DUI College/Institute

The University of Maryland Institute of Advanced Law Enforcement Studies,  Date to be Announced is a one-week intensive, college-level instructional program for law enforcement officers who desire a comprehensive understanding of impaired driving issues enabling them to take a leadership role in DUI enforcement. The Institute is specifically designed for law enforcement officers currently or soon to be assigned to patrol, traffic, or traffic training duties with an emphasis on DUI enforcement.

The DUI JAN13 Brochure Updated 2012-10-08 KMH (2).pdf will provide you with additional information including qualifications, costs, applications deadlines, etc. Additional questions can be directed to duiinstitute@umd.edu or contact them directly at 301-314-7884.

To apply, complete the On Line Application


Click It Or Ticket

Maryland's Occupant Protection Program has been a highlight of traffic safety efforts throughout the State for many years. Boasting an overall safety belt use rate of more than 94 percent in 2009, Maryland continues its climb toward the ultimate goal of a 100 percent safety belt use. With particular emphasis on young drivers and pick up truck drivers, Maryland's statewide partners remain committed to educating the public on the benefits of properly using a safety belt and aggressively enforcing Maryland's primary safety belt law when necessary.  Click it or Ticket is a high-publicity law enforcement effort that gives people more of a reason to buckle up - the increased threat of a traffic ticket. Most people buckle up for safety. But for some people, it is the threat of the ticket that spurs them to put on a safety belt. In Click It or Ticket programs, law enforcement agencies are being asked to mobilize to focus on safety belt violations and publicize the stepped-up effort through news media and advertising.  It is the two-pronged approach that makes these campaigns powerful: Not only are tickets issued to unbelted motorists, but the surrounding publicity ensures that people know they are more likely to get a ticket. Maryland law enforcement is very active at both the state and local levels with the Click it or Ticket campaign.

For more information, please visit SHA’s Occupant Protection webpage


Checkpoint Strikeforce

Maryland’s State Highway Administration is a proud partner in the multi-state education and enforcement campaign known as Checkpoint Strikeforce. The Checkpoint Strikeforce (CPSF) Campaign is a year-long sustained and highly visible enforcement and public information campaign coordinated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Region III Office. 
Maryland, in close coordination with Virginia and the District of Columbia (DC) lead this effort as a means to curb impaired driving through the use of education, enforcement and accompanying outreach efforts in highly targeted jurisdictions throughout the State. 
 
The targeted Maryland areas are based on impaired driving crash, fatality, injury, arrest and judicial outcome data and include the Central Maryland/Baltimore area, the Washington DC metropolitan area, the Southern market and Maryland’s Eastern Shore.
  • Checkpoint Strikeforce is a research-based, zero-tolerance initiative designed to catch and arrest drunk drivers through the implementation of sobriety checkpoints, and to educate the public about the dangers and consequences of drunk driving.
  • Males between the ages of 21 and 35 are the primary target audience. This demographic group is typically harder to reach with public awareness campaigns and statistically at the highest risk for drunk driving.
  • Last year in Maryland, checkpoints resulted in 43,797 contacts made to raise public awareness of increased enforcement.
  • Law enforcement agencies are planning to conduct at least one sobriety checkpoint or saturation patrol every week throughout Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. The checkpoint blitz will continue through the end of 2010.
  • Complementing the deployment of sobriety checkpoints is a highly visible, resonant advertising and public awareness effort outlining the consequences of impaired driving.
  • A significant effort has been put toward an ad campaign and educational outreach in Maryland. The creative ads were written and produced to connect with the target audience of 21-35 year old males. The ads utilize the findings of the campaign’s opinion poll to create messages that hit home with the target audience.

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