BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Maryland State Police Department is supporting Governor Hogan’s “Hire A Veteran Month” by actively recruiting military veterans.

On Tuesday, Maryland State Police Superintendent Colonel William Pallozzi will present six troopers with the Department’s Freedom Award. All six have previously or are currently serving in the United States Armed Forces.

“We can never repay our military veterans for their service and sacrifice on behalf of our nation,” Colonel Pallozzi said in a statement.  “We are committed to recruiting these outstanding men and women by challenging them to continue their public service on behalf of the people of our state.”The Department said it currently employs 419 military veterans, 57 of which are current members of a military Reserve or National Guard unit.The Department also has a military liaison officer who is a retired Maryland state trooper and retired member of the United States Army. He works to recruit military personnel from across the country and assists troopers when they deploy or return home from military duty.

Anyone interested in a career with the Maryland State Police should visit mdsp.maryland.gov and click on ‘careers.’

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