State Law Enforcement Staffing

Law Enforcement Staffing Issues in Maryland

For several years, the State has asked its state law enforcement officers to do more with less. While this philosophy can improve efficiency when reasonably implemented, our members have been cut to the point that our staffing levels are unsafe. For example:

  • The Maryland Capitol Police had approx. 120 sworn officers at its peak. It now has declined to 63 sworn officers (47% decrease.)
  • The Natural Resources Police had approx. 480 sworn officers at its peak. It now has declined to 221 sworn officers (54% decrease.)
  • Since the 1990s, the authorized sworn strength of the Maryland State Police has declined by over 200 Troopers.
    • The funding of Maryland State Police Academies must be a priority

SLEOLA is committed to ensuring that our members have the technology, vehicles, facilities and manpower needed to fulfill their missions and keep Maryland safe.





Our monthly board meeting will be held tonight September 26th @ 6:00 PM.
The meeting will be held @ our SLEOLA office in Severna Park.
As always, all members are welcomed and encouraged to attend.
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Today, SLEOLA members joined Governor Hogan for the signing of our Memorandum Of Understanding, which covers the pay, benefits, and working conditions for our members. ... See MoreSee Less

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I spent this morning with the 27 members of The Natural Resources Police 58th Basic Recruit Class who will be graduating next week....Then spent the afternoon attending the graduation of the 145th Maryland State Police Trooper Candidate Class. Proud of these men and women entering our profession during these challenging times. Be safe my brothers and sisters! ... See MoreSee Less

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Speaking with MD State Police Academy Class 145 about SLEOLA's benefits and what we do for our members. ... See MoreSee Less

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The 144th Maryland State Police Academy Class on Graduation Day! We welcome these 39 new troopers to our ranks, and are grateful for their choice to protect and serve ... See MoreSee Less

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