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 Major Dominic Balsoma

    March 2, 2016


    We regret to inform you of the death of retired Major Dominick A. Balsoma, Jr., husband of retired 1/Sgt. Susan V. Topper, on 1-15-16.  Our thoughts and prayers are with their friends and family at this difficult time.

    Obituary for Dominick Anthony Balsoma, Jr.

    On January 15, 2016, Dominick Anthony Balsoma, Jr., 72, passed away at Gilchrist Hospice in Columbia. He was born in Baltimore, MD, on March 21, 1943, to the late Mary and Dominick Balsoma, Sr. Dominick earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Sociology from Loyola College in Baltimore, graduating cum laude. He then went on to protect and serve as a 33 ½ year veteran of the Maryland State Police Department, where he achieved the rank of Major. Dominick was a lifelong Roman Catholic that had an avid interest in history, and he enjoyed cars and trucks, and spending time with his family. In recent years, he and his wife, Susan, made their winter home in Vero Beach, Florida. 
    Dominick is survived by his devoted wife of 36 years, Susan V. Topper; his loving children, Christopher Joseph Balsoma and Shanna Elizabeth Smith, and her husband David L. Smith, III; his cherished grandchildren, Dominick A. Balsoma, Michele Balsoma, Savannah May Smith, and Stella Elizabeth Smith; his dear brother Marvin Balsoma and many nieces and nephews. Dominick was predeceased by his beloved sons, Thomas Craig Balsoma and Dominick A. Balsoma, III.
    A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated on Wednesday, January 20, 2016, at 10 AM at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 689 Ritchie Highway, Severna Park, MD 21146. Interment Glen Haven Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Dominick's name may be made to Gilchrist Hospice Care at Please designate to give to Gilchrist Center Howard County.





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