12/27/17) Wanted Wednesday This week we are looking for Brandon Littleton, 21 years old, 6'00 185lbs. Littleton is wanted for violation of probation. The charge which caused Littleton to be placed on probation was conspiracy to commit burglary 1st degree. If you know of Littleton's whereabouts please contact your nearest law enforcement agency or the Ocean City Police Department at (410) 723-6610, the OCPD Tipline at (410) 520-5136 or send us a PM. Thank you!

Our 2017 holiday toy drive was a success. Officers drove the toys to Worcester County GOLD today to be distributed to children and families in Worcester County. Thanks to everyone who donated. Check out this video...