Ocean City Today

OCPD ready for unsanctioned event

Reader's Forum
Jul 13, 2017



(printed 07/14/17)



As we previously announced, we are expecting an unsanctioned event known as “College Beach Weekend” to take place Thursday, July 20 through Sunday, July 23. I would like to assure our citizens that the Ocean City Police Department is fully prepared for the influx of visitors that this event and the busy July weekend may bring to our town.

Like all other events in Ocean City, both sanctioned and unsanctioned, my staff and I have been planning and preparing for this event and any isolated incident that may arise for quite some time. We have a very comprehensive strategic plan in place that includes assistance from our allied agencies. Residents and visitors can expect a high police presence, particularly on the Boardwalk, and strict enforcement of our laws and ordinances.

Business owners are encouraged to staff accordingly and employees should be prepared for a busy July weekend. Residents are reminded to report any ordinance violations, including sleeping in vehicles and noise.

As always, we welcome all visitors with the expectation that they will be safe, respectful and abide by our laws and ordinances. We are optimistic that the majority of people planning to come to Ocean City July 20-23 are here to enjoy the beach and everything our town has to offer and we are hopeful for yet another safe weekend.

Anyone with questions or concerns is invited to join us for a “Coffee with Cops” event on Wednesday, July 19 at Starbucks on 17th Street and Baltimore Avenue. Residents and visitors can stop by anytime from 7:30-9 a.m. for coffee and casual conversation with our officers. We hope to see you there.

Chief Ross Buzzuro

Ocean City Police



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