Message from the Chief

Welcome to the Department of General Services-Maryland Capitol Police website. 

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 facilities. 

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 Police. 

Michael Wilson Signature

Michael S. Wilson 
Chief of Police Department of General Services 
Maryland Capitol Police​​​