Data-Driven Approaches to Crime and Traffic Safety (DDACTS)

Data-Driven Approaches to Crime and Traffic Safety (DDACTS) Data-Driven Approaches to Crime and Traffic Safety (DDACTS) Data-Driven Approaches to Crime and Traffic Safety (DDACTS) is a law enforcement operational model supported by a partnership among the Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and two agencies of the Department of Justice, the Bureau of Justice Assistance and the National Institute of Justice.
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DDACTS integrates location-based crime and traffic crash data to establish effective and efficient methods for deploying law enforcement and other resources. Using geo-mapping to identify areas through temporal and spatial analysis, that have high incidences of crime and crashes, DDACTS employs targeted traffic enforcement strategies. By saturation locations with high crime and crash incidences with highly visible traffic enforcement, DDACTS communities play a simultaneous dual role: fighting crime and reducing traffic crashes and traffic violations. Drawing on the deterrent value of highly visible traffic enforcement and the knowledge that crimes often involve the use of motor vehicles, the goal of DDACTS is to reduce the incidence of crime, crashes, and traffic violations in communities across the country.

Mission: Reduce the incidence of crime, crashes and traffic violations in a community - Reduces Social Harm

Operating as usual

The DDACTS team made up of Cmdr. (ret.) @Daniel Howard, IADLEST; Captain Michael Alexander, Metro-Nashville, TN PD; and ...
01/09/2021

The DDACTS team made up of Cmdr. (ret.) @Daniel Howard, IADLEST; Captain Michael Alexander, Metro-Nashville, TN PD; and Senior Analytical Specialist, @Debra Piehl, IADLEST taught a 12-hour National Strategic Agency Planning Session focusing on the DDACTS model in Missoula, MT. on December 14 -15, 2020. Members from the Missoula Police Department and the Flathead County Sheriff’s Office attended and began the planning process to implement DDACTS in their agency.

The 12-hour workshop is designed to get agencies up and running quickly and use their data more effectively. We also focus on building trust, accountability and improving neighborhood relationships by positively engaging the community. To learn more about the DDACTS model, contact [email protected]. Now more than ever, agencies need to be able to strategically deploy staff where they are needed most based on accurate data!

Here is an exciting opportunity for individuals interested in using ARCGIS Pro!  All agencies need someone who can effec...
11/24/2020
IACA

Here is an exciting opportunity for individuals interested in using ARCGIS Pro! All agencies need someone who can effectively map your crashes and crime!
Join the IACA for only $25 and these courses are only $10 each!
https://iaca.net/training/?search=arcgis

In addition to webinars, the IACA offers the following in person and online classes. To host an IACA class, please read through the hosting requirements listed here.

Our DDACTS team made up of Debra Piehl, Lauren Norman and Peggy Schaefer delivered a 14-hour  "Crime & Traffic Safety An...
11/13/2020

Our DDACTS team made up of Debra Piehl, Lauren Norman and Peggy Schaefer delivered a 14-hour "Crime & Traffic Safety Analysis: Techniques to Support DDACTS" course recently in Charlotte NC. The following individuals came:

Lt. Miguel Alvarez San Luis AZ Police Department
Officer Mark Johnson Ogden UT Police Department
Analyst Katharine Beals Kansas City KS Police Department
Analyst Jason Christensen Ogden UT Police Department
Analyst Danielle Dansby Jacksonville NC Police Department
Analyst Amanda Dickerson Jeffersonville IN Police Department
Analyst Jose Farinas Miami FL Police Department
Analyst Carmen Guitron-Garibay Corona CA Police Department
Analyst Rebecca Horney Great Falls MT Police Department
Analyst Stephen Kerlee Rochester NH Police Department
Analyst Rob Lutz Santa Rosa FL Sheriff's Office
Analyst Latoya Mathis Miami FL Police Department
Capt. Brian Murphy Ashwaubenon WI Department of Public Safety
Chief Michael Pace City of Toledo OR Police Department
Analyst Jerome Smith Sheridan WY Police Department
Analyst Cara Steele Keizer OR Police Department
Analyst Barry Swain Kinston NC Police Department
Analyst Ken Wickman Missoula MT Police Department
Analyst Jenny Zerbe Little Rock AR Police Department

We are scheduling our 2021 workshops now! These are 12 hour events that showcase how to effectively use your current data and staffing to build transparency and community trust AND reduce crashes and crime.

For more information, reach out to [email protected]

IADLEST recently received a grant to develop a nationwide Duty-to-Intervene/Peer Intervention program.We have created th...
11/13/2020

IADLEST recently received a grant to develop a nationwide Duty-to-Intervene/Peer Intervention program.

We have created this task analysis and need your input to identify the most critical issues this curriculum should address. (This shouldn’t take more than five minutes to complete.)
You can choose to remain anonymous; however, we will send our analysis results if you provide your contact information.

Peer Intervention survey
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PeerInterventionSurvey

Please forward this link to your colleagues, fellow officers, trainers, and others to maximize our sample size. Our deadline is November 20, 2020.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact [email protected]

We are scheduling DDACTS 2.0 workshops right now!!
10/07/2020
DDACTS in Idaho

We are scheduling DDACTS 2.0 workshops right now!!

Data-Driven Approaches to Crime and Traffic Safety (DDACTS) integrates location-based crime and traffic data to establish effective and efficient methods for...

International Assn of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards & Training
10/07/2020

International Assn of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards & Training

Here is a short, but interesting, brief on “What Constitutes Driving?” In the State v. Zaragoza case, the court looked at 10 different factors, including: were the headlights on, was the engine running, was the vehicle parked, etc. https://buff.ly/2HoK89A

International Assn of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards & Training
09/30/2020

International Assn of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards & Training

What does an analyst actually do? What else is there besides statistics? What reports should my analyst produce? These questions and more are answered in this webinar recording. Request access and listen to it here: https://buff.ly/3kPdc8Q

Want to Host a DDACTS workshop?? Contact Peggy Schaefer to schedule yours today!!
09/11/2020

Want to Host a DDACTS workshop?? Contact Peggy Schaefer to schedule yours today!!

Statistical tools like DDACTS can help your department identify areas where pedestrian deaths are happening. From that point, local highway departments can make the design chances necessary to improve pedestrian safety. See for yourself: https://buff.ly/2F4Zf6U

Sign up today!!
09/04/2020

Sign up today!!

08/27/2020
Texas DDACTS Project

DDACTS in Texas... saving lives with crash and crime reductions... building community trust with positive high visibility engagement..
Want to host your agency workshop?
[email protected]

In keeping with the goal of Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to increase the safety of motorists it is pursuing a state-wide implementation of the nationally recognized policing model known as Data Driven Approaches to Crime and Traffic Safety (DDACTS). Since the project’s inception in O...

08/20/2020

We are pleased to announce that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, along with IADLEST (International Assoc. of Directors of Law Enforcement), and the Missouri Safety Center are hosting an Evidence-Based Strategic Decision Making workshop. It will be held at the Missouri Innovation Campus, 1101 NW Innovation Parkway, Room B101, Lee’s Summit, MO., on Sept 14, 2020. NHTSA is funding this workshop on a traffic safety grant, so there are NO tuition or registration expenses for this event.
Ensuring your agency uses data more effectively to drive deployment strategies to promote community trust while reduce crashes and crime is the overall goal of this workshop and is critical to overall agency success. The workshop methodology incorporates an informed discussion on evaluating and measuring your current procedures to provide structure to ensure your current practices are efficient, warranted, and procedurally just.

Ideally, each agency should send their command staff and Analysts, or those serving in that capacity, to the workshop. Working as a team, these individuals will discuss their current processes and determine ways to be more effective. This course will be taught by Chief Brett Railey ,Winter Park FL PD and Senior DDACTS Analyst Debra Piehl, formerly NYPD.

There will be limited space, so please register your team soon - contact [email protected]

Now more than ever, agencies need to justify their community engagement contact and other deployment options. The DDACTS model, using these evidence-based strategies can help reduce your crashes and crime and build transparency and trust in your jurisdictions!

The DDACTS team made up of Commander Dan Howard, IADLEST, Supervisor Sgt. Rodney Patton, Knoxville TN PD, and Analyst, L...
08/17/2020

The DDACTS team made up of Commander Dan Howard, IADLEST, Supervisor Sgt. Rodney Patton, Knoxville TN PD, and Analyst, Lauren Norman, Lexus Nexis taught a 12-hour National Strategic Agency PLanning Session focusing on the DDACTS model in Oak Ridge TN August 11 - 12, 2020.

The following agencies came and began the planning process to implement DDACTS when they return:

Oak Ridge TN
Chattanooga TN
Cookeville TN

The 12-hour workshop is designed to get agencies up and running quickly using their data more effectively. We also focus on building trust, accountability, and improving neighborhood relationships by positively engaging the community.

To learn more about the DDACTS model, contact [email protected]

Now more than ever, agencies need to be able to strategically deploy staff where they are needed most based on accurate data!

All still available and technical support as well!!
07/31/2020
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All still available and technical support as well!!

Data-Driven Approaches to Crime and Traffic Safety (DDACTS) integrates location-based crime and traffic data to establish effective and efficient methods for deploying law enforcement and other resources. Using GIS mapping to identify areas that have high incidences of crime and crashes, DDACTS uses...

International Assn of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards & Training
07/31/2020

International Assn of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards & Training

“A Quest for Professionalism”, also known as the IADLEST History book, is about to be released after two years in the making. This book is written with a view on law enforcement training, from the past to the present, and how law enforcement was developed for the people of the United States. “A Quest for Professionalism” will be available through IADLEST before the end of summer 2020. Those interested in purchasing a copy can contact Yvonne Pfeifer, IADLEST Director of Operations, at [email protected]

Read the article about DDACTS 2.0. Hope to be rolling out our new manual in November!!
07/25/2020

Read the article about DDACTS 2.0. Hope to be rolling out our new manual in November!!

Click here to read the most recent version of the IADLEST Newsletter. Top articles include: "Policing the Police", "New Reid Technique Tips on YouTube", LE Response to Protests and Riots" and "DDACTS 2.0 Encourages High Visibility Engagement": https://buff.ly/30o6EoO

There’s so much value in this video for crash reduction!
07/25/2020

There’s so much value in this video for crash reduction!

Watch this 12-minute video, which explains a few key considerations engineers must take into consideration when designing a roadway. The illustrations of the physics involved are interesting and might find a place in your EVOC training classes: https://buff.ly/3fENeCN

Ten amazing analysts converged in Charlotte NC last week to participate in our “Crime and Traffic Safety Analysis: Techn...
07/16/2020

Ten amazing analysts converged in Charlotte NC last week to participate in our “Crime and Traffic Safety Analysis: Techniques to Support DDACTS” training course taught by Debra Piehl.
We practiced social distancing, and we were still able to network, make friends and share our skills with one another.
Participating:
Ali Leduc - Chelsea MA PD
Mark Bridgham, Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, ME
Kyle Moyer, Evesham NJ PD
John White, Mint Hill NC PD
Jennifer Recio, Wyandotte MI PD
David Schwindt, Iowa City IA PD
Jennell Webster, Cheyenne WY PD
Lt. Brian Black, Great Falls MT PD

Sign up for our last webinar this year!!
07/06/2020

Sign up for our last webinar this year!!

July 22nd will be our last Analyst MasterMind session for 2020! Listen to "Creating and Distributing Actionable Bulletins", where we will go step-by-step into creating bulletins with special guests Mike Berndl and Katrina Hickman. Register today! https://buff.ly/3iiS7mL

Congratulations to Chief Ticer and the officers of the Loveland CO Police Department for successfully reducing crashes A...
06/30/2020
Loveland police chief discusses 2019 crime statistics with council

Congratulations to Chief Ticer and the officers of the Loveland CO Police Department for successfully reducing crashes AND crime using the DDACTS model! n The model works in cities throughout the US. The focus is on positive citizen ENGAGEMENT. Want to learn more? Contact [email protected]

https://www.reporterherald.com/2020/04/28/loveland-police-chief-discusses-2019-crime-statistics-with-council/

Police chief Bob Ticer gave an update on the state of crime in Loveland to the City Council on Tuesday, including 2019 statistics and information about shoplifting enforcement and other special pro…

Officers be safe out there!
06/11/2020

Officers be safe out there!

While an automobile can provide cover if you are in a traffic-stop-gone-bad, a motorcycle cannot. Here is an article that covers all aspects of the traffic stop for motorcycles, including: position, approach and citation process: https://buff.ly/2Ma51Vp

If you missed this one or any of the others, you can catch all of them here:https://www.iadlest.org/training/ddacts/trai...
06/11/2020

If you missed this one or any of the others, you can catch all of them here:
https://www.iadlest.org/training/ddacts/training

The next Analyst Mastermind Series is June 11! Listen to part 6: Productivity—Get More Quality Work Done in Less Time. Discover key time saving hacks that will accelerate your progress and get more quality work done in less time. Register here: https://buff.ly/2TTzECJ

DDACTS can help your agency work more effectively with your traffic engineering to reduce crashes!
06/11/2020

DDACTS can help your agency work more effectively with your traffic engineering to reduce crashes!

Traffic jams are not only annoying, they are dangerous. Understanding the causes can help motorists calm down and could help avoiding being the one to jam traffic. Watch this video, which illustrates how traffic jams are generated:

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05/21/2020

Sign up for this one!!

Check out this new analytical course!!Contact peggyschaefer@iadlest.org for more information.
05/09/2020

Check out this new analytical course!!
Contact [email protected] for more information.

Interested in a free virtual workshop? IADLEST and the Texas Department of Transportation are offering the course "Increasing Crash and Crime Analytical Capacity". Learn more about this class or schedule a training today!

It’s not too late to sign up for the Supervisors Roundtable.”
05/03/2020

It’s not too late to sign up for the Supervisors Roundtable.”

May 6th is our Mastermind Series: Supervisor Roundtable. One of the participants is Tiana Antul, who has a Master's in Criminal Justice and 14 years of experience in Crime Analysis. Register today to listen to Tiana and others during this exciting webinar! https://buff.ly/3eMQw6Q

May 6th- done miss it!!
04/25/2020

May 6th- done miss it!!

The Mastermind Series: Supervisor Roundtable will be on May 6th. One of the participants will be Annie Mitchell, a retired Supervising Crime Analyst and Training Coordinator from the LASD with 43+ years of service. Listen to Annie and others during this exciting webinar! Register today: https://buff.ly/3csRJyk

Read the IADLEST newsletter for a DDACTS update!!
04/21/2020

Read the IADLEST newsletter for a DDACTS update!!

The latest IADLEST Newsletter includes training articles such as: Get a Grip and Grow, Legal Updates, Driver Training and Driver Simulations, De-Escalation Training vs. Non-Escalation Training, and more. Read them here: https://buff.ly/2xtldxi

International Assn of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards & Training
04/16/2020

International Assn of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards & Training

It's official: today's Masterminds video has been postponed to NEXT Wednesday, the 22nd, at 2 p.m. EST.
Be sure to tune in next week!

04/01/2020
What I Should Know - Promo

Greetings everyone!

Due to the COVID-19 we have canceled all of our April and May activities and have attempted to reschedule some.

I will post new dates and workshops here, but with all the travel restrictions and social distancing concerns and with more officers now contracting the virus, we are not able to spread the DDACTS good news.

We are, however, able to provide remote technical assistance to your analysts or command staff, and we have our next mastermind series coming up on April 15th at 2:00 pm EST. DDACTS SMEs, Debra Piehl, and Dawn Reeby will be having a conversation about skillsets analysts need to have to be effective in their positions.

Here is the information about the webinar and registration links:
1. Check out this 2-minute video
https://vimeo.com/399190656
2. Sign up using this link and add April 15, at 2pm EDT to your calendar NOW!
https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2857487090171012097

Also, IADLEST has a plethora of COVID-19 resources located here: https://www.iadlest.org/news/hot-topics

Please share this with others too.

Take good care.

Understanding What I Should Know as an Analyst

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