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Hogan appoints new state police superintendent for Maryland

ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Larry Hogan appointed Woodrow “Jerry” Jones to be the superintendent of the Maryland State Police on Tuesday.

Jones has been serving as the chief of police for the Maryland Transportation Authority. He spent 27 years with the state police before becoming chief of the MDTA.

Jones has been appointed to succeed Col. William Pallozzi, who is retiring after more than 30 years with the state police.

As the head of the MDTA, Jones has lead more than 600 sworn and civilian police professionals who work at Maryland’s toll roads, tunnels and bridges, as well as Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport and the Port of Baltimore.

Hogan also announced that Lt. Col. Kevin Anderson will be the next MDTA chief of police.