State Police Audit Finds Potential Savings If More Civilians Were Hired

By Dan Menefee


Maryland taxpayers could save $11 million annually if 127 of the current 1,426 uniformed positions in the Maryland State Police were replaced with civilian employees, according to a report released by the Office of Legislative Audits.

The audit found the positions were not involved in daily law enforcement activities.
The savings would be found in lower salaries and fringe benefits attributed to civilian employees, which would include a $7.8 million reduction in annual pension costs.