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 Message from the Chief

Welcome to the Department of General Services-Maryland Capitol Police



Thank you for your interest in one of the oldest capitol police agencies in

the nation. I am honored to serve as Chief of Police, and am committed to

work with the men and women of the Department, who diligently fulfill their

duties each day serving our citizens in making the Maryland State Capitol,

DGS owned buildings and state employees safer.


The history of the Department of General Services-Maryland Capitol

Police can be traced back to 1862, when an act of legislation made the

Governor responsible for appointing a competent person for upkeep of

buildings and grounds. Two watchmen and a keeper of the steam house

and furnace were assigned this task.


Today the Maryland Capitol Police has expanded in numbers, duties and

responsibilities. Throughout the years, our primary responsibilities have

remained the same. Our main focus still lies in protecting life and

property; preventing, detecting and investigating criminal acts; and

enforcing traffic regulations.


The DGS Maryland Capitol Police is a full service police department that

provides law enforcement and security services for over 40 State

buildings, 10 parking garages, and 16 surface parking lots throughout the

Annapolis and Baltimore areas. These facilities are utilized by state

employees and visited by over one million people per year. The

Department is also responsible for protecting employees and property

surrounding these areas and has jurisdiction within 1000 feet of all

properties. Additionally, we are responsible for protecting Members of the

Maryland General Assembly, providing security to the oldest state house

in America and providing customer service to individuals who visit these



The objective of this site is to ensure an ultimate customer service

experience, provide essential information and help navigate through DGS

owned and/or leased facilities secured by the Maryland Capitol Police.

Thank you for visiting the Department of General Services-Maryland

Capitol Police website. I appreciate your interest in our Department and

the support of the men and women who make up the Maryland Capitol





Michael S. Wilson

Chief of Police

Department of General Services

Maryland Capitol Police

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The Department of General Services - Maryland Capitol Police will provide a safe environment for all visitors, employees, and government leaders at our facilities and State Office centers, and will protect lives and property as a premier security and law enforcement organization.