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 Sgt. Gordon H. Smith

    April 25, 2016


    We regret to inform you of the death of Retired Sgt. Gordon H. Smith on April 23, 2016.  Our thoughts and prayers are with Gordon's family and friends at this difficult time.  The following obituary and funeral arrangement information has been reprinted from the Keeny Basford Funeral Home website:


    Mr. Gordon Henry "Gordie" Smith, 82, of Frederick, passed away suddenly on Saturday, April 23, 2016, at his home. He was the husband of Mary Braskey Smith. Born on May 28, 1933 in Lonaconing, Maryland, he was the son of the late Henry and Ruth Byers Smith.
    He proudly served his country during the Korean War in the United States Army. Gordon was retired after 30 years  as a Trooper for the Maryland State Police. He then worked in security for 16 years with the Bechtel Corporation, after this he worked as an associate for 12 years at the Keeney and Basford Funeral Home. 
    Gordon was a member of the Francis Scott Key American Legion, the Frederick Elks Lodge, MD State Troopers Association and the MD State Police Alumni Association. 
    Gordon had a great love for baseball and was active in Youth Baseball for many years, as a coach and watching many games, including watching his son and grandsons. He was known for his daily visits to Panera's. 
    Surviving in addition to his wife are his two children, Tracie A. Sampsell and husband Doug and Brian M. Smith and fiancee, Sherrie Specht, all of Frederick,  three grandsons, Beau A. Smith, Brian A. Smith and DJ Sampsell, all of Frederick, sister-in-law, Bobbie Duncan and husband Keith, of Walkersville, brother-in-law, Michael Staup, of Hagerstown and niece, Heather Hildebrand and husband Chad. 
    The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., on Tuesday, April 26, 2016, at the Keeney and Basford Funeral Home, 106 East Church Street, Frederick. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., on Wednesday, April 27, 2016, at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Mount Olivet Cemetery, Frederick.
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