Maryland Transit Administration Police

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Maryland Transit Administration Police
Abbreviation MTAP
Maryland State Transit Administration Police.jpg
Patch of the Maryland Transit Administration Police.
Agency overview
Formed 1971
Employees 230
Legal personality Governmental: Government agency
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdiction* State of Maryland, USA
General nature
Operational structure
Headquarters Baltimore, Maryland
Officers 150 approx. (as of 2010)
Civilians 80 approx. (as of 2010)
Agency executive Colonel John E. Gavrilis, Chief of Police
Parent agency Maryland Transit Administration
Website
http://www.mta.maryland.gov/mta-police-force
Footnotes
* Divisional agency: Division of the country, over which the agency has usual operational jurisdiction.

The Maryland Transit Administration Police (MTA Police) is the law enforcement branch of the Maryland Transit Administration directed to patrol public transportation and related facilities in and around Baltimore, Maryland. Officers are certified by the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commission and have full police powers.[1]

The current chief of police is Colonel John E. Gavrilis. Deputy Chief of Police is Lieutenant Colonel Fred Damron JR. Commander of Operations is Major Jerome Howard. District commanders are Captain Theodore McLaughlin (Southern District), Captain Robert Rosendale (Northern District), Captain Christopher Holland (Administrative Bureau), Captain Burna McCullom (Technical Services). Former Chief Douglas Deleaver is National Vice President of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives.[1]

History[edit]

The department was founded on October 1, 1971, by act of the Maryland State Legislature as the Mass Transit Administration Police Force. On October 1, 2001, when the Mass Transit Administration was renamed the Maryland Transit Administration, the police force changed its name to reflect the change.[2]

Fleet[edit]

The primary patrol vehicle of the department is the Chevrolet Impala and Ford Crown Victorias. The prisoner transport vehicles are Chevrolet vans. Harley Davidson motorcycles are currently used. Current markings are all black vehicles with yellow lettering stating transit police. Towards the front of the vehicle is the department's uniform patch and at the rear is the Maryland Transit Administration logo. Light bars are red and blue rotating lights or LED lights, though some vehicles have strobe lights incorporated into the design.[citation needed]

Weapons[edit]

Officers are each issued a Sigarms SIG Pro 2340 .40 caliber pistol, OC spray and the Asp baton.[citation needed]

See also[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "MTA Police Force". MTA Maryland. Retrieved May 8, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Maryland Transit Administration Police". Maryland Manual Online. Maryland State Archives. Retrieved May 8, 2012. 

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