Maryland

LEL Contacts

Maryland Highway Safety Office
John Hipps
Law Enforcement Liaison
jhipps@mdot.state.md.us
410-768-7083
One Orchard Road, 2nd Floor
Glen Burnie, MD 21060

Captain (Retired) Steven Rutzebeck
Law Enforcement Liaison Central Region
Srutzebeck1@mdot.state.md.us
410-787-4050
One Orchard Drive 2nd Floor
Glen Burnie, MD 21060

F/SGT. (Retired) Thomas Lubinski
Law Enforcement Liaison Western Region
tlubinski@mdot.state.md.us
410-508-6561
One Orchard Road, 2nd Floor
Glen Burnie, MD 21060

Chief (Ret) Scott Keller
Law Enforcement Liaison Eastern Region
skeller1@mdot.state.md.us
One Orchard Road, 2nd Floor
Glen Burnie, MD 21060

Sgt. (Ret.) Richard Mioduszewski
Law Enforcement Liaison Southern Region
rmioduszewski@mdot.state.md.us
One Orchard Road, 2nd Floor
Glen Burnie, MD 21060

NHTSA Region 3

Regional LEL
Vacant

Judicial Outreach Liaison
n/a

State Resources

Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutors
David Daggett
Maryland State’s Attorneys Association
3300 North Ridge Road, Ste 185
Ellicott City, MD 21043
Phone: 410.203.9881
Cell: 410.979.3356
Email: ddaggett@mdsaa.org

Jonathan Naylor
Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor
Maryland State’s Attorneys’ Association
3300 N. Ridge Rd. Suite 185
Ellicott City, MD 21043
Phone: 410.979.3001 (cell)
Fax: 410.203.9891
Email: jnaylor@mdsaa.org


Maryland News and Resources

MD TSRP May Blog: The Ability to Maintain Control of the Scene at a Traffic Stop

May 31st, 2017|Comments Off on MD TSRP May Blog: The Ability to Maintain Control of the Scene at a Traffic Stop

By David Daggett

It seems like it was just yesterday that I wrote Blog #1 and now here I am on #50. I look back on some of those early ones and ask myself, “You attached […]

MD TSRP April Blog: Norman V. State: A Pat Down of Passengers for Weapons, Based Upon the Odor of Marijuana Alone, Is Unlawful

April 7th, 2017|Comments Off on MD TSRP April Blog: Norman V. State: A Pat Down of Passengers for Weapons, Based Upon the Odor of Marijuana Alone, Is Unlawful

In the immortal words of Ricky Ricardo, “Ai Yi Yi!”

On March 27, 2017, the Maryland Court of Appeals handed down an opinion that has wide-scale implications regarding what law enforcement officers may do upon stopping […]

MD TSRP February/March Blog: Electronic Search Warrants

March 17th, 2017|Comments Off on MD TSRP February/March Blog: Electronic Search Warrants

I’m not sure if I was suffering from writers block in February, whether there was nothing much of interest to write about, or whether the legislative session was just taking up too much of my […]

National TSRP 2016 “Traffic Tuesdays” Webinars

January 6th, 2017|Comments Off on National TSRP 2016 “Traffic Tuesdays” Webinars

The national Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor (TSRP) program hosts a monthly webinar series called “Traffic Tuesdays.” The webinar series focuses on issues of impaired driving and traffic safety and are crafted to be relevant to […]

MD TSRP December Blog: One Toke Over the Line: Whatever became of Maryland’s Marijuana Laws?

December 22nd, 2016|Comments Off on MD TSRP December Blog: One Toke Over the Line: Whatever became of Maryland’s Marijuana Laws?

By David Daggett

I was recently asked what should have been a very simple question regarding marijuana laws in Maryland and I must admit that I was stumped as to the answer. There has been so […]

MD TSRP September Blog: Conducting a Terry Pat Down Based on Reasonable Suspicion

October 8th, 2016|Comments Off on MD TSRP September Blog: Conducting a Terry Pat Down Based on Reasonable Suspicion

The Maryland Court of Appeals just recently issued an opinion in the case of Sellman v. State, 2016 Md. Lexis 563, No. 84, September Term, 2015 in which it addressed the existence of reasonable suspicion […]

Law Enforcement Executive’s Guide to High Visibility Enforcement

September 16th, 2016|Comments Off on Law Enforcement Executive’s Guide to High Visibility Enforcement

The Law Enforcement Executive’s Guide to High Visibility Enforcement is produced by the Maryland Chiefs of Police Association Traffic Safety Committee. The guide provides law enforcement leaders with a toolkit to assist in reducing […]

MD TSRP August Blog: Legal Update & New Law Synopsis

August 5th, 2016|Comments Off on MD TSRP August Blog: Legal Update & New Law Synopsis

By David Daggett

Legal Update: Timing and location of the detection of the odor of marijuana prior to conducting a vehicle search
State of Maryland v. Terrance Grant, No. 65, September Term 2015, Filed July […]

MD TSRP May Blog: Conducting a DUI Stop Outside Agency Jurisdiction

June 2nd, 2016|Comments Off on MD TSRP May Blog: Conducting a DUI Stop Outside Agency Jurisdiction

By David Daggett

This month’s Blog comes courtesy of a question posed by an officer of a Maryland municipal police agency: In a situation not involving “hot pursuit”, can a law enforcement officer stop and detain […]

MD TSRP March Blog: The Refusal to Submit to Field Sobriety Tests

March 24th, 2016|Comments Off on MD TSRP March Blog: The Refusal to Submit to Field Sobriety Tests

Admissible as to consciousness of guilt?
What can law enforcement do differently?

By David Daggett

From what I have been able to gather from speaking with various defense attorneys, the number of impaired driving suspects refusing to take […]

MD TSRP February Blog: Farewell to Fallen Comrades: An Appreciation

February 19th, 2016|Comments Off on MD TSRP February Blog: Farewell to Fallen Comrades: An Appreciation

By David Daggett

Now the sun’s gone to hell            And the moon’s riding high
Let me bid you farewell                Every man has to die
But it’s written in the starlight   And every line in your palm
We’re fools to […]

MD TSRP January Blog: Highway Menaces: Take Away Their Privilege to Drive

January 4th, 2016|Comments Off on MD TSRP January Blog: Highway Menaces: Take Away Their Privilege to Drive

By David Daggett

On December 22, 2015, the Maryland Court of Appeals issued an opinion that gives prosecutors and judges another weapon in our arsenal to use against serious traffic offenders: Take away their privilege to […]

Operation SPIDRE: Maryland’s Approach to High-Visibility Enforcement of Impaired Driving Laws

December 28th, 2015|Comments Off on Operation SPIDRE: Maryland’s Approach to High-Visibility Enforcement of Impaired Driving Laws

By Lt Colonel Jerry Jones (Ret), Chief, Field Operations Bureau, Maryland State Police and Thomas J. Gianni, Chief, Maryland Highway Safety Office, Maryland Department of Transportation, Motor Vehicles Administration

Maryland’s Impaired Driving Problem

Despite a dramatic decline […]

MD TSRP December Blog: Important Traffic Related Cases from Maryland and the Supreme Court

December 14th, 2015|Comments Off on MD TSRP December Blog: Important Traffic Related Cases from Maryland and the Supreme Court

By David Daggett

(Dedicated to the memory of Montgomery County Police Officer Noah Leotta)

The holiday season is traditionally the time that record companies put out greatest hits and box set compilations in order to stimulate sluggish […]

MD TSRP November Blog: Collision Reconstruction for the Prosecution Made Simple (Part 2)

November 17th, 2015|Comments Off on MD TSRP November Blog: Collision Reconstruction for the Prosecution Made Simple (Part 2)

By David Daggett

(Disclaimer: The author doesn’t claim to be now, nor has he ever been, a collision reconstructionist. While having prosecuted many cases involving the science – and having once stayed at a Holiday Inn […]

Maryland TSRP July Blog: Sobriety Checkpoints

July 16th, 2015|Comments Off on Maryland TSRP July Blog: Sobriety Checkpoints

By David Daggett

Sobriety checkpoints have been shown to be an effective tool in the ongoing battle against impaired drivers – not necessarily because of the number of impaired drivers snared during the checkpoint, but due […]

Maryland TSRP June Blog: New Maryland Appellate Traffic Cases

June 8th, 2015|Comments Off on Maryland TSRP June Blog: New Maryland Appellate Traffic Cases

by David Daggett

The Maryland Court of Special Appeals recently issued two new, reported traffic related opinions favorable to prosecutors. The cases were Harding v. State, September Term, 2014, No. 1715 (opinion by J. Moylan) and […]

Maryland TSRP May Blog: Rodriguez v. United States

May 4th, 2015|Comments Off on Maryland TSRP May Blog: Rodriguez v. United States

by David Daggett

Less than two weeks ago, the Supreme Court of the United States decided the case of Rodriguez v. United States, 2015 U.S. Lexis 2807, 575 U.S. ____ (2015). It immediately fostered discussion amongst […]

Maryland TSRP April Blog: Event Data Recorders

April 8th, 2015|Comments Off on Maryland TSRP April Blog: Event Data Recorders

by David Daggett

When investigating a fatal or life-threatening injury collision, it has pretty much become standard practice for law enforcement to download the data from the “little black box,” or Event Data Recorder, should the […]

NLELP February Webinar: Becoming a Champion of Officer Safety

February 12th, 2015|Comments Off on NLELP February Webinar: Becoming a Champion of Officer Safety

This webinar wass designed to inform LELs about the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF)/NHTSA partnership and to provide LELs with the necessary tools and resources to assist in empowering and mobilizing law enforcement […]

Maryland TSRP January Blog: Fleeing or Eluding Police

February 6th, 2015|Comments Off on Maryland TSRP January Blog: Fleeing or Eluding Police

by David Daggett

This month’s blog addresses Transportation Article TR §21-904, Fleeing and Eluding Police, chiefly the apparent dichotomy between subsections (b) and (c). I’ll also take a look at subsection (d), when the fleeing driver’s […]

Maryland TSRP November Blog: Charging the Passenger with Impaired Driving

December 10th, 2014|Comments Off on Maryland TSRP November Blog: Charging the Passenger with Impaired Driving

By David Daggett

On December 2, 2014, in Kent County Circuit Court, the front seat (and only) passenger in a motor vehicle being operated by an impaired driver, was convicted of Driving While Impaired by Alcohol. […]

Maryland TSRP August Blog: Carroll to Belton to Gant

August 1st, 2014|Comments Off on Maryland TSRP August Blog: Carroll to Belton to Gant

by David Daggett

This month’s blog is a brief overview of automobile and personal searches from Carroll to Belton up through Arizona v. Gant. It is designed to provide a quick and easy refresher of a […]

Maryland TSRP June Blog: Navarette v. California: How far does it go?

June 1st, 2014|Comments Off on Maryland TSRP June Blog: Navarette v. California: How far does it go?

By David Daggett

The Supreme Court of the United States recently decided the case of Navarette v. California, 134 S.Ct. 1683 (2014), and in the process, seemed to hand law enforcement a new arrow to put […]

Arrive Alive

May 14th, 2014|Comments Off on Arrive Alive

“Arrive Alive” is a video provided by the Maryland Highway Safety Office to agencies at no charge. The 11.5-minute video is designed to support agency leaders in their efforts to reduce the number of law […]

Maryland TSRP February Blog: Reasonable Articulable Suspicion or Probable Cause: What is the Standard for a Traffic Stop?

February 1st, 2014|Comments Off on Maryland TSRP February Blog: Reasonable Articulable Suspicion or Probable Cause: What is the Standard for a Traffic Stop?

By David Daggett

A commonly misunderstood, misinterpreted and misapplied tenet of law is the level of suspicion that is required to make a routine traffic stop. Is it reasonable articulable suspicion (RAS)? Is it probable cause […]

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