Original Release Date: May 21, 2018
In episode five of our 2018 Drugs Season, Just Science interviews Jennifer Knudsen, Colorado’s Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor, and Glenn Davis, the Highway Safety Manager for the Colorado Department of Transportation.
Listen along as Colorado’s recreational marijuana legalization traffic experts discuss the law and operations of the existence of recreational marijuana and its impact on the transportation sector. They will discuss the post-legalization effects of marijuana on Colorado law enforcement, specifically focusing on driving and traffic topics.
This episode of Just Science is funded by the National Institute of Justice’s Forensic Technology Center of Excellence [Award 2016-MU-BX-K110].
Glenn Davis, Colorado Department of Transportation Glen Davis is the Highway Safety Manager for the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Highway Safety Office (HSO). Glenn’s areas of responsibilities for the HSO are Impaired Driving, Police Traffic Services, Motorcycle Safety and Speed Enforcement and Control. Glenn has served on the Colorado Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) curriculum committee, State Emergency Medical and Trauma Services Advisory Council, and Colorado Prevention Leadership Council. He is former chair and current vice-chair of the Colorado Task Force on Drunk and Impaired Driving, chair of the Colorado Motorcycle Operator Advisory Board, former secretary and current parliamentarian of the Colorado State Traffic Records Advisory Committee, and the CDOT representative on the Colorado Persistent Drunk Driver Committee and Colorado Teen Driving Alliance. Glenn retired from the Littleton (CO) police department after twenty five years of law enforcement service where he was Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) and Impaired Driving Enforcement Coordinator before joining CDOT. Glenn is a currently a reserve sergeant in the Ft. Lupton Police Department.
Jennifer Knudsen is Colorado’s Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor (TSRP). She works for the Colorado District Attorneys’ Council, which represents Colorado’s elected district attorneys. She graduated from the University of Denver with a Bachelor of Arts in political science (Departmental Honors with Distinction and University Honors) and the University of Colorado School of Law where she earned a juris doctorate and certificate in taxation.
Ms. Knudsen started her career as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Stephen M. Munsinger (retired) and Brian D. Boatright in the First Judicial District in Golden, Colorado. She first became a prosecutor in Arapahoe and Douglas Counties in the Eighteenth Judicial District District Attorney’s Office. As an Assistant Attorney General, she represented the Directors of Tax Compliance and Enforcement; the Motor Vehicle Dealer Board; Liquor Enforcement, Division of Motor Vehicles; and Port of Entry at the Colorado Department of Revenue. She has handled other traffic safety matters on a state and local level in private practice and legal counsel to law enforcement.
As TSRP, she produces training programs to tackle cutting edge issues in the area of impaired driving for prosecutors, law enforcement, and other prosecutorial partners. She also acts as a resource to traffic safety professionals in-state and nationwide, produces and edits the Colorado’s Prosecutors DUI Manual, works on state and federal legislation related to traffic safety issues, and oversees the maintenance and creation of online resources for Colorado’s prosecutors. She is also a member of the Colorado DRE Advisory Committee and the MADD Law Enforcement Awards Selection Committee.
Ms. Knudsen is a co-author of Strategies for Prosecuting DWI Cases, which was published during the summer of 2016 by Aspatore (a division of Thomson Reuters). She has also sat on a panel of experts for a Standardized Field Sobriety Testing and Drug Evaluation & Classification Program assessment for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.