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 F/Sgt. & MTA President M. Kirk Daugherty

    December 27, 2017


    We regret to inform you of the death of Retired First Sergeant & Past MTA President M. Kirk Daugherty on December 26, 2017.  Our thoughts and prayers are with Kirk's family and many friends at this difficult time.  The following obituary information has been reprinted from the Bradshaw Funeral Home website. 
    Millard Kirk Daugherty, 75, of Salisbury and formerly of Bridgeville and Crisfield, passed away from a heart attack Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center.
    Born in Baltimore June 6, 1942, he was a son of Millard Lee Daugherty who died January 8, 2012 and Josephine “Jo” Matthews Daugherty who died December 26, 2015.
    He graduated in 1960 from Bridgeville High School and in 1962 from Johns Hopkins School of X-Ray Technology. He started his career as an X-Ray Technologist at McCready Hospital in Crisfield from September 1962 until June 30, 1963.
    He then entered the Maryland State Police Academy and served in the Maryland State Police until June 1, 1989, obtaining the rank of First Sergeant. During his tenure with MSP, he was detached to the Maryland General Assembly during the Legislative Session for 11 years, 10 of which he was appointed Sgt-At-Arms of the Maryland Senate. He served as President of the Maryland Troopers Association from 1985 to 1989, and again from 2003 to 2017.
    He was appointed Chief Deputy of the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office in July 1989 and served until June of 2000. In September of 2000 he was employed by Perdue Farms as personal assistant to Mr. Frank Perdue, and served until Mr. Perdue’s passing in 2005. Finally, on July 28, 2007, he was appointed Chief of Police for the town of Snow Hill and served until his retirement on May 5, 2015.
    Very active in the communities he served, he held numerous memberships including Trinity United Methodist Church in Salisbury, Snow Hill Volunteer Fire Department, Moose, Lions and Elks Clubs, and was recently appointed to the Wicomico County Personnel Board.
    He enjoyed boating, cooking, golfing, splitting and burning wood, and was an avid Baltimore Ravens and Orioles fan.
    He is survived by his wife of 13 years, Susan Daugherty of Salisbury; son, Michael Daugherty of Princess Anne; daughter, Lois Burkett of Girdletree; step-children, Jan Danner of Pocomoke City, Paxton Dulany (Lauren)of Hebron, and Brittany Dulany of Ocean City; his brother, Steve Daugherty and fiancé Robin Taylor of Greenwood, DE; his sister, Kaye Hoge and husband Terry of Greenwood; nieces and nephews, Kyle Daugherty and wife Sheila of Greenwood, Kelli Duncan and husband William of Georgetown, DE, Amy Morris of Delmar, Lindsay Taylor and husband Josh of Delmar, and Katelyn Casey and husband Kyle of Seaford; 12 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; and 8 great-nieces and nephews.
    Viewing services will be held on Monday, Jauary 8, 2018 in the evening from 6-9.  Funeral services, officiated by the Rev. George Patterson, will be held on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 beginning at 2:00 P.M.  The location for both the viewing service and funeral service will be at the Trinity U. M. Church, 112 High Street, Salisbury, MD  21801.  Interment will follow in Wicomico Memorial Park.
    In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are requested to be sent to Maryland Troopers Foundation, 1300 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville, MD 21208.
    Arrangements are in the care of Bradshaw & Sons Funeral Home in Crisfield. To send condolences to the family, please visit





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  • MTA Legislative Night


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  • 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.