July 2019 GTSC Law Enforcement Liaison Report
NYSACOP GTSC Law Enforcement Liaison Report
By Dominick Macherone
“STOP DWI New York - July 4th Enforcement Crackdown Mobilization - Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over – July 3rd – 7th, 2019”: 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 3rd – 7th and we look forward to your active participation. To help plan your mobilization visit NHTSA’s Traffic Safety Marketing page for the latest communications news and campaign materials to maximize your agency’s HVE 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 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 .
“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 30, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (EST) will feature a presentation on “Noteworthy United States Supreme Court Cases for Road Officers and Prosecutors Handling Impaired Driving Cases”. Presenter Kenneth Stecker has been leading Michigan’s Traffic Safety Resource Program since 2008.
There is no cost to attend this webinar but you must register in advance; the link to register is: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7575153928448507147 .
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.
“Save-the-Date - 2019 Annual New York Highway Safety Symposium”: New York’s premier highway safety training Symposium will take place October 21 – 24, 2019 at the Desmond Hotel and Conference Center in Albany, NY. Registration information and the preliminary agenda will soon be available on the Institute for Traffic Safety Management and Research website at www.itsmr.org under the Events section.
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. Our GTSC Law Enforcement Liaisons and Programs Representatives look forward to assisting you and can be reached at the GTSC office by calling (518) 474-5111.