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NEW BUREAU CHIEFS PROMOTED

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Dec. 6, 2018

 

NEW BUREAU CHIEFS PROMOTED

Largest Promotional Ceremony in Agency History

 

BALTIMORE, MD – Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) Chief Colonel Woodrow W. Jones yesterday announced the promotions of 27 officers to the rank of corporal through lieutenant colonel.  These promotions comprise two new bureau chiefs and include the first African American female to hold the rank of lieutenant colonel in the department.

            Colonel Jones announced Major Kevin Anderson is promoted to lieutenant colonel and will head the MDTA Police’s Bureau of Operations, which includes two divisions -- Patrol and Special Operations. Lieutenant Colonel Anderson is a 25-year veteran and previously served as the head of the agency’s Patrol Division.

            Major Lucy Lyles is promoted to lieutenant colonel and becomes the first African American female to hold that rank in the MDTA Police.  Lieutenant Colonel Lyles is a 25-year veteran and will now head the Administrative Bureau, which consists of two divisions -- Logistics and Support Services.

            Captain Richard Ricko is promoted to major and assigned as Division Commander of Logistics.  He has been a member of the MDTA Police for 25 years and previously served as the Commander of MDTA’s Highways.

Captain Timothy Eikenberg is promoted to major and assigned as Division Commander of Support Services.  Major Eikenberg is a 16-year veteran and previously served as the head of the agency’s Internal Affairs Unit. 

            Twenty-three additional officers were promoted to various ranks from corporal to captain. The officers were joined at the ceremony by family, friends, fellow officers, MDTA Board Members and the Executive Director of the MDTA. Officers will take their new assignments throughout the state and will provide safety, security and service to the citizens of Maryland. “These promotions are a big step in shaping a proud future for the MDTA Police. I have the utmost confidence in our newly promoted officers to bring ideas that improve the safety and security of those we serve” said Col. Jones.

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