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December Honoree

Ofc. Justin Linz came to MCP from the Baltimore County Police Department in June 2017. He is a member of the MCP rifle program, Mobile Field Force and mid shift squad, which responds to all calls of service in the Annapolis Detachment. He was the most improved officer in the detachment during the 2019 General Assembly session, during which he conducted 121 traffic stops and issued 213 traffic citations, repair orders and warnings. In October this year, he conducted 18 traffic stops and wrote 42 violations.

While on patrol the afternoon of October 4, Ofc. Linz conducted a traffic stop on Church Circle. During his investigation, he discovered the vehicle had expired tags that belonged to another vehicle. The driver’s demeanor and suspicious behavior prompted Ofc. Linz to further his investigation, which resulted in the defendant telling the officer that she had heroin and crack cocaine in her purse. After consenting to having her purse searched, two containers with a white rock-like substance suspected to be cocaine, two containers with a brown substance suspected to be heroin, and several pieces of paraphernalia were recovered from her personal belongings. The driver was arrested and all evidence was submitted into Evidence Control.

Ofc. Linz routinely volunteers for overtime assignments on all shifts and special details. He doesn’t hesitate to assist fellow officers on all calls of service, traffic stops and post assignments. His readiness to learn, assist fellow officers and community relations skills have contributed greatly to the positive rapport between the detachment, state employees and surrounding communities. He is an asset to the Annapolis Detachment.