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The Missouri Sheriffs’ Association is a non-profit organization with a mission to support the Office of Sheriff and the Constitution through legislative efforts, training and technical assistance, in its efforts to make communities a safer, more enjoyable place to live, to work, and to raise a family. We value Honesty, Hard Work and Personal Responsibility.

Sheriffs Asked to Join inaugural Regional 420 Enforcement Campaign

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: 420, 4:20, or 4/20 (pronounced four-twenty) is a code-term in cannabis culture that refers to the consumption of cannabis, especially smoking cannabis around the time 4:20 p.m. (or 16:20 in 24-hour notation) and smoking and celebrating cannabis on the date April 20.

On Friday, April 20, 2018 please join the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Region 7 Office and the Region 7 State Highway Safety Offices in our inaugural Regional 420 Enforcement Campaign.

Law Enforcement from Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Oklahoma will be stepping up enforcement on impaired driving from Friday, April 20 thru Sunday April 22.

We are asking law enforcement agencies to increase enforcement on these dates for impaired drivers, being mindful that there may be increased drugged driving on this cannabis users self-proclaimed cannabis holiday weekend.

If your agency has Drug Recognition Experts (DRE’s) or ARIDE trained officers, please make them available for this enforcement period.

Comparing the results of the 2013-2014 National Roadside Survey (NRS) of Alcohol and Drug use by Drivers to a similar study in 2007, there has been a 48 percent increase in the number of drivers who tested positive for marijuana.

In the same 2013-2014 NRS study, 15.1 percent of weekend nighttime drivers tested positive for illegal drugs, the most prominent drug was marijuana at 12.6 percent.

The use of marijuana increases the risk of being in a fatal crash, especially when mixed with alcohol or other drugs.

For further details on these studies and other information on drug impaired driving, go to

Join us in educating the public on the dangers of drugged driving and keeping our
communities safe.

To sign up for this Regional 420 Enforcement Campaign, contact your Missouri State Highway Traffic Safety Office or E-mail me at

Register for 2018 Conferences

calendar_iconBe sure to check out all of the new 2017 Conferences on the  Conference  page. To register, please click on the conference name and view relevant instructions. Contact MSA at 573-635-5925 or more information. We look forward to seeing you!

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