This series of regional trainings will feature Sheriff Michael Lewis of Wicomico County, Maryland who will focus on conducting complete traffic stops, officer safety and "winning interdiction". Sheriff Lewis, now in his third term as Wicomico County Sheriff, is a retired Sergeant and 22 year veteran of the Maryland State police who pioneered the Drug Interdiction program along Maryland's notorious U.S. Rte. 13 corridor.

This intense one-day course is designed for veterans and newcomers alike. It focuses on the relationship between traffic enforcement, impaired driving enforcement and criminal enforcement. Specific techniques are covered to assist officers in detecting criminal activity during DWI enforcement and other traffic-related activities. Students will receive extensive instruction in roadside interviews and hidden compartments to include those vehicles equipped with aftermarket installed false compartments.

The NY State STOP-DWI Foundation, Inc., through funding from the NYS Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee is sponsoring regional trainings to benefit local STOP-DWI efforts in New York State. These seminars are free of charge and are designed help STOP-DWI Coordinators and their partners in the fields of law enforcement, prosecution, probation, treatment and education to prevent impaired driving.

The following training sites and dates have been confirmed, click to register today.

Binghamton, Broome County - May 21st; 8:30 - 4:30 (registration at 8); Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena, 1 Stuart Street, Binghamton, NY

Ulster County- June 5th;  8:30 - 4:30 (registration at 8); Bloomington Fire House, 14 Taylor Street, Bloomington, NY   Download a printable flyer

Plattsburgh, Clinton County - June 26th, 8:30 - 4:30; SUNY Plattsburgh Field House, 101 Broad Street, Plattsburgh, NY  Download a printable flyer

Lockport, Niagara County - September 19th, 8:30 - 4:30; Cambria Fire Co., 4631 Cambria Wilson Rd., Lockport, NY  Download a printable flyer

For more information, contact your local STOP-DWI Coordinator.

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