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By Bill Talbott and Bill Talbott,Sun Staff Writer | February 21, 1995
After "six good years at the Westminster barracks," 1st Sgt. Stephen C. Reynolds will be transferred to state police headquarters in Pikesville March 1.Sergeant Reynolds, supervisor of the county's resident trooper program and public information officer at the Westminster barracks, will move to the personnel management office."
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | July 17, 2005
Although Carroll County posts one of the lowest ratios of police to population in the nation, law enforcement officials routinely rate it the safest jurisdiction in Maryland. Those same officials, as well as the county commissioners, know the time is rapidly approaching when the fast-growing county will need a police force of its own. With residents' increasing demands for a stronger, more-visible police presence in their far-flung communities and the Maryland State Police, Carroll's resident law enforcement agency since the 1970s, static in its numbers, the transition to a county police force is inevitable, officials said.
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By Bill Talbott and David Michael Ettlin and Bill Talbott and David Michael Ettlin,Staff Writers | January 20, 1993
Maryland State Police Superintendent Larry W. Tolliver's streamlining plans contained good news for Carroll -- continuation of the Resident Trooper Program that is the county's main law enforcement service.Colonel Tolliver said he wants to eliminate state police services that duplicate other law enforcement agencies' work in many Maryland jurisdictions, but not the Resident Trooper Program used by Carroll and six other counties for police services outside city or town limits.Carroll has no county police force, but a study force recommended last spring that the commissioners begin planning for one -- preparing for the possibility that the Resident Trooper Program could be ended someday.
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May 8, 2005
THE QUESTION: HOW MANY POLICE DEPARTMENTS ARE THERE IN THE COUNTY? The Maryland State Police Resident Trooper program and the county sheriff's department are the primary providers of police coverage throughout Carroll. Five towns -- Westminster, Sykesville, Manchester, Hampstead and Taneytown -- have their own police departments. Union Bridge, New Windsor and Mount Airy, however, rely solely upon the resident trooper program and the sheriff's department. Send your questions of general interest to: carroll.
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By Hanah Cho and Hanah Cho,SUN STAFF | February 11, 2004
The Carroll County delegation is moving forward with the county's $19 million bond authorization request for capital improvement projects after the seven-member group held up the proposal because of concerns over an item on relocating some of the sheriff's services. The delegation, particularly state Sen. Larry E. Haines, was concerned that the item was related to a letter written by the county commissioners to the Maryland State Police. The Dec. 4 letter suggested that the three county officials wanted to transfer law-enforcement efforts from the state police's resident trooper program to the county Sheriff's Office.
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By Adam Sachs and Adam Sachs,Staff writer | January 12, 1992
Gov. William Donald Schaefer proposed eliminating financing for Carroll's main policing agency, the Resident Trooper Program, as part of a plan to reduce a projected $1.2 billion shortfall for the next budget year.The governor announced the proposal, along with several other local aid reductions, at his State of the State address Thursday.The Governor's Commission on Efficiency and Economy in Governmentrecommended the cutback, advising that the state would save $1.1 million in fiscal 1993 by dropping its 25 percent contribution to the program.
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By Mike Farabaugh and Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF | November 9, 1999
The dedication yesterday of the $3.1 million state police barracks in Westminster was, said Lt. Terry Katz, "a perfect time to reflect on the past and look to the future."Katz was joined by Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, state Treasurer Richard N. Dixon and other state and local police and civilian dignitaries who welcomed past barracks commanders, including Carroll County Sheriff Kenneth L. Tregoning.Katz also welcomed the return of a half-dozen retired troopers who opened the old barracks in 1961 and most of the first 10 resident troopers.
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By Donna R. Engle and Donna R. Engle,SUN STAFF | May 2, 1996
Police protection in Union Bridge is expected to be provided by the resident state trooper the town shares with nearby New Windsor, at least for another year.The budget scheduled for public hearing and a council vote on May 20 resolves a debate over police protection by continuing the resident trooper program for the fiscal year that starts July 1. But Mayor Perry L. Jones said the council police committee won't abandon the issue."We'll probably be studying different angles through the year," Mr. Jones said.
NEWS
May 8, 2005
THE QUESTION: HOW MANY POLICE DEPARTMENTS ARE THERE IN THE COUNTY? The Maryland State Police Resident Trooper program and the county sheriff's department are the primary providers of police coverage throughout Carroll. Five towns -- Westminster, Sykesville, Manchester, Hampstead and Taneytown -- have their own police departments. Union Bridge, New Windsor and Mount Airy, however, rely solely upon the resident trooper program and the sheriff's department. Send your questions of general interest to: carroll.
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April 7, 1992
For nearly two decades, the Maryland State Police has provided protection for Carroll County under a "resident trooper" program. The arrangement seemed beneficial to both sides. Carroll got superior service cheaply, the State Police got a community-training ground. It seemed as though the arrangement would last forever.Until the recession hit.The state, faced with a mammoth deficit, told the county last fall it couldn't afford the traditional 25 percent subsidy it provided for the program.
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By Athima Chansanchai and Athima Chansanchai,SUN STAFF | August 18, 2004
While Carroll County commissioners sought - and received - reassurance yesterday from the state police superintendent that the 30-year-old resident trooper program would continue, the local officials also confirmed their commitment to supplement the county's policing needs with sheriff's deputies. Col. Thomas E. "Tim" Hutchins met with Carroll's three commissioners yesterday and promised to keep the program intact at its current level. He said he would be unable to increase the number of troopers assigned to the program because of staffing needs in 22 other jurisdictions.
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By Hanah Cho and Hanah Cho,SUN STAFF | February 11, 2004
The Carroll County delegation is moving forward with the county's $19 million bond authorization request for capital improvement projects after the seven-member group held up the proposal because of concerns over an item on relocating some of the sheriff's services. The delegation, particularly state Sen. Larry E. Haines, was concerned that the item was related to a letter written by the county commissioners to the Maryland State Police. The Dec. 4 letter suggested that the three county officials wanted to transfer law-enforcement efforts from the state police's resident trooper program to the county Sheriff's Office.
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February 8, 2004
Forget transfer tax; reallocate funding Although the [real estate] transfer tax is on hold for this year, I am sure it will be back to haunt us. In the meantime, the citizens of Carroll County might consider the following: Instead of lumping the three "beneficiaries" of the transfer tax (fire/EMS, sheriff, and Department of Education), each entity should be funded separately. Do we need a Tregoning Gestapo to curb the motorists who go 5 miles over the 25 mph speed limit on a seldom-traveled road?
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By Mike Farabaugh and Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF | November 9, 1999
The dedication yesterday of the $3.1 million state police barracks in Westminster was, said Lt. Terry Katz, "a perfect time to reflect on the past and look to the future."Katz was joined by Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, state Treasurer Richard N. Dixon and other state and local police and civilian dignitaries who welcomed past barracks commanders, including Carroll County Sheriff Kenneth L. Tregoning.Katz also welcomed the return of a half-dozen retired troopers who opened the old barracks in 1961 and most of the first 10 resident troopers.
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By Mike Farabaugh and Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF | May 17, 1998
State and local officials will break ground tomorrow for a Maryland State Police barracks in Westminster.A one-story, 11,900-square-foot facility will replace the existing barracks, state police said. The $3 million project could be completed by summer 1999.Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend and Maryland State Police Superintendent Col. David B. Mitchell are expected to attend the 11 a.m. groundbreaking ceremony at the barracks at 1100 Baltimore Blvd.The new barracks will include a 4,200-square-foot garage, and will be built slightly west of the existing facility, said Lt. Leonard M. Armstrong, commander of the Westminster barracks.
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By Donna R. Engle and Donna R. Engle,SUN STAFF | May 2, 1996
Police protection in Union Bridge is expected to be provided by the resident state trooper the town shares with nearby New Windsor, at least for another year.The budget scheduled for public hearing and a council vote on May 20 resolves a debate over police protection by continuing the resident trooper program for the fiscal year that starts July 1. But Mayor Perry L. Jones said the council police committee won't abandon the issue."We'll probably be studying different angles through the year," Mr. Jones said.
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By Brian Sullam and Brian Sullam,Staff writer | March 8, 1992
The first employees of a new county police force would be hired by July 1, 1993, if Carroll's commissioners agree with a plan presented Wednesday to the committee studying the issue.But the first hiringcould also be delayed if the county's Resident Trooper Program continues, the committee indicated at its Wednesday meeting."We want to see some state commitment for the Resident Trooper Program," said Morris Krome, a retired state police major who chairs the committee."We don't want to see it continue in limbo as it is now."
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By Bill Talbott and Bill Talbott,Staff Writer | November 5, 1993
Saying he favored retaining the Resident Trooper program as the primary police agency in Carroll, First Lt. Kenneth L. Tregoning announced yesterday he will run for sheriff."
NEWS
June 23, 1995
Carroll County residents have always accepted as an article of faith that using the resident trooper program of the Maryland State Police is the best means of protecting their lives and property. After two embarrassing incidents this month, the relationship between the state police and the county needs to be re-examined.The failure of the state police to respond to a report of vandalism in New Windsor in the early hours of June 11 was inexcusable. After receiving a call about a band of juveniles rampaging through town vandalizing cars and buildings, the duty officer said he could not dispatch anyone on the basis of one complaint.
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