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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.
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 150 sworn officers and 80 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:
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.
Do you have what it takes to be a Maryland Transit Administration Police Cadet? If the answer is “yes,” the MTA Police Force wants to work with you. Enrolling as an MTA Police Cadet is a great opportunity to earn while you learn, and position yourself for a full time career in law enforcement once you’ve reached the age of 21.
A career in law enforcement offers many opportunities to advance while you serve your community. The one-year MTA Police Cadet program is an excellent way to get started on this rewarding career path and to further your career in law enforcement no matter where it takes you.
As a Cadet, you’ll receive classroom training, on-the-job training and mentoring, all while earning a paycheck as you advance to the possibility of becoming a full-time MTA Police Officer at the age of 21. After successfully completing this program, you’ll be entitled to priority hiring status as an entry-level MTA Police Officer.
When you’re ready to make your move, you’ll receive training that will familiarize you with the unique requirements of transportation security, as well as valuable on-the-job experience as a Fare Inspector and/or Security Guard. In addition to receiving pay for your service, you’ll be entitled to:
See if you have what it takes to be an MTA Police Cadet. Call 410-767-3860 for more information or an application packet. If you’re ready to take control of your future, we’re ready to help.