NYSACOP GTSC Report March 2017
March 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 March 14, 2017 from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (EDT) will feature a presentation on “Cross Examining the Defense Expert: How to Make it Count”. Effectively cross-examining a defense expert in an impaired driving crime is daunting. But a well-done cross examination of the expert is exhilarating and devastating to the defense. Our panel of experienced prosecutors provide “how-to-do-it” guidance during each of the important phases for cross examining the defense expert: Preparation, Motions In Limine, Direct Examination, and Cross Examination. Whether the defense expert is a local hack or a national icon—these techniques will help! The webinar will be presented by Moses Garcia, a legal consultant with the Washington Traffic Safety Resource Program.
There is no charge for this webinar, but you must register in advance. Click here to register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4452583764204503297
“2017 St. Patrick’s Day STOP-DWI – NY Enforcement Crackdown - Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over- March 17-19, 2017”: St. Patrick’s Day has become one of the nation’s biggest times to celebrate and party. But tragically it has also become a dangerous holiday because more drunk drivers take to the roadways. Therefore it essential that law enforcement across New York to be out in force actively searching for and arresting drunk and impaired drivers during this enforcement crackdown weekend, March 17-19, 2017. Plan for this enforcement mobilization and visit the NHTSA Traffic Safety Marketing page https://www.trafficsafetymarketing.gov/get-materials/drunk-driving/drive-sober-or-get-pulled-over/saint-patricks-day, a one-stop-shop for the latest communications news, campaign materials and marketing techniques to maximize your high visibility enforcement efforts. Research shows that high-visibility enforcement can reduce alcohol-related crash fatalities by as much as 20 percent. 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. Additional resource materials are 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. You can download the app at www.stopdwi.org/mobileapp.
“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.
“Empire State Law Enforcement Traffic Safety Conference (ESLETS) - April 6 & 7, 2017”: The Empire State Law Enforcement Traffic Safety Conference is scheduled for April 6 & 7, 2017 at the Albany Marriott on Wolf Road in Colonie. This is the only traffic safety conference of its kind in the state: designed by law enforcement - for law enforcement. Conference registration information along with the agenda is posted and linked to the Traffic Safety/ESLETS Page on the New York State Police website at https://www.troopers.ny.gov/ESLETS/.