Man arrested for alleged threats against CPD
Collins dismissed as CPD officer in 2012
County Sheriff’s Office and is being held in the county detention center on $125,000 bond.
According to the sheriff’s department, a deputy received a text message from Collins that implied his intention to attack the Cambridge Police Department headquarters and kill a member of the administrative staff.
According to charging documents, the number from which the text message came was one that the deputy knew to belong to Collins. Further investigation by the sheriff’s department, Dorchester County State’s Attorney’s Office and Cambridge police determined that the threat was credible.
Collins was suspended from his position at the Cambridge Police Department in April 2011 and dismissed by resignation under unfavorable circumstances in March 2012, according charging documents.
Police said that Collins, as a former officer, is trained in advanced tactical entries and attacks, is an expert in martial arts, and is familiar with the building, grounds and daily operations of the city police department.
The Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office was assisted in the case by the Dorchester County State’s Attorney’s Office, Cambridge Police Department, Maryland State Police and the United States Marshal’s Office. to
MATTHEW RUSSELL COLLINS