Meet the Chief

Colonel Wilson was appointed Chief of Police for the Department of General Services, Maryland Capitol Police in September of 2011.  The Maryland Capitol Police is a full service police department with 173 officers, which provide law enforcement and security services for over 30 State buildings, 10 parking garages, and 16 surface parking lots used by State employees and visited by over one million people per year. Maryland Capitol Police is responsible for security and law enforcement functions at the Annapolis Complex, to include the Maryland State Capitol, Governor’s Mansion, and House and Senate Buildings.  Maryland Capitol Police are in charge of approving and organizing rallies and demonstrations that occur in Annapolis during the Legislative Session.  Maryland Capitol Police is also tasked with operating and controlling one of the largest state identification card programs in Maryland. 

Prior to becoming Chief of Police with the Maryland Capitol Police Department, Colonel Wilson was accepted into the Maryland State Police Academy in 1988.  He was a Sergeant with the Maryland State Police and performed many different job functions while working throughout the State of Maryland.  His tenure with the Maryland State Police enabled him to become proficient in many aspects of law enforcement to include: criminal investigation, traffic enforcement, patrol, Governor’s Executive Protection details, various computer crime investigations, critical infrastructure protection, “Sergeant of Arms” in the Maryland State Senate, Commander of the Legislative Security Section as well as other management and leadership roles within the Department.  He served the citizens of Maryland in a law enforcement capacity and retired after 23 years of dedicated service to the citizens of the State of Maryland.   

Prior to a successful career with the Maryland State Police, Colonel Wilson served his country in the United States Military.  He served four years in the United States Air Force as a Military Police Officer and Security Specialist.  He received training in special weapons tactics, law enforcement functions, security issues, security clearance investigations, nuclear weapon convoys and warfare tactics.  He was awarded the “Air Force Good Conduct Medal” and “Air Force Achievement Medal,” for meritorious service.  He was honorably discharged from the United States Air Force in 1988.  

Chief Wilson graduated from Johns Hopkin’s University in May of 2015, and received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Management.  In May of 2016 he received his Master’s Degree from Johns Hopkin’s University in Organizational Leadership.  Chief Wilson has over 30 years of law enforcement and security experience and continues to serve the citizens of the State of Maryland. 

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Colonel Michael Wilson​
Chief of Police
Department of General Services
Maryland Capitol Police