Worcester County Sheriff's Office

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News and Press Releases

Thank you Lt. McGee for your 26 years of dedicated law enforcement service to Worcester County.  We wish you the best of luck on all of your future endeavors.

Snow Hill, MD — The Worcester County Sheriff's Office announced today that two juveniles have been charged with conspiracy to commit first degree murder and related offenses in connection with what has been deemed a credible threat to Snow Hill Middle School.

On Friday, March 22, 2019, the Worcester County Sheriff's Office was contacted by Worcester County Public Schools officials about a potential threat that was brought to school administration by several students. Members of the Worcester County Sheriff's Office immediately responded and confirmed that the threat was credible.

Sheriff Matthew Crisafulli is pleased to announce that the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office is now offering Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (C.R.A.S.E.) training, free of charge, to the public.

The C.R.A.S.E. training is designed to increase your chances of surviving an active shooter event or other critical incident

Date: January 15th, 2019
Incident: Fatal Overdose Arrest
Name: Eric R. Bouaphakeo
Charges: Possession of CDS & Distribution of CDS

  On December 3, 2018, Sheriff Elect Matthew Crisafulli was sworn in as Sheriff of Worcester County.  His new Chief Deputy, Mark Titanski was also sworn in. Both were joined by numerous family members and representatives from the Worcester County Board of Education, Worcester County Commissioners, Worcester County State's Attorney's Office, Law Enforcement from several agencies, and other elected officials. Sheriff Crisafulli looks forward to working with the community and elected officials in the coming months. 

On October 31st, 2018 from 5pm to 8 pm, The Worcester County Sheriff's Office will be conducting Candy Sreening at the Circuit Court Building in Snow Hill. Parents are encouraged to bring their children's candy to the Market Street side at the front entrance of the Court House for X-ray screening by members of the Sheriff's Office. 

On September 24th, 2018 a grand jury was empaneled by The Office of The State’s Attorney for Worcester County where evidence and testimony were presented by Interim State’s Attorney Bill McDermott that resulted in indictments being returned by the grand jury charging Michael Cori Cluster, 34, of Berlin, Maryland along with John Harrison, 30, of Berlin, Maryland with the following charges; possession of a marijuana in an amount greater than ten grams, possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, manufacturing marijuana and maintaining a common nuisance structure for the purpose of

We just concluded our Weather Briefing with our Emergency Services and Weather Folks. Florence continues to head towards the Carolina's with Wind Speeds around 130 mph. Our area is currently under a Coastal Flood Watch and we are already starting to see flooding along Route 12 in Snow Hill and Porter's Crossing Road. This trend of flooding will continue over the next several days. The current forecast for our immediate area with Florence is that we can expect a significant rain event beginning Thursday. Forecast rain totals do vary from a few inches up to 10 inches of rain.

Folks, we have an extremely busy week coming up. As you are aware, we have a potential major weather event that will be impacting the Eastern Region of the United States by the weekend. Tomorrow, we will begin monitoring the potential for storm impacts for our area with our Emergency Services Partners. Our intent will be to provide updates each evening until we have a clear understanding of the path of "Florence". Our area is already saturated with water so obviously our main concerns will be coastal flooding and down trees.

The Ocean City Police Department (OCPD) has made exciting changes to their longstanding Citizens Police Academy and is now hosting the academy in partnership with the Ocean Pines Police Department, Worcester County Sheriff’s Office and Maryland State Police Berlin Barracks. This partnership will give participants a unique look at law enforcement, not only in the resort but across Worcester County.