Our association

Who We Are

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 twelve Lodges located throughout the State of Maryland.  Please visit our lodges section for more detailed information concerning the lodges.

MTA Lodges
State trooper vehicles
MTA Office

Our facility

The MTA Administrative Office and Retail Store

1300 Reisterstown Road
Pikesville, Maryland 21208 

Open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday,
from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Monday and Friday: Appointment only

About the msp

maryland state police

The Maryland State Police was formed in 1921 to enforce the motor vehicle laws of the State.  In 1935 they became a separate branch of state government and were charged with preventing and detecting crime, apprehending criminals, and enforcing the criminal and motor vehicle laws.

MSP Uniforms

Here you will find many of the uniforms used by the members of the Maryland State Police.

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MSP Rank Structure

The Maryland State Police is a paramilitary organization with a rank structure modeled after the United States military.

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MSP Barracks

Learn more about the 23 barracks and locations of the Maryland State Police.

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MSP Walk of Honor

Honoring the retired Maryland State Police employees who have served the citizens of the State of Maryland with distinction.

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MSP Careers

Visit the Maryland State Police Official Website to find out more about an exciting career with the Maryland State Police.

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Maryland State Police Emblem

Maryland State Police Emblem

The current emblem of the Maryland State Police was adopted in 1950. It was designed by Mr. Edwin Tunis, a well-known artist from Maryland, and is an adaptation of the shield in the State of Maryland Seal. The shield bears the Arms of the Calvert and Crossland families. Calvert was the family name of the Lords Baltimore who founded Maryland. Crossland was the family of the mother of the first Lord Baltimore.

The black and gold colors are the Baltimore Arms. The red and silver colors are the Crossland Arms. The Maryland Flag bears the same Arms.