Special Police and Railroad Police

The Superintendent of the Maryland State Police is charged with reviewing applications for appointment and recommending to the Governor whether to grant or deny appointments as a special police officer or a railroad police officer. The Governor may accept or reject the Superintendent's recommendation, and is assisted in this process by the Secretary of State's Office which processes and records the applications.

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Statutory Authority: Public Safety Article, §3-301 et. seq. of the Annotated Code of Maryland.

For more information:

  • call Maryland State Police at (410) 653-4500.
  • Special Police law - Public Safety Article, §§3-301 et. seq. of the Annotated Code of Maryland
  • Railroad Policelaw - Public Safety Article, §§3-401 et. seq. of the Annotated Code of Maryland