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

UPDATE - US-50 Drawbridge into Ocean City has reopened.

Traffic Advisory- The Rt. 50 Bridge is currently stuck in the up position. The Maryland State Highway Administration is on the scene and are working to get it back to the closed position. Please use alternate routes.

***Traffic Update*** UPDATE - US-50 Drawbridge into Ocean City has reopened. Previous: As of 6:20 am the RT 50 bridge is currently STILL closed due to road work. The bridge was scheduled to be reopened at 6am but it has not reopened and no time is set for the reopening as of now.

We had a great time at our Mounted Unit Open House on Saturday! We couldn’t have asked for better weather and we had such a great turnout. We think it’s safe to say this will become an annual event! Thank you to everyone that came out!

This past week was Animal Control Officer Appreciation Week! Our Animal Control Officers work tirelessly to make sure all animals in Ocean City are safe and well cared for. From pet dogs and cats to seals to seagulls, they truly care about every animal. Here are photos of both of our Animal Control Officers.

Just in time for our Mounted Unit Open House event tomorrow, our 2018 trading cards have arrived! And this year we’ve added cards featuring our K-9 Unit! What do you think? Come out to our Open House event tomorrow to be the first to get the 2018 cards! It’s at Bay Point Equestrian Center in Ocean Pines from 1-4:30pm. See you there!

This week was National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week! We can't thank our dispatchers enough for everything they do. They truly are the unsung, and unseen, heroes of public safety. We would not be able to do our jobs without them. Thank you!

It's Wanted Wednesday! This week we are looking for Brian Bratten. If you know of his whereabouts, call us at 410-520-5136 or leave an anonymous tip at oceancitymd.gov/police.

Check it out! We were featured on PoliceOne.com for our recruiting videos. The videos have been seen by thousands of potential applicants and we have seen much more qualified applicants come through our doors for testing. They are also much more knowledgeable about the positions they're applying for and know what they are getting into thanks in part to these videos.

The Maryland State Highway Administration will close the US 50 (Harry W. Kelley Memorial Drawbridge) tonight to conduct needed repairs. Work will begin at 10 p.m. and proceed until repairs are complete at approximately 8 a.m. Saturday. According to SHA, the closure is necessary because the crews will need to raise the drawbridge to conduct the work to make the repair.

It's Wanted Wednesday! This week we are looking for Patricia Dimaio. If you know of her whereabouts, please call our Crime Tip Hotline at 410-520-5136 or leave an anonymous tip at oceancitymd.gov/police.

Chief Buzzuro is proud to announce the promotion of Lt. 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. Read more about Captain Austin's career here: https://oceancitymd.gov/oc/ocean-city-police-announce-captain-promotion/

Our Mounted Unit has been hard at work this week training the horses and working on desensitization exercises. On Tuesday, students from Worcester Technical High School assisted with training and on Wednesday the unit trained with other mounted officers from Delaware State Police.

We're a day late but this week we are featuring Chuck Taylor. If you know of his whereabouts, call our Crime Tip Hotline at 410-520-5136 or leave an anonymous tip by visiting oceancitymd.gov/police.

We’re working on a safety video with @ocmdfiredept and @ocmdbeachpatrol today. Look for it in the next few weeks!

Sgt. Dennis Eade will be presenting two active shooter training sessions at the upcoming Delmarva Safety Expo, hosted by Arrow Safety Device Company. The expo is free and all are welcome.

It's National Puppy Day so we're showing off our newest "puppy", Smoke! Smoke is the newest addition to our K-9 Unit and is still in K-9 training school with his handler in Pennsylvania. They will return to Ocean City ready to work in late April.

It's Wanted Wednesday! This week we are looking for Stephen Wolman. If you know of his whereabouts, call our Crime Tip Hotline at 410-520-5136 or leave an anonymous tip at oceancitymd.gov/police.

The OCDC - Ocean City Development Corporation, in cooperation with the Town of Ocean City and the Ocean City Police Department, has created a voluntary pilot program to install new light fixtures along alleyways in downtown Ocean City. The intent of the program is to provide lighting of the alleys for improved crime prevention and also to improve public safety for pedestrians and bicyclists. Read more: https://oceancitymd.gov/oc/ocdc-and-ocean-city-officials-create-downtown-alley-lighting-program/

We have released our Annual Report for 2017, highlighting a third consecutive year of historic low crime rates. Read the full report here: https://oceancitymd.gov/pdf/PoliceAnnualReport.pdf

Congratulations to Captain Kevin Kirstein who will be retiring at the end of the month after 35 years of service! “Captain Kirstein has been an instrumental member of the department throughout his career,” commented Chief Ross Buzzuro. “His dedication to public service is evident in all that he does and his presence will be greatly missed.” Read more about Captain Kirstein's career here: https://oceancitymd.gov/oc/ocean-city-police-captain-retires-after-35-years-of-service/

Thank you Continental Cycles-Ocean City MD for loaning us this Trek Powerfly Police electric bike for the parade detail today!

Congrats to Ocean City Police Crime Analyst Brandon Reim for surviving the St. Patrick’s Day 5k! We’re proud of you!

Let the parade begin! #stpatricksday #parade #oceancity #oceancitymd

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