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 - Harold Desmond Jr., Father of Retired Sgt. Kevin Desmond

    October 4, 2011

     We regret to inform you of the death of Harold V. Desmond, father of Retired
    Sgt. Kevin Desmond.  Our thoughts and prayers are with the Desmond family at
    this difficult time.

    Obiturary and Funeral Arrangements from the Pritts Funeral Home Website:

    Harold Vincent Desmond, Jr., 78, of Westminster, MD, died October 3, 2011 at

    Born October 17, 1932 in Queens, NY, he was the son of the late Harold
    Vincent Desmond, Sr. and Emeline Devlin Desmond. He was the husband of Mary
    C. Stenger Desmond whom he married on October 15, 1955.

    He served in the Navy during the Korean War. He was an auditor for Reliance
    Insurance Company. He was a volunteer fireman for 16 years at the Wantagh
    Fire Department in NY where he served as captain. He belonged to the St.
    Vincent DePaul Society at St. John Roman Catholic Church, the League of MD
    Horseman's Club, and the Optimist Club of Gamber-Smallwood. He loved riding
    horses, spending time w/family and friends, and was very proud of his Irish

    Surviving besides his wife are children and spouses Jeanne M. and Michael
    Tighe of Sykesville, Patricia A. and Philip Nusbaum of Fayetteville, NC,
    Kathleen M. Desmond and Fiancee Mark Livesay of Westminster, Timothy Desmond
    of Hampstead, and Kevin P. and Amy Desmond of Elkton, brother Richard
    Desmond of Miami, FL, and 9 grandchildren, Kristin, Lindsey, Michael,
    Christopher, T. J., Ryan, Maggie, Erin and Emma, and numerous nieces and

    The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 6-8 and Thursday from 2-4
    and 6-8 at Pritts Funeral Home and Chapel, 412 Washington Rd., Westminster.

    A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday St. John
    Roman Catholic Church, 43 Monroe St., Westminster with Fr. Lou Bianco

    Memorial contributions may be made to Carroll Hospice, 292 Stoner Avenue,
    Westminster, MD 21157 or to St. Vincent DePaul Society, 43 Monroe St.,
    Westminster, MD 21157.

    Online condolences may be sent to





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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.