FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Nov. 18, 2014

Contact: 1st Sgt. Jonathan Green, 410-537-7724

: 1st Sgt. Jonathan Green, 410-537-7724

MDTA POLICE PROVIDES REMINDERS FOR THE
UPCOMING HOLIDAY TRAVEL SEASON

BALTIMORE, MD  With the holidays approaching rapidly, the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) Police Communications Unit reminds motorists using the States toll facilities to drive safely and remain vigilant during their travels.

Motorists requiring emergency assistance should dial 911. Non-emergency assistance is available by dialing #77. When contacting a dispatch center, motorists should be prepared to provide the following:

  • The location of the emergency
  • A call-back telephone number
  • Details of the incident/accident/disabled vehicle/or other circumstances

The dispatcher will ask a series of questions to help ensure that the caller receives the proper emergency response. Motorists are reminded to please be patient with the dispatcher and answer all questions to the best of your ability. The more information provided, the more prepared officers and personnel will be when they arrive on the scene to provide assistance.

"Police dispatchers traditionally have been the life-line for police officers throughout the law enforcement community," said MDTA Police Chief, Colonel Michael Kundrat. "We appreciate our dispatchers and all that they do for our police officers and the public we serve."

Thank you for your cooperation and best wishes for a safe holiday season.

The Maryland Transportation Authority Police, a nationally accredited force, is the seventh-largest law-enforcement agency in the State, with more than 600 sworn and civilian law-enforcement professionals. MDTA Police officers provide law enforcement at the MDTAs highways, bridges and tunnels; at the Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport; and at the Port of Baltimore.

NOTE: If you choose to use an acronym, please refer to Maryland Transportation Authority as MDTA. Thank you.