Worcester County Sheriff's Office

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News and Press Releases

February 7, 2023

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.

August 26, 2021

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.

May 20, 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.

May 20, 2021

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

We wish everyone a safe and healthy holiday!

April 7, 2021

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. 

October 20, 2020

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.

October 14, 2020

Date:  October 10th, 2020

Suspect:  Erle Curtis Tatterson

Charges:  First Degree Assault (2 counts)

October 6, 2020

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.