State, county, and local Law Enforcement Agencies play a critical role in highway safety in Maryland. Officers serve, protect and enforce rules of the road to keep everyone safe.
Law Enforcement’s goal isn’t to write tickets, but instead to educate the public on the risk of unsafe driving behaviors and change them. The behavioral changes made by enforcing the rules of the road has saved countless lives.
Learn more about Law Enforcement Initiatives below.
Law Enforcement Resources
Law Enforcement Training & Resources
A variety of training materials, resources, videos and webinars are available for Law Enforcement partners in Maryland.
Law Enforcement Grants
Law enforcement agencies are eligible to apply for grant funding. The purpose of the highway safety grant program is to fund law enforcement initiatives aimed at reducing the number of motor vehicle crashes, related deaths, and injuries on Maryland roadways.
Law Enforcement Resources
A variety of resources are available to Law Enforcement partners. These resources include fact sheets, social media toolkits, and brochures that can be distributed during a traffic stop and at events.
Maryland has a number of State Laws governing various driver behaviors, from speeding to motorcycle helmet use.
Traffic Safety Specialist Program
The Traffic Safety Specialist (TSS) program is designed to recognize law enforcement officers for their experience, education, training, and proficiency in highway safety and traffic enforcement methods and procedures, and to encourage ongoing professional development in these areas.
Law Enforcement Section
The Maryland Highway Safety Office’s Law Enforcement Services Section works directly with the police communities across Maryland to manage, oversee, and provide pertinent highway safety information.
The section, led by John Hipps, consists of four Law Enforcement Liaisons and one Law Enforcement Program Manager – all who are retired Law Enforcement Officers. The manager and the liaisons coordinate a variety of law enforcement conferences and trainings that prioritize attention to traffic safety issues and assist law enforcement in the development of highway safety leaders.
In addition, they bring issues to the attention of law enforcement within a particular jurisdiction to increase traffic safety.
Maryland State Police and Maryland Transportation Authority Police
Calvert County, Charles County, Montgomery County, Prince George’s County and St. Mary’s County
Anne Arundel County, Baltimore County, Baltimore City, Cecil County, Harford County, and Howard County
Caroline County, Dorchester County, Kent County, Queen Anne’s County, Somerset County, Talbot County, Wicomico County, and Worcester County