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June 2017 NYSACOP GTSC Law Enforcement Liaison Report

By Dominick Macherone


Traffic Tuesdays-The National Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutors (TSRP) Webinar Series”: As part of the ongoing TSRP training initiative entitled Traffic Tuesdays, the next scheduled webinar on June 13, 2017 from 3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. (EDT) will feature a presentation on Jumpstarting Your Investigation and Prosecution: Resources for Law Enforcement and Prosecutors in Impaired Driving Cases.  Where do I find information on crash fatalities? How do I explain HGN? How can I get my hands on transcripts and videos of the defense expert witness at 9 pm the night before trial? What resources are out there? This webinar for both prosecutors and law enforcement officers will walk you through the resources that are out there to help you to charge your next suspect or prepare you for your next trial. The presenters will guide you through online resources available to you including the Prosecutors’ Encyclopedia, the NTLC Expert Witness Data Bank, and more. 

This webinar will be presented by Lauren Konsul, Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor from New York; Rachel Smith, Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor from Louisiana; and Andrea Nardone, Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor from Massachusetts.

There is no charge to attend this webinar, but you must register in advance.  Click here to register:


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“2017 Buckle Up New York - Click It or Ticket Enforcement Mobilization”: The 14-day statewide Buckle Up New York – Click It or Ticket Mobilization that included the Border-To-Border Operation on May 22nd targeting Day & Night safety belt use will end on June 4th. We wish to extend our thanks and appreciation to all participating law enforcement agencies across the state for their support of this nationwide high visibility enforcement campaign aimed at reducing needless fatalities and injuries on America’s highways.


STOP DWI New York - 4th of July 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 coordination and promotion of county efforts we can achieve greater visibility of DWI enforcement activities statewide. Research findings demonstrate that highly visible, publicized efforts like the STOP-DWI Crackdowns can further reduce the incidence of impaired and drunk 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.  Americans love to celebrate the 4th of July with family, friends, food, and fireworks. But all too often the festivities turn tragic on the nation's roads. This iconic American holiday is also one of the deadliest holidays of the year due to drunk-driving crashes. Being mindful of this, the July 4th Enforcement Crackdown period will take place June 30th – July 5th, 2017 and we look forward to your active participation. Start planning for this mobilization by visiting NHTSA’s Traffic Safety Marketing page, http://www.trafficsafetymarketing.gov/july4th,

a one-stop-shop for the latest communications news, campaign materials, and marketing techniques to maximize your high visibility enforcement efforts.  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 .


Drive Safe - Save Lives” Campaign: On May 19th Sheriff Craig Apple of the Albany County Sheriff’s Office hosted a press event announcing a collaborative traffic safety initiative entitled “Drive Safe – Save Lives” that will take place in conjunction with law enforcement partners from Albany, Columbia, Greene, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady and Schoharie counties through July 3, 2017.  The campaign will include public education periods that focus on dangerous and distracted driving behaviors and encourages multi-agency cooperation that places an emphasis on traffic enforcement details based on crash data from each agencies jurisdiction. The campaign’s initial kick-off enforcement efforts coincides with the Buckle Up New York – Click It or Ticket Mobilization from May 22nd through June 4th and will be followed by joint  targeted enforcement details addressing other dangerous driving behaviors with a simple goal: “impacting motorist behavior and improving traffic safety”.  For additional information and materials to join and participate in the campaign, please contact Chief Deputy Kerry Thompson at (518) 487-5440 or at email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Commercial Motor Vehicle Awareness Training for Law Enforcement – June 13, 2017 at the Suffolk County Police Academy, Brentwood, NY”: 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. The next training class will take place on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at the Suffolk County Police Academy in Brentwood, NY from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. For additional details and registration information contact Liaison Nick Macherone at GTSC, 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.


Save-the-Date - 2017 Annual New York Highway Safety Symposium”: New York’s premier highway safety training Symposium will take place October 15 – 18, 2017 at the Conference and Event Center, Niagara Falls, NY. Registration information and the preliminary agenda will be available on the Institute for Traffic Safety Management and Research website in July at www.itsmr.org


Please visit the Traffic Programs Page on our NYSACOP website at www.nychiefs.org and Law Enforcement Partners Page on 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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