Officer of the Month – February 2022

MADD February 2022 Officer of the Month
Trooper First Class Lyle German
Maryland State Police

MADD National selects Trooper First Class Lyle German as our Officer of the Month for February 2022. Trooper German is with the Maryland State Police assigned to the Barrack N – Rockville.

Trooper First Class Lyle German remains committed to removing impaired drivers from Maryland’s roadways. In 2021, Trooper German removed over 45 impaired individuals from Maryland’s roads, accounting for approximately 17% of the total DUI arrests at the Rockville Barrack.

In December 2021, Trooper German accomplished a significant milestone in his 5-year career by making his 200th DUI arrest. His proficiency in identifying impaired drivers has led him to make an arrest on 1 out of every 20 traffic stops he makes. Trooper German was also earned a position on the Montgomery County Holiday Task Force and joined allied agencies in Montgomery County to focus on impaired driving violations to safeguard life and property. Trooper German greatly contributed to the 260 total DUI arrests made by the task force during the holidays. His accomplishments are all the more impressive as Trooper German is a member of the Maryland State Police, Underwater Recovery Team, and he has dedicated roughly 60 days to URT activities in 2021.

Trooper German also enhanced his skills by attending Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE) training. This training helps troopers observe, identify, and articulate the signs of impairment related to drugs, alcohol or a combination of both, to reduce the number of impaired drivers and impaired driving related traffic collisions. Recently, Trooper German safely pursued an intoxicated driver in a stolen vehicle and took him into custody after getting the vehicle stopped and a foot pursuit.

We are proud to select Trooper Lyle German of the Maryland State Police as the MADD February 2022 Officer of the Month. We thank him for his dedication to duty in making Maryland’s roadways safe. We wish him the best in safety and wellness in the remaining years of his career and service to the citizens of the State of Maryland.

Thank you to Commander Vincent Upole, Commanding Officer Barrack N – Rockville, for his nomination of Trooper German for this MADD recognition.

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