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October 2018 NYSACOP GTSC Law Enforcement Liaison Report

By Dominick Macherone

Traffic Tuesdays-The National Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutors (TSRP) Webinar Series”: As part of its ongoing TSRP training initiative entitled Traffic Tuesdays, the next scheduled webinar on Tuesday October 16, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (EST) will feature a presentation on “The Three Phases of an OWI Investigation” presented by Retired Michigan State Police Sergeant Perry Curtis. Sergeant Curtis spent over 30 years with the Michigan State Police and 18 of those years running the statewide breath testing program and SFST training.  He’s trained thousands of officers in field sobriety testing and OWI investigations. 

There is no cost to attend this webinar but you must register in advance; the link to register is: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4134689680721084163.

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing instructions on how to join the webinar. 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 Kenneth Stecker at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Kinga Canike at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

2018 NYS STOP-DWI Halloween Enforcement Crackdown - Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over”: The NYS STOP-DWI Halloween Enforcement Crackdown period will take place October 30 – November 4, 2018 and needs your participation to be a success. Start planning for this mobilization and visit NHTSA’s Traffic Safety Marketing page for the latest 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.

GTSC Below 100 Best Practices Symposium – October 30-31, 2018”:   The New York State Governor's Traffic Safety Committee is pleased to announce the availability of a Below 100 Best Practices Symposium. We are extremely fortunate to be able to host this officer safety focused training course. A substantial effort has been made in New York State to get as many agencies as possible trained and involved in the Below 100 programs. Over 300 officers have attended the Below100 trainers course and the program has been implemented in numerous agencies across NYS.  Additionally, numerous police academies have added it to their recruit training. This symposium is designed to help the agencies and academies that have taken the initiative to develop these programs and take their efforts to the next level. This will be done by highlighting two nationally recognized Below100 agencies and helping attendees develop their own action plan for implementation.  This free training will take place in Onondaga County on October 30-31, 2018.

This symposium has been specifically designed for law enforcement officials who serve in a command-level, managerial or administrative capacity and who are truly committed to officer safety. This event will challenge agency leaders to focus on cultural and policy changes that can virtually eliminate preventable line-of-duty deaths and injuries. Additionally, it will help your officers become highway safety role models. You will learn how law enforcement leaders have built successful safety programs that have resulted in a significant reduction in officer involved crashes and injuries. You will also see examples of improved morale and the realization of substantial agency cost savings. The goal of this training is to come away with an action plan which will enable your agency to implement an effective program and become a leader in highway safety…starting with your own organization. It doesn’t take money, it takes commitment!
Please note that seating is extremely limited for this training event and registration does not guarantee admission. You must receive confirmation to attend. Please use the link below to submit a completed course application no later than two weeks prior to the start of the course.
Registration link: https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4520843/Below-100-Best-Practices-Symposium
Link to the full course description: Below 100 Best Practices Symposium_Onondaga Co.pdf.
Directions to the training site and additional course information will be included in your confirmation notice. If you have any questions about the training, please contact Anthony D'Agostino by email 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 for interested law enforcement agencies. Learn more about DDACTS and the workshops by contacting Law Enforcement Liaison Nick Macherone.

2018 New York Highway Safety Symposium”: New York’s premier highway safety training Symposium will take place October 15 – 18, 2018 at the Crowne Plaza in Lake Placid, NY.  Registration, lodging, and the preliminary agenda information is available on the Institute for Traffic Safety Management and Research website at www.itsmr.org/events.

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.  As your NYSACOP/GTSC LEL I look forward to assisting 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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