Governors Traffic Safety Committee
April 2016 Law Enforcement Liaison Report
Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee (GTSC)
By Dominick Macherone
“Participation in Operation Safe Stop Education and Enforcement Day & No Empty Chair-Teen Driving Safety Campaign”: We wish to extend our thanks and appreciation to all law enforcement agencies across the state for their support and participation in the Operation Safe Stop Education & Enforcement Day on April 21st and also in the No Empty Chair – Teen Driving Safety Campaign the week of April 18-22. The OSS Reporting Form to report your activity is located on the GTSC Law Enforcement Partners’ Page at http://www.safeny.ny.gov/lawEnf.htm and is due April 30th.
“Motorcycle Safety & Awareness Month Press Event: On Thursday May 5th at 11:00 a.m. the NYS Department of Motor Vehicles and the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee will host a press event to help promote awareness about motorcycle safety. The press conference will be held outside at the Empire State Plaza on the Plaza/Reflecting Pool Level adjacent to The Egg. Also joining DMV & GTSC in support of this May Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month event will be representatives from the DMV Motorcycle Safety Program, NYS Department of Health, the Motorcycle Safety Foundation, and law enforcement officials. The press event will be followed by a safety and awareness fair until 2:00 p.m. with informational materials and exhibits. Please contact GTSC Program Representative Sharon Henderson or Law Enforcement Liaison Nick Macherone for additional information. Also visit the NHTSA Traffic Safety Marketing page at http://www.trafficsafetymarketing.gov/ShareTheRoad to help spread the word about increasing motorcyclists’ safety and to enhance your motorcycle safety awareness programs.
“Traffic Tuesdays-The National Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutors (TSRP) Webinar Series”: As part of the ongoing TSRP Webinar training initiative entitled Traffic Tuesdays, the next scheduled webinar on May 10, 2016 from 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. (EDT) will feature a presentation on “The Real Pros of a Law Enforcement Phlebotomy Program”. Professional Law Enforcement Phlebotomists provide safe, secure means to collect blood for evidentiary testing. Blood evidence is increasingly needed in many crimes, including impaired driving, vehicular homicides, and vehicular assaults. There really are no cons to law enforcement phlebotomy. This session will explore the real pros of developing a quality law enforcement phlebotomy program in your jurisdiction, and answer questions such as:
-- What are the benchmarks of a professional program?
-- How do I start a program?
-- Where can I find resources?
-- Why is Law Enforcement Phlebotomy the right choice?
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“2016 Buckle Up New York - Click It or Ticket Enforcement Mobilization”: The statewide Buckle Up New York – Click It or Ticket enforcement mobilization targeting Day & Night safety belt use takes place May 23 - June 5, 2016. The Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee will host a press event to kick-off the 14-day high visibility enforcement campaign on Thursday, May 19th at 10:00 a.m. in cooperation with the New York State Police/Troop D and representatives from the Watertown Police Department and Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office at the Rest Area on Interstate 81 just south of Exit 44. Start planning for this mobilization by visiting NHTSA’s Traffic Safety Marketing page at http://www.trafficsafetymarketing.gov/CIOT-PEAK, a one-stop-shop for the latest communications news, campaign materials, and marketing techniques to maximize your high visibility seat belt enforcement efforts. Additional resource materials are also available on the Traffic Programs page of the NYSACOP website at www.nychiefs.org.
On the opening day of the BUNY-CIOT enforcement mobilization we will again look to our New York law enforcement agencies that share or are near borders of neighboring states to once again participate in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Click It or Ticket - Border-To-Border Initiativethat will take place during the early evening hours of the mobilization on May 23rd from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The purpose of the Border-To-Border Initiative is to bolster law enforcement exposure and participation in the mobilization through a nationwide law enforcement community partnership, and to also increase earned media attention to our continued Click It or Ticket high visibility enforcement efforts. The neighboring states of Vermont, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania will be participating as will other states along the eastern seaboard on interstates and highways to demonstrated state-to-state enforcement unity with the increased presence at border locations. This collaborative high visibility, zero tolerance enforcement initiative serves to remind the public that occupant restraint use is a priority for law enforcement in every state and has no borders. You may also consider and plan to host your own Border-To-Border enforcement detail and/or media event in cooperation with other law enforcement agencies in your area at non-designated locations. If you do so we would appreciate you contacting us so that we can also track and included your enforcement activity and/or media event information in our statewide reporting. Learn more about this collaborative campaign and how to team-up at designated locations across the state with the New York State Police and other law enforcement agencies by contacting NYSACOP Liaison Nick Macherone.
IMPORTANT REMINDER!! - The May Buckle Up New York – Click It or Ticket Enforcement Mobilization is a required element of all 2016 GTSC Police Traffic Services grants that will impact grantee reimbursement if your agency fails to actively participate during the mobilization period, May 23 – June 5, 2016.
“2016 Memorial Day STOP-DWI 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.” Research shows that high-visibility enforcement can reduce alcohol-related crash fatalities by as much as 20 percent. By increasing State enforcement efforts, raising public awareness through paid, earned, and social media, and by maximizing your local resources, you can make a marked difference in saving more lives on our roadways. New York’s Memorial Day STOP-DWI Enforcement Crackdown period will take place May 27 – 31, 2016.
“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.
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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