Below are resources to help law enforcement personnel and decision makers establish and run effective enforcement operations.
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 […]
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 […]
“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).
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. […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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:
This webinar provided a look at how Michigan created a one-year roadside drug testing pilot program law that will allow law enforcement officers trained as Drug Recognition Experts (DREs) to administer a saliva test to drivers suspected of being under the influence of drugs such as marijuana and cocaine. Michigan’s Oral Fluid Roadside Drug Testing Pilot Program law has the […]
MD TSRP October Blog: Santos v. Maryland – A Step by Step Analysis of the Law of Stops, Searches and Seizures
(and no charge for the use of my PowerPoint!)
By David Daggett
As I was sitting at my desk pondering a subject for the October Blog, I looked over the website of recently published opinions by Maryland’s appellate courts. On October 26, 2016, the Court of Special Appeals issued the reported opinion of Santos v. Maryland, No. 2446, September Term, 2015, which […]
NLELP October Webinar: Impaired Driving Enforcement: The 2016 Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Holiday Campaign
It is time to start making plans for this year’s Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over impaired driving holiday campaign, which will run from December 15, 2016-January 1, 2017. This webinar featured a review of previous campaign statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Impaired Driving Division and provided a first look at the communications assets NHTSA has developed […]