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 TFC Carl R. Valentine

    December 10, 2017


    We regret to inform you of the death of Retired TFC Carl R. Valentine on Wednesday, December 6, 2017.  Our thoughts and prayers are with the Valentine family and their friends at this difficult time.  The following obituary information has been reprinted from 
    Carl Richard 'Dick" Valentine, Jr., 69, of Englewood, Florida passed away Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at his Charlotte County residence with his loving wife, Barbara at his side.
    He was born February 1, 1948 to the late Carl R. and Virgie V. (Shry) Valentine. 
    Upon graduation from Thurmont High School in 1966, he was employed by Moore Business Forms in Thurmont, Maryland, until entering the Maryland State Police Academy in January 1971. Dick was assigned to Barrack "B", Frederick after graduation and spent his entire career there until his retirement in October 1987 due to medical reasons. Later he managed Bullock's Airport Inn in Westminster, Maryland and Bentley's Family Restaurant, Littlestown, Pennsylvania. He also drove for Cheetah Bulk Service of Keymar, Maryland. He and his wife owned and operated Richie's Diner in Taneytown, Maryland. Upon selling the diner in 2009, they moved to St. Petersburg Beach, Florida to enjoy the beach life and then on to Englewood to become permanent residents.
    Dick was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge #69, Maryland Troopers Association, Lodge #51 and the Maryland State Police Alumni Association. He enjoyed archery and hunting as well as coaching youth baseball and soccer.
    He was pre-deceased by his only son, Carl Richard "Richie" Valentine, III age 16, on December 28, 2005.
    Survivors include his wife of twenty-nine years; Barbara A. (Bosley) Valentine of Englewood, Florida; two daughters: Cynthia Michelle Ridenour of Thurmont, Maryland, Lisa Sue Weaver of Waynesboro, Pennsylvania from his previous marriage to Charlene K (Frye) Valentine, who passed away in 1996. Also surviving are five grandchildren: Cory A. Smetzer, Justin T. Ridenour, Sarah B. Weaver, Brady M. Ridenour, Joshua D. Weaver, four great-grandchildren: Jacob E. Sanders, Cooper T. Ridenour, Maci J. and Sadie L. Ridenour; one brother and sister-in-law: Robert N. and Madeline Valentine of Thurmont, Maryland; and two nephews: Michael R. and Mark R. Valentine and their families.
    At Dick's request there will be no services scheduled.
    Memorial contributions may be made to Tidewell Hospice, Inc., 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, Florida 34238 in memory of Carl "Dick" Valentine. 
    Englewood Community Funeral Home with Private Crematory has been selected to handle arrangements. You may share a memory with the family at





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    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.