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 Captain William Turnbull

    June 8, 2014


    We regret to inform you of the death of Retired Capt William R. Turnbull on June 6, 2014 at the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center.  Our thoughts and prayers are with the Turnbull family at this difficult time.  The following obuituary information has been reprinted from the Adams Funeral Home website.


    LaVale, MD-William Raymond Turnbull, 79, of LaVale, MD, died peacefully, surrounded by his entire family,  on Friday, June 6, 2014 at the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center. Born February 3, 1935, in Lonaconing, MD, he was the son of the late John Darnley Turnbull and Fay (Eichhorn) Turnbull. Bill was a member of the last graduating class of Central High School of Lonaconing, MD in 1953. Upon high school graduation, he was employed by Celanese Fibers Corporation. In 1956, he attended the Maryland State Police Academy in Pikesville, MD. His first assignment in the Maryland State Police was in Waldorf, MD. In 1971, he was transferred to Barrack C in LaVale, MD where he served as Barrack Commander until 1978 when he earned the rank of Captain, serving as the Western Maryland Troop Commander for Frederick, Washington, Allegany and Garrett counties.


    He retired in 1992 after proudly serving 36 years with the Maryland State Police. During his tenure, Bill was instrumental in bringing the Medivac Helicopter Unit, the Combined Criminal Investigation Unit (C3I) and the Emergency Medical System to Western Maryland. Shortly after his retirement from the Maryland State Police, Bill was employed by the federal government to respond to disaster events, including the Oklahoma City bombing and 911 terrorist attacks in New York City, and many natural disasters throughout the country. While on one of his federal assignments in Washington, DC, Bill returned to Cumberland with only a notebook and pencil in hand and began organizing what is now the local FEMA operation at the former PPG Industrial site at Mexico Farms. He then served as the first site manager of operations before retiring on December 31, 2013. In all, Bill enjoyed a 60 year work career. Bill was a member of the LaVale United Methodist Church, where he served as an usher. He was also a member of the LaVale Lions Club for 40 years.


    He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Louise (Dilfer) Turnbull; his son: David and wife Kathy, Cumberland, MD; his daughter: Diane Devlin and husband Mike, Frederick, MD; as well as four granddaughters, who were his pride and joy: Marie and Ashley Turnbull, and Michelle and Laura Devlin. He enjoyed attending many of their sporting and performing arts events. His happiest moments were those spent with all his grandchildren present at family gatherings. Friends will be received at the Adams Family Funeral Home, P.A., 404 Decatur Street, Cumberland, MD,  ( on Monday, June 9, 2014 from 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. and from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.


    A funeral service will be conducted at LaVale United Methodist Church, on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 11:30 A.M. with Reverend Bernadette Ross officiating. Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be members of the Maryland State Police. The family would like to thank the staff of the LaVale Rescue Squad and Western Maryland Health System's Emergency Department and Intensive Care Units for their compassion and professional care.


    In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be made in his name to: LaVale Lions Club, P.O. Box 3235 LaVale, MD 21504-3235 or the LaVale Rescue Squad, 977 NationHighway, LaVale, MD 21502.

    Monday, June 9, 2014 from 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. and from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.6/8/2014 Obituary for William Raymond Turnbull 2/2
    Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 11:30 A.M. at LaVale United Methodist Church with Rev. Bernadette Ross officiating.
    Sunset Memorial Park





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