As Chief of the nationally accredited Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) Police Force, I have been entrusted with significant responsibility. This is not a responsibility that I take lightly, and I vow to be a role model for my command staff and officers, who protect vital transportation assets and the citizens who use them every day.
Comprised of approximately 500 sworn officers and more than 100 civilian support employees, the MDTA Police is Maryland’s second largest statewide law enforcement agency and the seventh largest overall. Our mission is to provide Safety, Security and Service to the citizens and visitors who use major transportation infrastructure across the State, including the Fort McHenry and Baltimore Harbor Tunnels; the Chesapeake Bay, Francis Scott Key, Thomas J. Hatem Memorial, and Governor Harry W. Nice Memorial Bridges; the Intercounty Connector/MD 200; the Port of Baltimore; the World Trade Center; and BWI Marshall Airport.
Colonel Michael Kundrat
Chief, MDTA Police
MDTA Police Officers have numerous opportunities to grow and specialize. Through hard work and diligence, Officers may earn a place in a specialized unit such as Training, Detective, Commercial Vehicle Safety, K9 or Homeland Enforcement and Traffic. Officers engage in problem-solving oriented policing for a geographic and culturally diverse population.
In 2012, the MDTA Police received the prestigious Tri-Arc Award of Excellence from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) for concurrent accreditation for law enforcement, public safety communications and training units. The MDTA Police Force is the first and only agency in Maryland, and the seventh nationwide, to receive this distinction.
As public servants, we are dedicated to preserving freedom and upholding democracy. We work relentlessly to provide a safe and secure environment for the public and our coworkers by following our guiding principles: Honesty, Integrity, Dignity and Dedication.