The Maryland Troopers Association


The Maryland Troopers Association was organized in 1979 for the purpose of advancing the principles of professionalism in law enforcement and to facilitate a meaningful dialogue between employees and the Administration concerning issues of mutual concern.  This Association contributes significantly to protecting the security of troopers, civilian MSP personnel and retirees by providing a benefit package that addresses legislative representation in matters of public safety, legal representation, education and training scholarships, and death relief.

The year 2017 membership of the MTA stands at approximately 2,629 of which 1,120 are active members and 1,509 are retirees.  To facilitate the effective management and participation of our members, the MTA has 13 Lodges located thoughout the State of Maryland.   Please visit our lodges section for more detailed information concerning the lodges.  

 To Register as a new user on the Maryland Troopers site, follow these steps: 

1. Mouse over the "Troopers Only" tab and a drop down menu will appear. 

2. Click on "Register". 

3. Fill out the information requested and submit.

4. An e-mail will be sent to your registered e-mail address to confirm that it is legitimate.

5. Follow confirmation instructions  

6. The webmaster will check your status and complete the authorization process.  

7. In the future, Click on "Log In" under the "Troopers Only" tab and use your new Username and Password whenever logging in. 



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  • Death Notification - Retired K-9 Zim

    May 29, 2013

    Retired K9 Zim


    (Obituary from Zim's handler, partner, friend and family member First Sergeant Robert W. Connolly)


     I regret to inform you all that Zim had to be put to sleep today. 1620 hrs.

    His health took a drastic turn for the worse and despite his AWARENESS...
    he let us know with no doubt that it was TIME.
    Retired K9 Zim was a 12 year old German Shepherd imported from the Czech Republic that joined the MSP at 18 months of age.  He was the one and only K9 partner of First Sergeant Robert W. Connolly for 5 years while he was assigned to K9.   The team was  trained for drug and patrol duties and they led the Eastern Region in K9 apprehensions for all 5 years they were assigned to K9.  Zim was a legend on the shore for being nasty... but by the time of his death, he was only known as Retired K9 Zim... soft and lovable to all that wanted to know him.  And MANY did.   And those that did... will NEVER FORGET HIM.

    I wanted to send this email to you all because my wife and I thought it was
    important to let yas know how much we appreciated your kindness to him over
    his 10 plus years with me.

    I thank you, each and every one of you, for the small gestures of kindness
    you had displayed in your periodic and day to day contacts with Zim.

    I hope you realize how grateful I am for the life he lead.  For the added
    bonus to his days when you each would stop and say a kind word to him, or
    smile and pet him for a moment or two.  Or comment on how "HANDSOME",
    "scarey" or "big" he was.  Or even tolerate the shedding, occasional
    dripping, drooling and whining.

    Actually, even those that were a little LEARY of him... that didnt stop to
    pet or look too long at him... seemed to recognize and appreciate the bond
    he had with me.  And I, in-turn appreciate THAT in itself.

    Some of you helped train him, feed him (yes sneaking him cookies or treats
    when I wasn't looking), some of you babysat him either at the barrack or at
    our house, you might have changed his water or let him back in the barrack
    back door while he and I were both making emergency head calls or even when
    he would sneak away from my door to visit you during your breakfast or
    lunch to mooch a piece... EVEN THOUGH  YOU MAY HAD RATTED HIM OUT ;]  he
    enjoyed the game of it.  You each added a little more attention and light
    to his life.

    Some of you, especially the PCOs and Admin of Bk "S" constantly maintained
    a watchful eye and a soft hand for him...

    Easton, La Plata (night shifts and weekends with the Troops) and especially
    the Centreville Barracks  --- so many Troopers, Civilians and their
    families and especially their children (Zimmy lllllloved little kids :)

    You all helped love him... and for that we cant be Thank Ful enough.  Even
    if it was just for a very small sliver or memory ... YOU were like his
    extended family.

    He truly lead a BLESSED LIFE and even after (supposedly retiring) he LOVED
    coming to work with Daddy EVERY SINGLE DAY.  Some days we would just get
    home and have to go right back... and his tail would be winding and his
    paws sliding as he did his circle routine on the floor and in the
    hallways.... he always loved a car ride.

    THAT was one of his every day HAPPIEST times... getting ready to go to
    work... and getting ready to go home.

    SO ... it saddens me MORE THAN I CAN EXPRESS how much everyday will hurt me
    a little... most ... like today... much much more than a little... but I
    dont want to lose the inclination or importance to stop and THANK YOU for
    being so good to Zim.  For your patience and UNDERSTANDING of why Connolly
    brought his dog with him EVERYWHERE he went....

    Zim was EVERYTHING a GOOD DOG could be...

    when we got him at 18 months he was strong, brave and driven... he was
    somewhat suspicious, distrustful and independent...

    by the time he left us... he was Trusting, sweet and LOYAL.  He never
    strayed too far from me... ALWAYS watched over me, Melissa and the kids.

    He was SO MUCH MORE than a k9 partner or a pet...

    it is unavoidable and unfortunate that I move forward with a fist sized
    hole punched just left of center in my chest...

    but we were ALL BLESSED for having Zim in our lives for the time God gave us.

    Again... I thank YOU all for whatever little piece of his life you made
    better with your actions and yours words.  And mine for your friendship.

    I ask you for one last favor - PRAY and WISH that *the Lord takes him and
    keeps him*... and that I will earn the right to get there and have him back
    when I do.

    Thanks again... I have no doubt that Zim appreciated ALL OF YOU.  Every
    single one of you.





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