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MSP Diversity





The Maryland State Police is actively working to build and maintain a workforce that is inclusive and reflective of the diversity of Maryland. We are actively seeking military members, veterans, members of the National Guard, women and men of all backgrounds and skill sets to serve the citizens of Maryland as Troopers.


If you are interested in a career in law enforcement, crime prevention, forensic science, homeland securit​y, aviation, or cybersecurity, the Maryland State Police is for you. As a State Trooper, you can pursue a wide range of career opportunities where you can use your unique strengths and talents to serve the citizens of Maryland.


Sergeant Quintina Walker
Office: 301-392-1200



As a past or present member of the military, you understand and will be comfortable with the Maryland State Police paramilitary structure. The Maryland State Police offers eligible military personnel, veterans, and their dependents the ability to utilize their GI Bill® Educational Benefits. The GI Bill® can be utilized throughout the ​Maryland State Police Academy, field training, and through the 16-month probationary period to follow. Military personnel are encouraged to visit http://benefits.va.gov/gibill/ for further information.*

As part of Maryland's continuing commitment to our veterans, we are working to connect veterans with available services and programs. If you would like your contact information to be shared with the Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA) and other State agencies please contact the Recruitment Unit.

*GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at http://benefits.va.gov/gibill/ .


The first six women Troopers graduated from the Maryland State Police Academy in 1974. Like today, this first graduating class wore the same uniforms and performed the same duties as their male counterparts. Women continue to be an integral part of the Maryland State Police, serving in a variety of assignments and have obtained ranks as high as Lieutenant Colonel. Many women choose the Maryland State Police because it offers so many career paths and because being a Trooper allows them to provide financial security and benefits for their families.


In 1957, the first African American Trooper, Milton Sylveste​​​​​​​​r Taylor, took his first assignment in the Investigation-Identification Division. Trooper Taylor quickly worked his way through the ranks of Trooper First Class, Corporal, Sergeant, and Detective Sergeant and retired with the rank of Captain. Since Captain Taylor began his career, the Maryland State Police has welcomed all minorities as a way to strengthen our ranks and effectively represent all of the Maryland citizens we serve.


The Maryland State Police’s first Hispanic Commissioned Officer, Ivan Quinones, began his law enforcement career in 1988 with his assignment at the College Park Barracks. While at College Park, Officer Quinones served as a Barrack’s recruiter and member of the color guard. Later, he joined the Department’s first Drug Interdiction Unit and earned the ranks of Sergeant, Detective Sergeant and Lieutenant before retiring in 2010. Lieutenant Quinones is only one example of how citizens of Hispanic origin are valued by the Maryland State Police and are an important component of our workforce. Additionally, we offer financial incentives to bilingual employees who meet the conditions of the Department’s bilingual program.


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