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September 2019

 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 10, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (EST) will feature a presentation on “Datamaster Issues: A Nebraska Perspective” presented by Ed Vierk – Nebraska Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor.

A discussion of Datamaster challenges other than the source code defense challenge, and things you can do as a prosecutor to help your maintenance and testing officers present a solid DUI Breath Case. There will also be a brief discussion of additional evidence that can be gleaned from the Datamaster test printout besides the BAC number itself.

There is no cost to attend this webinar but you must register in advance; the link to register is: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/9035922197723863810

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 are 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 14 – September 2, 2019 and needs your participation to be a success. A statewide GTSC press event to kick-off this enforcement initiative will be held on Tuesday, August 13th at 11:00 a.m. in West Capitol Park in Albany. In planning for this mobilization visit NHTSA’s Traffic Safety Marketing page for the latest resources and marketing techniques to maximize your high visibility enforcement efforts at http://www.trafficsafetymarketing.gov/LaborDayWeekend. 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, GTSC, 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 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 .


2019 Training Schedules for ARIDE and DRE Classes”: The training schedules for the two-day Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement and Drug Recognition Enforcement training classes for 2019 that are supported by the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee can be found on the following link: http://www.safeny.ny.gov/DRE/dre-clas.htm. Questions on the training can also be directed to NYS DRE Coordinator Renee Borden at the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. These training schedules are also located on the GTSC website at http://safeny.ny.gov/DRE/default.htm, or the NYSACOP Traffic Programs page at https://nychiefs.org/traffic/traffic-programs.


Commercial Motor Vehicle Awareness Training for Law Enforcement – Zone 5 Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy, Schenectady, NY - Friday, September 20, 2019”:

The Commercial Motor Vehicle Awareness Training course 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 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 this training initiative. 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.  Please consider joining us to attend the training at the Zone 5 Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy on Friday, September 20, 2019, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. in Schenectady, NY.  For information and to register for the class contact GTSC Program Representative Rob Lopez at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or Law Enforcement Liaison Nick Macherone at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or by phone at GTSC, 518.474-5111.


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 and lodging information, and the preliminary agenda is posted 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 also be held at the Conference site on Tuesday & Wednesday, October 22nd & 23rd.  This course will train law enforcement officers to observe, identify and articulate the signs of impairment related to drugs, alcohol, or combination of both, in order to reduce the number of impaired driving incidents as well as crashes resulting in serious injuries and fatalities.  (Pre-registration is required and please contact NYS DRE Coordinator Renee Borden at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details)


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.



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