Attention MTA Customers: Due to the increase in theft of hand held devices, we ask that you review our Anti-Theft brochure to help you learn ways to keep you and your devices safe!
The MTA Police Force is committed to helping everyone feel safe and at ease when they ride public transportation. It is a mission that the Maryland Transit Administration Police Force takes on every day of the year, with dignity and respect for all. Statistics confirm the depth of that commitment. Incidents of crime are consistently lower in and around MTA stops, stations and local communities where MTA Police are on patrol.
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MTA Police Force Policies and Procedures
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In addition to protecting our riders and vehicle operators, MTA Police are responsible for enforcing the law and assuring the security of MTA property and revenue.
The approximately 183 sworn officers and 83 civilian employees who comprise the MTA Police Force are dedicated to providing the highest standards of law enforcement to the citizens of Maryland. Our multi-jurisdictional approach throughout Baltimore and surrounding counties is based on longstanding partnerships with allied local, state and federal law enforcement agencies.
The MTA Police Force is both multi-dimensional and flexible in its approach to providing security to all members of the transit community. Our strategic programs are designed to offer the utmost in protection in the most efficient manner possible. These approaches include:
- Uniform Patrol and Plainclothes Units
- Detective Unit
- Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response (VIPR) Teams/Tactical Unit
- Video Surveillance Teams
- Bicycle Patrol Unit
- Motorcycle Patrol Unit
- K-9 Police Officer Unit
- Homeland Security Drills
- Weekly Zone Enforced Unified Sweeps
The MTA Police Force rigorously utilizes the MTA Comp Stat process to follow up, identify trends, deploy resources rapidly and maximize accountability.
We rely on citizens as partners in our efforts, and have established the “See Something, Say Something” citizen transit awareness program for citizens to report suspicious or criminal activity.
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Chief of Police
Colonel John E. Gavrilis
Office of the Chief of Police Director of Intel for Homeland Security
Captain Robert Stanley
Executive Officer to the Chief of Police
Lieutenant Demetria Spriggs
Deputy Chief of Police
Lt. Colonel Fred W. Damron Jr.
Executive Officer to the Deputy Chief of Police
Sergeant William Schauman
Professional Standards/Background Investigation
Sergeant Anjanette McBride
Operations Bureau Commander
Major Jerome E. Howard, Jr.
Northern District Commander
Captain Bryan White
Lieutenant Alfred Young
Lieutenant Marcus Jenkins
Southern District Commander
Captain Shawn Wallace
Lieutenant Angela Stewart
Lieutenant Aaron Myers
Special Operation Division Commander
Captain Gordon Schluderberg
Tactical Operations Commander (TOC)
Lieutenant Ronald Johnson
- Criminal Investigations Unit (CIU)
Lieutenant Kenneth Combs
Criminal Investigations Unit (CIU)
Sergeant Ryan Naglieri
- Criminal Investigations Unit (CIU)
Sergeant Tracey Turpin
Administrative Division Commander
Captain E. Lee Fenner
Administrative Unit Commander
Lieutenant Paul Hayden
Training and Planning Unit Commander
Lieutenant Timothy Torrence
Technical Services Division Commander
Captain Kelly Holman
Lieutenant William Brown
Police Monitoring Facility Supervisor
Director, Civilian Uniform Personnel Services
Mr. Vernil McDavid