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Governors Traffic Safety Committee
Law Enforcement Liaison Report

September 2014 Law Enforcement Liaison Report
Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee (GTSC)
By Dominick Macherone

“Release of the STOP-DWI NEW YORK Mobile App – Have A Plan”:  During the August campaign kickoff for the “2014 Labor Day Drunk Driving Enforcement Crackdown– Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over”, the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee and representatives from the New York STOP-DWI Foundation proudly announced the release of the brand new, free Have A Plan mobile application. The app encourages people to have a plan to get home safely if they are impaired by alcohol or drugs. Our law enforcement partners are encouraged to promote this free program in your communities. To download the app, simply visit www.stopdwi.org/mobileapp .

“Data Driven Approaches to Crime and Traffic Safety (DDACTS)”: DDACTS is a proven operational model that integrates community-based collaboration with analysis of time and location-based crime and traffic crash data to establish effective and efficient methods for deploying law enforcement resources. The model affords communities the dual benefit of addressing traffic crashes and crime simultaneously, thus reducing overall social harm. Since 2011 a series of DDACTS Implementation Workshops have been held across the state by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in cooperation with the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee. We are pleased to announce that we have confirmed plans to host another DDACTS Workshop in cooperation with the Peekskill Police Department, September 2-4, 2014 at the new Holiday Inn Express in Peekskill, NY. This location allows us to accommodate a number of interested law enforcement agencies in the region. Learn more about DDACTS and the upcoming workshop by contacting NYSACOP Liaison Nick Macherone.  

“Commercial Motor Vehicle Awareness Training - September 23 & 24, 2014 – Suffolk County”: The Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee in cooperation with the Suffolk County Police Department Highway Patrol Bureau’s Motor Carrier Safety Section will sponsor two free one-day Commercial Motor Vehicle Awareness Training classes for police officers on September 23rd & 24th from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Classes will be held in Room 209 at the Suffolk County Police Academy located on the Suffolk Community College Campus, 502 Wicks Road in Brentwood, NY. The purpose of this awareness training is to provide law enforcement officers with the safety and enforcement information for handling crashes and traffic violations involving commercial motor vehicles and buses. The course will be taught by certified CMV police officers from Suffolk County P.D. and space is limited to 40 officers in each class. To register, go to: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CommercialMV . Questions may be directed to Liaison Nick Macherone at dominick.macherone@dmv.ny.gov, or call 518.474-4935.

“2014 New York Highway Safety Annual Fall Symposium”: New York’s premier highway safety training Symposium will take place October 19 – 22, 2014 at the High Peaks Resort in Lake Placid, NY. A New York Law Enforcement Challenge Workshop will be held at the Symposium to promote participation and to also provide assistance to agencies interested in entering this traffic law enforcement competition. The workshop covers Step-by-Step guidelines, helpful hints, and training on completing the on-line Challenge application.  Beginning this year the Symposium will also be the venue for the Law Enforcement Challenge Awards Recognition Ceremony.  Registration information and the agenda are posted on the GTSC and Institute for Traffic Safety Management and Research (ITSMR) web sites at www.safeny.ny.gov and www.itsmr.org

As your Liaison I can be reached at 518.474-4935 or at Dominick.Macherone@dmv.ny.gov.   

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