2021 Minnesota TZD Webinar Series: One for the Road? Using Data to Prevent Impaired Driving
Monday, October 18, 2021
About the Webinar
Data gathered in the POLD (Place of Last Drink) database about where someone consumed their last drink prior to encountering law enforcement can be used to prevent overservice. Instead of focusing on the individual by punishing the drunk driver (individual-based approach), law enforcement and community assets can focus on changing serving practices and community norms—an effective prevention tool used here in Minnesota by multiple law enforcement departments. In this webinar, attendees learned how POLD operates in Minnesota, what results have been achieved, and the potential for POLD in your community.
Webinar Recording & Materials
Tara Helm, West Metro Minnesota TZD Regional Coordinator
Chief Shane Mikkelson has spent the last 25 years in Minnesota law enforcement and has been the chief of police with the Osseo Police Department since January 2015. Chief Mikkelson has a Master of Public Administration from Hamline University and a Bachelor of Science in sociology from the University of Wisconsin River Falls. Chief Mikkelson has dedicated several years to expanding his knowledge in the alcohol enforcement field. He has been a Drug Recognition Expert, SFST and DRE instructor, and law enforcement phlebotomist. He played an instrumental role in bringing the Place of Last Drink (POLD) database to Minnesota; he was on the original task force that created the POLD program that is currently in use in the state.
Sheila Nesbitt is the trauma outreach and prevention coordinator at North Memorial Health Hospital in Robbinsdale, Minnesota. In this role, she plans and conducts programs to help people and communities reduce the number and severity of traumatic injuries across the lifespan. She formerly worked at the Education Development Center, Minnesota Institute of Public Health, and the National Crime Prevention Council.
Attendees are eligible for 1.0 POST credit, 1.25 Professional Development Hours (PDHs), and 1.25 Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits.
- PDH form (PDF)
- CLE credit form (PDF)
- POST Proof of Completion form (PDF)
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- POST Affidavit of Attendance (DOC)
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The webinar series was offered by the Minnesota Toward Zero Deaths Program and the Minnesota Departments of Health, Public Safety, and Transportation, with funding from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The series was hosted by the University of Minnesota's Center for Transportation Studies.
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