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1 Innovative Law Enforcement Programs
Presented by Lt. Michael Poulin Muskegon County Sheriff’s Office

2 Where Are You Headed? Back to the basics – Make traffic safety a priority Think about the total system Education Enforcement Engineering Plan strategically The ability to develop operational tactics and innovative approaches to reduce traffic collisions and serious injury are vital to our mission in public safety The issue becomes what reasonable method can be used which is in the best interest of our community Discuss number of deaths for various causes associated with motor vehicle crashes “If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always be where you’ve always been.” What we’re going to talk about today is proven, valid strategies and techniques These will serve as a framework to approach and potentially solve problems

3 What is important to you… and your community?
Traffic Safety Issues What is important to you… and your community? This part of the program engages the students and gets them thinking and talking about traffic problems/issues in their local area or jurisdiction Engage volunteers by asking the question of the audience “what is important to you and your community” in traffic safety If the audience is shy, hold up a cell phone as a prop and ask, “Do you think that this has an affect on how people drive?” If people do not start talking, go one by one across the room and promote student input Spend a good amount of time (15 to 30 minutes) getting the students talking about traffic safety issues Use a flip chart, dry erase board, or other means to inventory the student contributions Fully exhaust the ideas of the students while not allowing them to get too hung up on any one topic for too long

4 Traffic Safety Issues Evaluate the priority of traffic safety in your agency Review the traffic safety issues you face now and into the future Utilize systematic approach in solving problems (i.e., Traffic Safety Strategies for Law Enforcement) Provide students with an idea of what you plan to accomplish Ensure they realize that you will be providing them with tools they can use to solve real problems they can encounter on a daily basis Cover each bullet on the slide

5 Many traffic-related issues compete for our attention.
Youth Alcohol No Insurance Speeding Red Light Running Cell Phones Elderly Drivers Child Seats Construction Zones Staffing Aggressive Drivers CMV/Trucks Licenses Crash Reports Rush Hour Ticket Revenue Many traffic-related issues compete for our attention. Recap that there are many issues facing us today and that traffic safety is a large pie with many slices It is important to know which ones apply to your area in addition to DUI, speed and seatbelts School Zones Seatbelts Impaired Drivers Distracted Drivers Photo Enforcement Engineering Languages Road Racing Pedestrians Bicycles Motorcycles Pursuits

6 These issues, if left untreated, may lead to fatalities & injuries.
Youth Alcohol No Insurance Speeding Red Light Running Cell Phones Elderly Drivers Child Seats Construction Zones Staffing Aggressive Drivers CMV/Trucks Licenses Crash Reports Rush Hour Ticket Revenue These issues, if left untreated, may lead to fatalities & injuries. These issues left untreated often lead to both fatal and serious injuries Problems seldom just go away – if not addressed, they often multiply Problems left untreated become bigger problems Provide local statistics School Zones Seatbelts Impaired Drivers Distracted Drivers Photo Enforcement Engineering Languages Road Racing Pedestrians Bicycles Motorcycles Pursuits

7 The average law enforcement executive deals with traffic issues more than any other single issue.
Talk about the job of a Chief, Sheriff, manager, or supervisor dealing with a high-profile (media, local prom teenage crash death) incident Discuss citizen complaints like speeding cars on neighborhood streets Talk about a council member or other elected official inquiring about a crash problem or other “hot button” issue Give an example of a person approaching you at a community meeting and asking about a problem Traffic problems are universal. They cut across all demographics of the community Discussion segues into the “future” (next slide)

8 Now & Into the Future Demographics Senior Drivers Youthful Drivers
Population Shifts Suggested segue: Besides traffic issues, what other considerations do you have to look at? Definition: The study of characteristics of human populations: size, growth, density, diversity Ask: Why are demographics important? Demographic shifts in our community will bring about changes in drivers attitudes and roadways Use news articles about the topics listed on the slide where possible Older Drivers – In the next 20 years the number of elderly drivers (over 70) is predicted to triple in the US. Senior population will more than double by After 65 research shows an increase in chances of being in a crash. After 75 the risk of being in a fatal crash increases sharply. As boomers age, elderly population grows faster than population in general. Young Drivers – According to NHTSA, 3,657 teen drivers (15 to 20) were killed in % had been drinking and 74% were not wearing seatbelts. Only 6.6% of licensed drivers – they make up nearly 15% of those killed. Number one cause of death in year old is car crashes. Traffic safety is not a “one-size-fits-all” proposition. You have to tailor your actions to meet their needs.

9 Now & Into the Future Highway Infrastructure Aging Infrastructure
Congestion Future Designs (ITS) Our roads and bridges are becoming old and dilapidated Construction is everywhere (give examples of construction work zone hazards) Congestion is everywhere – it is a common problem in most communities Congestion is relative regardless of size. In a town with one signal, a 4-car back-up is viewed as a problem Speed, high and low, are going to continue to be a problem for us We can’t build our way out of congestion, we have to manage traffic better. Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) is the way we do that Cameras, variable message signs and other transportation technologies are being used around the country to solve many problems. Something as simple as better signals and signage can help. Discuss the need to have a relationship with public works department and/or DOT The aging infrastructure and congestion leads to aggressive driving and excessive use of fuel

10 Police Strategies and Tactics
Now & Into the Future Police Strategies and Tactics Reducing crashes & saving lives priority #1 Crime suppression through traffic enforcement Multi-jurisdictional efforts - working together Community policing in traffic matters Recall the need to get back to the core mission of safety Relate that crime reduction and traffic enforcement are not mutually exclusive. OKC bomber was caught in a traffic stop, 9/11 terrorist had several encounters with police in traffic stops The comment “why aren’t you catching REAL criminals” doesn’t hold when thousands are killed each year by drunk drivers, aggressive drivers, and reckless drivers and many criminals are apprehended as a result of traffic stops Refer to Looking Beyond the Ticket Program Talk about the need to work together with other agencies – small department of 6-10 officers maybe can’t do a DUI checkpoint, but 2 or 3 of those agencies can get together to do one Ask class: “What are the benefits of multi-jurisdictional efforts?” Possible answers: ability to participate as a part of a larger project, or enhanced regional traffic safety efforts (force multiplier)

11 Police Strategies and Tactics
Reducing crashes & saving lives priority #1 One fatal crash every 13 minutes One injury crash every 16 seconds One vehicle crash every 5 seconds One property damage crash every 7 seconds Recall the need to get back to the core mission of safety Relate that crime reduction and traffic enforcement are not mutually exclusive. OKC bomber was caught in a traffic stop, 9/11 terrorist had several encounters with police in traffic stops The comment “why aren’t you catching REAL criminals” doesn’t hold when thousands are killed each year by drunk drivers, aggressive drivers, and reckless drivers and many criminals are apprehended as a result of traffic stops Refer to Looking Beyond the Ticket Program Talk about the need to work together with other agencies – small department of 6-10 officers maybe can’t do a DUI checkpoint, but 2 or 3 of those agencies can get together to do one Ask class: “What are the benefits of multi-jurisdictional efforts?” Possible answers: ability to participate as a part of a larger project, or enhanced regional traffic safety efforts (force multiplier)

12 Police Strategies and Tactics
Reducing crashes & saving lives priority #1 Traffic Crashes are the number one killer of young people 15 to 24 years of age. Recall the need to get back to the core mission of safety Relate that crime reduction and traffic enforcement are not mutually exclusive. OKC bomber was caught in a traffic stop, 9/11 terrorist had several encounters with police in traffic stops The comment “why aren’t you catching REAL criminals” doesn’t hold when thousands are killed each year by drunk drivers, aggressive drivers, and reckless drivers and many criminals are apprehended as a result of traffic stops Refer to Looking Beyond the Ticket Program Talk about the need to work together with other agencies – small department of 6-10 officers maybe can’t do a DUI checkpoint, but 2 or 3 of those agencies can get together to do one Ask class: “What are the benefits of multi-jurisdictional efforts?” Possible answers: ability to participate as a part of a larger project, or enhanced regional traffic safety efforts (force multiplier)

13 Police Strategies and Tactics
Crime Suppression through traffic enforcement One murder every 31 minutes One aggravated assault every 32 seconds One violent crime every 20 seconds One crime every 3 seconds One property crime every 3 seconds Recall the need to get back to the core mission of safety Relate that crime reduction and traffic enforcement are not mutually exclusive. OKC bomber was caught in a traffic stop, 9/11 terrorist had several encounters with police in traffic stops The comment “why aren’t you catching REAL criminals” doesn’t hold when thousands are killed each year by drunk drivers, aggressive drivers, and reckless drivers and many criminals are apprehended as a result of traffic stops Refer to Looking Beyond the Ticket Program Talk about the need to work together with other agencies – small department of 6-10 officers maybe can’t do a DUI checkpoint, but 2 or 3 of those agencies can get together to do one Ask class: “What are the benefits of multi-jurisdictional efforts?” Possible answers: ability to participate as a part of a larger project, or enhanced regional traffic safety efforts (force multiplier)

14 Traffic Safety Traffic Is One Of The Three Major
Public Safety Challenges Violent Crime Traffic Safety Illegal Drugs

15 4 out of 5 serious crimes involve mobility
Of those:

16 86% are drug related

17 Police Strategies and Tactics
Crime Suppression through traffic enforcement Looking beyond the ticket! Encourage our officers to think about traffic stops as being an opportunity. Overcome any bias that traffic stops are ROUTINE. Help them think ‘Outside the Box’ and make the most of limited resources. Stimulate discussion about how to MARKET the benefits of traffic law enforcement. Learn some of the skills and traits viewed as being a Professional Law Enforcement Officer. Recall the need to get back to the core mission of safety Relate that crime reduction and traffic enforcement are not mutually exclusive. OKC bomber was caught in a traffic stop, 9/11 terrorist had several encounters with police in traffic stops The comment “why aren’t you catching REAL criminals” doesn’t hold when thousands are killed each year by drunk drivers, aggressive drivers, and reckless drivers and many criminals are apprehended as a result of traffic stops Refer to Looking Beyond the Ticket Program Talk about the need to work together with other agencies – small department of 6-10 officers maybe can’t do a DUI checkpoint, but 2 or 3 of those agencies can get together to do one Ask class: “What are the benefits of multi-jurisdictional efforts?” Possible answers: ability to participate as a part of a larger project, or enhanced regional traffic safety efforts (force multiplier)

18 Police Strategies and Tactics
Crime Suppression through traffic enforcement Benefits For the Community: Vehicle Crash Reduction Crime Reduction Awareness of traffic safety issues Communities satisfaction of their Law Enforcement Agency Law Enforcement Agency: Show reduction in vehicle crashes Show reduction in Crime Reduce calls for service. Officer motivation. Can increase manpower. Individual Officer: Develop techniques to detect criminal activity More self initiated activity Recall the need to get back to the core mission of safety Relate that crime reduction and traffic enforcement are not mutually exclusive. OKC bomber was caught in a traffic stop, 9/11 terrorist had several encounters with police in traffic stops The comment “why aren’t you catching REAL criminals” doesn’t hold when thousands are killed each year by drunk drivers, aggressive drivers, and reckless drivers and many criminals are apprehended as a result of traffic stops Refer to Looking Beyond the Ticket Program Talk about the need to work together with other agencies – small department of 6-10 officers maybe can’t do a DUI checkpoint, but 2 or 3 of those agencies can get together to do one Ask class: “What are the benefits of multi-jurisdictional efforts?” Possible answers: ability to participate as a part of a larger project, or enhanced regional traffic safety efforts (force multiplier)

19 Generate enforcement contacts
Traffic Stops Will: Generate enforcement contacts Create public awareness Deter/reduce crashes 41,907 fatalities 3,511,000 people injured 4,548,000 property damage crashes Cost - $150.5 billion

20 Traffic Stops Also Deter Roadway Crimes
Car Thefts and Car Jacking Fugitives in Transit (Child Molesters, Killers) Transporting of Stolen Property Abused, Kidnapped, Runaway Children Illegal Weapons Apprehend and Deter Terrorists

21 Traffic Stops Also Deter Roadway Crimes
Transporting of Illegal Goods Outstanding Wants and Warrants Criminals Fleeing Crime Scenes Illegal Consumption of Alcohol/Drugs Criminals on Their Way to Crime Scene Uninsured Vehicles Untaxed cigarettes Alcohol Pirated videotapes Other goods

22 Muskegon County Friday, March 28th 19:00-03:00
Four (4) mile section of interstate Six marked cruiser Eight uniformed officers (one K9) Two County Prosecutors

23 Muskegon County Friday, March 19:00-03:00
Arrests: Citations: 18 4 Narcotic Verbal Warnings: 7 2 CCW Money seized: $1,700.00 3 Outstanding Warrants Vehicle seized: 1987 Ford Bronco 2 OUIL Narcotics seized: ¼ ounce cocaine 10 Open receptacles 1 ounce marijuana 26 “hits” LSD One loaded handgun

24 Police Strategies and Tactics
Multi-jurisdictional Efforts Working Together Since 1997 the Muskegon County Sheriff’s Office has applied for and received grants for traffic safety programs in excess of $486, Recall the need to get back to the core mission of safety Relate that crime reduction and traffic enforcement are not mutually exclusive. OKC bomber was caught in a traffic stop, 9/11 terrorist had several encounters with police in traffic stops The comment “why aren’t you catching REAL criminals” doesn’t hold when thousands are killed each year by drunk drivers, aggressive drivers, and reckless drivers and many criminals are apprehended as a result of traffic stops Refer to Looking Beyond the Ticket Program Talk about the need to work together with other agencies – small department of 6-10 officers maybe can’t do a DUI checkpoint, but 2 or 3 of those agencies can get together to do one Ask class: “What are the benefits of multi-jurisdictional efforts?” Possible answers: ability to participate as a part of a larger project, or enhanced regional traffic safety efforts (force multiplier)

25 What’s been Done Over the past ten years the State of Michigan has averaged: 126,000 intersection crashes – 30% of all reported crashes. 365 fatalities – over 25% of all fatalities. 4,400 KA injuries – over 30% of KA injuries. From this, the Governor’s Traffic Safety Advisory Commission identified Intersection Safety as one of its three main issues to address. Recall the need to get back to the core mission of safety Relate that crime reduction and traffic enforcement are not mutually exclusive. OKC bomber was caught in a traffic stop, 9/11 terrorist had several encounters with police in traffic stops The comment “why aren’t you catching REAL criminals” doesn’t hold when thousands are killed each year by drunk drivers, aggressive drivers, and reckless drivers and many criminals are apprehended as a result of traffic stops Refer to Looking Beyond the Ticket Program Talk about the need to work together with other agencies – small department of 6-10 officers maybe can’t do a DUI checkpoint, but 2 or 3 of those agencies can get together to do one Ask class: “What are the benefits of multi-jurisdictional efforts?” Possible answers: ability to participate as a part of a larger project, or enhanced regional traffic safety efforts (force multiplier)

26 Action Plan Six agencies agreed to pilot intersection enforcement activates. High crash locations were identified. Two agencies agree to test “rat box” technology. Agencies also used “spotters” and “chase car” methods. Each agency was required to submit activity reports after each enforcement activity. Recall the need to get back to the core mission of safety Relate that crime reduction and traffic enforcement are not mutually exclusive. OKC bomber was caught in a traffic stop, 9/11 terrorist had several encounters with police in traffic stops The comment “why aren’t you catching REAL criminals” doesn’t hold when thousands are killed each year by drunk drivers, aggressive drivers, and reckless drivers and many criminals are apprehended as a result of traffic stops Refer to Looking Beyond the Ticket Program Talk about the need to work together with other agencies – small department of 6-10 officers maybe can’t do a DUI checkpoint, but 2 or 3 of those agencies can get together to do one Ask class: “What are the benefits of multi-jurisdictional efforts?” Possible answers: ability to participate as a part of a larger project, or enhanced regional traffic safety efforts (force multiplier)

27 Intersection Selection
MSP – Traffic Crash Reporting System Top five intersections-

28 Date Inter: Start time Enforcement location # of Officers Total Hours 6-Jun 16:00 Apple Shonat 5 15 6/8/2005 6/10/2005 6/13/2005 7:00 Harvey Sternberg 6/15/2005 6/17/2005 6/21/2005 6/22/2005 6/23/2005 6/24/2005 4 12 6/29/2005 6/30/2005 7/1/2005 Apple Mill Iron Rd. 7/4/2005 7/6/2005 7/7/2005 7/12/2005 7/13/2005 7/14/2005 7/15/2005 7/25/2005 7/29/2005 381

29 Date Inter: Start time Enforcement location # of Officers Total Hours 5-Jun 16:00 Apple Shonat 5 15 6/7/2006 6/9/2006 6/12/2006 7:00 Harvey Sternberg 6/14/2006 6/16/2006 6/20/2006 6/21/2006 6/22/2006 6/23/2006 4 12 6/27/2006 6/29/2006 6/30/2006 7/3/2006 Apple Mill Iron Rd. 7/5/2006 7/6/2006 7/7/2006 7/10/2006 7/12/2006 7/17/2006 7/19/2006 7/20/2006 7/24/2006 7/26/2006 381

30 Results Number of enforcement Zones 52 Work Period Vehicles Stopped
June –July Number of Officers 146 Vehicles Stopped 606 Susp. license 11 Red Light 208 Belt Citations 120 Other Traffic 52 Other Misd. 24 Illegal Turns 30 Other felony 6 Total 541

31 Community Policing in Traffic Matters
Location – Oriented Strategies Alcohol Compliance Checks Keg Identification Emergency Driver Training Task Force


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