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Session No. 5A

Session Title: Safety Enforcement in a Work Zone

Session Description: This session will look at the safety and enforcement efforts in the Work Zone in Maryland and Pennsylvania. Increased patrols, automated speed enforcement, and other safety topics will be discussed. 

Moderator: Todd Leiss, Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission                

Work Zone Safety & Enforcement in Maryland, Colin Bristow, First Sergeant, Maryland State Police

Work Zone Safety & Enforcement in Maryland, Rhoderick Barnes, Master Trooper, Maryland State Police

Work Zone Safety & Enforcement in Pennsylvania, Robert North, Master Trooper, Maryland State Police

Work Zone Safety & Enforecement in Pennsylvania, Brent Zechman, Sergeant, Pennsylvania State Police

Work Zone Safety & Enforcement in Pennsylvania, Jason Hamill, Sergeant/Crash Reconstructionist, Pennsylvania State Police

Speaker Bios

Colin Bristow is entering his 18th year with the Maryland State Police (MSP). His current rank is First Sergeant. He is the Liaison between the State Police and State Highway Administration. The Office of the Liaison provides support to several MSP Specialized Units to include the MOTOR Unit and the CRASH Team. Support is also provided to several barracks in the Baltimore, Frederick, and Washington Metro Areas for special events, funeral details/dignitary escorts, charity rides, and major road closures. The MSP/SHA Liaison is responsible for coordinating and scheduling troopers to staff the Statewide Operations Center (SOC) in Hanover, Maryland. Troopers serve as duty officers in an overtime capacity at the SOC during both morning and evening rush hours as well as weather events and special events to provide an added layer of coordination between SHA/CHART and MSP. The Coordinated Highway Action Response Team (CHART) is a joint effort of the Maryland Department of Transportation, Maryland Transportation Authority and the Maryland State Police, in cooperation with other federal, state, and local agencies. CHART's mission is to improve "real-time" operations of Maryland's highway system through teamwork and technology. The MSP/SHA Liaison is the point of contact for all coordination with the CHART Program.

Rhoderick Barnes served in the United States Army as a Military Police officer earning the rank of Staff Sergeant until being accepted into the 114th Maryland State Police Trooper Candidate class on January 2000. Upon graduating in the top 5 academically in his class, Barnes was assigned to the Salisbury Barrack conducting road patrol duties. He was trained in and became a member of the TAC team that dealt with events of civil unrest. Barnes was transferred to the Waterloo Barrack where he became RADAR/LIDAR certified. He was recalled to active duty military for 18 months as a result of the events of September 11. Upon his return to MSP and the Waterloo Barrack, he was the highest producer in traffic enforcement. Barnes was selected by the Barrack Commander to write a policy for the Special Enforcement Team (S.E.T). He was selected to be in charge of the program for the Waterloo Barrack and as result reduced vehicle crashes in strategic areas within Howard County, MD. Barnes was later selected among all other candidates to become an MSP Trooper Recruiter. He traveled around the country promoting and recruiting viable applicants. Barnes became a member of the National Association of Law Enforcement Recruiters. He created a program to assist exiting military veterans to transition to a law enforcement career within the MSP. Barnes was assigned to the Work Zone Automated Speed Enforcement Unit (WZASE) on September 2010. He processes violations from vehicles speeding through work zones; performs field validations of equipment used during work zone deployments; ensures the calibration of equipment is conducted properly; and conducts checks of deployment locations. 

Robert North began his career with the Maryland State Police in January 1999, after active duty service with United States Marine Corps, where he attained the rank of Sergeant. Upon graduating from the Academy, North was assigned to road patrol duties at the La Plata Barrack in Southern Maryland. He was a member of the TAC Team, which responded to civil unrest events. He became a Certified Child Safety Seat Technician, where he would inspect the installation of child safety seat at the request of citizens to ensure proper installation. North transferred to the Frederick Barrack in Western Maryland, where he became a member of the Western Troop Color Guard Team. He attended training that focused on the enforcement of illegal drugs. He was selected for and trained in Advanced Interstate Criminal Enforcement. He became a Certified Firearms Instructor and a Certified Instructor through the State of Maryland. North became an Instructor through Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) in Active Shooter Level I; Exterior Response to Active Shooter Events (ERASE); and Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE). North was assigned to the Work Zone Automated Speed Enforcement Unit (WZASE) in September 2010. He is responsible for processing violations from vehicles speeding through work zones. He performs field verification of equipment used during work zone deployments; ensures the calibration of equipment is conducted properly; and conducts checks of deployment locations.   

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Thursday, December 6, 2018

1:30 to 3:00 p.m.

Room 106


 

 

 
 

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