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October 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 Tuesday October10, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (EDT) will feature a presentation on “Cell Phone Forensics In Driving Related Investigations”.  From impaired driving to vehicular homicide cases and distracted driving, cell phones may contain important evidence to use at trial. Law enforcement needs to know how to extract this cell phone evidence so prosecutors can use it to secure convictions. This webinar will go over the basics of cell phone forensics and what you need to know to do your own cell phone extraction. 

There is no cost for this webinar but you must register in advance; the link to registration is: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2217870369902893825.

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing instructions on how to join the webinar.  In order to ensure that you are able to log on, please register at least 4 hours in advance.  Also, please make sure you retain the confirmation email sent to you.  The confirmation email will come from TSRP webinars (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).  Also, please be careful to enter your email address correctly. You will not be able to join the webinar if you do not receive a confirmation email.

2017 NYS STOP-DWI Halloween Enforcement Crackdown - Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over”: The NYS STOP-DWI Halloween Enforcement Crackdown period will take place October 27 – November 1, 2017 and needs your participation to be a success. In planning for this initiative visit 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 enforcement efforts at: https://www.trafficsafetymarketing.gov/search?keywords=Halloween+impaired+driving.

One of the deadliest and most often committed - yet preventable - of crimes (drunk driving), has become a serious safety epidemic in our country. As law enforcement professionals and highway safety advocates, your efforts will help reduce the number of drunk drivers on the roads and save lives. By increasing State enforcement efforts, raising public awareness through paid, earned, and social media, and maximizing your local resources, you can make a marked difference. So please join the thousands of law enforcement officers, state and local traffic safety advocates, and STOP-DWI New York in this year's Halloween impaired driving enforcement campaign.  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 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 .

“Federal Fiscal Year 2017 Ends September 30, 2017”: This is a reminder to all agencies of their GTSC grant obligations with the end of the Federal Fiscal Year on September 30th.  Final Reports are due to GTSC no later than October 15th, and final reimbursement vouchers are due no later than October 31, 2017; GTSC cannot pay vouchers received after 10/31/17.  Questions or assistance with these grant requirements should be directed to your Program Representative and/or Law Enforcement Liaisons at GTSC at 518.474-5111.

“NYS Law Enforcement Partnership Forum (LEPF) – October 4, 2017 in Geneva, NY”: The Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee in partnership with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will host its first Law Enforcement Partnership Forum on October 4, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Ramada Geneva Lakefront Resort in the Geneva, NY.  A series of productive and informative forums have already been conducted by NHTSA with a goal is to identify common challenges to and potential solutions for consistent, efficient, and effective Traffic Safety Services. Law enforcement leaders, executives, and traffic safety supervisors are invited to attend and participate in a facilitated round table discussion sharing best practices, successful ongoing strategies and common obstacles to effective enforcement during this four-hour summit. We NEED your help and guidance in gaining insight and developing action steps and it’s not too late to attend; so please give strong consideration in joining with us at the forum. For additional information please contact any of the GTSC Law Enforcement Liaisons at (518) 474-5111.

“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.

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 are available on the Institute for Traffic Safety Management and Research website 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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