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August 2017 NYSACOP GTSC Law Enforcement Liaison Report

By Dominick Macherone

August 2-8, 2017 - GTSC Speed Awareness Week Enforcement Mobilization”: In 2015, 327 people were killed in speed-related crashes on New York roadways. Nearly 30% of the fatal crashes in New York list speed as a contributing factor. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 3 out of every 10 drivers speed. 

GTSC invites law enforcement partners to participate in Speed Awareness Week – a high-visibility enforcement blitz aimed at reducing incidence of speed-related crashes.

  • Enforcement Dates: August 2 – 8, 2017
  • Grantees may use awarded Police Traffic Services (PTS) grant hours to participate in the mobilization.
  • Targeted speed enforcement details should occur on roadways identified in an agency’s PTS project proposal where data indicates there is a crash issue related to speed.
  • Police agencies are encouraged to promote the campaign in their community and alert media and the courts that increased speed enforcement will be occurring.
  •  Participation in the campaign should be noted on the grantee’s final PTS progress report (due to GTSC by Oct. 15).

Please contact your GTSC Program Representative or Law Enforcement Liaison with any questions.

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 August 8, 2017 from 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. (EDT) will feature a presentation on 3-D Crime Scene Scanning”.  Crime scene documentation can be a very involved process. Both time consuming and labor intensive, it can be demanding for a police department to accurately capture a crime scene. With the implementation of 3-D scanning some of these tasks can be made less demanding and yet more complete. It can capture the crime scene “as is” for later investigation and can also help investigators analyze blood spatter, bullet trajectories, and line of sight. Instructor Chris Steiner of the Arvada, Colorado, Police department will discuss the basics of 3-D crime scene scanning and the products that can be created (highlighting its use in serious crash cases).

There is no charge to attend this webinar, but you must register in advance.  Click here to register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/215009876455197443.

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.  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.  If you will be unable to attend this webinar at the scheduled time but would still like to watch it, please go ahead and register as indicated.  Everyone who is registered will receive a link to the recording of the webinar regardless of whether they attended. If you have any questions or need any assistance registering for the webinar, please feel free to contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Labor Day Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over- Drunk Driving National Enforcement Campaign”: The Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement mobilization period takes place August 16 – September 4, 2017 and needs your participation to be a success. Start planning for this mobilization by visiting 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 .

NYS Law Enforcement Partnership Forum – October 4, 2017 in Geneva, NY”: Plans are underway by 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 in NHTSA Regions 1 & 2 that includes our surrounding and New England states. The goal of the forums 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 when plans are finalized and announced.

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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