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[photo, Roland L. Butler, Jr., Maryland Secretary of State Police] COL. ROLAND L. BUTLER, JR., Secretary of State Police



Secretary of State Police since March 31, 2023. Acting Secretary of State Police, February 23 to March 30, 2023. Chief, Field Operations Bureau, Department of State Police, 2020-23.

Member, Governor's Executive Council, 2023-; School Safety Subcabinet, 2023-. Chair, Cease Fire Council, 2023-; Handgun Roster Board, 2023-; Statewide Interoperability Executive Committee, 2023-; State Law Enforcement Coordinating Council, 2023- ; [Secretary of State Police] Superintendent's Council of Advisors on Diversity and Inclusion, 2023-; Vehicle Theft Prevention Council, 2023-.

Member, State Child Fatality Review Team, 2023-; Maryland Cybersecurity Coordinating Council, 2023-; Maryland Cybersecurity Council, 2023-; Governor's Family Violence Council, 2023-; Task Force to Study Maryland's Criminal Gang Statutes, 2020; Statewide Interoperability Radio Control Board, 2023-; Justice Reinvestment Oversight Board, 2023-; Governor's Commission to Study Mental and Behavioral Health in Maryland, 2023-; Council on Open Data, 2023-; Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission, 2023-; State Postmortem Examiners Commission, 2023-; Advisory Board on Prescription-Drug Monitoring, 2023-; Steering Committee for the Ethan Saylor Alliance for Self-Advocates as Educators, 2023-; Maryland Sexual Assault Evidence Kit Policy and Funding Committee, 2023-; Sexual Offender Advisory Board, 2023-; Interdepartmental Advisory Committee on Small, Minority, and Women Business Affairs, 2023-. Board of Visitors, R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, University of Maryland Medical System, 2023-. Member, Commission on Trauma-Informed Care, 2023-.

Commander, Forestville Barrack, 1994-2015, and Southern Troop Commander, LaPlata Barrack, 2015-16, Department of State Police. Assistant Chief, Northern Command, Frederick, 2016-23, and Assistant Chief, Headquarters, 2018-23, Field Operations Bureau, Department of State Police.

Attended Mackin Catholic High School, Washington DC; Howard University; School of Police Staff and Command, Northwestern University (law enforcement administration); The Johns Hopkins University, B.S., M.S. (management).

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