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

MD TSRP May Blog: Carroll v. State: Good Faith Reliance on Search Warrants

May 30th, 2019|Comments Off on MD TSRP May Blog: Carroll v. State: Good Faith Reliance on Search Warrants

By David Daggett

On May 2, 2019, the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland decided the case of Derrick Carroll v. State, No. 510, September Term, 2017. The opinion was written by Senior Judge James A. Kenney, III and is a really good refresher on United States v. Leon,  468 U.S. 897 (1984) and “good faith reliance” on search warrants.

The opinion […]

LEL April Webinar: The Three Phases of an Impaired Driving Arrest

April 17th, 2019|Comments Off on LEL April Webinar: The Three Phases of an Impaired Driving Arrest

Impaired driving cases can be difficult to prosecute, but are made easier when the arresting officer follows a concrete investigation process. In this webinar, Michigan Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor Ken Stecker elaborates on three specific phases law enforcement officers should move through during an impaired driving investigation: 1) “Vehicle in Motion;” 2) “Personal Contact” with the motorist; and 3) “Pre-Arrest […]

LEL February Webinar: Disconnecting Drivers from Distraction: U Drive. U Text. U Pay.

February 21st, 2019|Comments Off on LEL February Webinar: Disconnecting Drivers from Distraction: U Drive. U Text. U Pay.

This webinar helped attendees get ready for this year’s National Distracted Driving Enforcement Mobilization: U Drive. U Text. U Pay.

Significant numbers of drivers fail to give the road their full attention when they are behind the wheel, and law enforcement is a critical partner in deterring this dangerous behavior. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) shared creative strategies that […]

MD TSRP December Blog: Steck v. State: A Not So Simple Simon

January 11th, 2019|Comments Off on MD TSRP December Blog: Steck v. State: A Not So Simple Simon

By David Daggett

This month’s blog focuses on the case of Steck v. State, No. 705, September Term, 2017, Filed on November 28, 2018 with the opinion drafted by the Honorable Lynne Bataglia of the Court of Special Appeals. The case was originally tried in Worcester County by ASA Joaquin Cabrera and argued before the Court of Special Appeals by Jeremy […]

Hardcore Drunk Driving: Law Enforcement Guide

December 20th, 2018|Comments Off on Hardcore Drunk Driving: Law Enforcement Guide

This publication from the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility (formerly known as The Century Council) and the Institute of Police Technology and Management looks at “hardcore” (high-BAC or repeat offender) impaired drivers, how to identify them, best practices for the arrest and report writing, and model programs.

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LEL October Webinar: Winter Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Campaign: New Impaired Driving Resources & Tools

October 18th, 2018|Comments Off on LEL October Webinar: Winter Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Campaign: New Impaired Driving Resources & Tools

Our October webinar was hosted in partnership with the Impaired Driving Division and Office of Communications and Consumer Information at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Speakers shared the latest details on the holiday Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement mobilization, along with the new drug-impaired driving campaign focus group insights and national television ad. Attendees learned about the new […]

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 […]