What We Do
The purpose for the Homeland Security Unit within the Maryland Natural Resources Police is to coordinate and assist in the evaluation of the Agencys capabilities, weaknesses in resources, personnel, training and current policies in relationship to identified Homeland Security targets and issues. NRP is the lead law enforcement agency for maritime incidents on Maryland waterways that do not fall under the jurisdiction of the Federal Bureau of Investigation or the United States Coast Guard. The Homeland Security Unit has undertaken a variety of activities that have helped to strengthen Marylands maritime homeland security.
Examples of these activities include:
- Maryland Water Watch Program This program promotes use of the Chesapeake, and allows for citizens to call in suspicious activity.
- Port of Baltimore Harbor Coordination and Safety Committee MNRP has partnered with this organization to work together in the Port area for the coordination of safety related issues.
- Member Salisbury Mutual Aid Group (SMAG) this group consist of emergency responders from industry, state, county, and local governments that provides mutual aid within Wicomico County and neighboring jurisdictions during emergencies.
- Member Potomac River Rescue Association (PRRA).
- Member of Anti-Terrorism Advisory Council (ATAC).
- Member State Evacuation Task Force.
- Member Marylands Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) Steering Committee.
- Maryland Critical Infrastructure Steering Committee.
- Maritime Tactical Operations Group (MTOG).
are taking an active role in combating terrorism in the State of Maryland.
- Suspicious attempts to buy or charter vessels using large cash payments.
- Vessels operating at night without running lights.
- Loading or unloading activity dockside at unusual hours.
- Immediate modifications or repairs to vessels demanded without regard to cost.
- Communications between a boat and shore by unusual means (lights, flags, etc.).
- Vessels riding excessively low in the water.
- Improper of false registration numbers.
- Suspicious activity around large commercial vessels (freighters, tankers, etc.) including off-loading of persons and packages on to small boats.
- Unusual diving activity around vessels, wharfs, bridges, dams, etc.
- Abandoned or unattended vessels or vehicles in or near unusual locations or near key facilities or public areas.
- Suspicious filming activity near public or key facilities.
- The throwing or recovering of items into/onto the waterways or shoreline.
Report Suspicious Activity
Contact Maryland Natural Resources Police
VHF Channel 16
Hail Maryland Ntural Resources Police
Assistant Commander: Lt. Brian Martin
Supervisor: Sgt. John Massey
- 01/16/14 - NRP Seizes Virginia Tractor-Trailer Carrying 50 Bushels of Undersized Oysters
- 01/10/14 - Montgomery County resident offers $1,000 reward through NRP for leads in bald eagle killing
- 01/07/14 - NRP Blotter
- 12/23/13 - NRP Blotter
- 12/20/13 - NRP Blotter
- 12/11/13 - NRP Blotter
- 12/2/13 - NRP Blotter: Firearms Season Opener
- 11/15/13 - NRP Blotter
- 11/14/13 - Boating Accident Claims Life of Essex Man
- 11/12/13 - NRP Blotter
- 11/8/13 - NRP Blotter
- 11/5/13 - NRP Charges Four Men with Catching Undersized Rockfish
- 10/22/13 - NRP Charges Three Men with Hunting Out of Season
- 10/17/13 - NRP Charges Two Rock Hall Watermen with Poaching in Oyster Sanctuary
- 10/1/13 - Body of Missing Salisbury Angler Recovered
- 9/23/13 - Garrett County Man Cited for Hunting Violations
- 9/23/13 - NRP Responds to Boat Fire on the Sassafras River
- 9/12/13 - Cambridge Boy Dies in Swimming Accident
- 9/9/13 - Body of Pennsylvania Man Recovered from Bush River
- 9/6/13 - NRP Seizes More Than 200 Undersized Bass
NRP is Hiring
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General Information: 410-260-8880
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