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Governors Traffic Safety Committee
Law Enforcement Liaison Report

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

“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. 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.

“2014 Halloween STOP DWI Enforcement Crackdown”: The 2014 Halloween STOP DWI Enforcement Crackdown will take place October 30 - November 3, 2014.  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/Halloween. Additional resource materials are also available on the NYSACOP website and Traffic Programs page at www.nychiefs.org.   

“Release of the STOP-DWI NEW YORK Mobile App – Have A Plan”:  In August the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee and representatives from the New York STOP-DWI Foundation proudly announced the release of the 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. The most recent workshop held September 2-4, 2014 in Peekskill was very successful with teams of officers from seven law enforcement agencies participating, representing five counties. NHTSA and GTSC remain committed in their support of additional workshops for interested law enforcement agencies. To learn more about DDACTS and the workshops contact NYSACOP Liaison Nick Macherone.

“Federal Fiscal Year 2014 Ends September 30th”: This to remind all agencies of their GTSC grant obligations with the end of the Federal Fiscal Year on September 30th.  Final Reports are due to GTSC no later than October 15th, and final reimbursement vouchers are due no later than October 31, 2014; GTSC cannot pay vouchers received after 10/31/14.   Questions or assistance with these grant requirements should be directed to your Program Representative and/or Law Enforcement Liaisons at GTSC at 518.474-5111.

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.