FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Apri1 13, 2017
MDTA POLICE HONOR TOP COPS
Anne Arundel County Resident Named Officer of the Year
BALTIMORE, Md. - Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) Police Chief Col. Woodrow W. Jones yesterday honored sworn and civilian members of the MDTA Police who distinguished themselves during 2016.
"These officers make a difference every day they come to work, either by saving a life, removing impaired drivers from our roadways or by taking dangerous weapons and narcotics off our streets," said Colonel Jones. "I am proud to stand shoulder to shoulder with the men and women who serve and protect Maryland's families and visitors as they travel our great State every day."
Anne Arundel County resident and six-year member of the force, Officer Paul Pastorek, was named MDTA Police Officer of the Year for 2016. During the year, Officer Pastorek took approximately 2,900 traffic- enforcement actions, making more than 90 arrests, which included 34 impaired drivers. He was named Officer of the Month at the Port of Baltimore Detachment nine times in 2016 and is described as an excellent, self-motivated patrol officer who displays a proactive approach to protecting the Port of Baltimore.
In addition to naming the 2016 Officer of the Year, the MDTA Police presented officers and civilians with more than 100 awards, including Awards of Excellence, Lifesaving Awards, Top DUI Enforcement Awards, Law Enforcement Supervisor of the Year, Motor Carrier Inspector of the Year, Dispatcher of the Year and Chief's Commendations, among others.