The Maryland State Police has served the citizens of Maryland since its inception in 1921. Our Troopers are among the finest law enforcement officers in the world and each one is sworn to uphold our core values of Integrity, Fairness and Service. To learn more about the many facets of the Maryland State Police, please follow one of the links below.
Our Mission & Vision
The Mission of the Maryland State Police is to protect the citizens of the State of Maryland from foreign and domestic security threats, to fight crime, and to promote roadway safety by upholding the laws of the State of Maryland. This will be accomplished through aggressive patrol, investigation, intelligence gathering and interdiction efforts; and by providing leadership and assistance to state and local agencies.
We will be the model of a responsive, coordinated, composite statewide police department; independent yet supportive of allied law enforcement agencies. We are committed to the utmost professionalism in delivering all-encompassing police services focused on traffic safety, homeland security, crime reduction and criminal apprehension. We continually strive to develop the skills of our members and to efficiently and effectively manage our resources as we carry out our public responsibilities.
Maryland State Police personnel shall uphold the public trust by being honest and maintaining the highest standards of ethical and moral character.
Maryland State Police personnel shall treat each citizen with respect and preserve each citizen's dignity in an unbiased manner.
Maryland State Police personnel shall provide dedicated and compassionate assistance to all citizens.