DUNDALK — The Maryland Transportation Authority Police (MdTA) graduated its 52nd recruit class last week during a ceremony at Dundalk High School.

{span}“Having watched Class 52 progress through their 32 weeks of demanding academy training, we’re proud to see this diverse group of men and women now join our ranks,” said MDTA Police Chief Col. Jerry Jones. {/span}

Prior to the ceremony, the new recruits were introduced by Pete Landon, Gov. Larry Hogan’s deputy chief of state and Director of Homeland Security.

Among his remarks, Landon told the new officers to assume everything they did while on duty would be broadcast on social media sites and “there will be no rewinding, no editing; what you do is going to be what you do.”

There are 42 members of the new recruit class.

Officer Stephen P. Grebeleski, Jr. received the award for Highest Overall Physical Fitness score of the class. He also received the Leadership Award and the had the best score on the Emergency Vehicle Operations Course.

The award for Firearms Proficiency went to Ofc. Stephen C. Pearson, while the Academic Award of Excellence was earned by Ofc. Donald E. Carter.

The Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) Police is nationally accredited and is the seventh-largest law enforcement agency in the State with more than 600 sworn and civilian professionals. The MDTA Police are responsible for law enforcement at the MDTA’s highways, tunnels and bridges; the Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport and the Port of Baltimore.