Have your heard of DDACTS? DDACTS, which stands for Data-Driven Approaches to Crime and Traffic Safety, is a law enforcement operational model supported by a partnership among the Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and two agencies of the Department of Justice, the Bureau of Justice Assistance, and the National Institute of Justice. DDACTS integrates location-based traffic crash, crime, calls for service and enforcement data to construct effective and efficient systems for utilizing police resources.
The Chesapeake Police Department has taken on this nationwide initiative. The goal of this yearlong initiative is to decrease crime and increase traffic safety. The data compiled from this program will identify areas in Chesapeake where both crashes and crime are highest. The Chesapeake Police Department will be operating high visibility patrols and traffic stops in certain areas, including commercial zone of Greenbrier and the hotel district of Woodlake Drive. An annual review of the location-based crime and traffic crash data will determine if targeted goals were reached. With DDACTS, the Chesapeake Police Department hope to see a 10 percent increase in DUI arrests, a 5 percent increase in drug arrests, a 5 percent reduction in robberies, a 10 percent reduction in larcenies from cars, a 5 percent reduction in commercial burglaries, and a 10 percent reduction in traffic crashes.
The increased patrols in Greenbrier started on Friday, July 11, 2014. If you would like to learn more about DDACTS, check out the following links –