In 2008, with a federal partnership co-led by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), the Data Driven Approaches to Crime and Traffic Safety (DDACTS) was kicked off with seven pilot sites. Since then hundreds of law enforcement agencies across the country have implemented the DDACTS model within their communities.
The fifth session of the 2015 LEL Webinar Series provided updates on where DDACTS is today and where it is going over the next year and beyond. Panel members discussed effective methods to assist LELs in promoting DDACTS, common obstacles that must be overcome in order for an agency to successfully implement DDACTS, as well as the important role the state highway safety office can play as a key partner in successful implementation. Additionally, the panel members highlighted agencies that have successfully implemented DDACTS in their community.
- Chief John Coyle (Retired), NHTSA Region 2 Law Enforcement Liaison
- Brian Chodrow, Traffic Safety Specialist, NHTSA
- Deputy Chief Dominick Macherone (Retired), New York State Chiefs Association & NY Law Enforcement Liaison
- Chief Michael Morris (Retired), New Jersey Law Enforcement Liaison & DDACTS Subject Matter Expert
- Peggy Schaefer, International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training & DDACTS Program Manager