Governors Traffic Safety Committee
January 2015 Law Enforcement Liaison Report
Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee (GTSC)
By Dominick Macherone
“2015 Super Bowl STOP-DWI Enforcement Crackdown - Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over”: The 2015 Super Bowl STOP-DWI Enforcement Crackdown period will take place January 31st – February 2nd. To assist law enforcement in their campaign prevention and enforcement efforts visit the NHTSA Traffic Safety Marketing website at http://www.trafficsafetymarketing.gov, a one-stop-shop for the latest communications news, campaign materials, and marketing techniques to maximize high visibility enforcement efforts. Additional resource materials are also available on the NYSACOP website and Traffic Programs page at www.nychiefs.org.
“National Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutors (TSRP) Webinar Series – Traffic Tuesdays”: We are pleased to announce that our National TSRP partners have rolled out a new webinar training initiative entitled Traffic Tuesdays. Each month, on the second Tuesday of the month, a webinar will be presented dealing with new or important issues related to traffic safety. Join us for "The Myth of the DUI Defense: Rising BAC," that will be held on Tuesday, January 13, from 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. (EST). This webinar will discuss the rising BAC defense commonly used in DWI/DUI cases. It will cover issues related to retrograde extrapolation calculations and Widmark's Formula for calculating a person's likely BAC at the time of driving based on a variety of factors including the person's gender and weight and the amount of alcohol consumed. The webinar will also discuss how to most effectively defend against the rising BAC defense in court.
The webinar is free & the registration link is https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/949982894 .
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. Also, please make sure you retain the confirmation email sent to you. The confirmation email will come from email@example.com. Please add this to your list of safe addresses so that it does not go to your spam or junk mail folder. 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 in registering for this webinar, please feel free to contact Susan.Glass@mops.mo.gov or at 573-751-1629.
“2015 New York & National Law Enforcement Challenge Competitions”: It’s time to start thinking and preparing for the New York Law Enforcement Challenge (NYLEC) & National Law Enforcement Challenge (NLEC) competitions. A new fillable PDF application is available for download from the NLEC website at www.theiacp.org/NLEC that will enter your agency in both competitions. The single submission streamlines the process by eliminating the need to complete separate applications. On the IACP website you will also find a How-To-Guide along with a variety of other resource materials and model applications to assist you. The PDF application and all supporting documentation should be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than May 1, 2015. The Challenge continues to be an excellent opportunity for your agency to receive recognition as a leader in traffic safety enforcement and education. The New York Law Enforcement Challenge Awards Recognition Ceremony will be held at the Highway Safety Annual Fall Symposium, October 18-21, 2015 at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Binghamton, NY. For assistance contact Law Enforcement Liaison Nick Macherone, Challenge Coordinator.
“New Commercial Motor Vehicle Awareness Training”: In September of 2014 GTSC introduced its new one-day Commercial Motor Vehicle Awareness Training program for law enforcement. The purpose this awareness training is to provide the patrol officer with basic tools, resources, safety, and enforcement information for handling accidents and traffic violations involving commercial motor vehicles in an effort to reduce the number of large truck and bus related crashes. The training is taught by certified CMV officers and additional programs are being planned for locations where data shows that large truck and bus crashes are overrepresented in these regions. Stay tuned for the announcement of future training dates and locations; contact Law Enforcement Liaison Nick Macherone for additional information on this program.
“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. NHTSA and GTSC remain committed in their support of additional workshops for interested law enforcement agencies. Learn more about DDACTS and the workshops by contacting Law Enforcement Liaison Nick Macherone.
“Save-the-Date - Empire State Law Enforcement Traffic Safety Conference - April 30th & May 1st, 2015”: The Empire State Law Enforcement Traffic Safety Conference (ESLETS) will be held on April 30 & May 1, 2015 at the Syracuse DoubleTree by Hilton in East Syracuse, NY. This is the only traffic safety conference of its kind in the state: designed by law enforcement - for law enforcement. The conference and registration is free and additional information will soon be posted on the GTSC (www.safeny.ny.gov), NYSACOP (www.nychiefs.org), and the New York State Police (www.troopers.ny.gov) websites.
As your Liaison I can be reached at 518.474-4935 or at Dominick.Macherone@dmv.ny.gov.
Our Traffic Programs Section on this website has additional information.