Worcester County Sheriff's Office

Proud to Protect, Ready to Serve


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.

Happy Retirement K9 Tahoe

Thank you K9 Tahoe for your 7 plus years of service to Worcester County.  We wish you and your handler Cpl. Wells a long and happy retirement together.

Happy Retirement Cpl. Wells

Thank you Cpl. Wells for your 16 total years of dedicated law enforcement, including 14 years service to Worcester County Sheriff's Office and 2 years to Salisbury Police Department.  We wish you the best of luck on all of your future endeavors.

Worcester County Sheriff’s Office K9 Leo has received donation of body armor

Worcester County Sheriff’s Office K9 Leo has received donation of body armor

Worcester County Sheriff’s Office K9 Leo has received a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. The vest was embroidered with the sentiment “In memory of William Patrick”.

Welcome Deputy Ronnie Townsend

Please join us in welcoming Deputy Ronnie Townsend to our Worcester County Sheriff’s Office!  Prior to employment with the Sheriff's Office Deputy Townsend was a retired Sergeant from the Ocean City Police Department with 27+ years of law enforcement knowledge, training and experience.    

We are delighted to announce Deputy Ronnie Townsend as part of our Worcester County Sheriff’s Office team, as full-time deputy!