Lieutenant Colonel Anthony Satchell, Chief
The Special Operations Bureau is comprised of the Special Operations and Transportation Safety Command and Aviation Command. The Special Operations and Transportation Safety Command consists of the Automotive Safety Enforcement Division, Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division, and Special Operations Division.
The Automotive Safety Enforcement Division is responsible, by law, for the State’s vehicle safety inspection program and all safety equipment repair orders issued by law enforcement agencies. The Division also supervises more than 1,600 inspection stations throughout the State.
The Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division operates weigh and inspection stations. It also focuses efforts on safety inspections of commercial motor vehicles traveling in the State, while also concentrating on the prevention of commercial vehicles being used as weapons of terror. The Special Operations Division includes many specialized units and teams which provide safety and rescue assistance to the citizens of Maryland.
The Aviation Command transports critically injured citizens to trauma centers. The Command also provides aerial support for the Department and allied public safety agencies, conducts search and rescue operations, and aids in criminal investigation and traffic control.
Maryland State Police
Special Operations Bureau
1201 Reisterstown Road
Pikesville, MD 21208-3899