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Department of Maryland Transit Administration
Paul J. Wiedefeld, MTA Administrator
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The mission of the Maryland Transit Administration Police Force is to

professionally enforce the law, protect its transit community,

employees and facilities with dignity and respect.


The Maryland Transit Administration Police Force is made up of more than one hundred forty-six sworn officers and approximately seventy-eight civilian employees, dedicated to providing high quality law enforcement to the State of Maryland. Our growing Police Force is multi-jurisdictional, as we patrol Baltimore City and the surrounding counties.  We have taken a broad based approach to maintaining a safe transit system by utilizing several strategies: 

  • Partnerships and Memorandums of Understanding have been established with local, state and federal allied law enforcement agencies 
  • Uniform patrol and plain clothes units
  • Weekly Zone Enforced Unified Sweeps
  • Homeland Security Drills
  • Use of Video Surveillance 
  • Bicycle Patrol Squad,
  • A Motorcycle Unit that patrols MARC properties and enforces all traffic and law enforcement regulations
  • A team of highly trained TSA K9's that travel throughout the transit system, whose primary objective is to provide security and law-enforcement services to the public and property. 
  • We have established "See Something, Say Something" citizen transit awareness program for citizens to report suspicious or criminal activity
  • Follow up utilizing the MTA Comp Stat process to identify trends and rapidly deploy resources. 



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MTA Police Emergency

410-454-7720 or 410-454-7721




Chief of Police

Colonel David C. Franklin



MTA Police Headquarters

1040 Park Ave.

Baltimore, Maryland 21201




Lieutenant Rose LeTourneau 

 Executive Officer 410-454-7528

Angela Brooks 

Executive Assistant 410-454-7527




Deputy Chief Operation Bureau 
Lieutenant Colonel John Gavrilis 

Deputy Chief Administration Bureau

Lieutenant Colonel William Downing 




Commander of Operations

Major Millard Richburg ~ 410-454-1671




Administration Division 

Captain Jacob Bauer




Investigation Division

Captain William Collins 


Southern District

Captain Fred Damron 


Northern District 

  Captain Jerome Howard      




Director of Communications

Lieutenant Burna McCollum 



Director of Fare Inspectors

Director Phillip Vass 



Director of Training

Director Phillip Vass