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“Data Driven Approach to Crime and Traffic Safety” (DDACTS) Training Course


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The Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Police Officer Standards and Training Council’s Field Services Training Division, in partnership with the Connecticut Highway

Safety Office has scheduled a training course titled “Data Driven Approach to Crime and Traffic Safety”.  This three day workshop is designed to show officers how to utilize data collection efforts to manage and deploy strategic resources that will decrease traffic crashes and crime.   


The course will begin with a half day on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm,  a full day on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm and a half day on Thursday, August 14, 2014  from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm.  The instructors will consist of subject matter experts in each of the law enforcement disciplines represented.  Classroom space is limited due to the peer to peer interaction, hands on assistance to the participants and substance agenda.  Classes will be held at the Connecticut Police Academy, 285 Preston Avenue, Meriden, CT.  An agenda is attached.


Our expectation is that workshop participants are not merely considering becoming operational DDACTS sites.  We are seeking participants who are committed to moving forward with DDACTS and are ready to go operational after this training.  Those agencies completing this workshop will be fully prepared to introduce DDACTS in their community.   We are seeking a major commitment from participants as follows:

Each participating agency is asked to have at least one command-rank officer (chief, deputy chief, lt.  major, captain, etc.), at least one supervisor-rank officer (usually sergeant or lieutenant), and at least one analyst (or sworn or civilian individual expected to be assigned analysis responsibilities) as part of the agency’s workshop participants. Each agency may send more personnel, but they should be encouraged to be sure each of the three disciplines (command, supervisor, analyst) is represented. 

DDACTS Operational Guidelines

The DDACTS Operational Guidelines list seven guiding principles for effective program operations.  The model is based on local data collection and analysis to identify crime, crash and traffic-related hot spots.  Then it starts with building community partnerships to establish support for high-visibility traffic enforcement that aids development of strategic countermeasures and operational plans. 


Partners and Stakeholder Participation – Partnerships between law enforcement agencies and local stakeholders establish support for high-visibility traffic enforcement and get participation that aids the development of strategic countermeasures and operational plans.


Data Collection- Crime, crash, and traffic data coded for the type of incident, time of day and of week and location are the building blocks for DDACTS.


Data Analysis- Integrated maps that overlay crime, crash and traffic data let agencies identify hot spots.


Strategic Operations- Based on these analyses, agencies can identify enforcement activities and countermeasures that realign workflow and operational assignments to focus police efforts and increase efficiency.


Information Sharing and Outreach- Fundamentals to DDACTS are the sharing of results, community participation, and documentation of accomplishments.  Progress reports that give management the documentation they need to keep officers informed, meet with community members and report to administrative and elected officials.


Monitoring, Evaluation, and Adjustments- Data collection and analysis allow for monitoring, evaluation and adjusting field and internal operations.  They also let staff assess crime and crash reductions, cost savings, and other outcome measure that define success.


Outcomes- Goals and objectives that emerge during problem identification and strategic planning are developed into outcome measures that assess effectiveness in crime, crash and traffic violation reductions; cost savings; use of specific interventions; and personnel deployment.


Enrollment to this training session is limited to 8 Agencies.  Please complete the registration form and FAX to the attention of Susan Rainville at fax (203) 238-6119. The deadline date is July 15, 2014.  If you have any questions, please contact Susan E. Rainville, Director at 203-427-2621. 


Students who successfully complete this training program will receive a total of fourteen (14) hours of Review Training Credit: twelve (12) hours in Curriculum Area VI: Patrol Procedures and two (2) hours in Curriculum Area II: Police and the Law.


There is no tuition for this course.  Coffee break refreshments are available daily at the Academy for a small fee.  Lunch may be purchased at nearby restaurants.  The uniform dress code for POSTC In-Service Training (POSTC General Notice 90-03) will be in effect.  We ask all training supervisors to inform assigned personnel that they represent their agency and are required to dress accordingly.





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