DEPARTMENT OF STATE POLICE

DEFUNCT AGENCIES


ADMINISTRATION BUREAU
In Oct. 2004, merged with Information Technology Bureau to form Support Services Bureau.

ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES BUREAU
In March 2003, reorganized as Administration Bureau.

ADVISORY COUNCIL TO STATE CLEARINGHOUSE FOR MISSING CHILDREN
Created by Chapter 496, Acts of 1985. Inactive since 1991. Repealed by Chapter 611, Acts of 2016.

ALLIED SUPPORT UNIT
Under Bureau of Drug and Criminal Enforcement, abolished in 1998.

ANALYTICAL DIVISION
Under Homeland Security and Intelligence Bureau, restructured as Analytical Section under Homeland Security and Intelligence Division in Aug. 2003.

AVIATION DIVISION
Reorganized as Aviation Command under Field Operations Bureau in Oct. 2004.

BIOTERRORISM & WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION SECTION
Under Homeland Security and Intelligence Division, abolished in 2004 restructuring.

BUDGET & FINANCE DIVISION
In March 2003, renamed Budget and Finance Section.

BUREAU OF DRUG & CRIMINAL ENFORCEMENT
Renamed Support Services Bureau in Sept. 1998.

CAPITAL AREA REGIONAL FUGITIVE TASK FORCE
Under Criminal Investigation Bureau, renamed Baltimore State Apprehension Team in Jan. 2013.

CEASE FIRE COUNCIL
Transferred to Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention in July 2005 (Chapter 217, Acts of 2005).

CIVILIAN CONSENT DECREE PROGRAM
In April 2003, Department of State Police and plaintiffs, including National Association for Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) entered into an agreement known as Civilian Consent Decree. Under terms of this court settlement, Department agreed to appoint a Coordinator to monitor and oversee Department's implementation of all actions mandated by consent decree. Those mandates include ensuring that appropriate training is given to troopers, managers, and supervisors concerning their responsibilities under consent decree; monitoring installation of specialized video and audio equipment in vehicles used for traffic stops; developing and distributing a brochure explaining how to file complaints against Department; and assisting Department's consultant on racial profiling issues with access to Departmental records and personnel. Consent Decree was in effect from May 2003 through May 2008.

COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES DIVISION
Under Administrative Services Bureau, abolished in Aug. 2001. Functions assumed by Electronic Systems Division of Information Technology and Communications Bureau.

COMMUNITY POLICING ACADEMY
Under Training Division, abolished in 1998.

COMMUNITY POLICING UNIT
Disbanded effective April 1, 2003.

CONTINUOUS QUALITY IMPROVEMENT UNIT
Under Office of Policy, Strategy, and Information Management, renamed Organizational Development Unit in July 1998.

CRIME LABORATORY SECTION
Under Homeland Security and Intelligence Bureau, reorganized as Forensic Sciences Division in Aug. 2003.

CRIMINAL APPREHENSION TEAM
Under Criminal Investigation Bureau, renamed Greenbelt State Apprehension Team in Jan. 2013.

CRIMINAL ENFORCEMENT COMMAND
Under Support Services Bureau, reorganized as Criminal Enforcement Section under Operations Bureau in March 2003.

CRIMINAL INTELLIGENCE DIVISION
Under Support Services Bureau, abolished in March 2003; functions transferred to Analytical Division in Homeland Security and Intelligence Bureau.

CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION DIVISION
Under Criminal Investigation Bureau, restructured as Criminal Enforcement Division in Jan. 2013.

DRUG ENFORCEMENT COMMAND
Formerly under Support Services Bureau. Reorganized as Drug Enforcement Section under Operations Bureau in March 2003.

DRUG ENFORCEMENT DIVISION
From Drug Enforcement Command established in Sept. 1998, Drug Enforcement Section was structured under Criminal Investigation Division in March 2003. Section reformed as Drug Enforcement Division under Investigation Command in Oct. 2004, and transferred to Homeland Security and Drug Command in Dec. 2007. In Jan. 2009, it moved to Drug Investigation Command.

In Jan. 2013, its functions were dispersed throughout Criminal Investigation Bureau.

DRUG INVESTIGATION COMMAND
As Homeland Security Command, Drug Investigation Command was created under Homeland Security and Investigation Bureau in Oct. 2004. In Dec. 2007, it was restructured as Homeland Security and Drug Command, and became Drug Investigation Command in Jan. 2009.

Its functions were dispersed throughout Criminal Investigation Bureau in Jan. 2013.

DRUG INVESTIGATIVE SERVICES
Under Drug Enforcement Command, functions assumed by Drug Enforcement Section of Criminal Investigation Division in March 2003.

EASTERN COMMAND
Under Field Operations Bureau, reorganized as Southern Command in Oct. 2010.

EDUCATION & CAREER DEVELOPMENT COMMAND
Under Administrative Services Bureau, reorganized as Education and Training Section under Administration Bureau in March 2003.

EDUCATION & TRAINING SECTION
In Oct. 2004, reorganized as Training Division under Personnel Command.

EMERGENCY OPERATIONS SECTION
Under Field Operations Bureau, renamed Special Operations Division on Jan. 1, 1997.

EMPLOYEE RELATIONS UNIT
Under Office of Secretary, merged with Fair Practice Office to form Office of Fair Practice in Feb. 1999.

EXPLOSIVES ADVISORY COUNCIL
Explosives Advisory Council organized in 1984 within Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (Chapter 694, Acts of 1984). On July 1, 1997, Council transferred to Department of State Police (Chapter 352, Acts of 1997). Council recommended rules and regulations to Department for storage, use, manufacture, and transport of explosive material. Council reviewed proposed rules, regulations, and laws that affect manufacture, use, or distribution of explosives. It also monitored federal regulations, and developments in explosives industry, such as safety precautions and blasting techniques.

Council had up to nineteen members. They were appointed to five-year terms by Governor, who named chair and vice-chair (Code Public Safety Article, secs. 11-201 through 11-206).

Abolished on Oct. 1, 2005 (Chapter 235, Acts of 2005).

FIELD OPERATIONS BUREAU
In March 2003, restructured as Operations Bureau.

FIREARMS INVESTIGATION SECTION
Under Operations Bureau, functions assumed by Firearms Enforcement Section in March 2003.

HOMELAND SECURITY & DRUG COMMAND
Under Homeland Security and Investigation Bureau, restructured as Drug Investigation Command in Jan. 2009.

HOMELAND SECURITY & INTELLIGENCE BUREAU
In Oct. 2004, renamed Homeland Security and Investigation Bureau.

HOMELAND SECURITY & INTELLIGENCE DIVISION
Under Homeland Security and Drug Command, reorganized as Criminal Intelligence Division and moved to Office of Secretary in Jan. 2009.

HOMELAND SECURITY & INVESTIGATION BUREAU
Reorganized as Criminal Investigation Bureau in Jan. 2009.

HOMELAND SECURITY COMMAND
Under Homeland Security and Investigation Bureau, restructured as Homeland Security and Drug Command in Dec. 2007.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY & COMMUNICATIONS BUREAU
In March 2003, reorganized as Information Technology Bureau.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT DIVISION
Under Information Technology and Communications Bureau, reorganized as Management Information Systems Division under Information Technology Bureau in March 2003.

INVESTIGATION COMMAND
Under Homeland Security and Investigation Bureau, Investigation Command organized in Oct. 2004. Later under Criminal Investigation Bureau, Command oversaw two divisions: Criminal Enforcement, and Forensic Sciences.

LABOR & INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS OFFICE
Under Office of Secretary, reorganized in March 2003 as two sections: Government Relations and Labor Relations.

LEGAL COUNSEL UNIT
Under Office of Secretary, renamed Legal Affairs Section in March 2003.

MANAGEMENT & FINANCE DIVISION
Under Administration Bureau, reorganized as Office of Strategic Planning in April 2004.

MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS DIVISION
Under Information Technology Bureau, restructured as Information Technology Development Division and Technology Management Division in Aug. 2003.

MARYLAND CENTER FOR MISSING CHILDREN
Under Criminal Investigation Bureau, gradually changed name to Maryland Center for Missing and Unidentified Persons to include persons still missing but no longer children. Transition began in 2008.

MEDIA AFFAIRS SECTION
Reformed as Media Communications Section.

MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS SECTION
On Jan. 1, 2005, reorganized as Office of Media Communications and Marketing.

MOTOR CARRIER & AUTOMOTIVE SAFETY OPERATIONS
Under Field Operations Bureau, reorganized in March 2003 as Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Section and Automotive Safety Enforcement Section under Operations Bureau.

OFFICE OF BUDGET, LEGISLATION, & FISCAL ADMINISTRATION
Under Office of Secretary, abolished in March 2003.

OFFICE OF CRIME GUN ENFORCEMENT
Under Operations Bureau, functions assumed by Firearms Enforcement Section in March 2003.

OFFICE OF MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS
In March 2003, renamed Media Affairs Section.

OFFICE OF POLICY, STRATEGY, & INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
Reorganized as Office of Professional Responsibility in July 2000, with information management function moving to Communications Services Division.

OFFICE OF PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY
Under Office of Secretary, renamed Professional Responsibility Division in March 2003.

OFFICE OF STRATEGIC PLANNING
Under Office of Secretary, restructured as Strategic Planning Command in Feb. 2013.

OFFICE OF TECHNOLOGY & INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
As Technology Management Section, Office of Technology and Information Management began. It became Information Technology Section under Management Information Systems Division in March 2003. Under Information Technology Bureau, it was renamed Technology Management Division in Aug. 2003. Division joined Support Services Bureau in Oct. 2004. Under direction of Chief Information Officer, Division reformed as Office of Technology Management in Feb. 2009, and restructured as Office of Technology and Information Management in Aug. 2012.

Office briefly oversaw Technology and Information Management Command, which took over some functions from former Records Command before it was phased out in Jan. 2013.

OFFICE OF TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT
Under Support Services Bureau, renamed Office of Technology and Information Management in Aug. 2012.

OPERATIONAL MEDICAL SUPPORT
Under Special Operations Division, reorganized as Tactical Medical Team in Oct. 2004.

OPERATIONS BUREAU
In Oct. 2004, renamed Field Operations Bureau.

OPERATIONS DIVISION
Under Homeland Security and Intelligence Bureau, restructured as Operations Section in Aug. 2003.

ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT UNIT
Under Office of Policy, Strategy, and Information Management, incorporated into Promotional Standards and Development Unit of Personnel Command in July 2000.

PERSONNEL COMMAND
In March 2003, reorganized as Personnel Section under Administration Bureau.

PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT DIVISION
Under Administrative Services Bureau, renamed Human Resources Division in 1997.

PLANNING & RESEARCH DIVISION
Reorganized as Office of Budget, Legislation, and Fiscal Administration, Jan. 1, 1997.

POLICE ACADEMY DIVISION
In Oct. 2004, Division formed in Sykesville under Personnel Command of Support Services Bureau. In July 2007, merged with Training Division to form Education and Training Division.

POLICE-CITIZEN ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Lt. Col. Edwin L. Lashley, Co-Chair (chosen by Committee)
Jenkins Odoms, Jr., Co-Chair (chosen by Committee)

Appointed by Secretary of State Police: Lt. Eric D. Danz; Lt. Laura Lu Herman; Lt. Col. Edwin L. Lashley; Capt. Dennis P. Murphey (Ret.); Capt. Stewart W. Russell. Alternate: Maj. Andrew J. McAndrew.

Neutral members: Armando J. Camacho; Lt. Col. David Franklin; Bash Pharoan, M.D.

Appointed by Executive Committee, Maryland National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP): Mary Ashanti; Bernard L. James, Sr.; Jenkins Odoms, Jr.; Rodney A. Orange, Ph.D.; Leroy W. Warren, Jr. Alternate: Gary D. Rodwell, Ph.D.

Neutral members: Capt. Garland R. Nixon; Thomas Perez, J.D.

Required by a consent decree of April 2003, Police-Citizen Advisory Committee addressed issues of concern either to police or citizens regarding State Police policies or practices for traffic stops and drug interdiction, and made recommendations to Secretary of State Police. Of its fifteen members, five represented State Police, five represented Maryland Chapter, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, and five were neutral parties.

Under Civilian Consent Decree Program, Committee completed its work in Dec. 2004.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT UNIT
In Oct. 2004, functions absorbed by Training Division under Support Services Division.

PROFESSIONAL POLICING SECTION
In Dec. 2004, Professional Policing Division formed under Office of Strategic Planning. In Feb. 2010, Division restructured as Professional Policing Section under Inspection and Compliance Division.

Section was responsible for Departmental compliance with Civilian Consent Decree in effect from May 2003 through May 2008, and for implementation of recommendations by Police-Citizen Advisory Committee mandated by Decree. Civilian Consent Decree was a court-ordered set of mandates agreed to by Department of State Police, and certain plaintiffs, including American Civil Liberties Union and National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Decree's primary focus was to stop racial profiling in traffic stops made by police.

Post-Decree compliance with policy and proceedures for traffic stops, was overseen by Section, along with collection and reporting of data from traffic stops. Section also was responsible for ensuring accurate and complete reporting of traffic stop data which law enforcement officers are required to collect through Aug. 31, 2010 (Code Transportation Article, sec. 25-113; Chapters 342 & 343, Acts of 2001; Chapter 25, Acts of 2006; Chapter 220, Acts of 2007).

In Jan. 2012, Section functions were absorbed by Inspection and Compliance Division.

PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY DIVISION
Professional Responsibility Division originated as Office of Policy, Strategy, and Information Management. It reorganized as Office of Professional Responsibility in July 2000, and as the Professional Responsibility Division in March 2003.

Division oversaw two sections: Chaplains, and Fair Practice.

PROMOTIONAL STANDARDS & DEVELOPMENT UNIT

PUBLIC AFFAIRS UNIT
Renamed Office of Media Communications in Oct. 2001.

RECORDS COMMAND
Records Command formed under Homeland Security and Investigation Bureau in Oct. 2004, and transferred to Support Services Bureau in Sept. 2007. Command was responsible for two divisions: Central Records, and Licensing.

Under Support Services Bureau, functions absorbed by Office of Technology and Information Management in Aug. 2012.

REGIONAL FAMILY VIOLENCE UNIT
Established in Sept. 1997, Regional Family Violence Unit provided a coordinated response to domestic violence in rural parts of State. Unit assisted victims of domestic violence in obtaining ex parte orders and warrants, and otherwise navigating court system.

Under Field Operations Bureau, disbanded in 2003 when each barrack was assigned a domestic violence officer.

SCHOOL BUS SAFETY INITIATIVE
Under Planning and Research Division, transferred with School Bus Safety Enforcement Fund to Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention in July 2008 (Chapter 87, Acts of 2008).

SECURITY SERVICES

SERGEANT MAJOR
In Jan. 2005, position of Sergeant Major was reinstituted within Department to ensure clear communication between Secretary of State Police and State troopers.

Position abolished in June 2007.

SERVICES COMMAND
In March 2003, its units redistributed within Administration Bureau.

SPECIAL INVESTIGATIONS SUPPORT SECTION
Under Bureau of Drug and Criminal Enforcement, renamed Special Investigative Services in 1996.

SPECIAL INVESTIGATIVE SERVICES
Under Support Services Bureau, functions dispersed in March 2003 to sections of Criminal Investigation Division of Operations Bureau.

SPECIAL OPERATIONS & SUPPORT SERVICES
Under Bureau of Drug and Criminal Enforcement, renamed Criminal Enforcement Command in Sept. 1998.

SPECIAL OPERATIONS BUREAU
In July 2012, Special Operations Bureau was created to oversee Aviation Command, and Special Operations and Transportation Safety Command.

Abolished in Nov. 2015, with its Aviation Command transferring to Support Services Bureau, and its Special Operations and Transportation Safety Command moving to Field Operations Bureau.

SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND
Under Field Operations Bureau, combined with Transportation Safety Command to form Special Operations and Traffic Safety Command in June 2007.

STATE AID FOR POLICE PROTECTION PROGRAM
Under Office of Strategic Planning, transferred to Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention in July 2008 (Chapter 515, Acts of 2008).

SUPPORT SERVICES BUREAU
Abolished in March 2003 reorganization; most functions transferred to Operations Bureau.

SUPPORT SERVICES SECTION
Under Bureau of Drug and Criminal Enforcement, renamed Technical Investigative Services in 1996.

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE & COMPUTER CRIMES DIVISION
Under Information Technology Bureau, renamed Technical Investigation Division in Aug. 2003.

TECHNICAL INVESTIGATION DIVISION

TECHNICAL INVESTIGATIVE SERVICES
Under Support Services Bureau, in March 2003 merged with Computer Crimes Unit to form Technical Assistance and Computer Crimes Division under Information Technology Bureau.

TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT DIVISION
Under Information Technology and Communications Bureau, reorganized as Information Technology Section under Information Technology Bureau in March 2003.

TRAFFIC OPERATIONS SECTION
Under Motor Carrier and Automotive Safety Operations, functions dispersed to Crime Laboratory Section and units under Special Operations Division in March 2003.

TRAINING DIVISION
Under Personnel Command of Support Services Bureau, merged with Police Academy Division to form Education and Training Division in July 2007.

TRANSPORTATION SAFETY COMMAND
Under Field Operations Bureau, combined with Special Operations Command to form Special Operations and Traffic Safety Command in June 2007.

VIOLENT CRIME POLICE STRIKE FORCE
Disbanded on April 1, 2003.

WESTERN COMMAND
Under Field Operations Bureau, reorganized as Northern Command in Oct. 2010.

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