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Ocean City Police increasing presence on boardwalk in response to recent incidents

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Posted at 4:33 PM, Jun 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-16 16:41:19-04

OCEAN CITY — The Ocean City Police Department is increasing law enforcement presence on the Boardwalk and throughout town by 25 percent in response to various incidents that have occurred in the last few weeks.

In order to keep residents and visitors safe, the department has redeployed officers and increased the presence of allied agencies.

In addition to deployment, police said officers have been strictly enforcing all laws and ordinances, making 129 arrests over the past weekend (June 11-14, 2020), compared to 95 total arrests the same weekend of 2019.

“In recent weeks, Ocean City has seen unprecedented violence and unruly behavior in our town,” said Ocean City Police Chief Ross Buzzuro. “We are moving in the right direction. We have significantly increased our presence and made nearly 130 arrests over the weekend. These individuals will be charged for the serious crimes that they have committed. I want to assure our residents and visitors of the capabilities and commitment of the OCPD. We will remain vigilant and proactive in continuing to protect our town.”

Ocean City Police Chief Ross Buzzuro also recently discussed OCPD’s increased presence in a video message.