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

MD TSRP June-July Blog: Mack v. State: The Emasculation of Navarette v. California?

June 22nd, 2018|Comments Off on MD TSRP June-July Blog: Mack v. State: The Emasculation of Navarette v. California?

By David Daggett

On June 5, 2018 the Maryland Court of  Special Appeals, in the case of Mack v. State, 2018 Md. LEXIS 309, limited Navarette v. California, 134 S. Ct. 1683 (2014) as a tool in the police and prosecutor tool belt, at least when it comes to stopping suspected impaired drivers. In the grand scheme of things it is […]

LEL June Webinar: 2018 Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over National Campaign and the Road to Zero

June 21st, 2018|Comments Off on LEL June Webinar: 2018 Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over National Campaign and the Road to Zero

The 2018 national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement mobilization focuses on stopping drunk drivers through a combination of law enforcement efforts and public awareness. In this webinar, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) updated attendees on ongoing and upcoming law enforcement initiatives and shared its media plan and accompanying materials. The session also highlighted the Road to […]

LEL April Webinar: What’s New in DRE, SFST & ARIDE? IACP Briefing on 2018 Curricula

April 19th, 2018|Comments Off on LEL April Webinar: What’s New in DRE, SFST & ARIDE? IACP Briefing on 2018 Curricula

The National LEL Program’s April webinar featured a briefing from the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) on its new 2018 Drug Recognition Expert (DRE), Standardized Field Sobriety Test (SFST), and Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE) curricula. IACP’s Kyle Clark highlighted the features and latest updates to each course, which the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and […]

MD TSRP March-April Blog: Traffic Stops – Reasonable Length of Detention

April 13th, 2018|Comments Off on MD TSRP March-April Blog: Traffic Stops – Reasonable Length of Detention

By David Daggett

The Maryland Court of Special Appeals issued an opinion on April 2, 2018 in the case of Carter v. State, No. 290, September Term, 2017, with the opinion authored by Judge Fader. If I didn’t know better I’d swear the Court based its legal analysis upon the MSAA PowerPoint of Stops, Searches and Seizures and the Odor of […]

LEL March Webinar: 2018 National Click It or Ticket Campaign

March 21st, 2018|Comments Off on LEL March Webinar: 2018 National Click It or Ticket Campaign

This year’s National Click It or Ticket Mobilization enforcement period runs from May 21 until June 3, with paid advertising running from May 14 to June 3. “On the ground” law enforcement efforts are what truly make this mobilization such a success. This webinar helps LELs prepare for the high visibility enforcement and communications period, providing an overview of the updated resources 

MD TSRP January-February Blog: Sobriety Checkpoints

March 20th, 2018|Comments Off on MD TSRP January-February Blog: Sobriety Checkpoints

By David Daggett

While this is may not be a topic of significant interest to many of you, it is one that prosecutors need be aware of as it has been pointed out that a couple of jurisdictions have had some problems in their courtrooms recently with sobriety checkpoint DUI cases. That’s really quite surprising given that as far as Maryland […]

LEL February Webinar: U Drive. U Text. U Pay. – 2018 National Distracted Driving Campaign

February 21st, 2018|Comments Off on LEL February Webinar: U Drive. U Text. U Pay. – 2018 National Distracted Driving Campaign

Distracted driving continues to be a complex issue for law enforcement to address. In advance of the April 2018 National Distracted Driving Campaign, U Drive. U Text. U Pay., this webinar will provide the audience with key tools to address this behavior, including new and improved resources, training options, enforcement strategies, and action items for the national mobilization. NHTSA will provide […]

MD TSRP November Blog: To PBT or not to PBT: That is the Question

December 1st, 2017|Comments Off on MD TSRP November Blog: To PBT or not to PBT: That is the Question

By David Daggett

With apologies to William Shakespeare, this month’s blog will address preliminary breath tests and their impact on police and prosecutors in the prosecution of impaired drivers. The preliminary breath test statute is located in the Maryland Traffic Code at TR § 16-205.2. Like many statutes, the language in the PBT section was obviously crafted by defense attorneys and […]

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 […]