Below are resources to help law enforcement personnel and decision makers establish and run effective enforcement operations.

NLELP October Webinar: Winter Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Enforcement Mobilization & Minnesota eWarrants Best Practices

October 26th, 2017|Comments Off on NLELP October Webinar: Winter Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Enforcement Mobilization & Minnesota eWarrants Best Practices

The October LEL webinar featured the latest updates from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on the winter Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement mobilization, followed by a best practice presentation featuring Minnesota’s eWarrants system for blood draws and reporting. The eWarrants system has shown a drastic reduction in Minnesota’s refusal rate. Learn about the approval process for […]

MD TSRP October Blog: Inventory Searches. AKA “Inventory Searches?”

October 20th, 2017|Comments Off on MD TSRP October Blog: Inventory Searches. AKA “Inventory Searches?”

By David Daggett

As was briefly touched on in last month’s blog, one of the “exceptions” to the warrant requirement under the Fourth Amendment is the inventory search, or, as it is sometimes referred, “inventory search?”  The Maryland Court of Special Appeals just released a new opinion written by Judge Moylan on September 28, 2017 addressing the issue of inventory searches […]

NLELP September Webinar: Large Truck & Bus Traffic Enforcement Training Program

September 27th, 2017|Comments Off on NLELP September Webinar: Large Truck & Bus Traffic Enforcement Training Program

This webinar provided information on a number of resources and changes that impact commercial motor vehicle (CMV) enforcement. Topics covered included an introduction to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) basic CMV Traffic Enforcement Training Program; a look at the CMV crash data; marketing strategies to educate motorists about CMV safety; an overview of CMV-related changes to the Model […]

NLELP June Webinar: 2017 Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Campaign

June 21st, 2017|Comments Off on NLELP June Webinar: 2017 Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Campaign

The 2017 Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over (DSOGPO) national enforcement mobilization will run from August 18 to September 4. DSOGPO focuses on law enforcement efforts to stop drunk drivers. The campaign highlights a constant police presence on the lookout for drunk drivers as a way of deterring people from drinking and driving.

In this webinar, NHTSA’s Office of Impaired Driving […]

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 your name to that!?!” Many of you probably look at most of them and think the same thing. Fair enough, but be that as it […]

NTLC Between the Lines: Breath Testing for Cannabis

May 15th, 2017|Comments Off on NTLC Between the Lines: Breath Testing for Cannabis

“Breath Testing for Cannabis: An Emerging Tool with Great Potential for Law Enforcement,” is the topic of the most recent issue of Between the Lines, the newsletter of the National District Attorneys Association’s (NDAA) National Traffic Law Center (NTLC).

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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 a vehicle and detecting the odor of marijuana (or other drugs for that matter) coming from the vehicle. The case in question is Norman v. […]

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 time, but whatever the case may have been, I am merging the February and March blogs herein. While still not the most exciting of topics, […]

NLELP March Webinar (II): Get Ready for the Click It or Ticket Mobilization

March 15th, 2017|Comments Off on NLELP March Webinar (II): Get Ready for the Click It or Ticket Mobilization

The national Click It or Ticket mobilization enforcement period will run from May 22 to June 4, 2017. Law enforcement efforts “on the ground” are the key to making this mobilization success. Safety belt use rates are up substantially since the initiation of these national mobilizations; however, nearly half of the 22,441 passenger vehicle occupants who were killed on our […]

NLELP March Webinar (I): Distracted Driving Enforcement: Resources for LELs and LEOs

March 2nd, 2017|Comments Off on NLELP March Webinar (I): Distracted Driving Enforcement: Resources for LELs and LEOs

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and now is the time to plan your marketing and enforcement efforts. This webinar looked at NHTSA’s new marketing materials for the distracted driving campaign, as well as NHTSA’s Distracted Driving Enforcement Guide and previous enforcement highlights. It also included an overview of NHTSA’s new Law Enforcement Virtual Training Course, federal distracted driving […]

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 a nationwide audience of prosecutors, law enforcement, and traffic safety professionals. The following is a list of their 2016 webinars, along with links to recordings, […]

Eight States Join Together for the I-40 Challenge

December 2nd, 2016|Comments Off on Eight States Join Together for the I-40 Challenge

Law enforcement agencies in Arizona, Arkansas, California, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas joined together to participate in the Interstate 40 Challenge Drive to Zero Fatalities initiative during the 2016 Thanksgiving holiday weekend. The following articles highlighted state activities: