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Governors Traffic Safety Committee
Law Enforcement Liaison Report


September 2016 Law Enforcement Liaison Report
Governor's Traffic Safety Committee (GTSC)
By Dominick Macherone

"Practical Guidelines for Motorcycle Enforcement" Training Classes – September 15 & 16, 2016 in Onondaga & Broome Counties: GTSC in cooperation with the New York State Police, NYS Association of Chiefs of Police, and DMV Motorcycle Safety Program will be hosting its free Practical Guidelines for Motorcycle Enforcement training classes on Thursday, September 15th at the Brewerton Fire Department in Brewerton, NY (Onondaga County), and on Friday, September 16th at the Broome County Law Enforcement Training Academy in Binghamton, NY (Broome County) each day from 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. The goal of this data driven training is to introduce law enforcement to the national and state specific motorcycle enforcement issues in an effort to reduce the number of deaths and injuries from motorcycle related crashes. Announcements for the training have been distributed in these regions and include an electronic Survey/Monkey link to register. Anyone interested in attending the training who hasn’t had access to the distributed announcements can email Liaison Nick Macherone at dominick.macherone@dmv.ny.gov and one will be forwarded to you or your agency.

"Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over - Drunk Driving National Enforcement Mobilization":: The Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement crackdown period takes place August 19 – September 5, 2016 and needs your participation to be a success. Start planning for this mobilization by visiting NHTSA’s Traffic Safety Marketing page, a one-stop-shop for the latest communications news, campaign materials, and marketing techniques to maximize your high visibility enforcement efforts at http://www.trafficsafetymarketing.gov/LaborDayWeekend. As law enforcement professionals and highway safety advocates, your efforts will help reduce the number of drunk drivers on the roads and save lives. By increasing State enforcement efforts, raising public awareness through paid, earned, and social media, and maximizing your local resources, you can make a marked difference in our national campaign to save more lives on our roadways. So please join the thousands of law enforcement officers, state and local traffic safety advocates, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in this year's nationwide impaired driving enforcement campaign.

Additional resource materials are also available on the Traffic Programs Page of the NYSACOP website at www.nychiefs.org, and the STOP-DWI New York homepage at www.stopdwi.org.

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STOP-DWI NEW YORK Mobile App – Have A Plan": The Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee and representatives from the New York STOP-DWI Foundation wish to remind all of our partners of the release of its 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. We encourage and look to our law enforcement agencies to promote and market 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)": D-DACTS is a proven law enforcement operational model that integrates location-based crime and traffic crash data to determine the most effective and efficient methods for deploying law enforcement and other resources. The model affords communities the dual benefit of addressing traffic crashes and crime simultaneously, thus reducing overall social harm. Over the last four years a series of D-DACTS Implementation Workshops have been held across the state by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in cooperation with the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee. NHTSA and GTSC remain committed in their support of additional workshops for interested law enforcement agencies. Learn more about DDACTS and a potential end of the year workshop by contacting Liaison Nick Macherone.

"Walk-Bike New York Symposium ... Encouraging Sustainable Movement" - Crowne Plaza, Syracuse, NY - September 13 & 14, 2016": There is a strong demand for communities where people of all ages and abilities can safely and comfortably walk and bike. Creating walkable and bikeable environments requires the active collaboration of people with interests in safety, land use, economic development, transportation, education, law enforcement and health promotion. This symposium will bring together people from these various disciplines and provide participants with the tools to work together to create walkable and bikeable communities in the State of New York. Registration and hotel information, along with the preliminary agenda are posted on the website of the Institute for Traffic Safety Management and Research under Events at: www.itsmr.org. As a Symposium sponsor and committee member, the NYS Association of Chiefs of Police encourages the participation by our law enforcement partners. Any questions please contact Liaison Nick Macherone .

"National Traffic Incident Management Responder Training - West Crescent Fire District, Clifton Park, NY - September 14, 2016": The NYS Traffic Incident Management Steering Committee will be hosting its 6-hour Traffic Incident Management training class on September 14th from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the West Crescent Fire District located at 1440 Vischer Ferry-Crescent Road in Clifton Park, NY, 12065. The training program was developed by responders-for responders, with the objective that nationally, responders acquire a common set of core competencies for traffic incident management. The safety of responders and motorists, quick response, and effective communications at traffic incident scenes are highlighted. The target audience for this class is Fire, Police, EMS, DOT/DPW, Towing, and Traffic Management Professionals. Attendees will learn important lessons and be reminded of important safety principles they may already know regarding the dangers emergency responders face every day. The course will be instructed by Sergeant Collin Davis of the New York State Police, and FPS Shawn Brimhall from the NYS Office of Fire Prevention and Control. If interested in attending please email ofpc-highway@dhses.ny.gov.

Why is this important? On average… 4 firefighters are struck and killed each year; 1 police officer is struck and killed each month; 1 tow operator is struck and killed each week - at or near traffic incidents!

"2016 New York Highway Safety Annual Fall Symposium":New York’s premier highway safety training Symposium will take place October 16 – 19, 2016 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Lake Placid, NY. Registration and lodging information with the preliminary agenda is available on the Institute for Traffic Safety Management and Research (ITSMR) website at www.itsmr.org.

Please visit the Traffic Programs Page on our website at www.nychiefs.org for additional resources and traffic safety information.  As your Liaison I look forward to assisting you and can be reached at 518.474-4935 or at Dominick.Macherone@dmv.ny.gov.

Our Traffic Programs Section on this website has additional information.