Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutors
A traffic safety resource prosecutor (TSRP) is a current or former prosecutor who provides training, education, and technical support to traffic safety prosecutors and law enforcement agencies throughout their state. Traffic violations and safety issues include, but are not limited to: alcohol and/or drug impaired driving, vehicular homicide, occupant restraint, and other traffic safety issues. Each TSRP must assess the needs and demands unique to his or her own state and work in conjunction with many agencies to meet these needs. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), law enforcement agencies, crime laboratories (including forensic toxicologists), medical examiners, local media, governor’s highway safety offices (GHSO), and victim advocate groups should all be utilized to facilitate services to all prosecutors and law enforcement. Click here for a list of TSRPs, supplied by the National Traffic Law Center (NTLC).
DEC States with DRE Websites:
Drugged Driving Research
Other Suggested Websites:
Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
BJS collects, analyzes, publishes, and disseminates information on crime and the operation of justice systems at all levels of government.
CASA Library and Information Center
The library offers a well focused resource of information related to illegal drugs, tobacco, alcohol, drug policy, and treatment and prevention efficacy.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
CDC is the lead federal agency for protecting the health and safety of people, providing credible information to enhance health decisions, and promoting health.
Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP)
CSAP’s prevention programs involve developing and assessing new and emerging prevention methodologies and approaches.
Center for Substance Abuse Research (CESAR)
The mission of this research center is to collect, analyze, and disseminate information on the extent of substance abuse and related problems in Maryland and nationally.
DEA State Fact Sheets
This site provides information on the drug situation in each State.
Department of Justice (DOJ)
DOJ provides Federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime.
Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN)
This site provides information on DAWN, a national public health surveillance system that monitors trends in drug-related emergency department visits and deaths.
Drugs and Crime Facts
This site summarizes U.S.statistics about drug-related crimes, law enforcement, courts, and corrections from Bureau of Justice Statistics.
IACP Drug Recognition Expert Section
The DRE section provides a unique opportunity for professionals associated with drug recognition to share common management, training, administration, and practicing concerns.
Monitoring the Future (MTF)
This is an ongoing study of behavior (including drug/alcohol use), attitudes, and values of American secondary students and young adults.
National HIDTA Assistance Center (NHAC)
NHAC provides training, financial processing, and multimedia productions for all High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA).
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) NHTSA is the lead agency for federal highway safety issues, which includes impaired driving programs.
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
NIDA supports over 85 percent of the world’s research on the health aspects of drug abuse and addiction.
Working Partners for an Alcohol- and Drug-Free Workplace This Department of Labor program provides employers with resources and tools to address the problematic use of alcohol and drugs by employees.