In early 2015, Matt joined the Maryland State Police. Trooper Petersen has been assigned to day shift, late shift and midnight shift patrol division for four years. Trooper Petersen started his career at the Easton Barrack on the shore of Maryland located in Talbot County, Maryland. In early 2017, Trooper Petersen was assigned to the JFK Highway Barrack on I-95 in multiple states in Maryland, focusing on human trafficking, narcotics interdiction and traffic/criminal enforcement. Trooper Petersen enjoys helping people daily and interacting with society to shed a lighter view on Law Enforcement. He followed his father’s footsteps and entered law enforcement to make a positive impact on society.