OC Neighborhood Watch Coordinator Recognized

OCEAN CITY — After 35 years of dedicated service, Ocean City Police Neighborhood Watch Coordinator Mary Cascio was recognized on Tuesday before the Mayor and City Council. 

Presenting Cascio with a certificate of appreciate on behalf of the Ocean City Police Department was Chief Bernadette DiPino.

“It is my pleasure to recognize Mrs. Cascio for her dedicated service to the Ocean City Police Department and the Ocean City community,” she said.  “The OCPD would like to take this opportunity to not only recognize but to sincerely thank Mrs. Cascio for her diligence, dedication and outstanding service to the residents and visitors of OceanCity.”

Cascio began her Neighborhood Watch career over 35 years ago at the request of then OCPD Major Stephen Cropper.  Since then, Cascio has witnessed Ocean City’s evolution as a premier resort community.  She has been both a business and property owner.

“Mrs. Cascio is the current area coordinator for the Edgewater Avenue Neighborhood Watch Association, however some would say she is the area coordinator for the entire south end, as she seems to always have a handle on what’s going on downtown,” Chief DiPino said. “Over the past three decades, Mrs. Cascio has been the eyes and ears on the bay side of Ocean City and her efforts have led officers to numerous suspicious persons and criminals operating in and around Ocean City’s downtown.  We are extremely grateful for her commitment to public safety and her support of the Ocean City Police Department.”

About The Author: Steven Green

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The writer has been with The Dispatch in various capacities since 1995, including serving as editor and publisher since 2004. His previous titles were managing editor, staff writer, sports editor, sales account manager and copy editor. Growing up in Salisbury before moving to Berlin, Green graduated from Worcester Preparatory School in 1993 and graduated from Loyola University Baltimore in 1997 with degrees in Communications (journalism concentration) and Political Science.