Worcester County Sheriff's Office

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News and Press Releases

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.

October 2, 2023

On Saturday, September 30th, members of the Worcester County Sheriff's Office met with Fred Royer's surviving family at Gull Creek in Berlin, Maryland to receive Bags of Blessings that the Royer Family has graciously donated for our Homeless Outreach. Fred Royer was passionate about helping the homeless, so his family wanted to continue the assistance after his passing by donating pre-made bags to the Sheriff's Office Homeless Outreach efforts.

October 1, 2023

We lost Brian 23 years ago. His sacrifice is never going to be forgotten.

We miss him every day!


DFC. Brian Keith Heller


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September 29, 2023

Students in the welding program, at Worcester Technical High School, assisted our School Resource Deputy with constructing a metal mount stand to hold a monitor so that Deputy Wolinsky would be able to view multiple cameras at once. Pictured is Richard Stephens (Welding Instructor), Ryan Timmons and Colt Connary (Students) and Deputy Wolinsky. Thank you gentleman for your hard work!

On February 3, 2023, members of the Worcester County Criminal Enforcement Team successfully concluded a long term controlled dangerous substance (CDS) investigation involving Tromaine Dontae Briddell, 43 years old, of Berlin (Ocean Pines), Maryland.

Snow Hill, MD (August 23, 2021) – Worcester County Animal Control (WCAC) officers launched a campaign to educate the public about legislation adopted earlier this summer that strengthens local laws protecting domestic animals. The new legislation increases the level of accountability for commercial kennel operators and pet owners, and it allows abandoned and stray dogs and cats to enter the adoption process more quickly.


Please take extra care when traveling in or near the surrounding area of Ocean City, Maryland during May 20-23, 2021.  It has been annouced to be designated as a Special Event Zone during that time period.

The Special Event Zone reduces established speed limits in the zone and increases fines for violations. In addition, penalties have been increased for specific motor vehicle violations. Similar to a construction zone, violators will face increased fines, or in some cases, arrest.

The range will be closed for public use during Memorial Day weekend.  

We wish everyone a safe and healthy holiday!

Only 1-day after “The Love Leads Project” leashes were issued to our deputies, we were able to put one to good use.  

Deputy King responded to one of our busy highways for the report of a loose dog running near traffic.  He was able to secure this adorable Chocolate Lab mix, later identified as “Duce” using one of the new leashes.  Since that time, we’ve learned that “mischief” likes to find Duce every now and then.  We are happy to report that he’s been safely reunited with his guardian.