ANNAPOLIS, MD (March 3, 2011) – TOMORROW, Governor O’Malley will participate in the 136th Maryland State Trooper candidate class graduation. After 26 weeks of rigorous training in a residential academy setting, the new class of troopers will begin their service to the people of Maryland. The Governor will join the State Police command staff and families and friends of graduates to congratulate and thank them for their service. This is the eighth Maryland State Police trooper candidate class to graduate during the O’Malley-Brown Administration.
This year, the Maryland State Police are celebrating their 90th Anniversary. On January 10, 1921, 36 recruits began training at Saunders Ridge firearms range near Glen Burnie to become members of a new statewide law enforcement agency. They graduated one month later and were charged with protecting citizens, preventing traffic and criminal offenses, and providing the highest quality of law enforcement services as the first members of the Maryland State Police. Today, more than 1,500 troopers and 700 civilian support personnel work across the state around-the-clock to serve and protect Maryland’s citizens.
WHAT: Governor O’Malley to participate in Maryland State Police trooper candidate class graduation
WHEN: TOMORROW, Friday, March 4, 2011 at 10:00 a.m.
WHERE: Century High School Auditorium
355 Ronsdale Road