Governors Traffic Safety Committee
March 2014 Law Enforcement Liaison Report
Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee (GTSC)
By Dominick Macherone
“2014 St. Patrick’s Day STOP-DWI Enforcement Crackdown – Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over”:The 2014 St. Patrick’s Day STOP-DWI Enforcement Crackdown period will take place March 14-18, 2014. In preparing for this initiative visit the NHTSA Traffic Safety Marketing (TSM) 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 Traffic Programs page, http://www.nychiefs.org/impaired_driving_enforcement.php.
“New York Law Enforcement Challenge Application Is Now Open”: We’re pleased to announce that the revised New York/National Law Enforcement Challenge (NLEC) application is now open. As in the past this single online application will be used to enter your agency into both the New York Law Enforcement Challenge and NLEC competitions. Law enforcement agencies can access the application by logging in at:
http://iacppolice.ebiz.uapps.net/PersonifyEbusiness/Default.aspx?tabid=71&returnurl=http%3a%2f%2fiacppolice.ebiz.uapps.net%2fPersonifyEbusiness%2fDefault.aspx%3fTabID%3d300. The website has also been updated to provide agencies with information on how to develop your submission and how to apply using the online system. The “How To” Guide, and a list of the Submission Disclosure Questions can all be found at the IACP NLEC webpage <http://www.theiacp.org/nlec>. Also learn more on how to submit your application by watching the Webinar Online. Applications for the 2014 New York and National Law Enforcement Challenge competitions are due online by May 1, 2014. For assistance or questions in the application process contact Liaison Macherone,
Program Coordinator of the NY Law Enforcement Challenge, @ 518.474-4935 or
“Regional Motorcycle Safety & Enforcement Training - March 25, 2014 - Monroe County”: Join us Tuesday March 25th from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM for a Motorcycle Safety & Enforcement Training Program at the Monroe County Public Safety Training Facility, 1190 Scottsville Road, Rochester, NY 14624. 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. The course is taught by a team of instructors that includes Retired Chief of Police Peter Miller, a nationally recognized instructor and expert on motorcycle safety and enforcement. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to attend this free in-depth tour and hands-on training program that will take the mystery from motorcycle enforcement. To register, go to: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MotorcycleEnforcement. Questions may be directed to Liaison Nick Macherone at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 518.474-4935.
“National Sleep Awareness Week is March 2-9, 2014”: National Sleep Awareness Week is March 2-9, 2014 with the start of daylight savings time on March 9th. The NYS Partnership Against Drowsy Driving supports the goal of this traffic safety awareness campaign to alert all drivers to the dangers of driving while drowsy. For information on the Drowsy Driving visit the National Sleep Foundation website at www.sleepfoundation.org.
“Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety for Law Enforcement Training Course”: The Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee in cooperation with the Monroe and Westchester County Traffic Safety Boards and other state and federal traffic safety partners is hosting two regional Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety training programs exclusively for law enforcement agencies on the following dates:
- March 17th & 18th, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. - Monroe County Public Safety Training Facility, 1190 Scottsville Road, Rochester, NY 14624 – Registration due by Friday, March 7, 2014
- March 31st & April 1st, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Westchester County Police Academy, 2 Dana Road, Valhalla, NY 10595 – Registration due by Friday, March 21, 2014.
GTSC strongly encourages departments to take advantage of this training opportunity that focuses on pedestrian and bicycle crashes, safety issues, and implementing effective educational and enforcement countermeasures. For additional information and to register contact GTSC Program Representative Jennifer Hogan, Jennifer.email@example.com, Liaison Nick Macherone, Dominick.firstname.lastname@example.org , or call GTSC at 518.474-5111.
“REMINDER!-Transition to the New York State Grants Gateway”: Beginning January 1, 2014, State agency funding opportunities will be posted on the Grants Gateway for online application. This will include all future highway safety grants sponsored by the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee. In the time leading up to this transition, it is essential that you register with the Grants Gateway and create an account that will provide you full access to the system. For guidance on Registration and Online Application processes visit the Videos tab and the Grantee User Guide in Quick Links. In the future, as you browse or search for opportunities on the Gateway, pay special attention to the funding announcement. Opportunities specifying “Download” will be applied for using familiar existing processes. Any opportunity bearing the “Apply for Grant Opportunity” button will be processed online via the Grants Gateway. If you have not yet registered (or, as a not-for-profit, prequalified), please do so immediately. The link to the Grants Gateway is: http://grantsreform.ny.gov/Grantees.
“Operation Safe Stop Education and Enforcement Day (OSS) – April 3, 2014”: This statewide education and enforcement initiative will take place on Thursday, April 3, 2014. Your targeted efforts are the cornerstone of this special school bus enforcement and safety program and participation is strongly encouraged as part of the GTSC Police Traffic Services grants. The OSS Reporting Form to report activity is located on the Law Enforcement Page of the GTSC website at www.safeny.ny.gov.
“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 reducing traffic crashes and crime thus reducing overall social harm. Since 2011 a series of DDACTS implementation training workshops have been held across the state by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in cooperation with Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee. NHTSA and GTSC are committed to support additional workshop(s) in 2014 for interested law enforcement agencies. To learn more about DDACTS and the workshops contact NYSACOP Liaison Nick Macherone.
“Save-the-Date - Empire State Law Enforcement Traffic Safety Conference - April 8 & 9, 2014”: The Empire State Law Enforcement Traffic Safety Conference (ESLETS) will be held on April 8 & 9, 2014 at the Albany Marriot Hotel on Wolf Road, Albany, 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.
“Save-the-Date – Walk-Bike New York Symposium…Encouraging Sustainable Movement - Crowne Plaza, Suffern, NY - May 21 & 22, 2014”: The Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee, NYS Department of Health, and the Institute for Traffic Safety Management and Research, in conjunction with the NYS Association of Chiefs of Police and other state and federal partners, will host a two-day symposium that will provide participants with the tools to work together to create walkable and bikeable communities in New York State. Registration information is posted under Events on the Institute for Traffic Safety Management and Research (ITSMR) web site at www.itsmr.org.
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.