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July 2018 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 Tuesday July 17, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (EST) will feature a presentation on the “Impact of Cannabis Legalization in Washington” by Darrin Grondel, Director of the Washington Traffic Safety Commission.    

There is no cost to attend this webinar but you must register in advance; the link to register is:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4174053294492849665.

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..


STOP DWI New York - July 4th Enforcement Crackdown - Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over: The New York State STOP-DWI Association’s “STOP-DWI Enforcement Crackdowns” program has been a statewide enforcement partnership for several years. The theory behind this initiative is that by better coordination and promotion of county efforts we can achieve greater visibility of DWI enforcement activities statewide. Research findings demonstrate that highly visible, publicized efforts like the STOP-DWI Crackdowns can further reduce the incidence of impaired and drunk driving. 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. We all know that Americans love to celebrate the 4th of July with family, friends, food, and fireworks. But all too often the festivities turn tragic on the nation's roads. This iconic American holiday is one of the deadliest holidays of the year due to drunk-driving crashes. STOP-DWI’s July 4th Enforcement Crackdown period will take place July 4th – 8th, and we look forward to your active participation. To help plan your mobilization efforts, 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/july4th.  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.


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. In recent years, a series of DDACTS 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.


2018 Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Mobilization & Reporting”:  We wish to offer our thanks and appreciation to all law enforcement agencies who participated and partnered with us in the 14-day Pedestrian Safety Education and Enforcement Mobilization that ended on June 28th.  We hope that your attention and efforts will continue in addressing this priority traffic safety concern throughout the year. We also want to remind participating agencies of the mobilization to log in at www.safeny.ny.gov/pedenforcement to report their enforcement hours, number of officers utilized, number of details carried-out, number of pedestrian and motorist interactions, number of warnings issued, and number of tickets issued to pedestrians and motorists.

For more information, please contact your GTSC Highway Safety Representative, or the Pedestrian Safety Coordinator, Jim Knapp, at 518-473-4734 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

GTSC Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Mobilization

Operation See! Be Seen!

Save-the-Date – GTSC Share the Road Summit on Friday, September 14, 2018 – Glenn H. Curtiss Museum, Hammondsport, NY”:  Come join the NY Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee for our first-ever summit dedicated to Motorcycle Safety and Awareness! Registration

includes a free, full-day pass to the museum and safety event, lunch, refreshments, access to exciting vendors and speakers, as well as a chance to win special prizes such as a one-night stay at the Hampton Inn Penn Yan or a BRC-2 Skills Advancement Course from the Motorcycle Safety Foundation! The Summit is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and has a limited capacity.  Registration is free and required, with a deadline to register by 9/1/2018. Secure your spot and register today at http://form.jotform.com/Chuckul/ShareTheRoad.


Save-the-Date - 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 preliminary agenda information is now 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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