Maryland Leadership for MAGLOCLEN

In addition to federal monitoring, MAGLOCLEN is governed by a policy board composed of one state and one local representative from each member state. In Maryland, these leadership positions are held by the following MAGLOCLEN members:

Lieutenant Colonel David Ruel
Chief, Criminal Investigation Bureau
Maryland State Police
1201 Reisterstown Road
Pikesville, MD 21208
(410) 653-4211

Chief Henry P. Stawinski III
Prince George’s County Police
7600 Barlowe Road
Palmer Park, MD 20785
(301) 772-4740

Frederick County State’s Attorney’s Office

A MAGLOCLEN video enhancement assisted the Frederick County, Maryland, State’s Attorney’s Office in obtaining a guilty verdict in a homicide trial. The video surveillance footage showed a fight outside a local club that led to a stabbing and, later, a homicide. The enhancement provided by MAGLOCLEN clearly depicted two female suspects passing a knife from one to the other, after which, one of the suspects stabbed the victim, who later died. As a result of the enhanced video, criminal charges of homicide were lodged against the two female suspects. MAGLOCLEN’s equipment manager provided expert testimony at the homicide trial for one of the suspects. With the assistance of the enhanced video and the expert testimony, the suspect was found guilty of second-degree murder. The second suspect subsequently pled guilty to third-degree murder.

In FY2017—

102 Full Access Member Agencies
93 Limited Access Member Agencies
73,040 Sworn Personnel Served
1,524 Officers and Personnel Trained
More Than 11,250 Intelligence Database Inquiries
3,323 Requests for Criminal Investigative
Research Assistance Involving 7,620 Inquiries
4 Analytical Requests Totaling
18 Products Delivered
18 Audio/Video Enhancements
4 Equipment Requests Involving the Loan of
7 Items of Investigative Equipment

Frederick Police Department
Attempted Murder/Reckless Endangerment/Aggravated Assault

MAGLOCLEN video enhancements provided for the Frederick Police Department assisted in an attempted murder investigation. The videos contained footage of a suspect who stabbed two victims. As a result of the enhancements, a suspect was identified and arrested on charges of attempted murder, reckless endangerment, and aggravated assault.

Maryland National Capital Park Police

An Internet Protocol pole camera provided by the MAGLOCLEN equipment staff was utilized by the Maryland National Capital Park Police in a narcotics investigation. The equipment was used to record the activities of a suspected drug location in Maryland, where it was believed that stolen items were being exchanged for drugs. As a result of information received through surveillance, ten suspects were arrested. Prescription pills, valued at $600, were confiscated, along with a stolen vehicle, and stolen articles of clothing were recovered.


“MAGLOCLEN is the best option available for photographic exhibits.”

—Cecil County State’s Attorney’s Office

“The Global Positioning System data on the provided map proved the suspect’s vehicle was at the crime scene at the time the witness called in. The product provided helped to obtain a confession from the suspect.”

—Maryland National Capital Park Police

“The information that you obtained and provided was critical to the successful conclusion to this case. Too often, MAGLOCLEN and your efforts go unnoticed; be advised that they are greatly appreciated. This is a great example of how law enforcement partners working together can remove violent, habitual offenders from our streets.”

—Westminster Police Department

The Regional Information Sharing Systems (RISS) mission is to assist local, state, federal, and tribal criminal justice agencies by providing adaptive solutions and services that facilitate information sharing, support criminal investigations, and promote officer safety.

The Middle Atlantic Great Lakes Organized Crime Law Enforcement Network (MAGLOCLEN), one of the six RISS Centers, began providing services to its regional member agencies in 1981. MAGLOCLEN’s region consists of:

• Delaware
• District of Columbia
• Indiana
• Maryland
• Michigan
• New Jersey
• New York
• Ohio
• Pennsylvania

Since 1981, the number of criminal justice agencies benefiting from MAGLOCLEN services has grown to more than 1,600 agencies.

Additional Testimonials in Maryland

Mid-Atlantic Regional Gang Investigators Network (MARGIN)

“In my time with MARGIN, I have come to appreciate the partnership that we have. MAGLOCLEN is vital to MARGIN’s success. I thank you for all the assistance. Without your support, our conference would not have the success that we have experienced these ten years.”

National Narcotic Officers’ Associations’ Coalition (NNOAC)

“Everyone at the NNOAC appreciates the support and assistance we get from you and the staff at MAGLOCLEN. That is another great example of how cooperative efforts and bringing partners together can help us achieve positive results. Working with you and the staff at MAGLOCLEN and the other RISS Centers is always a pleasure for me, and I look forward to the opportunities that we will have to meet and work together again.”

U.S. Department of State, Diplomatic Security Service

“I know how important it is to get updated responses on your hard work, and I personally try to ensure that anyone who assists me with an investigation knows that their work was useful and appreciated.”