July 16, 2018

TO:       Maryland Law Enforcement

FROM: Kelly Melhem

Deputy Chief, Maryland Highway Safety Office

RE:       2018 Maryland Impaired Driving Conference

On behalf of the MDOT Maryland Highway Safety Office (MHSO) and its statewide partners on the Impaired Driving Conference Committee, it is my pleasure to announce that registration is now open for the 2018 Maryland Impaired Driving Conference for Law Enforcement, which will be held Oct. 29 – 31. The conference will provide the most up-to-date information on trends and countermeasures for patrol and training officers engaged in impaired driving enforcement.We are extending an invitation for this year’s conference to patrol officers with 2-7 years of experience and to Field Training Officers (FTOs).

The lodging and conference will be held at the Grand Hotel and Spa located at 2100 Baltimore Avenue in Ocean City, Md. Since there is no cost to attend the conference (including registration, breakfast, lunch, and lodging), space is limited.

This year’s conference will open with the annual Maryland Law Enforcement DUI Awards Ceremony. Officers attending the conference also are invited to attend the ceremony to support their peers deserving of such recognition for their work.

Please visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2016MDImpairedDrivingConferenceRegistration to submit the names of officers you wish to attend the conference. Given the limited space for attendees, please note that not all who apply are guaranteed attendance.  Registrations must be completed online between July 23 and Aug. 27. (Note: officers who attended the 2016 conference are not eligible for this one.)

Should you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Mike Bible, MHSO Law Enforcement Program Manager, at 410-787-4096 or via email at [email protected] or Robin Black, Washington Regional Alcohol Program’s (WRAP) Events Coordinator, at 703-893-0461 or via email at [email protected].

We look forward to your participation, and thank you for joining us on our road Toward Zero Deaths. Please be safe!