Upcoming Events and Trainings

"Street Drugs and Driving - What You Need to Know"  A comprehensive review of the latest information and trends around alcohol and drug abuse in the United States.  Presented by Lynn Riemer

As legal marijuana spreads and the opioid epidemic rages on, the number of drugged drivers killed in car crashes is rising dramatically. Because of this, NHTSA is making the drug-impaired-driving problem a top national priority. Since recreational marijuana was legalized in Colorado, marijuana related traffic deaths increased 151% while all Colorado traffic deaths increased 35%. This workshop will provide valuable training to help identify legal and illicit substances of abuse, the connection between drugs and impaired driving, traffic safety data, indicators of various drug use, what drugs look like, how drugs are used, will create a better understanding of the effects illicit drug use has on users, and provides an understanding of how drug use affects all of us.

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"Courtroom Success - Training for Impaired Driving Crash Investigators"  Presented by John Kwasnoski

This training focuses on the procedures of the trial, the rules of the courtroom, the expectations of the jury, etc. This seminar gives officers a foundation and structure to support their individual styles, and goes far beyond the “how to dress” and “where to look” rules. This training includes hands-on activities including a mock trial that exposes officers to a wide range of testifying styles, the equivalence of many years of testifying.


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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.

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"Statewide Enforcement Crackdowns"

While STOP-DWI efforts across New York have led to significant reductions in the numbers of alcohol and drug related fatalities, still too many lives are being lost because of crashes caused by drunk or impaired drivers.  Highly visible, highly publicized efforts like the STOP-DWI Crackdown Campaign aim to further reduce the incidence of drunk and impaired driving.  Research shows that high-visibility enforcement can reduce drunk driving fatalities by as much as 20 percent. Sobriety checkpoints and roving patrols play a key part in raising awareness about the problem. 

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