Governors Traffic Safety Committee
July 2016 Law Enforcement Liaison Report
Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee (GTSC)
"Traffic Tuesdays-The National Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutors (TSRP) Webinar Series": As part of the ongoing TSRP training initiative entitled Traffic Tuesdays, the next scheduled webinar on July 12, 2016 from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (EDT) will feature a presentation on "Investigating Crashes in Rural Areas: The Importance of Teamwork". Investigating fatal crashes is always a challenge to law enforcement and prosecutors, and the challenges increase in rural areas. Many rural areas are lightly patrolled and have very few people available to perform all of the tasks involved in a crash—emergency response services, crash scene management, crime scene processing and evidence collection at the scene and at the hospital, and returning the roadway to regular use by traffic—and that is only the beginning of the process. A crash reconstructionist must review the evidence and crunch the numbers, and investigations must occur on the ground—where was the driver before the crash? What was the driver’s condition? What agency has primary responsibility for investigating the crash? Can other agencies assist in the various investigations, and how can these investigations be coordinated? Pete Grady, the Iowa Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor, will discuss the need for coordinated investigations in cases which involve multiple law enforcement agencies and the crucial role of the prosecutor in assisting those investigations and in bringing everyone together to evaluate the evidence and make appropriate charging decisions.
There is no cost for this webinar but you must register in advance; the link to registration is: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/9142528615431686145
After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing instructions on how to join the webinar. In order to make sure that you are able to log on, please register at least 4 hours in advance. Please make sure you retain the confirmation email sent to you; the confirmation email will come from TSRP webinars (email@example.com). Also, please be careful to enter your email address correctly. You will not be able to join the webinar if you do not receive a confirmation email. If you have any questions or need any assistance registering for the webinar, please feel free to contact Susan.Glass@mops.mo.gov or at 573-751-1629.
"STOP DWI New York - 4th of July Enforcement Crackdown - Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over": Several years ago the New York State STOP-DWI Association, Inc. launched the “STOP-DWI Crackdown Weekends.” The theory behind this initiative is that by better coordination and promotion of county efforts we can achieve greater visibility of DWI enforcement activities statewide. Research findings demonstrate that highly visible, publicized efforts like the STOP-DWI Crackdowns can further reduce the incidence of impaired and drunk driving. This year’s July 4th Enforcement Crackdown period will take place July 1-5, 2016 and we look forward to your active participation. 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 efforts at http://www.trafficsafetymarketing.gov/july4th.
"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.
"Practical Guidelines for Motorcycle Enforcement Training": With the warmer weather and the motorcycle riding season upon us, stay tuned for upcoming training announcements for the one-day GTSC sponsored Practical Guidelines for Motorcycle Enforcement classes for law enforcement in your regions. The goal of the 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. Course instruction is by a team of subject matter experts from the New York State Police, Colonie Police Department and NYS Association of Chiefs of Police. Questions about the training may be directed to Liaison Nick Macherone at 518.474-4935 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"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 fall workshop by contacting Liaison Nick Macherone.
"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 information with a preliminary agenda will be available on the Institute for Traffic Safety Management and Research (ITSMR) website on July 1st 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.
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