Several TIRF staff members were involved in the creation and development of the Alcohol Interlock Curriculum for Practitioners. Robyn Robertson and Erin Holmes developed the content, materials, and layout for the website with input and feedback from Ward Vanlaar. Sara Oglestone, Manager of Marketing and Communications, worked with a web design team to create the structure and functionality of the website, and to populate and manage its many components. Other TIRF staff members who contributed to this project are Amanda Johnson and Gisele Perron.


The Traffic Injury Research Foundation gratefully acknowledges the assistance of the following individuals who shared their expertise, insights, and experiences as part of an expert panel that was organized to guide the development of the Alcohol Interlock Curriculum for Practitioners. Many of these participants also provided valuable feedback and comments on drafts of curriculum materials.

The expert panel meeting was held at the Kingsmill Resort & Spa in Williamsburg, Virginia, March 6-7th, 2007. Discussions at this meeting were instrumental in developing the content, format, structure, and delivery of the curriculum to provide the greatest benefit to a broad cross-section of professionals with an interest in the use of alcohol interlock devices.

Expert Panel

Paul L. Biderman
Director, Institute of Public Law
University of NM School of Law
National Association of State Judicial Educators

Marcia Cunningham
National Traffic Law Center
American Prosecutors Research Institute

Victor E.  Flango
Executive Director
Program Resource Development
National Center for State Courts

Lewis Gallant
Executive Director
National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors

Franklin Garcia
Staff Manager
Traffic Safety Bureau
New Mexico Department of Transportation

Honorable Karl Grube
Senior Judge

Carl Wicklund
Executive Director
American Probation and Parole Association

Honorable Harvey Hoffman
Eaton County District Court, Michigan
National Judicial College

Leonard R. Jacob
Executive Director
Institute of Policy Technology and Management

Tom Kimball
Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor
Tennessee District Attorneys General Conference

Barbara Lauer
Chief, Bureau of Driver Education and DUI Programs
Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles

Nancy Ross
Impaired Driving Division
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Tom Roy
Executive Director
Arrowhead Regional Corrections, Minnesota

Sergeant Scott Wichtendahl
Virginia Beach Police Department
Virginia Beach, Virginia

The Traffic Injury Research Foundation would like to gratefully acknowledge the assistance of the following individuals who reviewed and commented on earlier drafts of the curriculum. Their insights, experiences, and expertise allowed us to create a user-friendly and useful education tool that can benefit practitioners across many jurisdictions.

Dr. Johannes Lagois is a physicist with Portfolio Management Diagnostics (ALcotest and Alcohol Interlock), at the headquarters of Dräger Safety in Lübeck / Germany. He is the author of numerous publications, presentations, patents, and expert opinions. Dr. Lagois has been both the Chairman and a member of several international standardization committees on breath alcohol analysis (DIN, CENELEC, EU, and OIML) in the European Union. Most recently, Dr. Lagois was the convener of the European standardization committee “Alcohol interlocks” of CENELEC which created the technical standards for alcohol interlocks in the European Union.

Judge Daryl Coffey, Tarrant County Criminal Court. Judge Coffey has disposed of over 50,000 A and B misdemeanor cases and participated in more than 600 jury trials to conclusion. The vast majority of these cases involved allegations of DWI. Judge Coffey is one of the few active judicial members of the International Association of Chemical Testing. He has twice been selected as a guest jurist at the Masters of Scientific Evidence DWI Seminar and has been a guest speaker at the American Academy of Forensic Science and the American Alcohol Testing Alliance.

David Wallace is the Director of the National Center for DWI Courts, a division of the National Association of Drug Court Professionals. He attended law school in Los Angeles, California at the Southwestern University School of Law and has more than 15 years of active trial experience as an assistant prosecutor. He served as the Traffic Safety Training Attorney for the Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan for seven years and was one of the most recognized Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutors (TSRPs) in the country. He has lectured at the National Advocacy Center in South Carolina and at a number of conferences in Michigan and nationally. David was on the committee that wrote the revised NHTSA training manual Prosecution of Driving While Under the Influence and was the chairperson for the committee that revised the NHTSA Lethal Weapon training manual. David was the recipient of the NCADD Adjudication Award in 2004 and is author of an APRI monograph entitled Prior Convictions in Impaired Driving Prosecutions.

Leonard Robert “Bob” Jacob is the Director at the Institute for Police Technology and Management (IPTM) and is responsible for the overall functions of the Institute. He joined the Institute staff in 1984 after serving ten years with the Virginia State Police. He has extensive experience in both criminal and traffic law enforcement. While with the Virginia State Police, he worked as an undercover officer and participated in multi-agency “sting” operations. He has completed numerous advanced police training schools including Hostage Recovery at the FBI Academy, Driver Training Instructor course at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, Georgia, Police Instructor Training, IPTM’s Police Supervision course, IPTM’s Radar Instructor course, DWI Instructor course and the Institute’s Drug Law Enforcement series of programs. During his career, Bob has served on the Florida Police Chief’s DWI Task Force and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Task Force on Driver Training and taught at other police training facilities throughout Virginia. He is currently the co-chairman of the Florida Police Association’s Highway Safety Committee and represents IPTM on the International Association of Chiefs of Police’s Highway Safety Committee as well as the Technical Advisory Panel of that committee. He coordinates traffic training programs at IPTM and is the State Drug Evaluation and Classification Program Coordinator for the State of Florida. He served on the NHTSA SFST Curriculum Revision Team. Mr. Jacob is also a member of the National Board of Directors of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD).

William D. Burrell is an independent corrections management consultant specializing in community corrections, evidence-based practices, performance measurement, leadership development, public management, and organizational change. From 2003 to 2007, he was a member of the faculty in the Department of Criminal Justice at Temple University in Philadelphia. Prior to joining the Temple faculty, Bill served for 19 years as chief of adult probation services for the New Jersey state court system. He was responsible for oversight and monitoring of probation services in the 21 local probation divisions and for providing support services such as research, training, program development, and technical assistance to probation administrators and staff. Bill is also the chairman of the Editorial Committee for Perspectives, the journal of the American Probation and Parole Association (APPA), and serves as a member of APPA’s Board of Directors. Bill currently serves as a member of the editorial board of Community Corrections Report and writes a bi-monthly column on management issues. He has consulted, developed, and delivered training on performance measurement, evidence-based practices, and workforce development for probation and parole agencies at the federal, state, and county levels.

Toby Taylor is the President of the Association of Ignition Interlock Program Administrators (AIIPA) and is the Impaired Driving Programs Coordinator for the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office. Toby was formerly the Ignition Interlock Program Administrator for the Oklahoma Board of Tests for Alcohol where he established procedures for certifying ignition interlock devices, certifying and inspecting service centers, testing and certifying service representatives, and training of law enforcement personnel on the ignition interlock device. Prior to joining the State of Oklahoma, Toby served as the President of a multi-state, multi-service center ignition interlock corporation that serviced thousands of clients from 1993 to 2008. Toby was instrumental in forming the Oklahoma Ignition Interlock Association and served as the Association’s first President from 2003 until 2008. Before this, Toby served as the Director of Research for the Washington, DC based Center for Criminal Justice Studies, an agency which serviced the research needs of the National Fraternal Order of Police. He established his career while serving as a patrolman for the City of Norman, Oklahoma police department. 

Susan George is a Senior Attorney with the Institute of Public Law at the University of New Mexico School of Law (IPL). At IPL, she works with the Traffic Safety Center on licensing and rulemaking issues for New Mexico's driver education schools and the ignition interlock program.  She has extensive legislative and regulatory experience, having worked to successfully pass legislation on traffic safety, wildlife, and recycling issues and has done rulemaking work for the New Mexico Supreme Court, Environment Department, Secretary of State, and Traffic Safety Bureau. She has also authored numerous publications on issues ranging from the public trust doctrine to state land use laws, and has lectured throughout the country.