Worcester County Sheriff's Office

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News and Press Releases

Pastor Theo Hobbs and Sheriff Crisafulli

November 23, 2023

On this day we reflect on everything we are thankful for in life. The Worcester County Sheriff’s Office wants to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and provide everyone with a special announcement. The Worcester County Sheriff’s Office family has grown with the appointment of Pastor Theo Hobbs of Lighthouse Church of God, Berlin, Maryland, as the official Chaplin of the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office. Pastor Hobbs brings a tremendous amount of experience in times of need. Please welcome Pastor Hobbs and wife Linda to our family at the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office.

November 17, 2023

Sheriff Matthew Crisafulli and the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office would like to congratulate Pocomoke Middle School’s 5th grade class for their successful completion of the D.A.R.E. Program. Thank you to DFC. Charles Taylor for his efforts in educating students on the risks of drugs and alcohol, while instilling good decision-making skills to help them lead safe and healthy lives. We are proud of DFC. Taylor for building those positive relationships with your students and making an incredible impact!


November 17, 2023

Over the last several months, members of the Worcester County Criminal Enforcement Team conducted a long term drug distribution investigation in the Pocomoke, Maryland area. This covert investigation was initiated as a result of an increase in overdoses and several citizens contacting law enforcement about suspected drug activity in their community. At the conclusion of this investigation, the facts were presented to the Worcester County Grand Jury who indicted the below listed individuals for various drug offenses.


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November 15, 2023

Sheriff Crisafulli and our family at the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office is proud and honored to recognize Deputy Mark Shayne, in his remarkable efforts to keep Worcester County safe from impaired drivers. Deputy Shayne was recognized today with law enforcement officers from around our state at the 2023 MADD Law Enforcement Awards Ceremony. The ceremony was held at the Embassy Suites in Hunt Valley, Maryland. In just under two years, Deputy Shayne has taken 200 impaired drivers off of our roadways in Worcester County.

November 7, 2023


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October 29, 2023

Our office participated in numerous of Halloween Events throughout Worcester County. Our Deputies enjoyed bringing smiles to the children’s faces and seeing all of the creative costumes.

October 18, 2023

We have encouraged our residents to download our Worcester County Sheriff’s Office App. Our App provides a multitude of valuable information for our community. The App is free! For Iphone users the App can be downloaded at the App Store. For android users the App can be downloaded at Google Play.

October 11, 2023

Thank you Snow Hill Christian Nursery School for inviting our office to their Touch-a-Truck event today where the kids got to meet a variety of Community Helpers.

October 8, 2023

Showell Elementary School held their Fall Festival on Saturday, October 7. Worcester County Sheriff’s Office K9 Odin and his handler, DFC Newton, participated in a K9 demonstration for the community.