Groundbreaking celebrates upgrades for MSP Berlin Barrack V

BERLIN, Md -Lt. Governor Aruna Miller Friday joined the Maryland Department of General Services and the Maryland Department of State Police to participate in the groundbreaking for the new Berlin Barrack V, upgrading a building first put into service in the 1980s.

“This $26.8 million dollar facility is a significant achievement for the Eastern Shore and the state, reflecting the steadfast dedication we have to protecting our citizens,” said Lt. Governor Miller. “This new barrack will allow our Troopers to better meet the needs of the public,” she said adding “The new facility will continue to embody the values that have been at the core of the MSP throughout its history.”

The upgrades will include on-site polygraph testing, and resources for the additional investigators, along with a new ADA and higher energy efficiency design.

Plus the upgrades include a brand new expansion to the MSP Crime lab- allowing for more local processing of critical evidence used to build cases, bringing the center in line with other facilities over the bridge.

“It expands on what we already have here which is a very well-running machine for CDS but we are now able to add additional staff and an additional set of skills with fingerprint analysis toxicology and crime scene,” said MSP Forensic Science Director Daniel Katz, adding “It’s going to be a state of the art lab with additional staff, able to turn around cases quicker and especially in a regional approach will be better serving the people of the Eastern Shore.”

MSP Secretary Colonel Roland L butler Jr was present for the dedication and says the upgrades to the center will help to attract new talent and boost morale for existing members.

“This will be a crown jewel and help tremendously with recruiting we are always looking for good men and women to come out fill the roles of troopers and civilians to fill jobs we hope this will attract the right type of taken,” he said.

The building will remain in operation as the different construction phases begin, with a completion date set for July of 2024.







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