MDTA POLICE WELCOME BACK OFFICER S. CLAUS
Officer Returns from Retirement for Assignment at Toys for Tots Collection Sites
BALTIMORE, MD (December 7, 2020) – Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) Police Chief Col. Kevin M. Anderson today swore MDTA Police Ofc. S. Claus, badge #1225, for immediate duty with the 2020 Toys for Tots collection. Ofc. Claus is excited to return and is coming out of retirement following his work with last year’s Toys for Tots drive at MDTA facilities.
Ofc. S. Claus, his fellow MDTA Officers and MDTA helpers will collect new, unwrapped toys tomorrow, Tuesday, December 8, through Thursday, December 10, from 6 to 9 a.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. daily, at several locations. This is the 31st year MDTA Police have hosted Toys for Tots, collecting more than 152,000 toys and $120,000 from our generous customers.
To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, officers and helpers will wear face coverings when accepting toys and maintain social distancing when possible. As in previous years, all collections will take place outside.
The MDTA’s Toys for Tots collections will be held at the Baltimore Harbor and Fort McHenry tunnels (I-895, I-95), the Bay Bridge (US 50/301), the Francis Scott Key Bridge (I-695), the Gov. Harry W. Nice Memorial/Senator Thomas “Mac” Middleton Bridge (US 301), the Perryville Police Department (near the Thomas J. Hatem Memorial Bridge, US 40), the Intercounty Connector (MD 200) and the Dundalk Marine Terminal. Learn more at mdta.maryland.gov.
The Maryland Transportation Authority Police, a nationally accredited force, is the seventh-largest law enforcement agency in the State with more than 600 sworn and civilian law enforcement professionals. MDTA Police Officers provide law enforcement services at the MDTA’s highways, bridges and tunnels, at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport and at the Port of Baltimore.