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September 2017 NYSACOP GTSC Law Enforcement Liaison Report

By Dominick Macherone

Traffic Tuesdays - The National Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutors (TSRP) Webinar Series”: Unfortunately no webinar is scheduled for September; please stay tuned for the posting of upcoming training announcements by the National Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutors.


Practical Guidelines for Motorcycle Enforcement Training Class – September 13, 2017 in Erie County”: GTSC in cooperation with the New York State Police, NYS Association of Chiefs of Police, and DMV Motorcycle Safety Program will be hosting its Practical Guidelines for Motorcycle Enforcement training class on Wednesday, September 13th   from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Erie County Law Enforcement Academy located at Erie County Community College North Campus in Williamsville, NY. The goal of this data driven training is to introduce law enforcement to the national and state specific motorcycle enforcement issues in an effort to reduce the number of deaths and injuries from motorcycle related crashes. The training announcement has been distributed regionally and includes an electronic Survey/Monkey link to register.  However anyone interested in attending who doesn’t have access to the distributed announcement can email Liaison Nick Macherone at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and the information will be forwarded to you or your agency.


Labor Day Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over- Drunk Driving National Enforcement Campaign”: The Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement mobilization period taking place August 16 – September 4, 2017 is well underway and needs your participation to be a success. We encourage you to 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 http://www.trafficsafetymarketing.gov/LaborDayWeekend. 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 the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in this year's nationwide 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 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 .


Graduated Driver Licensing Law Pocket Guide for Law Enforcement”: The Young Driver Team that included a working group of law enforcement officials and other state and local traffic safety representatives would like to remind everyone of its release and posting of the GDL Law Pocket Guide for Law Enforcement; it’s available on the Department of Health website at http://www.health.ny.gov/prevention/injury_prevention/teens.htm. These enforcement resource guides and pdf versions that outline the law in the three regions of the state are also available in the Traffic Programs section on our website, with printed copies also available for distribution. The September 2015 Chief’s Chronicle publication features an article by the NYS Department of Health on this project describing the key role law enforcement plays in addressing this important traffic safety initiative.


NYS Law Enforcement Partnership Forum (LEPF) – October 4, 2017 in Geneva, NY”: Plans are underway by the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee in partnership with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to host a 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 will be 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; 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.


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 is now 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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