NYSACOP GTSC Report September 2018
September 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 September 11, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (EST) will feature a presentation on “Designer Drugs and Their Impact on Driving” presented by Kimberle Glowacki, an advanced chemist in the Forensic Toxicology Section of the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene.
Designer drugs (benzodiazepines, opioids, and synthetic cannabinoids) present a unique challenge for law enforcement, toxicologist, and prosecutors. This session will present the evolution and current trends of these designer drugs. Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) observations of impairment associated with designer drugs through case studies will be discussed. This session will also examine and discuss cooperative efforts of law enforcement, toxicologist, and prosecutors to combat designer drug-impaired driving.
There is no cost to attend this webinar but you must register in advance; the link to register is: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8059321668613997057.
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.
“Labor Day (National) Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over- Drunk Driving Enforcement Campaign”: The Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement crackdown period takes place August 17 – September 3, 2018 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 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. 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.
“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 its 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 Practice 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 to attend; the deadline to register is 9/1/18 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 the preliminary agenda information is available on the Institute for Traffic Safety Management and Research website at www.itsmr.org/events.
The two-day Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE) Training for Police Officers course will be held at the Conference site on Tuesday & Wednesday, October 16th & 17th - (pre-registration is required)
“TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT IS LAW ENFORCEMENT”