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             Clint Shrum
Law Enforcement Challenge Coordinator
      What is the Law Enforcement
 • Mirrored after the National Law Enforcement Challenge
 • Managed through the Governor’s Highway Safety Office
        • Funded by TDOT through a NHTSA Grant
           • Also funded by corporate sponsors

• It is the only state-wide Highway Safety Awards program.
• Recognizes law enforcement agencies for their efforts to
       improve traffic safety in their communities.
  • Forces agencies to take a hard look at what they are
doing to address traffic safety – and in many cases – what
                    they are not doing.
          Why do we do it?
            • Because we can.

  • To improve traffic safety state-wide
• Because we can in fact make a difference.
• Traffic enforcement leads to other things.
       • Bottom line – to save lives.
    What Should Law Enforcement Do?
                 •   Participate in the Challenge
   •   Get serious about traffic safety (if you haven’t already)
                      •   It starts at the top!
                1. Establish meaningful policies.
   2. Establish expectations – enforcement with a purpose.
3. Talk about it – always – not just when you have a fatal crash.
                 4. Establish Enforcement Goals
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       Total Sworn vs Uniformed on
               Section I - Policies

 The actual policy must be included – not just an
explanation of your policy re-written. Scan it, pdf it,
   highlight it and only include what is needed.
Don’t wait for this to realize you have a
            traffic problem.
Section II - Officer Training
Include a Training Matrix
Type of Training         Date           Location         # Trained     Method
   Radar / Lidar      Mar 3-4, 2010        TLETA             4        Formal Class

       SFST            July 13-15,      Crossville PD        3        Formal Class
Occupant Protection   Aug 20, 2010      Chattanooga         10            Video
                                      Network Meeting                “Today Could Be
                                                                        Your Day”
  CPS Technician       Sept 18-21,         ETSU              2        Formal Class
   Legal Update        Jan 3, 2010    Your agency name      25          Roll Call
                       Feb 6, 2010
                       Oct 9, 2010
                    Officer Training
             • An integral part of the Challenge
 • Officers should be trained in all 3 target areas annually.
• Utilize all opportunities for training: Schools and Seminars,
 Roll Call Training, Video-Based, Training Bulletins, Tests on
    Policies and General Orders, In-Service Training, etc.
  • Document all training during the year, as well as past
             training that may be relevant.

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                      Officer Training
How many officers were trained last year in occupant protection?
        How many officers were trained last year in DUI?
     How many officers were trained in speed enforcement?
How many were trained prior to last year, with skills that are still
                       being utilized?
        What about other traffic safety related training?
      Section III –
Incentives & Recognition
   Incentives & Recognition
          Saved By The Belt
            Citizens and Officers
• International Chiefs Officers Recognition
      • Your own departmental award
    Incentives & Recognition
•   Officer Recognition for Enforcement
      • MADD 100 / 200 Awards
         Section IV -
Public Information & Education
                            Section IV -
           Public Information & Education
This is a major portion of your application. This is where you
document all programs that were non-enforcement. This should
•Newspaper clippings
•Press releases
•Child Safety Seat Events
•Citizen Police Academies
•High School Mock DUI Crashes/Prom Events
•Educational Signs
•Brochures/pamphlets/Police website
•Print screens of televised press events
•Tell us what you did and how you did it.
     Public Information & Education
 A HUGE part of what an agency should be doing – as
          well as part of the application.
 • What are you doing – non-enforcement wise, to get
the public to slow down, not drink & drive, wear safety
             belts, use child restraints, etc?
Understanding, of course,
that there are some really
bad drivers out there who
 are in need of education.
  PI&E - Where do good ideas come from?
                         Ask around!
 There are many agencies that have won in past years who
would be more than happy to share their successes and ideas.
         You are limited only by your imagination.
   What works for one agency may not work for another.
         International Chiefs website – “Nifty Fifty”
                 • Work with local businesses
• Enlist assistance from civic groups (Lions Club, Rotary, etc.)
   • Citizen Police Academy Alumni, Explorers, Volunteers
   • Are you participating in State & National Campaigns?
              • Get sponsors for your programs
         • Application asks for 3-month data on front.
• Include additional information inside – annual data as well as
    2-3 year data – paints a picture of enforcement history.
• Include “Special Enforcement Efforts” on front of application.
    • Explain what you accomplished during those efforts.
 • Did you take part in “Click It or Ticket,” You Drink & Drive –
You Lose, National Drunk & Drugged Driving Prevention Month,
      or other State or National enforcement campaigns?
A Picture Tells A Thousand Words
                      Tell The Whole Picture
        • Include charts or graphs showing annual data.
                  • Do your numbers “add up?”
     • Look at your enforcement as it relates to # of officers.
      • 5000 speeding tickets for 100 sworn – pretty good.
      • 5000 speeding tickets for 300 sworn – not so good.
• Not a “Toasters for Tickets” program – enforcement w/a purpose
Sometimes Tactical is Better
Enforcement should be fair and impartial…
 Section VI -
                • MUST provide data requested!
            • Safety Belt use rate before and after.
    • Crash data – speed and alcohol related for each year.
• Total crash data for the year – total crashes & injury crashes.
             • Now Tell Us More in Your Narrative
                • Have your crashes decreased?
         • Injury crashes or total injuries decreased?
    • Speed-related or alcohol-related crashes decreased?
                     • Citations increased?
          • How do you measure your effectiveness?
Just when you think you’ve done all you can to address traffic safety...
   What kind of effort did you put into your application?
• A pretty package is not a winner – must have what it takes.
     • Use tabs to separate sections of the application.
• Quality paper, quality scanning of photos, news clips, etc.
     • Is the submission in the order of the application?
       • No more than a one inch binder or document.
                    • No “Book of Spells”
         • Make items easy to find and easy to read.
 • You don’t need to spend $$ for professional printing, but
               don’t fill it out in crayon either.
How are applications judged?
• Based on agency size (total sworn)
• Categories differ between state and
          national programs
          Special Category Awards
 You must complete entire application to compete for
                    special awards.
  You must include a separate tab at the end of the
   application for EACH special award you wish to be
                     considered for.
  Special categories are different between state and
                    national awards.
             Clay Hall Memorial Award?
                  Director’s Award?
                Championship Class?
2005 – Kingsport Police Department
2006 – Winchester Police Department
2007 – Union City Police Department
2008 – Dover Police Department
2009 – Wartburg Police Department
2009 – Alcoa Police Department
2010 – Memphis Police Department
2010 – Bartlett Police Department
      2011 – Your Agency
2011 – Chevy Tahoe Police Package
        National Law Enforcement Challenge
1. First Place winners will receive free complimentary
   registration to the 2011 IACP Conference in Chicago,
   Illinois October 22-26, 2011
2. National Challenge gives away a Ford Expedition each
3. Tennessee has only won the National Vehicle one time

 All entries in the Beyond the Traffic Stop award program must
  be based on traffic stops by duly sworn law enforcement
  officers. Each entry must be signed and submitted by the
  observing officer’s agency head or superior officer.

 All entries in the award program must be based on a traffic
  stop occurring between January 1, 2010 and March 31, 2011.

 All entries for the award program must be received by Friday
  April 22, 2010. No exceptions.
 Entries and supporting data are the property of GHSO and
  cannot be returned.

 A panel of judges comprised of the IACP National Law
  Enforcement Challenge team determine the winners of the
  Beyond the Traffic Stop award program. Winners will be
  notified two weeks prior to the state law enforcement
  challenge. The decision of the judges is final.

 Categories of winners include Grand Prize and Honorable
  Mention awards. Only duly sworn law enforcement officers are
  eligible for awards.
 GHSO reserves the right to publicize the winners’ names and the
  details of each winner’s Beyond The Traffic Stop incident as part
  of a national and local law enforcement awareness program.

Judging Criteria
 Entries are based on cases that were built because of a stop for a
  traffic violation (i.e. seatbelt violation, speeding, DUI etc..).

 As well as thorough and professional police work by officer(s) to
  solve crime or to make arrest stemming from the traffic stop

 Resulting benefit to community, law enforcement, public and
  highway safety;
Judging Criteria - continued

 Element(s) of danger or risk to officer(s), citizens and crime
  victims; details of how officer recognized danger, took effective
  steps to reduce risks to law enforcement personnel, crime
  victims, and citizens.

 Thoroughness of submitted entry (e.g., simply stating "See
  attached report" in lieu of completing each section will not
  work.) Attachments are encouraged, but concise descriptions are

 Nomination forms will be mailed with Challenge applications or
  can be downloaded at in early 2011
Challenge applications can be
       downloaded @
APRIL 22, 2011
   Must be at GHSO
QUESTIONS ????????

    Clint Shrum

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