Maryland State Police

Maryland State Police The Maryland State Police, officially the Department of Maryland State Police, is the official state police force of the U.S. state of Maryland.

The Maryland State Police is headquartered at 1201 Reisterstown Road in the Pikesville CDP in unincorporated Baltimore County.Organizational structureThe Maryland State Police is organized into a structure based on the United States military, composed of:Department of State Police Bureaus Commands Troops Divisions Barracks Sections Units The Maryland State Fire Marshal is a member of the department and is charged with investigation and prosecution of suspicious fires and arson throughout the state.All sworn members are organized into 1 of 4 bureaus or are assigned to the Office of the Superintendent.Office of the SuperintendentThe Office of the Superintendent includes staff and units that directly support the administrative responsibilities of the Secretary. Those units and staff report to the Chief of Staff. Some of the main functions of the Office of the Superintendent include:Strategic Planning CommandThe Strategic Planning Command deals with all planning within the department. The command manages the Budget and Finance Division, Government Affairs Unit, Policing Division, Staff Inspections Section, and Planning and Research Division. Within the Planning and Research Division is the Property Unit and the Accreditation Section. The Accreditation Section is responsible for authoring, review and issuance of all departmental directives. In addition, this section manages all aspects of the MSP's CALEA accreditation. The MSP received CALEA's coveted Tri-Arc award in November 2014 and is accredited in Law Enforcement, Training Academy, and Communications.


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