Worcester County Sheriff's Office

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Animal Control Educating Public on New Legislation

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.

Special Event Zone in Ocean City, Maryland May 20- 23, 2021


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.

Range Closed Memorial Day Weekend 2021

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

We wish everyone a safe and healthy holiday!

Now Hiring- School Crossing Guard (Seasonal, Part-time)

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The Love Leads Project

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. 

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