The Smoking Shields Cigar Organization. was established in 2015 to address the lack of a fraternal organization of law enforcement professionals who shared their passion of enjoying premium cigars and a desire to help our nation’s heroes.

The Smoking Shields’ purpose is to provide financial assistance to Law Enforcement professionals and our nation’s military and their immediate families nationwide.

The Smoking Shields Maryland was approved by the mother NY organization in February of 2017. As of 7/25/2017,  the Smoking Shields Maryland has approximately 170 members and continues to gain momentum.

One of the charities we are active with is Operation: Cigars for Warriors . This fantastic organization collects cigars from numerous sources and gets them to our nation’s brave men and women fighting on the front lines, protecting our freedoms. To date we have sent over 300 cigars for distribution to our troops.

The Smoking Shields is comprised of all areas of Law Enforcement (with arrest powers). Many Federal, State, County, City, Town / Village agencies are represented in the club. The Smoking Shields also includes many Men and Women who are currently or have previously served honorably in our US Armed Forces, along with the many courageous Men and Women (Past or Present) who has served as a Firefighter. 

The Smoking Shields Maryland is Incorporated and is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. 


Central Lodge

April Perkins
Vice President
Aaron Perkins
Lisa Thomas 
Marcus Jenkins
Sgt. At Arms
Ryan Costin
Recording Secretary

Southern Lodge

Edrick Greene
Vice President
Eric Jackson
Fredrick Peck
Sgt. At Arms
Rosalie Powell
Recording Secretary
Jasmine Vaughn-Hall
Public Information Officer

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