I was hired as a seasonal police officer for OCPD in the summer of 2005. I used this opportunity as an internship with my university which enabled me to graduate a semester early. As such, I applied and was selected for full-time employment with OCPD in 2006 and ultimately lateraled to another agency for personal needs. My seasonal experience confirmed law enforcement was the right career path for me. The training, knowledge, and experience I gained while employed with OCPD further aided in my qualification and selection as a lateral officer, selection for specialty units, and several promotions.
I worked in Ocean City MD summers of 2016, 2017, and 2018 holding the role of Public Safety Aid, Seasonal Officer and Returning Seasonal Officer. I cannot imagine a better program for people looking to start a career in law enforcement. The experience and opportunities I had in Ocean City got me to where I am today. I am forever grateful for these opportunities and have now made detective at my current agency. I recommend this program to all college students looking to start a career in law enforcement.
I became a Seasonal Police Officer in 2022 to fulfill the internship requirement for my Bachelor's of Science degree in Forensic Police Science. Being a sworn personnel was never my career goal, but this experience changed my mind. It allowed me to see the policing world first hand, rather than just reading the news, and studying cases in school. I worked with wonderful mentors who have a plethora of experience and knowledge that put their time and effort into training and guiding aspiring officers. I recently graduated from the Eastern Shore Criminal Justice Academy as a physical fitness excellence awardee, and I am excited to learn more as I work full time for OCPD.