Events, Health, Police/Fire

Maryland law enforcement agencies partner with American Red Cross in blood drive effort

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Several Maryland law enforcement agencies are joining forces to assist the American Red Cross in encouraging the public to donate blood during the coronavirus pandemic. The push to donate blood is an effort by state law enforcement employees in Maryland who want to honor the memories of those Marylanders who lost their lives to COVID-19 and honor the service …


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Maryland State Police to continue increased enforcement through Memorial Day weekend

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Maryland State Police troopers from all 23 barracks and from divisions not normally assigned to road patrol will be involved in targeted traffic safety initiatives through the Memorial Day weekend as part of their continuing effort to reduce speeding and address aggressive and impaired driving on Maryland roads. Authorities say the priority of every uniformed state trooper on patrol …


Maryland State Police clarify social distancing rules pertaining to Easter religious services

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland State Police this week clarified their stance on Easter religious services to be held across the state on Sunday. “The compliance with the Governor’s Executive Order by faith community leaders last weekend was outstanding and deeply appreciated,” Maryland State Police Superintendent Colonel Woodrow Jones III, said. “My hope is that our faith community leaders continue to recognize the …

Maryland State Police clarify enforcement of Governor Hogan’s stay-at-home order

PIKESVILLE, MD—Maryland State Police Superintendent Colonel Woodrow Jones III has directed troopers to continue their public education and enforcement efforts regarding Governor Larry Hogan’s Executive Orders and, on Monday night, issued specific instructions regarding the stay-at-home order. Troopers have been directed to enforce the order as follows: Enforcement of the expanded Governor’s Executive Order will be conducted by Maryland state …

Middle River man pleads guilty to cocaine distribution charges

BALTIMORE, MD—A Middle River man has pleaded guilty to federal drug charges. Rondell Ronald Hackett, Jr., 34, of Middle River, pleaded guilty on Wednesday to the federal charge of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine. At the time of his arrest, Hackett was on supervised release for a previous federal drug conviction. The guilty plea was …

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 …