EXECUTIVE ORDER 01.01.2004.28 Terrorism Protection—Law Enforcement Services—Expanded Jurisdiction for Maryland Transportation Authority Police

A. The primary responsibility for the provision of law enforcement services by the Maryland Transportation Authority Police shall remain the properties owned, operated by, or under the control of the Maryland Transportation Authority, the Maryland Aviation Administration, and the Maryland Port Administration as provided by Section 4-208(e) of the Transportation Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland.

B. The Maryland Transportation Authority Police, while on duty, under the authority of the Chief of the Transportation Authority Police, shall, pursuant to Section 4-208(b)(4)(iii) of the Transportation Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland, and by this Executive Order, have all the powers granted to a peace officer and a police officer of this State as provided by law, henceforth with expanded jurisdiction and authority to protect its facilities and areas of primary jurisdiction and to enhance the protection and safety of all publicly owned, commercial, and/or common carrier transportation assets throughout the State. The Maryland Transportation Authority shall adopt policies and procedures to implement the provisions of this Executive Order and to ensure the safe, efficient, and cooperative provision of law enforcement services in instances in which the expanded jurisdiction and authority is exercised in this State.

C. No provision of this Executive Order is intended to compromise or limit any of the powers, protections or immunities otherwise granted by law to Maryland Transportation Authority police or other law enforcement agencies of the State.

D. This Executive Order is effective upon signature and shall continue in effect unless and until amended, modified, terminated, or rescinded by the Governor, or by operation of law.