On December 11, 2019, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan invited Colonel John E Gavrilis, MDOT/MTA Chief of Police, to stand in support with him as he unveils his 2020 crime initiatives to reduce violent crime in Baltimore City.  Under the leadership of Chief Gavrilis the MDOT/MTA has the lowest number of violent crimes amongst the top 12 transit systems in the nation for five years in a row.  Chief Gavrilis is very active in the community and a member of the 3 Greek churches and on the Board of Governors for AHEPA 364.