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Troopers on Storm Duty

photo Maryland State Police badgeMaryland state troopers are being reassigned to storm duty, if they are not on road patrol duties already today, as the Maryland State Police Department preps for the pending winter storm.

According to a news release, troopers from the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division, Automotive Safety Enforcement Division and Special Operations Division are being assigned to police barracks across Maryland to add to the usual road patrol force beginning tonight and lasting through the duration of the storm. Additional troopers from the Aviation Command will be reassigned to patrol duties as well.

“Maryland state troopers will be ready to assist motorists and respond to other calls for service where needed,” said Maryland State Police Superintendent Colonel William Pallozzi. “It is important for everyone to heed travel warnings and other safety information in order to reduce risk for themselves and to decrease the demand for public safety services during the storm.”

Maryland State Police personnel are also being assigned to staff posts at the Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) and the MDOT State Highway Administration State Operations Center. The Maryland State Police Department is working closely with other state agencies to provide a coordinated response to storm related issues.

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