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Governor announces new superintendent of the Maryland State Police

February 18th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

Governor Larry Hogan today announced Maryland Transportation Authority Chief of Police Woodrow W. “Jerry” Jones III as his appointee for superintendent of the Maryland State Police. Colonel Jones will succeed Colonel William M. Pallozzi, who is retiring after more than 30 years of service with the Maryland State Police.

“With a distinguished career in law enforcement spanning more than three decades, Colonel Jones has both the experience and the character to lead what I believe is truly the best state police organization in the nation,” said Governor Hogan. “I want to sincerely thank Colonel Jones for taking on this post at such a critical time. I want to commend Colonel Pallozzi for his steadfast leadership of the Maryland State Police, and for his decades of dedicated service to the State of Maryland.”

“I am incredibly grateful to Governor Hogan for the opportunity to lead the Maryland State Police," said Colonel Jones. “As someone who has dedicated my entire law enforcement career to serving the people of Maryland, this is the highest honor. I have great respect and admiration for Colonel Pallozzi, and I will strive to lead the force with the same commitment to integrity and professionalism.”

“The core values of the Maryland State Police are integrity, fairness, and service, and I have seen each of these qualities every day in the men and women I have had the privilege to lead,” said Colonel Pallozzi. “I would like to express my deepest gratitude to Governor Hogan, and to be the first to applaud his choice of Colonel Jones to take the helm.”

About Colonel Woodrow W. “Jerry” Jones, III: In November 2015, Colonel Jerry Jones was appointed Chief of the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) Police, the seventh-largest law enforcement agency in the state.

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