Governor Hogan addresses 155th Trooper Candidate Class of Maryland State Police [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan this week delivered remarks and presented diplomas to the 24 graduates of the 155th Trooper Candidate Class of the Maryland State Police—the 12th and final trooper class to graduate during the Hogan administration. The governor also paid tribute to MSP Superintendent Colonel Woodrow “Jerry” Jones, who is retiring at the end of the year after a […]

Former Baltimore SWAT officer sentenced to 25 years in prison for producing child pornography

BALTIMORE, MD—A former Baltimore police officer has been sentenced to more than two decades behind bars. U.S. District Judge Stephanie A. Gallagher on Thursday sentenced Donald Hildebrandt, 52, of Bel Air, to 25 years in federal prison, followed by lifetime supervised release, for sexual exploitation of a child to produce child pornography, and possession of child pornography. The indictment was […]

Eleven Maryland defendants facing federal charges relating to unemployment fraud scheme with more than $1.6 million in losses

BALTIMORE, MD—A federal grand jury has returned a superseding indictment adding two new defendants to the nine defendants previously charged in relation to a Maryland and California unemployment insurance fraud scheme. The superseding indictment charges the defendants with conspiracy to commit wire fraud, wire fraud, aggravated identity theft, and stealing a post office key. The superseding indictment was returned on […]

Maryland State Police Superintendent Colonel Jerry Jones to retire, Lt. Colonel Roland Butler named Acting Superintendent

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Wednesday announced that Maryland State Police Superintendent Colonel Woodrow W. “Jerry” Jones, III, has notified him of his intent to retire at the end of the year after 35 years in law enforcement. The governor has named Lt. Colonel Roland L. Butler, Jr. to serve as acting superintendent. “Maryland is fortunate to have the finest […]

Governor Hogan announces major actions to expand federal, state crime fighting efforts [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday announced a series of major new actions to expand on federal-state efforts to fight violent crime and hold violent criminals accountable. The governor made the announcement at Maryland State Police (MSP) Barrack P in Glen Burnie, where he was joined by U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland Erek Barron, MSP Superintendent Colonel Woodrow […]

Maryland’s DNA database records 10,000th total hit

PIKESVILLE, MD—Colonel Woodrow W. Jones III, Superintendent of the Maryland State Police, this week announced the latest milestone for Maryland’s DNA database, supporting its role as a tool for law enforcement in the ongoing effort to reduce crime, apprehend criminals, and exonerate the innocent. Maryland’s DNA database, housed at the State Police Forensic Sciences Division laboratory, has now recorded 10,000 […]

Harford County man sentenced to 15 years in prison for sexual exploitation of minor, illegal possession of firearm

BALTIMORE, MD—A Harford County man has been sentenced to prison on child pornography and weapons charges. U.S. District Judge George L. Russell, III this week sentenced Travis Joseph Crawford, 34, of Edgewood, to 15 years in federal prison, followed by 25 years of supervised release, for sexual exploitation of a child to produce child pornography and for being a felon […]

Head of Maryland State Police issues statement after determining origin of controversial ‘challenge coin’

PIKESVILLE, MD—An investigation into the origin of a controversial challenge coin that included the Maryland State Police shield has led to the identification of the individual responsible, officials announced on Wednesday. The investigation was conducted by the Maryland State Police Internal Affairs Division. The investigation determined that the design and manufacture of the coin were coordinated by a former member […]