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                            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.  

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..


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.


Commercial Motor Vehicle Awareness Training for Law Enforcement”: The Commercial Motor Vehicle Awareness Training class is a one-day, data-driven enforcement program designed specifically for police officers assigned to patrol duties and other traffic related enforcement assignments. The training course was developed to address the issue of large truck and bus crashes and fatalities resulting from unsafe driving behaviors. The curriculum’s development and instruction has been a collaborative led initiative by the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee in partnership with the Suffolk County Police Department’s Motor Carrier Safety Section, and the NYS Department of Transportation’s Motor Carrier Compliance Bureau. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is also a partner in the training program. The fundamental goal of the training is to provide police officers with the safety and enforcement information needed to handle crashes and traffic violations involving commercial motor vehicles. Regional training locations throughout the state are determined and based on data identifying specific counties overrepresented in commercial motor vehicle crashes. The next training class in the Albany/ Saratoga region is scheduled 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on September 20, 2018 at the NYS School Boards Association Conference Facility located at 24 Century Hill Drive, Latham, NY 12110.   For details and information on the program contact Liaison Nick Macherone at GTSC at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 518.474-4935.


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)


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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