State Police, City Hall, Baltimore, Maryland, May 2015. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.
Other executive departments maintain police departments. The Maryland Capitol Police of the Department of General Services provides security at State buildings in Annapolis and Baltimore, and may enforce laws and make arrests within 1,000 feet of those buildings and grounds. The Natural Resources Police Force of the Department of Natural Resources is the State's oldest law enforcement agency, with statewide jurisdiction to enforce conservation, boating and criminal laws. Moreover, the Department of Transportation supervises two police forces, the Maryland Transit Administration Police, and the Maryland Transportation Authority Police.
Local departments of public safety may concern animal control, corrections (detention centers), emergency services, fire, and police.
With a county or municipality, the Department of State Police may enter into an agreement to provide some or all local police functions. In some counties, the Sheriff serves to enforce the laws.
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