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May 2017 NYSACOP GTSC Law Enforcement Liaison Report

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 27th and also in the No Empty Chair – Teen Driving Safety Campaign the week of April 24-28. 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 by May 12th.

 

Motorcycle Safety & Awareness Month Press Event: On Friday, May 5th at 11:00 a.m. the NYS Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee in cooperation with the Albany County Sheriff’s Office in will host a press event to help promote awareness about motorcycle safety. The press conference will be held at Spitzie’s Motorcycle Center, 1970 Central Avenue, Albany, NY.  Also joining us in support of this May Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month event will be representatives from the DMV Motorcycle Safety Program, the Motorcycle Safety Foundation, victim advocates, and law enforcement officials. Please contact GTSC Motorcycle Program Manager Sharon Henderson 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”: Unfortunately there was a last minute cancelation for May’s scheduled presentation. Stay tuned for a replacement webinar announcement.

 

“2017 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 22 - June 4, 2017. The Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee in cooperation with the New York State Police is currently working on a location to host the May 18th press event to kick-off this 14-day high visibility enforcement campaign in the central New York region. Representatives from county and municipal enforcement agencies will also be invited to participate. In planning for this mobilization visit 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. Here you will also find another valuable tool, the Products for Enforcement Action Kit (PEAK); additional resource materials are also available on the Law Enforcement Partners Page of the GTSC website at www.safeny.ny.gov and 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 partners that share or are near borders with neighboring states to once again participate in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Click It or Ticket - Border-To-Border Initiative that takes place during the afternoon and early evening hours of the mobilization on May 22nd from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 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 any of the GTSC Law Enforcement Liaisons representing the NYS Assn. of Chiefs of Police, NYS Sheriffs Association or New York State Police.

 

IMPORTANT REMINDER!! - The May Buckle Up New York – Click It or Ticket Enforcement Mobilization is a required element of all 2017 GTSC Police Traffic Services grants that will impact grantee reimbursement if your agency fails to actively participate during the mobilization period, May 22 – June 4, 2017.

 

2017 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.” The theory behind this initiative is that by better coordinating and promoting county efforts we can achieve greater visibility of DWI enforcement activities in New York State. Research findings demonstrate that highly visible, publicized efforts like STOP-DWI crackdowns can further reduce the incidence of impaired driving. 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. To assist you in planning for this enforcement mobilization please visit the NHTSA Traffic Safety Marketing page at https://www.trafficsafetymarketing.gov/get-materials/drunk-driving/drive-sober-or-get-pulled-over, a one-stop-shop for the latest communications news, campaign materials and marketing techniques to maximize your high visibility enforcement efforts. Then join us for New York’s Memorial Day STOP-DWI Enforcement Crackdown period that will take place May 26 – 30, 2017.  Additional resource materials are also available on the Traffic Programs Page of the NYSACOP website at www.nychiefs.org, and the STOP-DWI New York homepage at www.stopdwi.org.   

 

STOP-DWI NEW YORK Mobile App – Have A Plan”The Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee and representatives from the New York STOP-DWI Foundation wish to remind all of our partners of the release of its 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. We encourage and look to our law enforcement agencies to promote and market this free program in your communities. To download the app simply visit www.stopdwi.org/mobileapp .

 

Commercial Motor Vehicle Awareness Training for Law Enforcement ”: The Commercial Motor Vehicle Awareness Training class is a one-day, data-driven enforcement program designed specifically for police officers assigned to patrol duties and other traffic related enforcement assignments. The training course was developed to address the issue of large truck and bus crashes and fatalities resulting from unsafe driving behaviors. The curriculum’s development and instruction has been a collaborative led initiative by the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee in partnership with the Suffolk County Police Department’s Motor Carrier Safety Section and the NYS Department of Transportation’s Motor Carrier Compliance Bureau. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is also a partner in the training program. The fundamental goal of the training is to provide police officers with the safety and enforcement information needed to handle crashes and traffic violations involving commercial motor vehicles. Regional training locations throughout the state are determined and based on data identifying specific counties overrepresented in commercial motor vehicle crashes. Interest and participation in this program by law enforcement has been overwhelming so stay tuned for upcoming training announcements in your region in 2017.  For additional details and information contact Liaison Nick Macherone at GTSC at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 518.474-4935.

 

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. In recent 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 the workshops by contacting Liaison Nick Macherone.

 

Please visit the Traffic Programs Page on our NYSACOP website at www.nychiefs.org and Law Enforcement Partners Page of the GTSC website at www.safeny.ny.gov for additional resources and traffic safety information.  As your LEL I look forward to assisting and hearing from you and can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 518.474-4935.

                  

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