DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST)

Instructor Development Course 

Prerequisite: Individuals must have successfully completed the basic SFST training course, be able to demonstrate skills and experience in administering the SFST battery, and have the desire to teach others that are eligible to attend this training. 

Description: This 32-hour training program helps participants develop the skills to become effective instructors in the SFST basic course.

  • The first 16 hours consists of lectures and discussions that focus on teaching theory and skills.  During the next 16 hours, participants practice teaching portions of the SFST program. Participants are evaluated on their preparation, presentation, and technique.

This course will be also open to allied agencies. Seating is limited.

Date: February 20 - 23, 2018  

Time: 0800-1600

Location: MPCTC, Sykesville

Attire: Uniform or Business Casual

To register email Sgt Corey Steffy [email protected]


Sergeant Corey Steffy
Maryland State Police
Chemical Test for Alcohol Unit
1201 Reisterstown Road
Pikesville, MD 21208

Phone: 410-653-4316
Fax: 410-653-4324

Patrol Supervisors Conference March 25th – 27th, 2018

Grand Hotel Ocean City MD   



Sunday March 25th

1700-1900                                      Registration                                    Grand Hotel Lobby

Monday March 26th

0645 – 0800                                    Breakfast / Registration                Grand Ball Room


0800 – 0815                        Welcome and Expectations                     Grand Ball Room


0815 – 0945                        Traffic Safety from a Leadership            Grand Ball Room



0945 -1000                                             Break                                          Grand Ball Room


1000 – 1200                        Enforcement and the Other 3 E’s          Grand Ball Room

                                                            Of Highway Safety


1200 – 1300                                                Lunch                                     Grand Ball Room


1300 – 1430                        Legal Updates Every Supervisor             Grand Ball Room

                                                                 Should Know


1430 – 1445                                                Break                                     Grand Ball Room


1445 – 1615                              Highway Safety Issues with              Grand Ball Room

                                                 Opioids and Medical Marijuana  

Tuesday March 27th

0645 – 0800                                          Breakfast                                    Grand Ball Room


0800 – 0930                           Dynamics of the Unbelted Crash        Grand Ball Room

                                                and what you can do to save Lives


0930 – 0945                                                Break                                     Grand Ball Room


0945 – 1045                        “Our Story” (The aftermath of               Grand Ball Room

                                                    Departmental Crashes)


1045 – 1200                  Maryland Chiefs of Police and Maryland   Grand Ball Room

       Sheriff’s Association Panel Discussion

    on Traffic Safety Issues


1200 – 1300                                         Lunch                                           Grand Ball Room


1300 – 1430                                    Beyond the Traffic Stop                Grand Ball Room

And Leading by Example             

 Speaker Bio’s


Traffic Safety from a Leadership Perspective -  Chief Steven Casstevens


Steven Casstevens is the Chief of Police with the Buffalo Grove, IL Police Department. He retired in 2011 as an Assistant Chief with the Hoffman Estates, IL Police Department, where he served for nearly 30 years. He then served as Chief of Police with the Cary, IL Police Department for 2 ½ years prior to being hired in Buffalo Grove June of 2013. He began his law enforcement career in the Military Police with the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division in 1976.

Casstevens is a Past President of the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police (ILACP). He is also Vice President of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and will serve as the Association’s President in 2019. He serves on the Executive Committee of “Fight Crime-Invest in Kids” as well as their National Leadership Council. He also serves on the Advisory Board for the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility.

He has authored numerous articles for Police Chief Magazine, Command Magazine and Law and Order. His 2011 keynote speech to a basic law enforcement academy class was featured in the FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin. He served as an adjunct instructor for Northwestern University Center for Public Safety for over 20 years. He has been a guest speaker for WYCC – Chicago TV, as well as several state and national law enforcement conferences. He has been a consultant for Ford Motor Company and Technical Advisor on traffic safety for Allstate Insurance and the National Safety Council.

He has been the recipient of numerous local, state, and national awards, including the two highest awards in the nation for highway safety: In 1997 he was the national law enforcement recipient of the “J. Stannard Baker Award” from the International Association of Chiefs of Police and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, for lifetime achievement in highway safety. In 2004 he received the National Public Service Award from NHTSA for his contributions and achievements in traffic and highway safety in Illinois and throughout the nation. In 2015 he received the ILACP Highway Safety Leadership Award.

Casstevens served as a squad supervisor for the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta.  He has worked on numerous special projects on a state and national level. In 2012 he began an unprecedented project with a select team of law enforcement professionals and Northwestern University Center for Public Safety to develop a Highway Patrol agency and training academy for the Arab State of Qatar.

Casstevens is a graduate of the 51st class of Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff & Command (1991), the Executive Management Program and a member of the 216th session of the FBI National Academy (2004). He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice Management from Judson University, and is a Certified Police Chief through the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police.

Enforcement and the other 3 E’s of Highway Safety – Tom Gianni


Tom Gianni serves as the Chief of MDOT’s Maryland Highway Safety Office, a division of the MVA. A twenty-five year veteran police officer; Tom retired in 2003 as a lieutenant from the Mt. Lebanon (Pennsylvania) Police Department, a suburb of Pittsburgh. He served as Commanding Officer of the Traffic Services Unit and is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, and Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff & Command. He has been with the Maryland Highway Safety Office since 2003 and has been its Chief for the past six years. In addition to co-authoring several highway safety articles in Police Chief Magazine he has given presentations across the country on a variety of highway safety topics. Tom holds positions on the Executive Boards of the Maryland Chiefs of Police Association and the Governors Highway Safety Association and remains an active instructor for both law enforcement and safety professionals.

Legal Updates Every Supervisor Should Know - Dave Daggett


Son of a United States Navy Commander, David hails from the State of Maine but lived all over the world until settling in the Washington, D. C. area late in high school. Graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in Criminology and Psychology. Graduated from the University of Baltimore School of Law. Has been a prosecutor for 27 years. During that time, he primarily handled Violent Crimes, including Auto Manslaughters and DUI Homicides. He is currently one of two Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutors in Maryland, working in conjunction with the Maryland State’s Attorneys’ Association and the Highway Safety Office. He has been in that position for over two years. One of his assignments is to write a monthly law-related blog, geared towards police and prosecutors. Topics have included stops, searches and seizures of vehicles, Event Data Recorders, updates on new traffic-related appellate opinions, Search Warrants and Blood Draws, and other topics related to motor vehicle law.  The TSRPs also provide trainings to police and prosecutors on all things traffic. His hobbies include playing and listening to music, following Boston professional sports teams and watching his son’s football and basketball games.

Highway Safety Issues with Opioids and Medical Marijuana – Tom Woodward


Tom Woodward is a retired Lt. from the Maryland State Police having retired in July 2013 after 36 years in Maryland law enforcement.  He was rehired by the State of Maryland in January 2014 as the DRE Coordinator through a grant funded by the Maryland Highway Safety Office.

Mr. Woodward has been a DRE for 25 years, a DRE Instructor for 24 years and a DRE Course Administrator for 21 years.  Including the time he served as the Maryland DRE Coordinator prior to his retirement he has been the DRE Coordinator for almost 11 years.

Mr. Woodward has been called upon to provide instruction and presentations on drug impairment and driving around the country and is often called upon as an expert witness in court and a presenter to prosecutors and members of judiciary.

The Dynamics of an Unbelted Crash and what You can do to Save Lives – Janet Bahouth


 Dr. Janet Bahouth is CEO and Co-Founder of Impact Research, a crash safety engineering firm located in Columbia, MD, where she manages the multidisciplinary team of researchers, analysts, investigators, engineers, and statisticians who conduct crash analysis, crash safety analysis and design, advanced statistical evaluation and data management. Janet’s research focus is injury analysis, injury prevention and crash response. 

The daughter of a registered nurse and a retired Pennsylvania Chief of Police, Janet began her training in Pennsylvania where she worked with the Lancaster and Dauphin County’s Medical Examiner, conducting and assisting in on-scene analysis, autopsy, and investigations leading up to and through the criminal trial.  In 2004, Janet received her Doctor of Science degree in Transportation Safety Engineering from The George Washington University.  During that time, Janet served as a Research Associate for NHTSA, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, leading research in Injury Analysis, Multiple Impact Crash Analysis and Child Restraint Compliance.  And just prior to founding Impact Research, Janet worked for the US Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center, as a Transportation Specialist where she led research on Rollover Analysis and Rumble Strip Evaluation. 

Janet lives in Howard County with her husband and 3 young boys.  She serves as a member of the Howard County Police Department’s Citizens’ Advisory Council.  She has spearheaded a partnership with the Police Department to address the issue of unrestrained children in Howard County.  She has testified in Maryland’s Congressional hearings regarding the rear seat belt bill and plans to do so until it is passed.  Janet’s professional interest is taking hold of the low hanging fruit that is teaching the significance of seat belts.

 “Our Story” (The aftermath of Departmental Crashes) – Watson/Kolb/Risher


Crash survivors share their experiences, heart break and lessons learned from their departmental crashes.

Beyond the Traffic Stop and Leading by Example – Sheriff Mike Lewis


Sheriff Lewis retired as a Sergeant with the Maryland State Police Pro-Active Criminal Enforcement Team (PACE) after twenty-two years of loyal and dedicated service.  In addition to his duties as the agency’s leading Criminal Interdiction Expert, Sheriff Lewis remains a CERTIFIED INSTRUCTOR through the Maryland Police Training Commission, and a certified MASTER INSTRUCTOR through the National Highway Traffic- Safety Administration.  Sheriff Lewis was directly responsible for the training and educating of all Maryland State Police personnel in the Criminal Interdiction Venue or “looking beyond the initial traffic stop” while aggressively enforcing Maryland’s traffic laws.

He pioneered the Drug Interdiction Program along Maryland’s notorious U.S. Rt. 13 corridor, coordinating many multi-jurisdictional investigations following the seizures of large amounts of illegal contraband.  During his twenty-two years as a Maryland State Trooper, he made many nationally recognized seizures of CRACK COCAINE from hidden electronic compartments along Maryland’s East Coast.

Sheriff Lewis has trained tens of thousands of law enforcement officers extensively throughout the United States and Canada as well as other parts of the world to include; Australia, London, Germany, Russia & the West Indies.   Sheriff Lewis has been judicially recognized by the federal & state courts of this country as an EXPERT in the areas Traffic Stops, Highway Interdiction, Hidden Compartments & Drug Valuation.

Retired from the Maryland State Police effective July 1st, 2006, he was elected SHERIFF on November 7th 2006 of Wicomico County, Maryland, and has run unopposed ever since his election.  He is currently serving in his third consecutive four-year term as Sheriff in Wicomico County.

Sheriff Lewis is past PRESIDENT of the Maryland State Sheriff’s Association where he served the interests of 23 fellow sheriffs and nearly 2000 deputies from across the State of Maryland.

University of Maryland’s Institute of Advanced Law Enforcement Studies DUI Institute

The MDOT Maryland Highway Safety Office (MHSO) is proud to present the 16th session of the University of Maryland’s Institute of Advanced Law Enforcement Studies DUI Institute. The Institute features a challenging university level curriculum, incorporating a comprehensive instructional approach by examining all pertinent issues in DUI enforcement. These Issues include social concerns and management perspectives, emerging enforcement strategies, effective courtroom presentations, and advanced SFST training. Click on the following link to start the application: