Police Department

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Ocean Pines has a state certified, full-service police agency that operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The department protects life and property, preserves the peace, and enforces all state and county laws, including traffic laws, in a fair and impartial manner. All sworn officers attend 26 weeks of intensive police training at the Eastern Shore Criminal Justice Academy in Salisbury, Maryland. Upon graduation, all officers are certified by the Maryland Police Training Commission.

The Police Dept. has an effective bicycle patrol program. Officers participating in the program are certified by the International Police Mountain Bike Association cyclist program. The Police Dept. sponsors a bicycle safety program for youngsters, which provides a free bike safety helmet for all participants.

Tim Robinson

Chief of Police

Hours and Location

Ocean Pines Police
239 Ocean Parkway
Ocean Pines MD 21811
Open 24/7 at the Administration Office

410-641-7747 Non-Emergency


Employment Opportunities

The Ocean Pines Police Department is accepting applications for the position of Police Officer on its year-round police force. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age, be a citizen of the United States, possess a high school diploma or GED, and have vision correctable to 20/20. Applicants must also have a valid driver’s license with a satisfactory driving record and have no felony convictions or misdemeanor convictions involving perjury, false statement, moral turpitude or domestic violence. A post-offer physical exam, drug test and psychological exam shall be required.

  • Maryland certified applicants: $53,928 annually
  • Entry-Level applicants: $50,400 annually
  • Shift Differential pay
  • Health insurance
  • 11 paid holidays
  • Retirement plan
  • Paid sick leave
  • 2 weeks paid vacation
  • Assigned take-home vehicle

To obtain an application or additional information concerning this position, contact the Ocean Pines Police Department at 410-641-7747 or complete the application below.

Applications may also be picked up in person at the Ocean Pines Police Department located at 239 Ocean Parkway, Ocean Pines, Maryland 21811.

Entry-Level applicant testing is scheduled for October for Police Academy training beginning January 2024. 

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Important Information

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Animal Control

Pets must be kept under the owner's control at all times. Also, please pick up after your pets. All dogs found running at large by the Police Dept. will be impounded and their owners shall be subject to a service charge. Dogs not claimed at the Police Dept. within three days of impoundment are sent to the Worcester County Animal Control Center located in Snow Hill, Maryland. Worcester County Animal Control is the primary responder to animal calls for service. The telephone number is 410-632-1340 weekdays only. Worcester County mandates that all dogs off of private property in Ocean Pines must be on leashes or the owner is subject to a fine under County Ordinance.

Abandoned Autos

The Police Dept. works closely with the Ocean Pines Architectural Review Committee and Worcester County to assure that abandoned autos do not accumulate within the community.

Vacant House Checks

If you are going to be away from your home for more than 30 days, stop by the Police Dept. to request that your house is placed on the vacant house check list.

Neighborhood Watch

Ocean Pines has an active Neighborhood Watch program that supplements the Police Dept.'s crime prevention efforts. If you desire to participate in this worthwhile program, please contact the Chief of Police for further information.

Buzzards & Vultures

Ocean Pines is home to a number of federally protected buzzards and vultures. Any complaints regarding these birds should be forwarded to the Department of Natural Resources Police at 410-548-7070. The OP Police Dept. no longer offers this service. Please note that it is illegal for any non-licensed individual to harm these birds.

Traffic Rules & Regulations

The speed limit on Ocean Parkway is 35 M.P.H. and all other streets are 25 M.P.H. For safety purposes, please use your headlights when driving in Ocean Pines at all hours. All police officers are radar certified and routinely operate radar to enforce the posted speed limits.


Please do not park along the streets in Ocean Pines. Except for unusual circumstances, vehicles should be parked only on private property. No truck over one ton should be parked overnight in Ocean Pines unless it is in an enclosed garage.


For your safety, ride as close to the right-hand side of the road as practical. Do not ride more than two abreast. When using a bicycle at night, equip it with a lamp on the front and a red or amber reflector on the rear. Bicycles are not permitted on the golf course. All cyclists must ride with traffic. Be safe and wear a helmet whenever bicycling.

Walking, Jogging and Skating

For your safety, stay on the left-hand side of the road, facing traffic. Do not walk, jog or skate more than two abreast. At night, carry a light and/or wear reflective or white clothing.


Please be considerate of your neighbors. Loud noises, including those made by barking dogs, should be avoided, particularly between the hours of 11 p.m. and 7 a.m.

Email an Anonymous Tip

The Ocean Pines Police Department understands a citizen's reluctance to get involved when they observe or suspect a crime. If you believe you have information about criminal activity and would like to report it anonymously, please leave us an email. All information provided will be strictly confidential and forwarded to the appropriate personnel.  Email: [email protected]

Residence Checks

Residence Checks is a free service provided by the Ocean Pines Police Department on a weekly basis, whenever possible, for residences which will be vacant for 30 days or longer.

Please fill out the appropriate form, in person, at the Ocean Pines Police Department prior to your departure with a definite return date listed. Your request form will be terminated upon your return or on the return date shown on the form. The request forms may be obtained from the Ocean Pines Police Department at any time or downloaded by clicking here.

Operation Drug Box

Unused medications, if not properly disposed of, can find their way into the community, posing a health threat to families, especially small children who often ingest medications mistaking them for candy. Unused medications also pose a safety threat to the community if narcotic, or controlled prescriptions, find their way into the wrong hands. This project is sponsored by the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI) and funded by the Ocean City Elks Lodge Drug Awareness Program. Properly-disposed medications keep our communities safe and our waterways healthy. For more information visit www.actforbays.org.

The Ocean Pines permanent drug drop box is located in the front lobby of the Ocean Pines Police Department (239 Ocean Parkway, Ocean Pines, MD ) available to the public 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. For info, call 410.641.7747 / email [email protected].

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