Coverage Area Policy

Far too often, questions arise about the coverage areas and the information that we post on our website, social media pages, and why we don’t post other items.  In this article, we will break down our policies on what we post. For the most part, we try to stick to these policies about 95% but there are times when we will break the rule if it means getting the community information that we feel is important.


What areas does Eastern Shore Undercover® post about?

While we would love to cover the entire Eastern Shore, it just isn’t logical and isn’t really possible due to how busy we are. We post breaking news from Somerset County, Wicomico County, and Worcester County, and all of Delmar-MD & DE, with a lower level of coverage for Caroline County, Dorcester County, Talbot County, and parts of Delaware and Virginia.


What Eastern Shore Undercover Posts on Social Media and What We Won’t Post on Social Media?

Eastern Shore Undercover gained its popularity because we can get the breaking news out to the community faster than any other news source on the Eastern Shore. We post incidents that are happening in real time, with a slight delay for officer safety. Officer safety is ALWAYS our priority!
Eastern Shore Undercover will post many different types of calls on social media ranging from assaults, motor vehicle crashes, theft calls, police pursuits, and much more! We want these posts to be an assistant to our community, to prevent you driving into a traffic jam, to keep you safe during dangerous incidents and to serve as an information hub for our community. We won’t however post several types of calls.
For starters, we never post basic alarm calls. When I was a police officer, I handled a case where a guy use to purposely set off business alarms so that the business owner would turn off the alarm, and then the suspect would enter the business and clean them out. Therefore, we never post those type of alarm calls on Eastern Shore Undercover.
We also don’t post traffic stops unless there is something more than just a traffic stop. There are just too many traffic stops taking place around the shore for us to post each one of them and I really don’t think there is any interest in just simple traffic stops.


Why do I not see an incident posted on Eastern Shore Undercover?

There are several reasons why you won’t see an incident on Eastern Shore Undercover. The most likely reason is we just aren’t around the radios at that point in time. Many times, we will step out for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, sometimes we have a family item to take care of, and sometimes there is just no one on the radios at that point in time.
We try to cover 16 hours a day, from 6:00 AM until 11:00 PM, Monday through Thursday, and 6:00 AM until midnight on Friday and Saturday, and Sunday's it is really a toss up on what hours we have the radios on. That being said, while we are out, we normally have a radio with us and will post any emergency or large-scale incident that we hear about.