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Alliance is partnering with the Governors Highway Safety Association to provide training to member states, as well as their law enforcement partners and traffic safety grantees.

Alliance has access to highly qualified highway safety and law enforcement instructors and trainers from across the country, who can deliver what you need at a facility in your state or region. And all law enforcement-related instruction is structured to ensure certification through your state's Peace Officers Standard Training requirements.

In addition to the faculty, Alliance will also handle all logistics associated with your training from location and room set-up, to pre- and on-site registration and all audiovisual needs.


Training Topics

but not limited to

  • Standardized Field Sobriety Testing
  • Drug Impaired Driving
  • Crash Investigations
  • Child Passenger Safety
  • Radar/Lidar
  • Leadership & Management
  • Cops in Court
  • DUI Enforcement
  • Grant Writing & Orientation

Jim Camp

Former Traffic Safety Resource Prsecutor Assistant District Attorney General State of Tennessee

Jim Camp is recognized nationally for his expertise in law-enforcement training, trial advocacy and traffic safety. Jim began his career in 1982 focusing on civil litigation, has over sixteen years experience as an elected District Attorney in Wisconsin, and spent nine years as a Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor with the Tennessee District Attorney General’s Conference. He has trained and addressed over 23,000 folks.

Training expertise: cops in court, drug impaired driving, DUI enforcement, crash investigations, leadership & management, trial advocacy for prosecutors.

Thomas Gianni

Director - Retired Maryland Department of Transportation

Mr. Gianni is the recently retired Director of the Maryland Highway Safety Office.  A twenty-five year veteran police officer; Tom retired in 2003 as a lieutenant from the Mt. Lebanon (Pennsylvania) Police Officer of both the Traffic Services Unit and the department's Tactical Negotiations Team.  Upon his retirement, he accepted a position with the Maryland Highway Safety Office as their law enforcement coordinator, a position he held for seven years unitl becoming Deputy Chief and ultimately Chief in December, 2011.

Tom is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, the Pennsylvania State Police Academy, and Northwestern University's School of Police Staff & Command.  In addition to co-authoring several articles for the IACP's Police Chief Magazine, he has given presentations across the country on a variety of highway safety topics.  Tom is a former member of the Eecutive Boards of the Maryland Chiefs of Police Association and the Governors Highway Safety Association.  He remains an active highway safety instructor for both law enforcement and safety professionals, and additionally conducts leadership seminars regarding the Gettysburg Campaign.  

Tom is an avid motorcyclist and has provided testimony to the Maryland Legislature on motorcycle safety issues as well as Occupant Protection, Impaired Driving, and Bicycle Safety.  

John Kwasnoski

Professor Emeritus of Forensic Physics Western New England University

John B. Kwasnoski is Professor Emeritus of Forensic Physics at Western New England University, Springfield, MA after thirty-one years on the faculty. He is a police trainer in more than twenty states, and has instructed prosecutors, police, and civil attorneys on more than 330 occasions and in all fifty states. He is the crash reconstructionist on the “Lethal Weapon - DWI Homicide” team formed by the National District Attorneys Association to teach prosecutors how to utilize expert witness testimony and cross examine expert witnesses.

Training expertise: crash investigations

Kendell Poole

Former Director Tennessee Governor's Highway Safety Office Former Chairman Governors Highway Safety Association

Kendell has built an amazing 27-year career in both the pubic and private sectors based on his strong character and reputation. The longest serving Director of Tennessee’s State Highway Safety Office, Kendell served under two Governors from different sides of the aisle and received numerous awards for his leadership. A three term (2012-2015) Chairman of the GHSA Executive Board, he worked with the members and staff to transform the association into a national recognized highway safety champion.

Training expertise: Government relations, partnership building, leadership & management

Tara Casanova Powell

Principal Casanova Powell Consulting Executive Director Association of Traffic Safety Information Professionals (ATSIP)

Tara has over 20 years of experience in the field of road safety. Tara led several national and state projects involving alcohol and drug impaired driving, occupant protection, teen driving involving graduated licensing, pedestrian and bike safety, older drivers and distracted driving and speed. Tara has published several peer-reviewed journal articles and is regularly asked to present her research at local, national, and international professional conferences.

Training expertise: impaired driving, drugged driving