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NCJ Number: 228471 Find in a Library
Title: Data-Driven Approaches to Crime and Traffic Safety
Journal: The Police Chief  Volume:76  Issue:7  Dated:July 2009  Pages:18,20,22,23
Author(s): James H. Burch II; Michael N. Geraci
Date Published: July 2009
Page Count: 4
Document: DOC
Type: Program/Project Description
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article describes the Data-Driven Approaches to Crime and Traffic Safety (DDACTS) program, the application of high-visibility traffic enforcement to address both crime and crashes.
Abstract: To aid law enforcement agencies operate with a higher degree of efficiency, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), and National Institute of Justice (NIJ) in cooperation with local law enforcement agencies across the country developed, and launched in 2008, a law enforcement operational model that could address the competing demands for increased services. The Data-Driven Approaches to Crime and Traffic Safety (DDACTS) program is focused on improving the quality of life issues rather than on singular criminal or traffic safety problems, addressing the larger issues of traffic safety in conjunction with criminal activity. Data collection drives this initiative. DDACTS is grounded in problem-oriented law enforcement strategies and focuses on traffic law enforcement as an effective tool in reducing crime, crashes, and traffic violations in a community. DDACTS relies on seven guiding principles for its implementation: data collection, data analysis, community partnerships, strategic operations, information sharing and outreach, program monitoring, and measuring outcomes. Today, seven law enforcement agencies across the United States participate as demonstration sites for the DDACTS operational model with support from the NHTSA, BJA, and NIJ. 2 notes
Main Term(s): Police crime-prevention
Index Term(s): Crime prevention measures; Data collections; High visibility patrol; Model programs; Police effectiveness; Problem-Oriented Policing; Traffic law enforcement
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