Business, Police/Fire, Politics

Governor Hogan appoints MDTA Police Chief Jerry Jones as superintendent of Maryland State Police

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday announced Maryland Transportation Authority Chief of Police Woodrow W. “Jerry” Jones III as his appointee for superintendent of the Maryland State Police. Colonel Jones will succeed Colonel William M. Pallozzi, who is retiring after more than 30 years of service with the Maryland State Police. “With a distinguished career in law enforcement spanning more …


Crime, Politics

Joint task force launched to combat Baltimore crime

BALTIMORE, MD – The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland, along with federal, state, and local law enforcement partners, on Wednesday announced the Baltimore Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) Strike Force, a new initiative designed to combat violent crime in Baltimore. The mission of the Baltimore OCDETF Strike Force is to disrupt and dismantle the most …


Police: Increased impaired driving enforcement planned through Halloween

Do your Halloween plans include alcohol? The Maryland State Police is reminding drivers that troopers will be working additional impaired driving patrols beginning Friday night and continuing through Halloween. Barracks across Maryland are using impaired driving grant funding from the MDOT/MVA Maryland Highway Safety Office to put additional troopers on the road. These troopers will be saturating areas known to have …

Governor Hogan announces statewide flood response efforts

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Larry Hogan has directed Maryland state agencies to coordinate and work together to keep Marylanders safe and informed following Sunday’s severe weather, which included extensive and persistent rain, major flooding, and power outages in multiple locations throughout the state. Ellicott City in Howard County was particularly devastated by this weather event, which also included significant flooding in …

Md. State Police to crack down on St. Patrick’s Day drunk driving

PIKESVILLE, MD— As St. Patrick’s Day approaches, Maryland State Police suggest those whose celebrations will include alcohol take time to make the right decision and designate a sober driver. Based on past experience, state troopers are anticipating an increase in impaired driving as celebrants will be traveling on St. Patrick’s Day to and from different locations to enjoy festivities throughout the …