Michael J. Porta
The Lodge Vice President is vested with the same powers as the Lodge President. Accordingly, the Vice President fills a critical role when the President is absent from his Office. The Vice President also assists the President with all matters of the Board of Directors and provides additional input with decisions concerning the Lodge.
Michael began his career with the Salisbury City Police Department in December 2000, after graduation from the Eastern Shore Criminal Justice Academy. During his service with the department, he served in several positions, including Road Patrol, Warrant Unit, and Criminal Investigations Division.
In 2004, Michael joined the Maryland State Police and was assigned to Road Patrol at the Salisbury Barrack until 2009. Then, he was selected for the newly formed Gang Enforcement Unit. While working primarily in Wicomico County, Michael was promoted to Corporal in 2016 and remained in the Gang Enforcement Unit until early 2022. Michael currently supervises several Troopers assigned to the newly formed Wicomico Narcotics Task Force
Michael has remained in Wicomico for his Law Enforcement career and works in unison with all allied Police Agencies in the area. Michael’s work history in the County and his active role within the FOP led to his nomination for Vice President. He was sworn in as Vice President of the Lodge in July 2022.
Additionally, Michael served eight years in the United States Air Force as a Military Police Officer. After September 11, 2001, he was called back to active duty for approximately 18 months and served in a combat theater of operations.