International Association of Chiefs of Police State and Provincial Police Planning Officers‟ Section Projects in Progress 2005-2006 Introduction This document contains abstracts of contemporary projects in progress at US state-level and Canadian provincial-level police agencies. These abstracts were compiled for the IACP State and Provincial Police Planning Officers‟ Section (SPPPOS) 40 th Annual Training Conference hosted by the Texas Department of Public Safety in San Antonio, Texas, July 23 to July 27, 2006. The purpose of this document is to provide SPPPOS members a forum to exchange valuable information about their police organizations and the work of planners within those organizations. The SPPPOS has dedicated itself to sharing information concerning the planning and evaluation of the best, most effective police services for citizens. The format of the document should help planners quickly locate abstracts of interest and facilitate contact with persons who may provide further information. Thanks to the following states who contributed abstracts: Arizona Department of Public Safety Florida Highway Patrol Georgia State Patrol Iowa Department of Public Safety Kansas Highway Patrol Louisiana State Police Maryland State Police New Jersey State Police New York State Police North Carolina State Highway Patrol Ohio State Highway Patrol Ontario Provincial Police Rhode Island State Police South Carolina Highway Patrol Tennessee Highway Patrol Texas Department of Public Safety ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY Category: Personnel Management Project Title: Aging 2020 Plan Acronym: None Funding Source: State General Funds Agency: Arizona Department of Public Safety Contact Person: Lieutenant Jenna Mitchell, Agency Representative Telephone: 602-223-2044 E-mail: email@example.com Description: By the year 2020, it is projected that one in four Arizona residents will be over 60. In order to prepare for an aging population, Arizona‟s Governor issued an Executive Order in 2004 announcing the Aging 2020 Initiative. Under that initiative, the leading state agencies were directed to begin planning for changing demographics and implementing adjustments. For more than a year, agency representatives engaged in planning sessions and public forums to prepare a statewide strategy. That process resulted in the State Aging 2020 Plan which was released in fall, 2005. Designed as a “living document” which will be constantly updated by the agencies and open to the public through a state web site, the Aging 2020 Plan features eight goals supported by objectives and agency strategies. Several of the goals relate directly to public safety and the Arizona DPS is lead agency in more than a dozen strategies outlined in the plan. Challenges that have to be met range from recruitment and retention to training, community involvement, enforcement practices, use of volunteers, scheduling and working conditions. Category: Records Management Project Title: Automated FBI Fingerprints Response Processing Acronym: None Funding Source: State Agency: Arizona Department of Public Safety Contact Person: Kathy Kroupa Telephone: 602-223-2198 E-mail: KKroupa@azdps.gov Description: Licensing and Regulatory Bureau personnel currently have to manually enter into various applicant tracking databases, the FBI results from the national criminal record searches on fingerprint submissions for security guards‟ and private investigators‟ licenses, concealed weapon permits, teachers, nursing home workers, foster care, etc. To reduce manual data entry time, ensure greater accuracy and reduce unnecessary costs, Licensing and Regulatory Bureau and Information Technology Bureau designed and custom developed a computerized system to automatically update various Department applicant tracking databases with the results of the Federal Bureau of Investigation‟s (FBI) criminal record search results utilizing web based technologies. Category: Criminal Investigations Project Title: DNA Extraction from Bone Acronym: None Funding Source: State Agency: Arizona Department of Public Safety Contact Person: Randal Johnson or Dan Merena Telephone: 602-223-2394 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com Description: A procedure for the extraction of nuclear DNA from bone has proven successful in several cases analyzed by the Arizona DPS Central Regional Crime Laboratory. Scientists throughout the world were contacted in order to determine what methodology might be utilized to extract nuclear DNA from bones that had been exposed to the harsh desert environment of Arizona. Subsequent testing and research resulted in a modified technique that greatly improved results and provided law enforcement with case evidence that previously was not available. The Arizona DPS Central Regional Crime Laboratory is currently experiencing a 96% success rate obtaining DNA profiles from bones. Since the implementation of this extraction procedure, numerous labs throughout the country have contacted the DPS laboratory requesting a copy of the protocol. Category: Criminal Investigations Project Title: DNA Convicted Offender Database Acronym: None Funding Source: State Agency: Arizona Department of Public Safety Contact Person: Randal S. Johnson Telephone: 602-223-2394 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Description: In 1993 the Arizona DNA Identification Fund was established, enabling Arizona to begin implementation of the 1989 Arizona Convicted Sex Offender Law. This fund provided the necessary program funding for the creation of the Arizona DNA Identification System and also defined a mechanism for collecting blood samples from convicted offenders. Over the years the law has expanded to include juvenile sex offenders and persons convicted or delinquents adjudicated for homicide, burglary, and other dangerous offenses. More recently, in January of 2003, the law expanded to include persons convicted of felony drug offenses, and in January of 2004, the law further expanded to include persons convicted of any felony offense. To help expedite the collection of these samples and to place less burden on the collecting agency, the Arizona DPS Crime Laboratory changed to the collection of oral swabs rather than blood. To date, the Arizona DPS Crime Laboratory has received over 142,000 convicted offender samples for inclusion in the Arizona DNA Identification System. The Arizona DPS Crime Laboratory currently employs the latest generation of DNA markers, Short Tandem Repeats (STRs), to analyze samples. Utilizing this high throughput technology, DNA profiles from convicted offender samples are entered into the state and national DNA databases as expeditiously as possible. Through this program, the full power of DNA analysis will be realized by quickly identifying repeat offenders so they can be removed from society. Category: Communications and Technology Project Title: Interoperability Program Acronym: PSCC Funding Source: State General Funds Agency: Arizona Department of Public Safety Contact Person: Mr. Curt Knight, Executive Director Telephone: 602-223-2257 E-mail: email@example.com Description: The Arizona Department of Public Safety is in the process of developing a statewide interoperable communications network to replace the existing statewide system. Following initial leadership efforts by DPS to develop a coalition of potential users, the State Legislature passed legislation formally establishing the Arizona Public Safety Communications Commission (PSCC). The mission of the PSCC is to identify the essential elements necessary to promote interoperability throughout the state‟s public safety providers at all levels of government including but not limited to recommendations for the specific architecture of future systems. Building upon its legislative mandate, the PSCC moved quickly to provide immediate support and guidance to the Arizona Division of Emergency Management to enhance an existing statewide interagency channel. In need of repair and fundamental engineering modifications, the existing system is being enhanced to provide connectivity across all three primary frequency bands currently in use by public safety personnel statewide. This interim solution will provide much needed relief throughout Arizona until such time as the new network has been designed, funded and implemented. Until that time, first responders will have the ability to communicate across frequency domains with a system of mutual aid channels to promote on-scene interoperability that had not previously existed. Category: Criminal Technologies Project Title: License Plate Readers Acronym: LPR Program Funding Source: Department, as well as insurance company contributions through the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) Agency: Arizona Department of Public Safety Contact Person: Commander David Denlinger Telephone: 602-223-2056 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Description: In 2005, the Arizona Department of Public Safety entered into a cooperative project with the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), seeking to place fixed site automated license plate readers on Southern Arizona highways, to identify and recover stolen vehicles. Arizona has consistently ranked among the top states in the rates of vehicles stolen, and automated license plate reader technology has proven effective in other locations in identifying stolen vehicles. From 2005 to 2006, the Department has met with license plate reader manufacturers, attempting to identify a system that is capable of operating and communicating with department communications centers, from locations removed from metropolitan areas. To date, communications paths from remote sites have proved difficult, and this project is continuing with evaluations and proposals from vendors. In the Spring of 2006, the Department received five portable license plate reader systems. Magnetically mounted, these systems can be moved from car to car, increasing their versatility. The mobile automated license plate reader systems compare license plates recorded by the system‟s cameras, to the Arizona database housing stolen and wanted vehicles. The cameras are currently being assigned to Southern Arizona patrol and auto theft investigation personnel. While the automated systems have already proven effective in identifying reported stolen vehicle, the Department will also be evaluating potential investigative uses for the systems, which record license plates identified, along with GPS coordinates. The fixed location systems are being developed in concert with the NICB, while mobile systems to date have been purchased by the Department. Category: Traffic Enforcement Project Title: COMPASS Connectivity Acronym: None Funding Source: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Agency: Arizona Department of Public Safety Contact Person: Commander Gary Hughes Telephone: 602-223-2789 E-mail: email@example.com Description: Arizona recognized the need to transmit motor carrier inspections as quickly as possible to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration‟s (FMCSA) computer so the data could be immediately applied to a company and driver‟s safety record. In turn, we also recognized the need to enable officers to access the internet roadside so they can check a company and driver‟s record when conducting an inspection or during a crash investigation. Until recently, officers used phone modems to transmit inspections from their office or home at the end of each shift. This proved to be slow and prevented immediate access. Lack of internet connectivity prevented officers from accessing the web roadside. Accordingly, the agency used grant funds to purchase wireless cards for all Commercial Vehicle Enforcement officers. The plan was to enable officers to transmit inspections immediately after completing the inspection and to enable officers to access several federal databases which can be used to check driver license status, carrier insurance information, and carrier safety records. The cards, in use by approximately 80 officers statewide, decreased upload time to FMCSA computers by almost seven days (time between inspection and when the inspection is recorded in the federal database) and enhanced the inspection program from the standpoint of giving officers more electronic “tools” they can use roadside. While wireless cards work in most areas, there are some remote locations that prevent access, meaning officers have to keep attempting transmission until they reach an area where transmission is possible. To address this problem Arizona agreed to be one of three pilot states using satellite technology for roadside data transmission and internet access. The FMCSA is working with the INMARSAT Broadband Global Area Network to determine if this system will resolve access issues faced by states that have officers working in remote locations. While INMARSAT is used in Europe, it is not yet used in the United States. Arizona is also one of four test states to begin a federal pilot study involving a WI-FI system. Results from this program will determine what will be used for the rest of the country. Category: Traffic Enforcement Project Title: Law Enforcement “Tan Day” Acronym: None Funding Source: State Funds Agency: Arizona Department of Public Safety Contact Person: Lieutenant Jeff King Telephone: 602-223-2853 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Description: This new program, entitled “Tan Day”, involves sworn personnel in administrative functions throughout the department supplementing regular highway patrol functions on C.A.R.E. holidays. The “Tan Day” program is a planned, coordinated effort to maximize manpower in the field during holiday periods. Administrative personnel are scheduled to supplement coverage when call and traffic volumes are highest. During initial implementation, the department averaged 30 participants ranging in rank from the agency director to officers. Most participants provide general coverage in and around the metropolitan Phoenix area; however specific needs were also identified in rural areas and commercial vehicle enforcement functions. In addition to the primary enforcement efforts related to collision reduction, emphasis was placed on reducing fire hazards throughout the state. In recent years many wildfires have ravaged Arizona and were attributed to careless disposal of cigarettes. The Department‟s Public Information Officer issued a public service announcement on the fire hazards and DPS beefed up enforcement of “Stow It, Don‟t Throw It” to motorists disposing of cigarettes while traveling on the highways. During the 2006 Memorial Day holiday, 94 patrol hours were added to our work force by the “Tan Day” traffic enforcement participants. They assisted with 6 collision investigations, 64 motorists assists, aided at five roadblock details, made 36 violator stops, issued 22 hazardous warnings, 38 repair orders, 4 hazardous citations, 6 non hazardous citations, 4 non hazardous warnings, and made one custodial warrant arrest. FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL Category: Public Information Project Title: Move Over Law Acronym: None Funding Source: General Revenue and Grant Funding Agency: FHP & FDOT Contact Person: Major Ernie Duarte Telephone: E-mail: email@example.com Description: Florida‟s “Move Over Law” requires drivers to move over, away from stopped emergency vehicles whenever possible or to slow down to 20 mph below the speed limit or 5 mph when the speed limit is 20 mph or less. The “Move Over Act”, was passed during the 2002 session of the Florida Legislature and signed by Governor Jeb Bush on May 1, 2002. Commercials and billboards have been used to inform the public about this new law. Recently informational stickers promoting awareness of the “Move Over Act” have been designed and are now being displayed on gas pumps for motorists to read as they pump gas at thousands of stations and convenience stores throughout Florida. The new gas pump stickers show just three faces out of thousands of emergency personnel working on Florida‟s highways every day trying to protect the public, enforce our traffic laws, and help those within emergency situations. These faces represent law enforcement officers, EMS, fire rescue, road rangers, and tow truck drivers. Often, they are the ones in danger of losing their lives due to inattentive and distracted motorists driving too fast and too close to them as they try to do their jobs. This project was initiated in April 2006 to educate the public and make them aware that when they are approaching emergency vehicles with lights flashing, drivers need to move over and slow down…..because it’s the law. Category: Technology Project Title: Mobile Data Terminals Acronym: MDT‟s Funding Source: General Revenue Agency: Florida Highway Patrol Contact Person: Major Steve Williams Telephone: E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Description: The Florida Highway Patrol just completed a refresh of our Mobile Data Terminals (MDT). This puts MDT‟s into the hands of more than 1,550 officers across the State of Florida. This hardware consists of the Itronix Rugged Gobook III, Cingular 860 aircard, and First Mobile Technologies docking station. This equipment along with software from CTS-America, allows officers to run FCIC/NCIC inquiries, submit electronic citations and crash reports, and connect to the Florida driver and vehicle information database (DAVID). This provides Troopers with state of the art technology at their finger tips. Increased access to information provides officers the ability to confront the many different situations they encounter on a daily basis. FHP has also just completed the cutover to a Statewide Law Enforcement Radio System (SLERS) that connects the entire state from Pensacola to Key West (over 800 Miles) to a single radio system. The final phase of this project was the southeastern portion of the state including Miami-Dade County and the Florida Keys. The system has more than 200 tower locations across Florida including Radio sites and Microwave sites to connect the entire system together. It is fully digital and encrypted to provide the secure radio communications that are needed for today‟s law enforcement officers. FHP is the primary dispatch agency with 11 of the 12 state agencies using the system being dispatched by FHP personnel. The State has 7 Regional Communications Centers handling various geographic areas around each Communications Center. The Regional Communications Centers use a Computer Aided Dispatch system with mapping and MDT interaction to provide dispatch servers to the FHP Troopers. All other agencies are handled by voice only communications, however, there activities are documented by the Duty Officers in the CAD system. These systems have been in planning for several years and the work to finish them has recently been completed to provide the statewide radio system with the ability to interact with any law enforcement radio system. It has only been possible with the work from many personnel in the Patrol, in conjunction with MA-Com, to build out the system through the entire State. We believe our state is one of the most progressive and technologically advanced in the nation and strive to continue to improve all aspects of law enforcement communications. Category: Traffic Enforcement Project Title: Florida‟s Safety Belt Usage Law Acronym: None Funding Source: None Agency: FHP, Police and Sheriff‟s Departments (statewide) Contact Person: Richard Taylor Telephone: E-mail: email@example.com Description: The 2005 Florida Legislature amended Section 316.614, Florida‟s Safety Belt Usage Law, to require that all Florida law enforcement agencies adopt policies prohibiting racial profiling by January 1, 2006. The recently amended law also required that, beginning July 1, 2005, law enforcement officers who issue a citation for a violation of this section must record the race and ethnicity of the violator. The race and ethnicity information is to be maintained by all law enforcement agencies and forwarded to the Florida Highway Patrol‟s Office of Program Planning (OPP). OPP recently took the lead in a statewide effort to capture and record all seatbelt violations issued by law enforcement agencies throughout the state of Florida. The unit coordinated the process of contacting and informing agencies of the statute, creating forms and databases, consulting with agencies, and producing the required report(s). The first Seatbelt Violation Data Collection Annual Report issued in February 2006, documented almost 59,000 records in a unified effort of data collection from over 380 agencies. Category: Project Title: Court Overtime Pay Program Acronym: COPP Funding Source: General Revenue Agency: Florida Highway Patrol Contact Person: John Knox Telephone: E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Description: The 2006 Florida Legislature appropriated $1.5 million to fund court overtime pay for included class sworn members (troopers, corporals and sergeants) for the 2006/2007 fiscal year. This appropriation provides the Patrol with an opportunity to compensate its members for court appearances outside their normal assigned shift. Overtime pay for court related appearances will become available beginning Friday, July 7, 2006. The Office of Program Planning (OPP) will administer COPP. OPP has been charged with the coordination, administration, and distribution of funds for each troop throughout the state, as well as the capturing and tracking of COPP hours and activity. Category: Vehicles Forfeitures Project Title: Florida DUI Vehicle Forfeiture Acronym: None Funding Source: DHSMV‟s Trust Fund Operating Outlay Agency: Florida Highway Patrol Contact Person: Lieutenant Colonel Rick Gregory Telephone: E-mail: Gregory.email@example.com Description: The DUI Vehicle Forfeiture is used by the Patrol to dissuade repeat DUI offenders. In order to seize a vehicle for DUI forfeiture pursuant to section 322.34 (9), Florida Statutes, the seizing member must have probable cause to believe that the driver is in violation of section 316.193 Florida Statutes. In addition, the driver license must be currently revoked as a result of a prior DUI conviction for a violation of section 316.193. If a driver has a previous DUI and has not sought the reinstatement of the license, the driver license is still considered revoked for the prior DUI. In 2005 the Patrol seized 79 vehicles for an estimated value of $282,700.00. Of the 79 vehicles seized, 54 were litigated and 32 vehicles were awarded to the Patrol. The Department is awarded 30% of the proceeds of the sale of the vehicles. The remaining 70% goes to a Welfare Transition Program administered by Workforce Florida, Inc. Category: Training Project Title: Florida Highway Patrol Promotion Process Overview Acronym: None Funding Source: General Revenue Agency: Florida Highway Patrol Contact Person: Peggy McNally Telephone: E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Description: The Florida Highway Patrol has a strong history of filling Leadership positions from within the agency. In successfully continuing this commitment, we review our promotion and training processes to look for ways to improve leadership development. In 2003, a focus group of current Sergeants and Lieutenants met with Senior Managers to discuss ideas to improve the abilities of the first-line supervisor. Many suggestions were made including a five year eligibility requirement and additional testing and training. After these suggestions were reviewed, the Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) office recommended a succession plan which focused on the importance of the first-line supervisor (Sergeant) and their abilities as assessed and developed through our promotional process, individual development plans and supervisory training. Previously the promotional process for Sergeant candidates consisted of a written examination developed and administered by an outside consulting firm. After extensive research and comparison with other agencies, the LEAD office recommended the written examination be processed in-house by our Subject Matter Experts. In addition, an oral interview assessment component was added as a requirement in the promotional process. The purpose of adding the Oral Board Interview Exercise was to give the Patrol the ability to assess not only basic job knowledge, but the candidate‟s management skills and abilities in a controlled environment. The next step was to ensure newly promoted Sergeants received the proper level of training. FHP Sergeants currently attend a Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles training for a first-line supervisor, which is designed generically for non-sworn, as well as, sworn members. Review of this training indicated a need for additional, law enforcement specific preparation for new supervisors. The LEAD office developed an additional forty hour training segment for Sergeants that began in 2006. A recommendation from the Sergeants attending the training has resulted in a web-based newsletter specifically for first-line supervisors entitled, “Sergeant Strategies”. These training sessions will continue until all current Sergeants have completed one and will be held several times a year to instruct newly promoted Sergeants. GEORGIA STATE PATROL Category: Record Management Project Title: Incident Reporting System Acronym: None Funding Source: Department Budget Agency: Georgia State Patrol Contact Person: Eric Harris – Information Technology Director Telephone: 404-624-7636 E-mail: email@example.com Description: The Georgia State Patrol has employed a private contractor to develop a Microsoft Infopath/Sharepoint solution to its incident reporting system. At present, troopers complete forms for reportable incidents on computer, which in turn are printed and submitted. Some of these reports, including those that relate to pursuits and uses of force, are manually entered into a database for statistical and reference purposes. The Infopath/Sharepoint solution will result in troopers being able to complete the identical form on computer and submit the form electronically for storage in the database, thereby eliminating the manual data entry. The program is a pilot that will eventually result in the replacement of a similar paperbased reporting systems. The private contractor is providing training to information technology personnel that will enable in-house development of Infopath forms and corresponding Sharepoint databases. A significant cost and time saving is expected upon implementation of the Infopath/Sharepoint solution. IOWA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY Category: Other Project Title: Improvement of Departmental Processes Using Kaizen Methodology Acronym: None Funding Source: State Funds Agency: Iowa Department of Public Safety Contact Person: Michael R. Coveyou Telephone: 515-281-5042 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Description: The State of Iowa has undertaken several initiatives to improve major processes of state government during the past two years. One such approach is the use of the “Kaizen” methodology, which was pioneered by Toyota Motor Company. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has led the effort to introduce this methodology to Iowa state government and, during the past 15 months, the Department of Public Safety has completed five separate Kaizen events to improve the following processes: • Life Safety Code Enforcement in Health Care Facilities • Licensing of Private Investigative, Private Security, and Bail Enforcement Businesses • Processing of Criminal Intelligence Information • Regulation of Aboveground Petroleum Storage Tanks • Processing of Applicants for Peace Officer Positions with the Department A Kaizen event takes place within one week, with all major stakeholders participating, to the extent possible. It includes intensive training, a thorough mapping of every step in the current process, brainstorming improvement, focusing on unnecessary handoffs and delays in the process, and the development of specific actions steps to improve the process. Reductions of anywhere from 40 percent to 60 percent in the number of steps and the total delays in processes have been common. Implementation begins immediately. A key element has been vigorous support and commitment from agency administrators. KANSAS HIGHWAY PATROL Category: Equipment Project Title: Flashlight Study Acronym: None Funding Source: State Agency: Kansas Highway Patrol Contact Person: Lieutenant Robert D. Baker Telephone: 785-296-6800 E-mail: RDBaker@khp.ks.gov Description: The KHP is working with the Streamlight flashlight company and produced a bracket that would fit the Remington model 870 shotgun and accommodate the Strion flashlight. The light will be a multipurpose light that is carried on the gun belt and will also be used to attach to the shotgun. Category: Personnel Request Project Title: AFRS Data Transfer Coordinator Acronym: None Funding Source: Byrne Grant Agency: Kansas Highway Patrol Contact Person: Mr. Mark Thurman Telephone: 785-296-6800 E-mail: Description: AFRS (Automated Field-Reporting System). This is an easy-to-use forms application that has a minimum of 7 forms, and a maximum of 14 forms, with Drawing Package included. KDOT – Three forms DC-66 – KDOR form KBI – Three forms Plus optional reports: Alcohol/Drug influence report Courtesy Accident report Evidence/Property Receipt Incident report form Pursuit report Response to Resistance Tow report Plus additional pages for free form narratives utilized by DA, Court & LEO‟s. Electronic Transfer is possible with AFRS to the Kansas Department of Transportation and the Kansas Bureau of Investigation. This program has been made available to law enforcement agencies across the State of Kansas. Category: Equipment Project Title: Taser Study Acronym: None Funding Source: State Agency: Kansas Highway Patrol Contact Person: Lieutenant Robert D. Baker Telephone: 785-296-6800 E-mail: RDBaker@khp.ks.gov Description: The Kansas Highway Patrol is working with Taser International on a study in reference to Taser weapons and the compatibility to our organization. The study consisted of information from other organizations across the nation. In 2006 the Kansas Highway Patrol purchased forty Tasers to conduct a one year pilot study to test the compatibility of the weapon to our agency. Policy is set. Troopers were sent to the instructors course and the instructors trained forty Troopers and certified them to carry the weapon. Category: Equipment Project Title: Handcuff Evaluation Acronym: None Funding Source: State Agency: Kansas Highway Patrol Contact Person: Lieutenant Robert D. Baker Telephone: 785-296-6800 E-mail: RDBaker@khp.ks.gov Description: The KHP is working with the Hiatt Company to examine and test the Rigid handcuff to see if they would benefit our agency. Several sets of the Rigid cuff were tested in a field evaluation by our troopers. The test results indicated that the cuffs were well received by the troopers and the Superintendent made the decision to purchase the cuffs. Troopers now have the option to carry the Rigid cuff or the Peerless chain cuff. Category: Equipment Project Title: Digital In-Car Camera Acronym: None Funding Source: State Agency: Kansas Highway Patrol Contact Person: Lieutenant Robert D. Baker Telephone: 785-296-6800 E-mail: RDBaker@khp.ks.gov Description: The KHP is putting together time lines to study, evaluate and purchase digital in-car cameras. We are now working with the State Division of Purchasing to send a Request for Information (RFI) to vendors with generic specs and they will be able to demonstrate the products they have. The KHP will then test and evaluate the products before any purchases are made. The Superintendent and the Chief Financial Advisor of the Kansas Highway Patrol are working with the State Legislature to fund the purchase of the cameras. LOUISIANA STATE POLICE Category: Traffic-Criminal Project Title: HIDTA Acronym: None Funding Source: U.S. DOJ-DEA Agency: Louisiana State Police Contact Person: Lieutenant Murphy Paul Telephone: 504-840-1470 Description: Provides funding to execute controlled narcotics deliveries subsequent to a traffic stop investigation. Category: Crisis Response Project Title: Louisiana Totally Interoperable Environment Acronym: LATIE Funding Source: Combination of Homeland Security Grants and State General Funds Agency: Louisiana State Police (There are 86 agency partners) Contact Person: LTC Joseph Booth Telephone: 225-925-2293 Description: Program provides for direct officer-to-officer communications among Louisiana law enforcement agencies having proprietary communications systems. See http://www.lsp.org/interoperability.html Category: Traffic Records Project Title: Electronic Reporting (Wireless) of Crash Investigations Acronym: None Funding Source: State General Funds Agency: Louisiana State Police Contact Person: Captain Olander Smith Telephone: 225-925-6154 Description: Project provides for wireless transmission of crash investigation reports, storage, reproduction, data extraction. Moved into full production at outset of 2005. Category: Traffic Project Title: Reconstruction – Total Stations Acronym: None Funding Source: NHTSA Agency: Louisiana State Police Contact Person: Captain Aaron Chabaud Telephone: 225-925-4238 Description: Project provided for acquisition of total station equipment and training in its use. MARYLAND STATE POLICE Category: Record Management Project Title: Salvage Vehicle Inspection Scheduling Automation Acronym: None Funding Source: General Funds Agency: Maryland State Police Contact Person: Ray Kruse Telephone: 410-424-3769 E-mail: email@example.com Description: Automation and on-line scheduling and payment processing of Maryland State salvage vehicle inspections. Through the use of a website and on-line payment processing vendor, the Automotive Safety Enforcement Division is able to automate this time-intensive process allowing for greater public access and reduced departmental costs in personnel and equipment. Category: Record Management Project Title: Inspection Mechanic Test Automation Acronym: None Funding Source: General Funds Agency: Maryland State Police Contact Person: Ray Kruse Telephone: 410-424-3769 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Description: Automation and on-line scheduling and payment processing of MD state inspection mechanic testing. Through the use of a website, on-line payment processing vendor and Motor Vehicle Administration computer testing workstations. The Automotive Safety Enforcement Division is able to automate this time-intensive process allowing for greatly increased public access and reduced departmental costs in personnel and equipment. Category: Criminal Investigations Project Title: Mobile Phone Forensics Acronym: None Funding Source: General Funds Agency: Maryland State Police Contact Person: Lieutenant David Johnson Telephone: 410-290-1620 ext. 376 E-mail: email@example.com Description: Mobile telephones are playing a more dominant roll in American society with a proportionately dominant roll in crime. In response, investigators are beginning to request the ability to exploit mobile phones used by criminals and victims of crime. In response to this demand, a Mobile Phone Forensics program and a one-day accredited training program were developed to familiarize law enforcement with avenues of investigation. To date, the mobile phone forensics program has successfully analyzed forty-nine mobile phones for twenty-nine criminal cases. These criminal cases included armed robbery, murder, assault with intent to murder, solicitation to commit murder, bomb threats on the governor, rape, assault on police officers, child sexual exploitation, false documents, gang and drug cases. Analysis of these mobile phones has resulted in the discovery of significant investigative information in these cases, including identification of a murder suspect, associations and communications between armed robbery suspects during the time of the robberies, child pornography of known victims, and pictures and videos of drug and gang activities, as well as contact and association information in almost all of the cases. Nine different police agencies and the FBI Innocent Images Section have submitted cases to the Computer Crimes Section for analysis. In total more than 100 Law Enforcement Officers and State‟s Attorney‟s from more than 15 state and local agencies and two federal agencies have been trained. Category: Criminal Investigations Project Title: Maryland Internet Crimes Against Children Education Acronym: MDICAC Funding Source: General Funds Agency: Maryland State Police Contact Person: Lieutenant David Johnson Telephone: 410-290-1620 ext. 376 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Description: In under a year the Maryland Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (MDICAC) has provided fifty two internet safety presentations to a total of 2816 individuals, including parents, educators, children, and police officers; and since 2000 the MDICAC has provided instruction to over 10,000 individuals. Few others are equipped to provide such comprehensive instruction, which has been honed by years of investigative experience and months of advanced training. Each member of the training/education team has made personal and professional sacrifices to ensure that our children receive the proper instruction to prevent their exploitation. Category: Criminal Investigations Project Title: Gang Education Acronym: None Funding Source: General Funds Agency: Maryland State Police Contact Person: Lieutenant Gregory Cameron Telephone: 410-290-0050 E-mail: email@example.com Description: “Criminal Street Gangs – An Officer Safety Perspective” is training intended primarily for uniformed officers, however, the program has been expanded to include school system faculty and staff. The program addresses gang member recognition, identification and officer (administrator) safety issues, regarding contact with criminal street gang members. There are segments on gangs in corrections and how they pertain to local law enforcement and a component on community prevention and intervention efforts. To date (6-06) approximately 400 law enforcement personnel from 25 police department‟s, 15 sheriff offices, 3 state law enforcement agencies, 4 civilian agencies, 2 state‟s attorney‟s offices, 4 detention centers and 2 federal agencies have received the training. Approximately 200 school personnel have received the training and more have scheduled the popular training. Category: Other (Homeland Security/Anti-Terrorism) Project Title: Aerial Reconnaissance Program Acronym: None Funding Source: General Funds Agency: Maryland State Police Contact Person: Captain Thomas McCord Telephone: 410-290-0780 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Description: The Homeland Security and Intelligence Division in conjunction with the Department‟s Aviation Command, continue to manage the Department Aerial Reconnaissance Program. The primary mission of the aerial reconnaissance program is to protect critical infrastructure sites from terrorist threats and other criminal related acts. This is achieved through an aggressive reconnaissance schedule that is supported by video and photography imagery. All suspicious activity identified during reconnaissance missions are documented and reported to the nearest law enforcement entity for immediate response. NEW JERSEY STATE POLICE Category: Traffic Enforcement Project Title: (Underage Violators) Alcohol Beverage Control Enforcement Details Acronym: A.B.C. Details Funding Source: General State Funding Agency: New Jersey State Police Contact Person: Lieutenant M. Zaleski Telephone: 609-561-1800 ext. 3239 E-mail: Description: The Field Operations Section‟s ABC Enforcement Details are conducted throughout the year utilizing station and headquarters personnel. Members are assigned in accordance with their regular work schedule. The objective of the details is to identify underage persons purchasing and/or consuming alcoholic beverages using surveillance and undercover investigative techniques in and around establishments throughout the southern region of the state. Category: Traffic Enforcement Project Title: Interagency Crash Coordination Unit Acronym: I.C.C.U. Funding Source: General State Funding/NHTSA SAFETEA-LU Agency: New Jersey State Police Contact Person: SFC Robert F. Parlow Telephone: 609-882-2000 ext. 2240 E-mail: Description: Project seeks co-location and integration of five agencies: Fatal Accident Investigation Unit (NJSP), Bureau of Safety Programs (NJDOT), Fatal Accident Reporting System (NHTSA), Fatal Accident Review Board (MVC), and the Division of Highway Traffic Safety. The benefits of co-location and integration of crash data systems that serve multiple agencies makes for efficient and effective overall safety programs. Category: Other Project Title: Quality of Life Details Acronym: None Funding Source: New Jersey Turnpike Authority Agency: New Jersey State Police Contact Person: A/Lieutenant P. Bruncati Telephone: 609-860-9000 ext. 4206 E-mail: Description: The objective of this detail is to apply zero tolerance enforcement practices within the service areas of the New Jersey Turnpike by enforcing all New Jersey state statutes and local municipality ordinances in order to suppress criminal activity and detect possible Homeland Security threats. These threats may include suspicious actions pertaining to commercial vehicles, ie., tankers, haz-mat haulers, car carriers and abandoned vehicles. Category: Other/Firearms Training Project Title: Simunitions Tactical Training Acronym: None Funding Source: General State Funding Agency: New Jersey State Police Contact Person: Sergeant J. Mullins Telephone: 609-561-1800 ext. 3243 E-mail: Description: This pilot program is being conducted in the southern region of the state for personnel assigned to Troop “A” or assigned to Moorestown and Bass River Stations. The training is conducted semi-annually for two month periods. The training consists of practical application of the dynamics of room clearing, doorway entry techniques, active shooter, high risk stop procedures and tactical suspect control issues. Weapons utilized are the issued Sig Sauer retrofitted with a simunition conversion kit. Category: Equipment Project Title: Division Headquarters Security Upgrades Acronym: None Funding Source: General State Funding Agency: New Jersey State Police Contact Person: Lieutenant John Miranda Telephone: 609-882-2000 ext. 2217 E-mail: Description: The New Jersey State Police Headquarters Complex is being renovated to encompass the Office of Information and Technology hub, the Emergency Operations Center and a new Health and Agriculture Lab. As a result of these renovations, security upgrading to the perimeter and base security is essential. A new perimeter fence incorporating the latest electronic detection equipment will be erected in addition to vehicular traffic flow and anti-ram barrier mechanisms, a new visitor management/security building, and new guard booths at points of ingress and egress. The visitor management/security building will be equipped with monitoring capabilities for cameras that will be strategically placed throughout the complex. Category: Equipment Project Title: K A Radar Acronym: KAR Funding Source: General State Funding Agency: New Jersey State Police Contact Person: Sergeant Stephen Ritter Telephone: 609-882-2000 ext. 2237 E-mail: The Traffic Bureau Research and Analysis Unit is currently testing KA ban radar against the current X ban radar to collect data that will be read by the New Jersey Department of Transportation. This data will be used to determine if the KAR will replace the current radar being used throughout the New Jersey State Police. Category: Drug Enforcement Project Title: Troop “A” Proactive Investigation Details Acronym: P.A.I.D. Funding Source: General State Funding Agency: New Jersey State Police Contact Person: Lieutenant W. Johnson & DSG A. Pizzo Telephone: 609-561-1800 ext. 3247 E-mail: Description: The Field Operations Section has implemented a program in the southern region of the state that includes municipal police departments and county prosecutors offices that take a proactive approach towards pursuing criminal investigations primarily involving drug possession. Detail personnel are scheduled during their regular work schedule. Common investigators that the detail participates in are: Confidential purchases that range from narcotics to fictitious documents; undercover narcotics purchases that target low to mid-level narcotics dealers and providing assistance with the aforementioned ABC Details (See Traffic Enforcement). Category: Criminal Investigations Project Title: Operations Nine Connect/9 Trey (Street Gang Activity) Acronym: None Funding Source: General State Funding /Byrne Grant Street Gang Agency: New Jersey State Police Contact Person: Captain Simpkins & Captain Doyle Telephone: 609-882-2000 ext. 2597 & ext. 2936 E-mail: Description: The Organized Crime Control Bureau is currently conducting an investigation involving the illegal activities of the 9 Trey Bloods Street Gang organization. This investigation has exhibited illegal narcotics trafficking along with acts of violence conducted by the members of this illegal organization. This investigation spans the east and west coasts. Category: Criminal Investigations Project Title: National Integrated Ballistic Information Network Test Fire Project Acronym: NIBIN Test Fire Project Funding Source: Bureau of Securities Award Settlement Agency New Jersey State Police, Ballistics Unit Contact Person: Lieutenant James R. Storey Telephone: 609-584-5051 ext. 5819 E-mail: Description: The NIBIN Test Fire Project currently employs ten part time employees to travel to various law enforcement agencies throughout the state to test fire their stored firearms. Test standards are then collected for entry into the NIBIN database to assist firearms examiners in locating related crimes. Any information developed is then given to the appropriate investigators. Category: Criminal Investigations Project Title: In-house Analysis of Convicted Offenders DNA samples Acronym: In-house CODIS analysis Funding Source: Federal grant and State appropriations Agency: Office of Forensic Sciences, NJSP Contact Person: Joseph Petersack, Acting DNA Laboratory Director Telephone: 609-585-5054 ext. 5721 E-mail: Description: After out-sourcing convicted offenders DNA samples to private vendors since the passage of the original Megan‟s law, the DNA Laboratory of the Office of Forensic Sciences is now able to analyze these samples in-house using robotic DNA extraction equipment. Once the current backlog is eliminated, the laboratory will be able to analyze DNA profiles immediately upon receipt and upload them to the national database for potential matches. NEW YORK STATE POLICE Category: Equipment Project Title: Soft Body Armor Replacement Project Acronym: None Funding Source: Agency Funded Agency: New York State Police Contact Person: Major Robert Gretschel Telephone: 518-457-6712 E-mail: email@example.com Description: In September 2004, this office was charged with recommending a new soft body armor for all sworn members of the State Police. Our original issue of soft body armor was in the field for over 19 years. We are now six years with our current armor, and a determination was made to replace all body armor with more than 5 years in service. Three thousand three hundred eighty three members fell into this category. We were experiencing fit issues with the current vest which led to comfort and durability concerns, and we were forced to start fresh, looking into materials, construction, threat level and wearability. A custom Safariland vest was chosen and replacement has begun. Category: Equipment Project Title: Automated External Defibrillators Acronym: None Funding Source: NYS Office of General Services and Agency Funded Agency: New York State Police Contact Person: Major Robert Gretschel, Trooper Michael Sala Telephone: 518-457-6712 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com Description: We have long had AEDs deployed in various parts of the state. However, most AEDs had been donated and we did not have central agency oversight. In conjunction with new state funding to provide AEDs in state buildings, the Planning and Research section was tasked with evaluating AEDs and making a recommendation for purchase. We plan to make our presentation within the next two weeks. Category: Equipment Project Title: Handgun Replacement Acronym: None Funding Source: Agency Funded Agency: New York State Police Contact Person: Lieutenant Don R. Williams Telephone: 518-457-6712 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Description: We have carried the Glock Model 17 9MM handgun since 1990, and are looking to replace this gun. It will be another Glock and we are examining the 40 cal and 45 GAP. The FBI has not completed a ballistic test of the 45 GAP round, and we conducted an abbreviated one ourselves. Numerous contacts were made and we traveled to Georgia State Patrol where they conducted a more complete test of the 185 and 200 grain Speer Gold Dot round. We did a SPPPOS request, and conducted a written survey during our annual spring firearms training. Next we will complete a shoot and a survey of our undercovers. Results will be tabulated and a decision made. Category: Other Project Title: Quartermaster Inventory System Replacement Acronym: None Funding Source: Agency Funded Agency: New York State Police Contact Person: Mr. Robert Herrmann Telephone: 518-457-6712 E-mail: email@example.com Description: Our inventory system is stored in a combination of paper forms and in our UNYSIS based mainframe using Mapper software. We are no longer supporting any new projects on this system and need to move our uniform equipment – guns, body armor, handcuffs, uniforms; hard goods, consumables, and our fleet information to another system. Planning staff examined in house capabilities and requested information through SPPPOS. We also contacted vendors before determining that we need to release an official RFI – request for information, in order to see what is available or what others may be willing to write for us. Category: Other Project Title: School Resource Officer Program Evaluation Survey Acronym: SRO Funding Source: Agency Funded Agency: New York State Police Contact Person: Ms. Martha (Marty) Deane Telephone: 518-457-6712 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Description: The State Police has 92 School Resource Officers assigned to 118 school districts throughout the state. With intent to evaluate our program, in early 2006 we sent surveys to 56 districts – faculty, staff and students. We are compiling the survey results and hope to report by the mid fall term. NORTH CAROLINA STATE HIGHWAY PATROL Category: Equipment Project Title: Caisson Unit Acronym: None Funding Source: Private Donations Agency: North Carolina State Highway Patrol (NCSHP) Contact Person: Major W. D. Munday Telephone: 919-733-4030 E-mail: email@example.com Description: The Patrol caisson consists of a two-wheeled wagon and four black draft horses available for Patrol funerals and funerals of other first responders. To date, $500,000 has been donated from private sources in support of this program. During the War for Southern Independence, caissons were used to move ammunition to artillery batteries; however, the number of deaths arising from the conflict resulted in the use of caissons as an apparatus for transporting soldiers‟ bodies setting a precedent that led to their use in military funerals. Law enforcement adopted the practice at a later time. Category: Personnel Management Project Title: Motor Carrier Enforcement Transition School Acronym: None Funding Source: NCSHP Operating Budget Agency: North Carolina State Highway Patrol (NCSHP) Contact Person: First Sergeant S. G. Finney Telephone: 919-662-4430 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Description: In January 2003, the Division of Motor Vehicles‟ Enforcement Section under the Department of Transportation was transferred to the State Highway Patrol under the Department of Crime Control and Public Safety. However, this transfer did not increase their arrest authority, increase their level of knowledge and skills, nor address the pay inequity existing between Highway Patrol troopers and motor carrier officers. Therefore, the Patrol developed an 8-week training program similar in both structure and format as the NCSHP Basic School to increase the arrest authority of motor carrier officers equal to that of Patrol troopers and eliminate pay inequity issues. This training program provides motor carrier officers with the necessary skills needed to perform the required duties of a NCSHP trooper (collision investigation etc.). Upon completion of the Transition School, motor carrier officers are sworn-in as troopers (or at the same rank they held prior to entering the Transition School). Graduates are required to complete a 2-week field training officer program immediately following graduation. The Patrol conducts this training program at two locations – the NCSHP Academy and at the Edneyville campus of the North Carolina Justice Academy. To date, 174 MCE officers have completed this training. Category: Communications & Technology Project Title: Telecommunication Center Consolidation Study Acronym: None Funding Source: None Agency: North Carolina State Highway Patrol (NCSHP) Contact Person: Major W. F. Sandy Telephone: 919-733-5282 E-mail: email@example.com Description: Students at the Terry Sanford Institute of Public Safety at Duke University recently completed a study regarding the feasibility of consolidating the Patrol‟s eight telecommunications centers given our continued transition to an 800 MHz voice system. Currently we have centers located in Williamston, Elizabethtown, Raleigh, Greensboro, Salisbury, Newton, Asheville, and Monroe. Based on the five study criteria and the question of consolidation, it was determined that three telecommunications centers and reducing the number of consoles was the optimum course of action. Category: Personnel Management Project Title: Recruiting Video/Commercial Acronym: None Funding Source: NCSHP Operating Budget Agency: North Carolina State Highway patrol (NCSHP) Contact Person: Major W. J. Wilson Telephone: 919-733-7952 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Description: Over the past several years, the number of individuals making application for trooper positions has dramatically declined. One program designed to hopefully boost our applicant pool is a recruiting commercial. The NCSHP Administrative Services Section in cooperation with the North Carolina Agency for Public Television (APT) is working on creating a commercial that will appeal to potential applicants. When complete, the commercial will be aired through North Carolina media outlets. A total of $25,000 has been encumbered to offset the costs of airing this commercial. Category: Personnel Management Project Title: Active for Duty (Employee Wellness Program) Acronym: None Funding Source: NCSHP Operating Budget / Pfizer Pharmaceuticals Corporation Agency: North Carolina State Highway Patrol (NCSHP) Contact Person: Thomas R. Griggs, M.D. E-mail: email@example.com Description: The “Active for Duty” Wellness Program endeavors to improve the overall health and well-being of current and retired employees by illustrating how small changes in a person‟s lifestyle can lead to dramatic improvements in a person‟s health and wellbeing. The Patrol conducted a total of eight health fairs across the state during 2003 and 2004. Participants were screened for cholesterol, glucose levels, weight, blood pressure, vision, and hearing to help our workers manage health risks due to family history, smoking, poor diet, or lack of physical activity. Health care providers offered lectures on specific maladies and were also available for individual consultation. Participants were able to gather information about specific conditions and begin treatment and management programs to deal with their ailments more effectively. Prior to the second round of health fairs, the program advocates increased physical activity and offered incentives for participation in “health interventions” among those identified as being “at risk” for high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, and so on. The Patrol commenced its second round of health fairs in 2005. Upon completion of the second round of health fair screenings, we will be able to show whether or not a measurable and statistically significant improvement exists in the health of our employees. Category: Other Project Title: Street Survival Teen Safety Driving School Acronym: None Funding Source: NCSHP Operating Budget Agency: North Carolina State Highway Patrol (NCSHP) Contact Person: First Sergeant Richard Stallings Telephone: 919-662-4421 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Description: The NCSHP and BMW offered a Street Survival Driving School for 35 licensed drivers between 16-21 years of age at the NCSHP‟s Driver Training Facility. Participants received “hands-on” driver training from the NCSHP and BMW Driving Instructors. Participants were selected by the Street Survival Program and train in their personally-owned vehicles. The goal is to teach students some of the basics of car control, to enhance their enjoyment of driving, and to improve their competence as drivers. Students learn how their actions govern a vehicle‟s responses, and as a result, they become safer, more effective drivers. Additional information on this program can be located at www.streetsurvival.org. Category: Traffic Enforcement Project Title: Commercial Vehicle Information Systems and Networks-Commercial Vehicle Operations Acronym: CVISN-CVO Funding Source: Federal Highway Administration, NCDOT Agency: North Carolina State Highway Patrol (NCSHP) Contact Person: Specialist David C. Richards Telephone: 919-733-5282 E-mail: email@example.com Description: The NCSHP and NCDOT have partnered with International Road Dynamics, Inc. (IRD) to deploy a statewide array of Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) transponder readers that will allow enforcement efforts with motor carrier transports to be more efficient and effective. The transponder, issued to motor carriers with exemplary safety records, will communicate the truck‟s presence prior to entering a weigh station through the use of Automated Vehicle Identification (AVI) readers. The CMV transponder identifier is passed through the State‟s commercial vehicle database for verification of being a “safe or compliant” carrier. If the carrier meets the prescribed requirements a bypass (or green light) will be displayed on the transponder. Should the CMV have a problem within the database or exceed weight requirements, it will be given the message to enter the weigh station (red light) and displayed on the transponder. This program is unique in that the NCSHP and NCDOT have developed a program whereby a contract has been established that makes IRD the sole “Transponder Administrator” for this state. IRD will have the responsibility to market, advertise, sell and enroll motor carriers into the NC system and NC will pay a fee based on the number of carriers enrolled into the system. IRD also is including the hardware and software costs of deploying this technology to the field within its enrollment package proposal. Enrollment information from NC will be transmitted to the national safety databases and be available for other states to utilize in their CMV enforcement efforts. This program will be ongoing for the next eight (8) years. Category: Communications & Technology Project Title: Voice Interoperability Plan for Emergency Responders Acronym: VIPER Funding Source: Governor‟s Crime Commission: State Homeland Security Grant Program & the Law Enforcement Terrorism Prevention Program Agency: North Carolina State Highway Patrol (NCSHP) Contact Person: Major W. F. Sandy / Mr. Mike Hodgson (Telecomm. Engineer) Telephone: 919-662-4440 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com Description: North Carolina is pursuing a communications plan to improve communications among emergency responders. In a disaster, effective communication can mean the difference between life and death. When Hurricane Floyd slammed into North Carolina in 1999, law enforcement agencies and first responders had separate radio systems. The state of North Carolina wants to make available the Voice Interoperability Plan for Emergency Responders, an 800 MHz digital communication system better known as VIPER, to replace outdated public safety radio systems statewide. VIPER will put all disparate systems into one network allowing for interoperable communications across multi-disciplines and jurisdictions when lives are at risk. The NCSHP is already building and identifying towers around the state for the VIPER system. The plan is to phase the system into communities across the state over the next four to five years. The estimated cost of the transmitters and equipment is $188 million excluding portable radios. To date, a total of $19.5 million has been spent in support of VIPER. Category: Traffic Enforcement Project Title: Dragon Slow Down / Cherohala Skyway / Hellbender Acronym: None Funding Source: NCSHP Operating Budget Agency: North Carolina State Highway Patrol (NCSHP) Contact Person: First Sergeant K. D. Kubas Telephone: 919-388-9846 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Description: The Dragon is an 11-mile stretch of highway on US 129 consisting of 318 curves which starts in Blount County, Tennessee and travels into North Carolina; however, some motorcyclists use portions of mountain highways for reckless amusement. Dragon Slow Down is an enforcement initiative designed to slow down motorcyclists who operate their motorcycles in a reckless manner. The NCSHP Motor Unit, equipped with the BMW R-1150 RT-P motorcycle, patrols the Dragon (US 129), the Cherohala Skyway (NC 143), and the Hellbender (NC 28) in an effort to reduce personal injury and fatal collisions. Category: Equipment Project Title: 2006 Dodge Charger Patrol Vehicle Evaluation Acronym: None Funding Source: NCSHP Operating Budget Agency: North Carolina State Highway Patrol (NCSHP) Contact Person: Captain Jerry Mumford Telephone: 919-733-7956 E-mail: email@example.com Description: The NCSHP is evaluating ten 2006 year model Dodge Chargers. These vehicles have been assigned to district personnel assigned to patrol the state‟s interstate system. The 2006 Dodge Charger is a V-8 rear wheel drive full production police car, and has been evaluated and approved for service by the Michigan State Police, for the National Institute of Justice, as is the 2006 Ford Crown Victoria. The 2006 Dodge Charger utilizes emerging technology such as the 5.7 HEMI V8, with Multi-Displacement System, and the Police Performance Electronic Stability Program with Emergency Brake Assist (ESP). The Multi-Displacement System HEMI engine provides much needed horsepower on demand, but at the same time offers the economy of a 4-cylinder while under routine patrol conditions. The Police Performance Electronic Stability Program with Emergency Brake Assist (ESP) assists with vehicle handling, especially under adverse weather conditions. The Patrol will compare the 2006 Dodge Charger and Ford Crown Victoria based on criteria such as costs, safety performance, and overall handling. The Dodge Charger may be an affordable option to our fleet; however, this can only be determined through credible evaluation. Category: Personnel Management Project Title: Fitness Assessment: In-Service Training Acronym: None Funding Source: NCSHP Operating Budget Agency: North Carolina State Highway Patrol (NCSHP) Contact Person: Major G. D. Hayes Telephone: 919-662-4430 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Description: Pursuant to the Patrol‟s Strategic Plan regarding the health and fitness level of sworn members, the NCSHP is requiring members to complete a physical assessment as part of the 2006 In-Service Training curriculum. Members are assessed on the number of sit-ups and push-ups attained in one-minute, the vertical jump, flexibility, and the distance covered in 12-minutes. The Patrol encourages members to pursue a healthy lifestyle and fitness level to benefit not only themselves but their families as well. Category: Communications & Technology Project Title: XML Facial Image, Organized Metadata Standards Acronym: X-FORMS Funding Source: National Governor‟s Association (NGA) Agency: North Carolina State Highway Patrol (NCSHP) Contact Person: Mr. Allan Sadowski (Network Engineer) Telephone: 919-662-4430 E-mail: email@example.com Description: Funding in the amount of $50,000 will provide for the state of North Carolina to survey local and state agencies capturing facial images (digital portrait photographs) with the goal of developing a recommended set of standards for portrait capture with associated image ID related data (name, agency, date, format). This technology will not only allow law enforcement organizations in the state to transfer or receive digitized images of drivers‟ licenses, missing or wanted persons, and escapees, it is being funded by the National Governors‟ Association with the intent of developing a national standard so that the same information can be shared between states. Category: Personnel Management Project Title: Online Application Process Acronym: None Funding Source: NCSHP Operating Budget Agency: North Carolina State Highway Patrol (NCSHP) Contact Person: Sergeant Aaron Back Telephone: 919-733-7952 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Description: The Patrol recently completed its research to determine whether or not an online application process would be a feasible alternative to our current method for processing Patrol applicants. The Patrol determined that an online application management system would assist with our recruiting efforts, improve the accuracy of information entered on applications, and increase our efficiency in processing applicants. This process would identify those applicants where further processing of his/her application is futile. The Patrol has consulted software vendors to provide assistance in the development of an online process and has reviewed the costs involved with implementing and maintaining this process. Should the Patrol decide to implement this process, it will be used by individuals making application for trooper and telecommunicator positions. Category: Traffic Enforcement Project Title: Operation Drive Smart Acronym: None Funding Source: NCSHP Operating Budget and the NCDOT Agency: North Carolina State Highway Patrol (NCSHP) Contact Person: Lieutenant J. L. Babb Telephone: 919-733-4030 E-mail: email@example.com Description: “Operation Drive Smart” which was conducted 1-7 May 2006, was a dual agency partnership between the North Carolina State Highway Patrol (NCSHP) and the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT). The purpose of this program was to: • Increase work zone safety awareness and education during Work Zone Safety Awareness Month • Increase awareness of work zone safety at the onset of the spring and summer travel season • Encourage and facilitate positive media coverage for both agencies To facilitate this effort, the NCDOT requested the NCSHP to utilize all a vailable enforcement techniques in the identified work zones including wolf packing, drone radar cars, Operation Yellow Jacket, etc. The NCDOT and NCSHP provided ongoing distribution of campaign information to the media. During the week long project troopers logged more than 11,400 patrol miles in major work zones across the state. This campaign focused its efforts on encouraging motorists to slow down and pay attention while traveling through work zones. OHIO STATE HIGHWAY PATROL Category: Communications & Technology Project Title: Multi-Agency Radio Communication System Acronym: MARCS Funding Source: State Budget line-item, Operating Budget Agency: Ohio State Highway Patrol Contact Person: S/Lieutenant Rob Jackson Telephone: 614-728-1355 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Description: Inter-operable communications is one of the key tools the Ohio State Patrol is using to succeed both in our core mission and homeland security responsibilities. The Multi-Agency Radio Communication System (MARCS) is Ohio‟s 800-megahertz radio system which provides voice and data service across the state and allows officers from different agencies to communicate directly via radio. We are currently using mobile computer terminals, 800-megahertz MARCS radios, and computer-aided dispatch in most of the state. Nearly all of OSHP 55 posts now have “live” voice and data service. Category: Communications & Technology Project Title: Vehicle Integration Technology Acronym: TACNET Funding Source: Operating Budget, Federal Grant Agency: Ohio State Highway Patrol Contact Person: S/Lieutenant Rob Jackson Telephone: 614-728-1355 E-mail: email@example.com Description: The Ohio State Patrol is testing and evaluating vehicle integration technology for officer safety and operational efficiency. The technology offers central command using touch and voice activation to control the electronic devices in a police vehicle. Eliminating multiple control heads and displays significantly reduces clutter and crowding in the driver cockpit, clearing airbag deployment zones and minimizing injuries from projectiles in a crash. Additionally, improving access to emergency and communication controls makes the vehicle operationally more efficient. The technology also is designed to be used as a platform for integrating existing and emerging technologies. The Patrol received a federal grant to evaluate the impact of the new technology on officer safety and efficiency. Results will be disseminated to the law enforcement community. Category: Equipment Project Title: Motorcycles Acronym: None Funding Source: Operating Budget Agency: Ohio State Highway Patrol Contact Person: Captain Jeff Dickey Telephone: 614-466-3167 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Description: After more than 50 years, our Ohio State Patrol troopers are back on motorcycles. Our new Motorcycle Unit will target both reckless driving and traffic congestion-related issues which are contributing to crashes on metropolitan area outer belts and interstates in Ohio. The unit operates at one-third the cost of a patrol car tactical squad, and efficiently and effectively moves in congested metropolitan interstate areas and also maximizes motorist education and awareness of problem areas. The unit has six Harley Davidson FLHTP-1 Electra Glide motorcycles. Category: Equipment Project Title: Mobile DX Acronym: None Funding Source: BMV Grant Agency: Ohio State Highway Patrol Contact Person: Captain Skipp Dodd Telephone: 614-752-4837 E-mail: email@example.com Description: In August 2005, the Ohio State Patrol began operation of a new Mobile Driver License Exam Station (DX) in Pike and other southern Ohio counties. The Mobile DX, which was funded through a grant from the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles, allows us to provide driver licensing in areas of the state where services have not recently been available. The Mobile DX is operated by a Driver License Examiner and has four testing kiosks available for customers to take knowledge tests in the morning and skills tests in the afternoon. The vehicle is also equipped with a wheelchair lift for ADA compliance. Category: Traffic Enforcement Project Title: LifeStat 1.0 Acronym: None Funding Source: Operating Funds Agency: Ohio State Highway Patrol Contact Person: Lieutenant Rick Zwayer Telephone: 614-752-2792 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Description: The Ohio State Highway Patrol has implemented a package of tools and resources to help troopers know where and why crashes are occurring and to equip them with information to prevent future crashes. On a daily basis, we use fatal crash information from posts to display state and county maps of reported fatal crashes on our Web site at www.state.oh.us/ohiostatepatrol. We are using the statistics and data to help our troopers and sergeants identify where they should patrol to reduce crashes. Post management teams are demonstrating knowledge of their crash picture and detailing different enforcement and educational programs to affect that crash picture. Weekly reports from our Research Unit also help commanders analyze crash trends. The graphical reports are available on the OSHP Web site. Category: Traffic Enforcement Project Title: Extreme Driving Acronym: None Funding Source: Operating Funds Agency: Ohio State Highway Patrol Contact Person: Captain Jeff Dickey Telephone: 614-466-3167 E-mail: email@example.com Description: Working high crash areas as identified through LifeStat 1.0, OSHP troopers watch for drivers exhibiting aggressive driving and crash-causing behaviors such as speeding, following too closely, and failure to yield. In an effort to remove the most dangerous drivers from the road, we initiated a concentrated enforcement and awareness effort to combat Extreme Driving – speeds of over 100 mph, unsafe lane changes, and other types of reckless and dangerous driving – in metropolitan areas across Ohio. We combined the use of Patrol aircraft with road officers to root out the most dangerous drivers on Ohio roadways, especially on metropolitan interstates in and around Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Dayton, and Akron where nearly 20 percent of the state‟s crash facilities are now occurring. Category: Traffic Enforcement Project Title: Ohio Turnpike and Alternate Routes Project Acronym: None Funding Source: Operating Funds, Ohio Department of Transportation Agency: Ohio State Highway Patrol Contact Person: Research Administrator Suzan Cogswell Telephone: 614-466-9835 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Description: Prior to 2005, nine of the top 25 rural U.S. and state routes in Ohio with the highest fatal crash rates were adjacent to the Ohio Turnpike. While increasing the commercial vehicle speed limit on the Ohio Turnpike to 65 mph and reducing the tolls achieved the goal of drawing more commercial traffic to the Turnpike, Ohio State troopers also tackled the alternate route problem by targeting prevalent and pervasive issues such as speeding, impaired drivers, and commercial weight violations. As a result of the program, commercial vehicle crashes decreased by 20 percent or more on nine high fatal-crash routes. Our Research Unit analyzed data for 30,000 crashes on 1,200 miles of roadway across 29 Ohio counties. Among the project‟s clear successes on the alternate routes are: • Fewer commercial vehicles used parallel routes. Commercial volume dropped 17 percent on routes selected for the evaluation. • Targeted enforcement efforts proved successful. Troopers issued more than 500 overweight commercial vehicle citations and our increased presence in northern Ohio was successful in maintaining vehicle speeds during the study period. • Traffic safety dramatically increased. Commercial crashes decreased on 55 percent of the roadway segments analyzed in the study, which contributed to 275 fewer fatal and injury crashes involving commercial vehicles. Data analysis for the Ohio Turnpike showed troopers successfully held commercial vehicle speeds on the Turnpike down with average speeds of commercial vehicles at 67 mph. But despite that success, overall crashes on the Ohio Turnpike rose significantly and disproportionately to traffic volume increases in 2005, especially commercial crashes which increased 40 percent. We remain very concerned about the safety consequences on the Ohio Turnpike, which appear to be related to the 65 mph speed limit for trucks. Category: Other Project Title: Buckle Up for a Successful Season Acronym: None Funding Source: Operating Funds, Honda of America Agency: Ohio State Highway Patrol Contact Person: Lieutenant Rick Zwayer Telephone: 614-752-2792 E-mail: email@example.com Description: Two major corporate sponsors, Pizza Hut and Honda of America Manufacturing, joined the Ohio State Patrol and the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) for our popular Buckle Up for a Successful Season program. During spring 2005, OSP troopers conducted on-site observational surveys of student safety belt usage at more than 300 OHSAA-member high schools. Student drivers and passengers who were buckled up while driving into the high school parking lot were rewarded with coupons redeemable for a free single item Personal Pan Pizza from Pizza Hut. A total of 100,000 students across the state earned coupons and were reminded of the Buckle Up for a Successful Season message to buckle up when going to school, practices, games – everywhere, every time. Then to kick-off the 2005-06 school year, Honda of America Manufacturing helped establish the Annie Guccione Awards Program to recognize OHSAA-member schools, and junior and senior students from those schools, who actively promote teen safety issues. Students who earned area recognition received paid enrollment to the Honda Teen Defensive Driving Program of the Mid-Ohio School in Lexington, Ohio. From the area winners, nine regional winners received $1,000 in financial assistance for college from Honda. A state winner was selected from the regional winners and received her choice of a new Honda Civic, Honda Element, or $10,000 in financial assistance for college. ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE Category: Criminal Investigations/Drug Enforcement Project Title: Law Enforcement Justification Acronym: None Funding Source: Province of Ontario, Canada Agency: Ontario Provincial Police Contact Person: Mary Bull Telephone: 705-329-7569 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Description: Canadian police are not immune from criminal liability for committing acts during an investigation that, in ordinary circumstances, would be illegal unless authorized to do so by Parliament through legislation. That authorization comes from section 25 (14) of the Criminal Code of Canada (CC) known as the Law Enforcement Justification scheme which provides a justification defense to specially designated police officers, protecting them from criminal liability. Ontario Provincial Police Orders includes a designation system and required forms that allow a member, designated as a public officer, to commit acts/omissions that would normally constitute offenses during the course of an investigation under a federal statute under the following caveats: • the member must be acting reasonably and proportionally in the circumstances in order for actions to be justified under section 25.1 of the Act; and the justification scheme does not protect the member against civil liability. Category: Traffic Enforcement Project Title: Wide Load Escort Acronym: None Funding Source: Agency: Ontario Provincial Police Contact Person: Linda Lee Davidson, Glenn Fernandes Telephone: 705-329-6122, 705-329-6291 E-mail: Linda.email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org Description: Like most state and provincial police services, the OPP is required to provide a traffic escort for wide load or oversized vehicles (as designated by provincial regulation) in order for such vehicles to be allowed to move on provincial highways. The move to expand use of renewable energy sources within the province has led to a major initiative involving windmills to generate electricity in several locations around the province. However, construction of the windmills means that giant blades must be transported from Quebec to these Ontario locations. Some regions have already experienced a growth of up to 4 times the number of wide load traffic escorts normally provided. The most recent plans for the windmill project suggests that the demand for new windmills being built will continue to increase over the next 3 to 5 years. Organizational capacity to meet these new demands is currently stretched. A working group has been struck to address current issues including physical and human resources, review costing, consider operational strategies and related policy/training implications. Category: Records Management Project Title: Performance Reporting and Information Systems Manager Acronym: P.R.I.S.M. Funding Source: Internal Agency: Ontario Provincial Police Contact Person: Sergeant Dave MacKinlay Telephone: 705-329-6320 E-mail: email@example.com Description: In 2004 OPP senior management became aware that the various Regions and Bureaus were collecting a significant amount of valuable statistical information but unfortunately the data was widely spread and, therefore, difficult to retrieve. Compounding the situation was the fact that the data was often in different formats and styles, making cross-referencing impossible. The solution was a system called P.R.I.S.M., a web-based computer application that warehouses and displays select data from all of the disparate databases maintained by the OPP. It allows senior management to identify and view all of the vital statistical data that is required in order to allow them to make informed decisions for organizational planning, evaluation and priority setting. P.R.I.S.M. is designed to provide macroscopic views of the OPP as a whole and then “drill down” to view the component values at the Regional, Cluster, Detachment and Unit levels. It provides time series analysis in data and graphical form allowing managers to follow trends within the organization and forecast future directions. It also has the functionality to compare actual results against pre-set indicators at all levels to monitor current performance and management impact. The application itself is user-driven. Reports can be customized and then stored for repetitive use or the user can sift through the available data, chose the format and create a totally new report in seconds. Finally, it allows senior managers full access to the organization‟s wellness and the ability to determine those areas that are both over-and under-achieving in their preset goals. Category: Communications & Technology Project Title: Management Inspection Program Acronym: MIP Funding Source: Internal Agency: Ontario Provincial Police Contact Person: Carolyn Weafer Telephone: 705-329-7677 E-mail: Carolyn.Weafer@jus.gov.on.ca Description: In December 2005 the Office of the Auditor General of Ontario recommended that the Ontario Provincial Police review its current quality assurance processes. In response to this recommendation, the Quality Assurance Unit is developing a web-based self-audit system known as the Management Inspection Program (MIP). The MIP is in the form of an electronic survey that will be managed by the Quality Assurance Unit. Implemented on a quarterly basis, it will allow detachment commanders across the province to input their self-audit findings. As each question is responded to, the MIP is designed to move the respondent through the survey and automatically skips non-applicable questions. This allows the respondent to move swiftly through the document answering only those questions applicable to that location. The survey will contain hyper-links for each question that allows the respondent to go directly to the authority governing that question for example, OPP Police Orders, E-laws etc. and then they can easily return and continue with the survey. Another feature built into the program is the ability for Regional Commanders to observe the survey responses of detachment locations within their command and for Corporate Commanders to view the surveys for all locations across the province. Since the survey will be completed on a quarterly basis, this new program has been designed to create a more efficient and timely reporting process. The new MIP is a user-friendly application and has combined the former quarterly inspection process with the annual self-audit process into one succinct reporting system. Category: Other Project Title: Evolution of OPP Emergency Response Services (1975-2006) Acronym: None Funding Source: Internal Agency: Ontario Provincial Police Contact Person: Julie Grimaldi Telephone: 705-329-7571 E-mail: Julie.firstname.lastname@example.org Description: In the 1970s, the OPP had no special capacity to respond to major incidents other than through routine, mass deployment of its members. This research shows how OPP emergency response services have evolved over time, as influenced by key triggering events that provided catalysts for the development of new best practices. The OPP has since evolved into an organization with a national reputation for its emergency response programs. Mass deployment has been replaced by approaches such as gradual levels of force displayed during civil incidents, integrated response strategies employed during high risk situations, and a myriad of search and rescue endeavors. As well, the early para-militaristic model has evolved into a human rights oriented system of values that focuses on delivering services in a contemporary and respectful manner. Category: Other Project Title: Diversity Awareness Sessions Acronym: None Funding Source: Agency: Ontario Provincial Police Contact Person: Ms. Paula Brown Telephone: 705-329-6903 E-mail: Description: As a natural progression of our continued focus on professionalism and to raise awareness of the business strategy “Meeting the Needs of Diverse Communities” the OPP have created a video. This 20 minute DVD features 9 employees talking about their experience relating to diversity within the OPP. It is being shown to all employees in facilitated sessions to encourage dialogue and help people understand the importance of diversity in the workplace. Another initiative in relation to diversity within the OPP is the creation of a “Valuing Diversity” competency and resource development guide which will be used in recruitment and promotional processes as well as incorporated into our performance management and development program. We also have many resources available on our intranet from recommended reading material and movies to links to internet sites. Category: Other Project Title: A Framework for Police Preparedness for Aboriginal Critical Incidents Acronym: None Funding Source: Internal Agency: Ontario Provincial Police Contact Person: S/Sergeant Roger Kelly Telephone: 705-329-7576 E-mail: email@example.com Description: A framework for police preparedness regarding Aboriginal critical incidents has been developed as Aboriginal communities and the various levels of government work to resolve outstanding issues associated with matters such as land claims, selfdetermination and Aboriginal or treaty rights, which may relate to education, hunting and fishing. The purpose of the framework is threefold: • promotes an operationally sound, informed and flexible approach to resolving conflict and managing crisis in a consistent manner; • offers a framework that demonstrates accommodation and mutual respect of differences, positions and interests of the involved Aboriginal community and the OPP; and • promotes/develops strategies that minimize the use of force to the fullest extent possible. Category: Other Project Title: Fleet Policy Acronym: None Funding Source: Agency: Ontario Provincial Police Contact Person: Paula Brown Telephone: 705-329-6903 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Description: Policy relating to all police vehicles including boats, ATV‟s, cars, trucks and specialty units will be released in August 2006. This policy is an update of current policy with a renewed focus on safe and efficient use of OPP vehicles. Some highlights include the provision for members to use their work location address instead of their home address for reporting of on-duty motor vehicle collisions, performance management guidelines for preventable collision/damage occurrences and the requirement to obtain self-serve, regular grade fuel whenever possible. The types of vehicles that can be acquired is now defined by use of a „selector list‟ for investigative units. This list is updated yearly and offers a variety of vehicles for operators to choose from when their currently assigned vehicle needs replacing. Policy has been clarified surrounding the use of vehicles and „on call‟ status for one to one assignments. Each unmarked vehicle is equipped with a mileage log that the operator is responsible to record all mileage accumulated on the vehicle. This policy update will help to ensure that vehicles are used appropriately and in an efficient manner. Category: Other Project Title: Drive Wrong Way Occurrences Acronym: None Funding Source: Agency: Ontario Provincial Police Contact Person: Sergeant Angie McCollum Telephone: 705-329-7580 E-mail: Description: New policy sets out the procedures to be adhered to by OPP employees regarding motorists driving the wrong way on a divided highway. This was developed in response to a jury recommendation from a 2006 Coroner‟s Inquest which stated, “…the OPP should continue the initiative regarding the development of a protocol/policy for responding to traffic calls regarding wrong way drivers”. Category: Other Project Title: Professionalism in Policing Acronym: None Funding Source: Agency: Ontario Provincial Police Contact Person: Ms. Deb Percival Telephone: 705-329-7567 E-mail: Description: Professionalism has been identified by senior management as one of five mission critical issues that will define the relative success of our organization in the provincial, national and international policing environment circa 2006. A survey asking about several professionalism issues was designed and forwarded to a cross section of police services in Canada and the USA. The purpose of the survey was to establish some baseline data on professionalism in policing. The categories of the survey asked for available information on: • The core values of the police service; • How the police service communicated these values; • What specific strategies the police service used to promote professionalism throughout their organization; • How was the impact of the professionalism strategies measured and what was the success level of each strategy; and • Any anecdotal issues around professionalism. Response to the survey was good and a significant amount of data is now available for analysis. This data will assist the OPP with building and implementing initiatives that nurture as well as continually challenge and enhance our standard of professionalism. Category: Other Project Title: Pre-charge Diversion Acronym: None Funding Source: Agency: Ontario Provincial Police Contact Person: Ms. Linda Lee-Davidson Telephone: 705-329-6122 E-mail: Linda.email@example.com Description: In December 1999, the Supreme Court of Canada endorsed the concept of restorative justice and the use of community-based alternatives to imprisonment in its ruling of Gladue vs. the Queen. This matter dealt specifically with an Aboriginal offender but the court indicated that the aims of restorative justice should apply to all offenders. Ontario Ministry of Attorney General (MAG) is presently exploring the development of formal adult alternatives measures program (pre-charge) as per sec. 717 CCC. Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services has asked for an OPP position on the issue. Research into the issue resulted in the following two recommendations: 1. Support an Adult pre-charge diversion program provided it follows the same direction as extra judicial measures that are legislated under the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA) for youth. 2. Emphasize that any program developed to address pre-charge diversion for adults is properly funded (government and/or private). Proper funding of these types of programs will help to ensure they are able to set and meet criteria for reduced recidivism and maintain strong community partnership. Failure to do so will place a strain on policing resources (coordinating and/or administering program) as well as police referral agencies. Pre-charge diversion requires the coordination of educational sessions, sanction determination and monitoring. RHODE ISLAND STATE POLICE Category: Project Title: RISP 1st Diversity Outreach Training Academy Acronym: None Funding Source: Operating Budget Agency: Rhode Island State Police Contact Person: Corporal Wilfred K. Hill Telephone: 401-444-1191 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Description: The Rhode Island State Police has, and will continue to take a pro-active approach to diversifying our rank and file. To this end, the Rhode Island State Police is seeking honest, intelligent, hard working, and dedicated men and women to apply for the 1st Rhode Island State Police Diversity Outreach Training Academies scheduled to commence August 2006. These Training Academies will be compromised of one week designated for female candidates, and one week designated for minority male candidates. This training orientation will be hosted by the Rhode Island State Police Training Academy. Men and women who represent all of the diverse communities served by the State Police, who are interested in State Police procedure and protocol, or in exploring a career with the State Police are invited to submit an application. Thirty-five (35) individuals will be selected to spend a week with Rhode Island‟s finest. All selected candidates will be provided a stipend for the week of training. The Diversity Outreach Training Academy will encompass mentoring sessions with Division members also from diverse backgrounds, who will share their experiences, answer questions, and describe their exciting careers. Candidates will also experience a taste of life as a Rhode Island State Police Training Academy candidate including firearms instruction, military drill, physical training, emergency vehicle operations course, and some practical exercises. All qualified individuals who meet or exceed the general requirements will have their names placed into a lottery for a public drawing. Category: Project Title: Rhode Island State Police Museum Acronym: None Agency: Rhode Island State Police Contact Person: Captain Raymond White Telephone: 401-444-1006 E-mail: email@example.com Description: In an aggressive campaign to preserve and capture the history of the Rhode Island State Police, a committee comprised of retired Division members, Command Staff members, troopers, detectives, and civilian members was developed. To ensure the museum‟s success, we have the support from both the active and retired members and the community. No State funds were utilized to create, construct, or maintain this piece of law enforcement history. An abandoned house was acquired and transported to the Headquarters Complex. Through generous pledges and donations, the house was placed under renovation and began to take shape as the future of the Rhode Island State Police Museum. This project is a continual project and is intended to exhibit artifacts to secure pertinent items, which are of historical value. The ceremonial ribbon cutting was held on May 18 th, in conjunction with our Memorial Ceremony. The events surrounding the State Police Museum Project are included in the Rhode Island State Police DVD Production to depict the legacy in a photomontage. SOUTH CAROLINA HIGHWAY PATROL Category: Other Project Title: Victim Services Office Acronym: None Funding Source: General Funding Agency: South Carolina Highway Patrol Contact Person: Lance Corporal Russell Bell Telephone: 803-896-5455 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Description: The South Carolina Highway Patrol is in the process of establishing a Victim Services Office. This office, once established would provide victim services required by law to those who become a victim of a crime investigated by the South Carolina Highway Patrol. These services would be, but not limited to, informing them of their constitutional rights, the status of the investigation, information about victim compensation and referral to other public agencies and/or private organizations. Five victim advocates will be responsible for certain sections of the state to provide these services. Category: Traffic Enforcement Project Title: Families of Highway Fatalities Program Acronym: FHF Program Agency: South Carolina Department of Public Safety; South Carolina Highway Patrol Contact Person: Sherri Iacobelli Telephone: 803-896-8747 E-mail: email@example.com Description: The South Carolina Highway Patrol (SCHP) found that there were many family members of people killed in vehicle collisions who wanted to do something that would benefit from their loss. Within the past year the South Carolina Highwa y Patrol has developed the Families of Highway Fatalities program to meet this need. These family members are volunteers who attend highway safety programs sponsored by the SCHP Community Relations Officers. They use their personal experience to get the message across. These volunteers also are used as a support group for other families who have recently lost a relative in a collision. Each member is required to attend a Post Critical Incident program and is trained in highway safety educational programs. Category: Traffic Enforcement Project Title: Median Barrier Speed Enforcement Plan Acronym: None Funding Source: Department of Public Safety Office of Highway Safety Agency: South Carolina Highway Patrol Contact Person: Lance Corporal Russell Bell Telephone: 803-896-5455 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Description: This plan was developed to reduce the number of collisions that were occurring on the interstate system in the state of South Carolina. A grant from the Office of Highway Safety provided $127,250.00 to equip seventy-three (73) patrol vehicles with dual antenna radars and seven (7) LIDAR (light Detection and Ranging) laser speed measurement devices. This equipment will be used by seventy-three (73) troopers to strictly enforce speed and other traffic laws in the thirteen counties with the highest collision rates. Category: Other Project Title: South Carolina Department of Public Safety Strategic Plan Acronym: None Funding Source: Department of Public Safety General Fund Agency: South Carolina Department of Public Safety Contact Person: Lieutenant J. D. Moore Telephone: 803-896-9693 E-mail: email@example.com Description: At the request of the South Carolina Department of Public Safety, the Governmental Research and Services unit of the University of South Carolina‟s Institute for Public Service and Policy Research assisted the Department in the design and conduct of its strategic planning process. Specifically, the Institute provided process consultation and facilitative services as follows: • Conducted an orientation to strategic planning for identified divisional personnel; • Developed an Internal Assessment instrument that was completed at the divisional level. The completed forms were submitted to the Institute. The Institute analyzed the divisional reports and wrote a summary report for presentation at the Strategic Planning Retreat; • Facilitated external scans for three divisions and trained designated DPS staff to facilitate external scans in the remaining divisions. The Institute prepared a report summarizing the anticipated political, societal, technological, and fiscal trends and their potential impacts on DPS and presented the findings at the Strategic Planning Retreat; • Facilitated a two day Strategic Planning Retreat. The primary products resulting from the retreat were draft vision, mission, and value statements, the identification of strategic issues, and the establishment of key results (broad goals) for each of the selected strategic issues. • Developed a format and process for the divisions to develop plans to achieve the strategic directions and address the strategic issues established and identified in the Department‟s strategic plan. The Institute trained identified divisional personnel in the process and format to be used to develop divisional plans. TENNESSEE HIGHWAY PATROL Category: Communications and Technology Project Title: Customer Surveys Acronym: None Funding Source: State Funds Agency: Tennessee Department of Safety and TennesseeAnytime.org Contact Person: Amanda Bibb Telephone: 615-251-5165 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Description: The Department of Safety launched two new online customer satisfaction surveys on July 6, 2006 that will provide the public a forum to share their experiences and recommendations with the department. Officials hope to gather valuable information that can be used to further improve the Department. One survey is devoted to Driver License Issuance while the second survey is devoted to the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP). Both surveys address everything from employee demeanor to facility amiability. Results will be gathered frequently and sent to the appropriate divisions for review. Suggestions will allow officials to see the customer‟s point of view when trying to improve services in the future. Both surveys are available at the Department of Safety‟s homepage http://www.tennessee.gov/safety. Category: Traffic Enforcement Project Title: Move Over Law Acronym: None Funding Source: State Funds Agency: Tennessee Highway Patrol, Tennessee Department of Transportation, and the Governor‟s Highway Safety Office Contact Person: Sergeant Darrell Miller Telephone: 615-687-2403 E-mail: email@example.com Description: The Move Over Law is a part of the “Failure to Yield to Emergency Vehicles Law” (Tennessee Code Annotated (T.C.A.) 55-8-132, Operation of vehicles and streetcars on approach of authorized emergency vehicles). Tennessee was the 30th state to establish a Move Over Law, which creates a safety zone to protect police, firefighters, and other emergency personnel. Beginning July 1, 2006, penalties for violating the Move Over Law in Tennessee increased from a maximum $50 fine to a maximum $500 fine and up to 30 days in jail. Public Service Announcements and news releases have been widely used to help get this important message across. Bumper stickers have been recently created by the Tennessee Department of Safety and are about to be displayed on patrol cars and distributed to the public. In addition, we are currently exploring the use of billboards and the development of informational brochures. The Tennessee Department of Transportation has road signs in place on major interstate and state highways throughout Tennessee. Category: Personnel Management Project Title: Changes to Promotional Process for Commissioned Officers Acronym: None Funding Source: State Funds Agency: Tennessee Highway Patrol Contact Person: Kim Lannan Telephone: 615-251-5205 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Description: After much review and consideration, the THP implemented changes to the promotional process for the positions of THP Sergeant and Lieutenant. Our emphasis was placed on creating a transparent promotional system. This will be accomplished through the following steps: STEP 1: All vacant positions, along with all candidates‟ scores (including final earned ratings and promotional points as of the date of posting), will be posted on the Department of Safety intranet and internet sites, as well as each District headquarters office: • http://intranet.state.tn.us/safety • http://www.tennessee.gov/safety The list of vacancies will be posted for review for fourteen (14) calendar days. Listing will be posted as district or specialized units. STEP 2: Transfers, within a current rank, will be given 1st consideration for any vacancy. STEP 3: If any position is filled by a transfer, the vacancy list will be updated and only the new vacancies will be posted for an additional fourteen (14) calendar days. STEP 4: A Statewide register will then be certified and posted for each remaining vacant district position. These positions will be posted and filled in the order of the oldest vacated position first to the most recently vacated position last. For specialized unit positions, where authorized, statewide or unit registers will also be certified and posted for remaining vacant position in this category from oldest to most recently vacated. STEP 5: Top applicants will be notified by the Human Resources Office for the position available. Each contacted applicant will have seven (7) calendar days to reply in writing. Once all responses have been obtained, only the top three (3) interested candidates will be interviewed. STEP 6: The Commissioner and Colonel will be notified which candidates are to be interviewed for the vacancy. Selections will be made within the top three (3) candidates following civil service rules and regulations. STEP 7: Interviews will be conducted by a panel consisting of Lieutenant Colonel, Major and District Captain or Section Head of where the vacant position exists. STEP 8: Selections will be made by the Commissioner. STEP 9: Those selected for promotion will be given a contingent job offer based upon a successful background and credit check. STEP 10: All assignments will follow General Order 215; whereas, each assignment will consist of a one-year “tour of duty” before another transfer request will be considered. Category: Personnel Management/Traffic Enforcement Project Title: Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Merger Acronym: None Funding Source: State Funds Agency: Tennessee Highway Patrol Contact Person: Trooper Doug Taylor Telephone: 615-687-2409 E-mail: email@example.com Description: On July 1, 2004, the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division of the Tennessee Department of Safety officially merged into the Tennessee Highway Patrol creating a unified, state-of-the-art agency that is better prepared to handle any situation that arises on Tennessee‟s roadways. As a result of the merger, the THP increased its overall strength to more than 900 uniformed personnel, more than 700 of which patrol Tennessee highways. Each commissioned officer underwent additional training to ensure they are equipped with the skills necessary to enforce the laws and monitor the activities of both commercial and non-commercial traffic. The merger enhanced highway safety because both parties were cross-trained to perform law enforcement for both commercial and non-commercial vehicles. Enforcement personnel are no longer focused on only one area of safety enforcement, they are now able to look at all aspects of highway safety, and are equipped with the training necessary to enforce all state and federal laws related to highway safety. Since the merger, we have two fiscal years worth of data that show a 19% increase in citation issuance and a 25% increase in the number of commercial vehicle inspections. As a result of the merger, the department expects substantial improvements and cost savings in the following areas: equipment, training, personnel, crash response time, and our overall level of service. As more troopers receive Level I commercial vehicle inspection certification (all new Troopers will receive Level I), the numbers should continue to increase leading to safer roads and highways in Tennessee. TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY Category: Criminal Investigation/Equipment Project Title: Advanced Crime Scene Investigation Training Acronym: None Funding Source: Texas Ranger Budget/Seized Funds request (not received final approval) Agency: Texas Department of Public Safety – Texas Ranger Division Contact Person: Captain Gary De Los Santos, Texas Rangers Headquarters, Austin Telephone: 512-424-2160 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Description: Advanced training to prepare Texas Ranger Division personnel to have the capability to independently work all aspects of crime investigations. The Ranger Division has previously sent three (3) Ranger Sergeants to a 10 week National Forensic Academy located in Knoxville, Tennessee to receive advanced training in all aspects of crime scene investigation. These three (3) Sergeants, along with others, will be instrumental in training other Division personnel in the technology recently learned during this intensive training. The Division is currently in the process of purchasing forty-two (42) Nikon D70S Digital Cameras, and have requested to purchase an additional fifty-eight (58) Digital Cameras through the Departments Seized Funds – final approval pending. In the near future, the Ranger Division will be transitioning from the 35mm cameras to Digital Cameras. A plethora of other items have been ordered to enhance the Ranger Sergeants collection of evidentiary items at crime scenes. Category: Communications & Technology Project Title: Driver License Reengineering (DLR) Project Acronym: DLR Funding Source: Agency: Texas Department of Public Safety Contact Person: Linda Boline, Driver License Reengineering Project Manager, Driver License Division, Austin, Texas Telephone: 512-424-5460 E-mail: email@example.com Description: The Driver License Reengineering Project is designed to update the Department‟s legacy driver license system and provide a more secure driver license and identification card for Texans. Rollout of the New Driver License System (NDLS) will begin in June 2007, with full implementation being completed by November 2007. The Driver License Reengineering (DLR) contract was awarded on April 1, 2005, and the Image Collection and Card Production (ICCP) contract was awarded in October 2005. The Project Staff has completed the Business Process Reengineering (BPR) Phase of the project which encompasses the collection of the “As-Is” and “To-Be” business rules. Work is currently underway on the data migration plan that must be followed to ensure the integrity of data being transferred from the current system to the new system. Other ongoing tasks include code development and system design, with testing of some “ToBe” business processes beginning in mid June 2006. Project teams have been working with our vendor to develop record layouts for the exchange of applicant image data (portrait, thumbprints and limited demographic data) for enrollment into the Image Verification System (IVS). Upon completion of the enrollment phase, the IVS will begin an image comparison of each portrait image enrolled in the IVS to identify any possible matches. Our partners, along with the DPS project team, continue to collaborate throughout the project to ensure project timelines are being met and that the project remains on target and within budget. Upon completion of this project, Texas will have a driver license system capable of meeting the future needs of the state. Category: Records Management Project Title: Crash Records Information System (CRIS) Project Acronym: CRIS Funding Source: Agency: Texas Department of Public Safety Contact Person: Tony Small, Manager (DPS Employee) Telephone: 512-424-7100 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Description: The Crash Records Information System (CRIS) Project is a joint initiative between the Texas Department of Public Safety (TXDPS) and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). The mission of the project is to implement a new crash records information system that will provide enhanced efficiencies to capture, manage, and deliver timely and accurate data to improve the overall safety of Texas roadways. All components of the CRIS application successfully completed user acceptance testing and were formally accepted on June 30, 2006. The development of the CRIS application is now complete. The Department of Public Safety (DPS) Crash Records Bureau in cooperation with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) are in the process of planning for rollout of the various components and completion of the data entry of the 2003-2006 crash report backlog data. Category: Communications & Technology Project Title: Driver License Division Electronic Conviction Reporting Grant Acronym: None Funding Source: Federal Motor Carrier Administration Agency: Texas Department of Public Safety Contact Person: Lisa Daughtry, Project Manager, Driver License Division Telephone: 512-424-2317 E-mail: email@example.com Description: The Texas Department of Public Safety, Driver License Division (DLD), continues to administer the CDL Project Allocation FY 2004, which expires in June 2006. During FY 2005, an additional allocation was received from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in the amount of $1,611,260.21 for the continuation of providing equipment to courts to increase electronic conviction reporting. In May of 2005, 506 of the 1695 municipal and justice of the peace courts in Texas were equipped to transmit final traffic convictions to the Department via electronic means. Today, as a result of these ongoing projects 775 courts now have this capability. The DLD anticipates that upon conclusion of these initiatives nearly 60 percent of municipal and justice of the peace courts will be equipped to transmit final traffic convictions to the Department. This increase will positively impact the Department‟s ability to remain in compliance with the terms of the Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act. DLD representatives continue to communicate with grant award recipients to ensure understanding and compliance with the terms and conditions of the Interlocal Cooperation Contact crafted for the purpose of funding the infrastructure necessary for the electronic transfer of traffic convictions. Category: Criminal Investigations Project Title: Driver License Division Fraud Investigation Unit Acronym: None Funding Source: Agency: Texas Department of Public safety Contact Person: Major Lawrence Cuny, Driver License Division, Austin, Texas Telephone: 512-424-2584 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Description: House Bill 3588 passed during the 78th Legislative Session provided the division the authority to create a Fraud Unit. The Driver License Division Fraud Investigation Unit (FIU) began in April 2004, consisting of one lieutenant, nine trooper investigators and six analysts. Two additional trooper/investigators were added in 2005 and two in 2006. The FIU trooper/investigators serve as members of the U.S. Secret Service Central Texas Electronic Crimes Task Force, the Secret Service South Texas Regional Task Force on Identity Theft, and work in cooperation with the Dallas County District Attorney and the Montgomery County District Attorney‟s Task Force on Identity Theft. During its two years of operation, over 1,289 fraud cases have been initiated resulting in more than 401 arrests and arrest warrants. In conjunction with the FIU‟s enforcement activity, its members assist the public by providing information and training on how to avoid becoming a victim of identity theft and actions to take if a person does become a victim of identity theft. The FIU served on a Division team that developed a web site and brochure aiding victims of identity theft. Additionally, the FIU provides training for the law enforcement community in fraudulent document recognition and identity theft investigations. Category: Other Project Title: USA Patriot Act Acronym: None Funding Source: Agency: Texas Department of Public Safety Contact Person: Major Lawrence Cuny, Driver License Division, Austin, Texas Telephone: 512-424-2584 E-mail: email@example.com Description: The Driver License Division (DLD) successfully implemented the relevant provisions of the USA PATRIOT Act on January 31, 2005 for applicants adding a hazardous materials endorsement (HME). In addition, with the assistance of the Crime Records Bureau and Information Management Service, the Agency began processing applications for renewal and state-to-state transfer applicants on May 31, 2005. Since that time, the DLD has processed approximately 430 applications per week from applicants requesting to add or maintain a HME. The DLD anticipates that field offices will process approximately 1,700 applicants per month. The Department has also implemented Senate Bill 1258 passed during the 79 th Legislative Session to be in compliance with the USA PATRIOT Act, which changed the expiration date for all commercial driver licenses from a six-year to a five-year expiration date. This allowed the expiration of the HME to coincide with the driver license expiration date. Category: Other Project Title: Driver Responsibility Program Point System Acronym: None Funding Source: Agency: Texas Department of Public Safety Contact Person: Rebekah Lammey, Program Administrator, Driver License Division, Austin, Texas Telephone: 512-424-2953 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Description: The Driver Responsibility Program (DRP) was implemented under House Bill 3588 during the 78th Legislative Session directing the Department to assess surcharges based on adverse driving history. The program established a system assigning points to moving violations, as well as a surcharge for convictions or certain offenses such as “Driving While Intoxicated”, “No Liability Insurance”, “Driving While License Invalid”, and “No Driver License”. The statute provided for a vendor to administer the services for the notice and collection of surcharges and related costs. In August 2004, a contract was awarded, and the DRP was implemented in September 2004. The contractor provides for drivers to pay surcharges by check, money order, electronic check, Western Union electronic payment services and credit card using Texas Online Services. As of June 2006, the total surcharge revenue billed was $404,692,541.00 and the total revenue collected was $115,437,423.57.
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