OCEAN CITY — Joining the ranks of law enforcement agencies all over the state, the Ocean City Police Department has sent 10 officers and an unspecified amount of other resources to Baltimore, the OCPD announced late Thursday.
While the protests and riots in Baltimore have waned after a peak on Monday night, the situation is still very fluid and continues to change. Throughout the week, local law enforcement agencies, including the Berlin Police Department, the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office and officers from the Maryland State Police Berlin barrack, for example, have sent manpower and resources to assist in Baltimore. On Thursday afternoon, the OCPD confirmed it was sending an undisclosed number of officers and/or units to join the fray.
“Our thoughts are with the citizens of Baltimore and the law enforcement professionals and emergency responders that have been working tirelessly to maintain peace in the Baltimore area,” said OCPD spokesperson Lindsay Richard late Thursday. “Members of the Ocean City Police Department have been deployed to Baltimore to support the ongoing efforts of the Baltimore Police Department, Maryland State Police, Maryland National Guard and many other law enforcement agencies and emergency responders.”