Governors Traffic Safety Committee
July 2014 Law Enforcement Liaison Report
Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee (GTSC)
By Dominick Macherone
“2014 Fourth of July STOP-DWI Enforcement Crackdown – July 3-7”: The Fourth of July STOP-DWI Enforcement Crackdown period will take place July 3-7. 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 DWI enforcement efforts at http://www.trafficsafetymarketing.gov/july4th. Additional resource materials are also available on the NYSACOP website and Traffic Programs page at www.nychiefs.org.
“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 Workshops have been held across the state by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in cooperation with the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee. We are pleased announce that we have now confirmed plans to host another DDACTS Workshop that will take place September 2-4, 2014 at the City of Peekskill Police Department. This will allow us to accommodate a number of interested law enforcement agencies in the region, mostly centered in Westchester and Rockland counties. Learn more about DDACTS and the upcoming workshop by contacting NYSACOP Liaison Nick 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. A New York Law Enforcement Challenge Workshop will be held at the Symposium to promote participation and to also provide assistance to agencies interested in entering this traffic law enforcement competition. The workshop covers Step-by-Step guidelines, helpful hints, and training on completing the on-line Challenge application. Beginning this year the Symposium will also be the venue for the Annual 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.
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.