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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 [...]

LEL March Webinar: 2018 National Click It or Ticket Campaign2019-03-21T15:08:15-04:00

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 [...]

MD TSRP January-February Blog: Sobriety Checkpoints2019-03-06T17:22:50-04:00

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 >>

NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: March 20182019-03-06T17:22:50-04:00

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 [...]

LEL February Webinar: U Drive. U Text. U Pay. – 2018 National Distracted Driving Campaign2019-03-06T17:22:50-04:00

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 >>

NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: February 20182019-03-06T17:22:50-04:00

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 [...]

LEL January Webinar: Officer Safety – The Year in Review2018-01-18T16:20:07-04:00

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 >>

NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: January 20182019-03-06T17:22:50-04:00

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 [...]

MD TSRP December Blog: Marijuana: Probable Cause and Search Incident to Arrest2019-03-06T17:22:50-04:00

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 [...]

NLELP December Webinar: DDACTS – Today and Tomorrow2019-03-06T17:22:50-04:00

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 >>

NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: December 20172019-03-06T17:22:50-04:00

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 [...]

MD TSRP November Blog: To PBT or not to PBT: That is the Question2019-03-06T17:22:51-04:00

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 [...]

NLELP November Webinar: Move Over: Promoting First Responder Safety through Communications2019-03-06T17:22:51-04:00

“Road Wise” Officer Safety Training

Two Class Options: One-day Seminar January 24, 2018 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. $159 per person Train-the-Trainer January 24–26, 2018 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. $695 per person Location: Ohio State Highway Patrol Training Academy, Columbus, OH Every year, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund reports on Line of Duty Deaths in the U.S. Traffic-related incidents are one [...]

“Road Wise” Officer Safety Training2019-03-06T17:22:51-04:00

NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: November 2017

The November 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: November 2017 >>

NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: November 20172019-03-06T17:22:51-04:00

Motor Vehicle Fatalities 2007-2016 by State

In 2016, 37,461 people were killed in motor vehicle-related incidents, a 5.6% increase from the previous year. Fatalities rose in 40 of 53 U.S. states and territories, and in nine of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) 10 regions. The following are state-level fatality charts provided by NHTSA's National Center for Statistics and Analysis (NCSA) [...]

Motor Vehicle Fatalities 2007-2016 by State2019-03-06T17:22:51-04:00

The LEL | October 2017

In this Issue: Operation Southern Shield | Encouraging Enforcement | Best Practices | Rural Seat Belt Use | Data and the LEL | Partner Spotlight: Operation CARE | Tips to Testify | Training & Research | Awards & Events | Traffic Safety Calendar Download The LEL | Oct 2017 >>

The LEL | October 20172017-10-30T10:11:46-04:00

Tips to Testify: Standard of Proof

By Judge Earl G. Penrod LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS regularly testify in criminal matters brought by the government against an individual. Law enforcement may also be called upon to testify in a civil action, such as a lawsuit for personal injuries filed by one driver against another. In a number of jurisdictions, some traffic violations are [...]

Tips to Testify: Standard of Proof2019-03-06T17:22:51-04:00

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 [...]

NLELP October Webinar: Winter Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Enforcement Mobilization & Minnesota eWarrants Best Practices2019-03-06T17:22:51-04:00

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 [...]

MD TSRP October Blog: Inventory Searches. AKA “Inventory Searches?”2019-03-06T17:22:51-04:00