The NY State STOP-DWI Foundation, Inc., through funding from the NYS Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee is pleased to sponsor regional trainings to benefit local STOP-DWI efforts in New York State. These seminars are free of charge and designed help our partners prevent impaired driving.
*** REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL VIRTUAL WEBINAR TRAININGS***
"WINNING INTERDICTION - CONDUCTING THE COMPLETE TRAFFIC STOP", presented by Sheriff Michael A. Lewis. 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.
"RECOGNIZING IMPAIRED PERSONS", presented by Gary Bulinski, teaches attendees the signs and symptoms of probable alcohol misuse, and the signs and symptoms of probable drug use. This four hour course provides attendees with the basic knowledge and skills needed to identify, document, and communicate their observations of persons who appear to be impaired. It will cover the physical, behavioral, speech, and performance indicators associated with probable alcohol misuse and/or drug use. In addition, attendees will learn the most commonly abused drug categories, current trends, and common methods of use.
This training series will feature Gary Bulinski, president of Traffic Safety Research LLC., who has more than twenty-four years of experience in law enforcement and has spent a majority of his time detecting alcohol and drug impaired persons and conducting crash investigations.
“Street Drugs and Driving, What You Need to Know” 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.
Lynn Riemer Founder and President of ACT on Drugs, Inc., a Non-Profit organization, provides local, regional and national substance abuse education for professionals about addictive and psychoactive substances, both legal and illegal, which are available in their community. Lynn is also an Adjunct Professor with the School of Nursing, University of Northern Colorado and served with DEA and on the Denver North Metro Drug Task Force.
"High in Plain Sight", presented by "Tall Cop" Jermaine Galloway training is a comprehensive course on the latest alcohol and drug use trends. The presentation covers alcohol and drug clothing, alcoholic energy drinks, alcopops, alcohol and drug concealment methods and containers, drug paraphernalia, drug related music and groups, logos, stickers, new technology, youth party tendencies, party games, non-traditional alcoholic beverages, social networking sites, synthetic drugs, OTC drugs, inhalants, concentrates, E-cigarettes, and popular party drugs.
The High in Plain Sight training will feature Officer Jermaine Galloway, a retired police officer who, during his career, specialized in alcohol retail compliance checks, underage drinking party enforcement, fake ID training, drug identification and DWI enforcement. Mr. Galloway is certified in drug identification, alcohol beverage laws and community policing. He has received recognition from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and Mothers Against Drunk Driving.
Friday, August 13 - Broome County
Tuesday, September 14 - Washington County
Wednesday, September 15 - Greene County
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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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