Major James R. Pyles

Commander, Northern Command
Criminal Enforcement Division
Maryland State Police

Major James R. Pyles has been a member of the Maryland State Police for 24 years. During his tenure he has served in the position of Trooper, Corporal, Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain, and now Major as the Commander of the Northern Command, Criminal Enforcement Division which leads those areas that involve multiple jurisdictions and. He leads the Maryland State Police drug control strategy by focusing on the disruption of drug trafficking at every level.

Major James Pyles has a Masters Degree in Management from Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor of Science from Fairmont State University.