By Mike Wagers, guest blogger, Director, Division of State and Provincial Police (S&P)
Colonels and state police command staff from eight southern states met in Nashville, TN, last week to discuss a variety of important and topical public safety subjects. S&P member agencies were represented from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas.
These state law enforcement leaders heard from speakers from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the co-sponsor of the event. Along with representatives from each state’s governors highway safety office, S&P members discussed traffic enforcement data collection, impaired driving, and data-driven approaches to crime and traffic safety (DDACTS).
Other topics discussed throughout the two-day meeting included:
- Next Generation Public Safety Broadband Capabilities
- Electronic Crash Reporting
- Nighttime Seatbelt Enforcement
- Information Sharing as a Component of Public/Private Sector Partnerships
- Public Service Announcements
- Succession Planning
Colonel Tracy Trott and the Tennessee Highway Patrol served as the hosts of the meeting, which was held in conjunction with the annual conference of the S&P Planning Officers Section.