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January 2019

 NYSACOP GTSC Law Enforcement Liaison Report


By Dominick Macherone


Traffic Tuesdays-The National Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutors (TSRP) Webinar Series”: Stay tuned! At the time of this report release, no TSRP Webinar for January 2019 has been announced.


2019 Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE) and Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) Training Schedule”:  The 2019 ARIDE and DRE training schedule is now available and posted on the GTSC website at http://www.safeny.ny.gov/DRE/dre-clas.htm.  Questions on the training can be directed to NYS DRE Coordinator Renee Borden at the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or (518) 486-6718.


2019 NYS STOP-DWI Super Bowl Enforcement Crackdown - Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over- February 1-4, 2019:  Super Bowl has become synonymous with drinking and celebrating, making roads on Super Bowl weekend dangerous. That is why as game day quickly approaches the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is teaming up with the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee and New York law enforcement to remind football fans that designated drivers are the best defense against the dangers of drunk driving. Super Bowl is a festive night in homes and bars across America, but if your night involves alcohol, plan for a sober ride home. Remember, Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk.  To help plan for this enforcement mobilization visit the NHTSA Traffic Safety Marketing page for the latest campaign materials and marketing techniques to maximize your high visibility enforcement efforts at: https://www.trafficsafetymarketing.gov/get-materials/drunk-driving/buzzed-driving-drunk-driving/super-bowl-li#.  As law enforcement professionals and highway safety advocates your efforts will help reduce the number of drunk and impaired 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 our “Super Bowl Team” of law enforcement officers, state and local traffic safety advocates, and STOP-DWI New York in this year's impaired driving enforcement mobilization.  Additional resource materials are available on the Traffic Programs Page of the NYSACOP website at www.nychiefs.org, GTSC’s website at www.safeny.ny.gov, 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.



Upcoming GTSC Below 100 Train-the-Trainer Courses”The New York Governor's Traffic Safety Committee is pleased to announce its plans to sponsor the officer safety focused Below 100 Train-the-Trainer Program in 2019.  The initiative aims to reduce line of duty deaths (LODDs) nationally to below 100 annually. The training specifically focuses and incorporates 5 Core Tenets that are changing police culture and saving lives; Wear Your Belt; Wear Your Vest; Watch Your Speed; What’s Important Now (WIN); and Remember, Complacency Kills. GTSC Law Enforcement Liaisons are currently considering two possible regions for these trainings; in New York’s Southern Tier and in Western New York (Buffalo area). A substantial effort is being made here in New York State to get as many agencies as possible trained and involved in Below 100 programs. Information will be made available and distributed in these regions through our networks as soon as plans are finalized. 


“Practical Guidelines for Motorcycle Safety & Enforcement Training”: With the primary 2019 motorcycle riding season only a few months away, we ask our law enforcement partners to stay tuned for the release of upcoming regional training announcements for the GTSC sponsored Practical Guidelines for Motorcycle Safety & Enforcement training program.  The goal of the training is to introduce law enforcement to the national and state specific motorcycle enforcement issues in effort to reduce the number of deaths and injuries from motorcycle related crashes. The course is instructed by a team of subject matter experts representing the New York State Police, and the Town of Colonie Police Department.  Tentative regional locations for the training in 2019 include: Erie/Monroe counties; Onondaga/Broome counties; Saratoga/Capital District; NYC/Long Island. Questions about the training may be directed to GTSC Program Representative Aubrey Feldman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or Law Enforcement Liaison Nick Macherone at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..   


Data Driven Approaches to Crime and Traffic Safety (DDACTS)”: DDACTS 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.  DDACTS Implementation Workshops have been held across the state by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in cooperation with New York’s Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee. NHTSA and GTSC remain committed in their support of additional workshops in 2019 for interested law enforcement agencies. Learn more about DDACTS and the workshops by contacting Law Enforcement Liaison Nick Macherone.


Save-the-Date - Empire State Law Enforcement Traffic Safety Conference – April 3 & 4, 2019: The 2019 Empire State Law Enforcement Traffic Safety Conference will take place at the Saratoga Hilton in Saratoga Springs, NY, April 3rd – 4th. The conference is a two-day event for Law Enforcement only. The conference will provide training, skills and knowledge to address contemporary highway safety issues and challenges; designed by law enforcement - for law enforcement. The planning committee for the conference includes representatives from the New York State Police, the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee (GTSC), New York Sheriff's Association and New York State Association of Chiefs of Police. Soon conference registration information will be posted and linked to the New York State Police Traffic Safety/ESLETS Page at https://www.troopers.ny.gov/ESLETS/.


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, materials and traffic safety information. GTSC Staff and Law Enforcement Liaisons look forward to assisting you in your traffic safety endeavors and efforts. We can be contacted at GTSC at (518) 474-5111.

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