(Sept. 4, 2020) Lt. Bethany Ramey was appointed as the Administrative Services Division Commander on the command staff at the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office on Aug. 24.
“Lt. Ramey really brings a lot of knowledge and leadership to the rank of lieutenant on our command team,” said Sheriff Matthew Crisafulli.
Ramey has been with the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office for 19 years. Since 2001, she has worked her way up the ranks from deputy to deputy first class to corporal and then to sergeant until her appointment to the command staff last week.
“I’m honored to be appointed to the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office Command Staff,” said Lt. Ramey, who is originally from Bishopville.
Ramey graduated from Stephen Decatur in 1997, then obtained a bachelor of arts from Salisbury University in 2002. In 2008, she obtained her master of science degree in administration of Justice-Leadership and Administration from Wilmington University. Ramey also went to FBI-LEEDA for training, education and networking among police professionals.
Crisafulli added that she has been a K-9 supervisor for years.
Ramey is stationed at the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office in Snow Hill.
“She’s going to be commanding my Administrative Services Division, which oversees court security, our civil paper service, our administrative assistance, prisoner transportation and booking,” Crisafulli said. “So, under the Maryland Constitution for the office of the sheriff, the primary responsibility in a sheriff’s office is court security … She is going to be commanding a very important division that keeps our courts flowing smoothly.”
Ramey will also oversee the security of transporting prisoners to and from court and to other counties.
The Worcester County Sheriff’s Office has four other divisions: Investigative Services, Animal Control, Professional Standards and Field Services.
Ramey will be working closely with the other two lieutenants on the command staff, Lt. Brian Cardamone and Lt. Katie Edgar.
On June 15, Edgar was appointed as the Field Services Division Commander.
Edgar began her career with the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office in the Patrol Division in July 2003 and has worked each of the patrol shifts during her 17-years and many of them with one of her three K-9 partners.
“Lt. Edgar is also a phenomenal leader that has garnered the respect of our Field Services Division during her 17-year career with the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office,” Crisafulli said.
Field Services consists of road patrol, special operations, school safety, D.A.R.E. and community policing.
“These appointments are critical for the growth and forward movement of a law enforcement agency because management is a constantly changing philosophy, and we’re always looking for new innovative and fresh perspectives,” Crisafulli said.