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Security & The MPA


The Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) requires maritime facilities to address port security through appropriate training of port personnel, implementation of access control procedures and handling of certain dangerous cargo. The Office of Security directs contract security personnel who are responsible for conducting access control duties at each of the Maryland Port Administration’s regulated marine terminals.

Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)

TWIC is a vital security measure that helps to ensure that individuals who may pose a threat to the nation’s maritime transportation system do not gain access to secure areas of ports or vessels. The TWIC program furnishes workers – including terminal employees, longshoremen, truck drivers, agents and contractors – with tamper-resistant biometric credentials. www.twicinformation.com

Online pre-enrollment (to save time prior to visiting enrollment center): www.tsa.gov/twic

Pre-enrollment by phone: 1-866-DHS-TWIC (1-866-347-8942)

U.S. Coast Guard’s Homeport website: http://homeport.uscg.mil/twic

Port of Baltimore TWIC Enrollment Centers:
Point Breeze Business Center, 2200 Broening Hwy., Ste. 220, Baltimore, MD 21224
Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

3225 Old Washington Rd., Ste. 2106, Waldorf, MD 20602
Hours: M-Th 8 a.m-5 p.m.

212 West Main St., Ste. 204C, Salisbury, MD 21801
Hours: M-Th 8 a.m.-12 p.m. & 1 p.m.-5 p.m.

MPA-Approved Escort Companies for Non-TWIC Cardholders

A-1 ESCORT SERVICE INC.
Cherise Alexander
Office: 302-655-4030

www.A1escortllc.com

AMERICAN SHIP SERVICES
410-342-8810/ Fax: 410-342-8812

OPERATIONAL POLICE PROTECTIVE SERVICES
Eric Janik, Owner
443-790-2511
8413 Gullane Ct., Pasadena, MD 21122
Email: ejanik@oppsprotection.com
www.oppsprotection.com

Access Requirements

MPA Visitor & Badging Center
2001 Broening Hwy.
Baltimore, MD 21224
Hours: M-F 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
410-631-3064

Important Phone Numbers:

Office of Security:
410-633-1152
Fax: 410-285-0891

MPA Office of Communications:
410-385-4480

MPA Security Anonymous Hotline:
410-285-2521

Maryland Transportation Authority
Port Detachment Police:

410-633-1092

Main Office Location:

Dundalk Marine Terminal
2700 Broening Hwy.
Dunmar Bldg. – North, Ste. 203
Baltimore, MD 21222