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Footnote: Irwin served as Pocomoke City Police Chief from 1995 to November, 2011.
Following is an October, 2011 excerpt from the Pocomoke Public Eye:
Some highlights of Chief Ervin’s exceptional career in Pocomoke City have included:
● CALEA (Commission on Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies) National Recognition Certification; one of only 2 city police agencies on the Eastern Shore of Maryland to be CALEA-Certified or Recognized;
● Introduction of several youth-related programs including Christmas Party, Back-to-School event, Easter Egg Hunt, and fishing program;
● Two “National Night Out “events in the top 20 Nationwide;
● Receipt of over $1 million in State and Federal grants; and
● Significant reductions in overall crime rates through technology, training, enforcement and citizen engagement.
According to Mayor Bruce A. Morrison, “The City Council and I wish Chief Ervin well in his retirement, which is greatly deserved. He has done an outstanding job for our community for the past 16 years”. “With his previous experience in larger departments, he brought a new level of professionalism to our Police Department.” City Council Vice President Tracey Cottman added, “J.D. has done a great job as our Chief. Although we will miss him, he leaves the Police Department in excellent shape for the future.”
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