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 OS Darlene Knipel

    June 30, 2014

    We regret to inform you of the death of Mrs. Darlene Knipel on Friday, June 27, 2014 at St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson. Born June 28, 1943 in Baltimore County, MD, she was the daughter of the late Charles H. Turnbaugh, Sr. and Bertha Anna Trump Turnbaugh.  She was the wife of 45 years to Ober Stewart Knipel, Jr. 
    She retired from the Maryland State Police in October, 1996 with 33 years of service where she had worked as a secretary in the Training Division.  She was a 1961 graduate of Franklin High School. She was an avid collector of thimbles and enjoyed watching and cheering for the Orioles and Ravens. In her spare time, she enjoyed her cats Buddy and the late Sammi, and her flowers. 
    Surviving in addition to her husband are her children Karen Elaine Laster of Eldersburg and Kevin Eric Knipel of Baltimore; her siblings Eileen Pacheco of NC, Charles H. Turnbaugh, Jr. of Westminster, Carole Ann Turnbaugh of Finksburg, Jane Maria Sharp of Hampstead, Jonathan Douglas Turnbaugh of Finksburg, and Dennis Turnbaugh of Ellicott City; and her numerous nieces and nephews. 
    The family will receive friends 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at the Eckhardt Funeral Chapel, P.A., 3296 Charmil Drive, Manchester where a funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 2, 2014. Interment will be in Resthaven Cemetery, Hanover, PA.
    In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be offered to the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure 2014, tribute to Karen Laster in memory of her mother, 200 E. Joppa Road, Suite 407, Towson, MD 21286. 
    Online condolences may be offered at





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  • MTA Legislative Night


    4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

  • MSP Academy Class Graduation


    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

  • MSP Fallen Heroes Ceremony


    11:00 am - 2:00 pm


    Maryland State Police Fallen Heroes Ceremony will held in the MSP Quadrangle at MSP Headquarters, Pikesville, Md.  A luncheon,  provided by the Maryland Troopers Association, will follow the ceremony.