Worcester County Sheriff's Office

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News and Press Releases

A suspended Worcester County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) Deputy Sheriff was arrested and charged Monday evening with 2nd Degree Assault (Domestic Related). The Maryland State Police arrested 36-year-old Corporal Stephen J. Gulyas III, of Pocomoke Maryland.

Date:  October 10th, 2020

Suspect:  Erle Curtis Tatterson

Charges:  First Degree Assault (2 counts)

Effective October 3rd, 2020, the Worcester County Public Firing Range will resume normal operational hours. 

State of Maryland health requirements will be enforced.

For more information about the Public Firing Range, click here.

The Sheriff’s Office is proud to support Breast Cancer Awareness for the month of October in conjunction with Worcester County.

On Saturday October 3, 2020 Mrs. Joyce Royer donated 50 homeless outreach bags to the Worcester County Sheriff's Office in honor of her late husband, Fred Royer.  Fred, who served in the United States Navy, had a passion for helping the homeless.  After his passing from mesothelioma, his wife donates these bags on his birthday weekend for homeless outreach.  Several bags were also donated as a thank you to the Deputies for their hard work for this County.  Thank you to the Royer Family for your generous donation.

The Worcester County Sheriff’s Office is anticipating an influx of car enthusiasts for an unofficial event in Ocean City and northern Worcester County this weekend. We expect that those attending this event will arrive throughout the week. Those that are law abiding and respectful of others are welcome to enjoy all that Ocean City and Worcester County have to offer.


On May 14th, 2020, members of the Worcester County Criminal Enforcement Team concluded a two month investigation of Devine Jakar Lynch, Age 24, of Dagsboro, Delaware.  During this investigation, it was determined that Lynch was distributing heroin and/or a heroin fentanyl mixture throughout Northern Worcester County, Maryland and in Sussex County, Delaware.

March 20, 2020

Residents of Worcester County,

In light of the COVID-19 situation, I wanted to take time to address my fellow citizens and reassure you of the efforts of the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office during this unprecedented time.

As many of you are aware, the majority of Worcester County Offices have closed to the public. This closure includes the Worcester County Government Center, which houses the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office.