ANNAPOLIS, Md. – With an early close to the Maryland General Assembly’s legislative session looming on Mar. 18, 2020, some actions are being approved with an expedited process. Of these came the approval of a new superintendent of the Maryland State Police(MSP), Woodrow W. Jones III. 

Jones may be known for his previous position as Maryland Transportation Authority Chief of Police, which he had been acting as since 2015. 

“This morning, I swore in Woodrow W. “Jerry” Jones III as our new superintendent of the Maryland State Police,” Gov. Larry Hogan said on Facebook Monday morning. “I want to thank the Senate for expediting his confirmation per our request as we continue working to secure public safety for all Marylanders.”

Jones has been acting in this new capacity after Hogan appointed him in mid-February, but still needed confirmation from lawmakers to reach this swearing in. 

Jones will become the successor to Col. William M. Pallozzi, who reached his retirement after more than 30 years of service with the Maryland State Police. 

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