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The History of Motorcycle Law Enforcement

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Maryland State Police

The History of Maryland State Police Motor Unit History

State Police was organized under the Maryland Commissioner of Motor Vehicles in 1921.  Motorcycles were used as the mode of transportation and enforcement. 

In 1935, the Maryland State Police became its own department.  Motorcycles continued to be used until 1950. 

In August of 1985 the motorcycles returned.




Information and Photos provided by Maryland State Police