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LEL May Webinar: Surviving the Minefield of Cross Examination

This webinar, cosponsored by the National Law Enforcement Liaison Program and the National Traffic Law Center, provided law enforcement officers and prosecutors with resources to better understand cross examination methods. Focusing on patience, honor, and courage, the session outlined the strategies defense attorneys use when attempting to undermine the competency or credibility of an officer. [...]

The LEL | May 2018

In this issue: Fighting Distracted Driving | Distraction epidemic | Best Practices | Distraction Enforcement | Inspiring Millennial LEOs | LEL Spotlight: Tennessee | Partner Spotlight: NSA | Tips to Testify | Training & Research | Traffic Safety Calendar Download The LEL | May 2018 >>

NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: May 2018

The May 2018 issue of the NHTSA Impaired Driving Update is available. (Impaired Driving Update is posted with permission from NHTSA.) Download NHTSA's Impaired Driving Update: May 2018 >>

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 [...]

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 [...]

NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: April 2018

The April 2018 issue of the NHTSA Impaired Driving Update is available. (Impaired Driving Update is posted with permission from NHTSA.) Download NHTSA's Impaired Driving Update: April 2018 >>

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 [...]

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 [...]

NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: March 2018

The March 2018 issue of the NHTSA Impaired Driving Update is available. (Impaired Driving Update is posted with permission from NHTSA.) Download NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: March 2018 >>

LEL Professional Development Course

May 15-17, 2018 • September 18-20, 2018 Transportation Safety Institute Oklahoma City, OK This course provides foundational knowledge critical for Law Enforcement Liaisons to be effective at the state and local level, and to develop/enhance the skills necessary to engage with law enforcement leaders in a meaningful way that can influence action.  The course emphasizes the [...]

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 [...]

NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: February 2018

The February 2018 issue of the NHTSA Impaired Driving Update is available. (Impaired Driving Update is posted with permission from NHTSA.) Download NHTSA's Impaired Driving Update: February 2018 >>

The LEL | January 2018

In this issue: Tackling Underage Drinking | LEL Conference | Best Practices | Data Analysts | Special Section: The National LEL Training Conference | Unsafe Driver Reporting | Tips to Testify | Traffic Safety Calendar Download The LEL | January 2018 >>

LEL January Webinar: Officer Safety – The Year in Review

This webinar provided  a close look at officer safety in 2017, examining improvements made and the work that remains. Presenters reviewed law enforcement officer line of duty deaths, concentrating on traffic-related fatalities and outlining strategies for engaging law enforcement in officer safety practices. This is an opportunity for State Highway Safety Offices and LELs to [...]

NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: January 2018

The January 2018 issue of the NHTSA Impaired Driving Update is available. (Impaired Driving Update is posted with permission from NHTSA.) Download NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: January 2018 >>

MD TSRP December Blog: Marijuana: Probable Cause and Search Incident to Arrest

By David Daggett The Maryland Court of Special Appeals placed an early Christmas present under the collective trees of police and prosecutors on November 29, 2017 in the form of Barrett v. State, No. 530, September Term, 2016 (Judge Graeff.) Upon reading the opinion I felt like Ralphie unwrapping with great anticipation his Red Ryder [...]

NLELP December Webinar: DDACTS – Today and Tomorrow

DDACTS (Data-Driven Approaches to Crime and Traffic Safety) can be a powerful tool in reducing traffic violations and saving lives. A law enforcement operations model supported by a partnership between the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Bureau of Justice Assistance, and the National Institute of Justice, DDACTS uses location-based crash, crime, calls for service [...]

NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: December 2017

The December 2017 issue of the NHTSA Impaired Driving Update is available. (Impaired Driving Update is posted with permission from NHTSA.) Download NHTSA's Impaired Driving Update: December 2017 >>

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 [...]

NLELP November Webinar: Move Over: Promoting First Responder Safety through Communications

Law enforcement officers and first responders put their lives on the line every time they have to work on the side of a busy roadway. All 50 states have “Move Over” laws to protect law enforcement officers and other first responders, but fewer than three-quarters of the public are aware of these laws. The National [...]