Worcester County Sheriff's Office

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News and Press Releases

October 6, 2020

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

October 5, 2020

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.

September 23, 2020

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.


September 21, 2020
May 17, 2020

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

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.

March 6, 2020

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.

March 6, 2020

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.

March 4, 2020

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”.

February 27, 2020

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!