Law Enforcement Support for High Visibility Enforcement

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is conducting a study on law enforcement support for High Visibility Enforcement (HVE). It will assess whether State Highway Safety Office officials believe there has been a change in support for HVE among law enforcement over the past ten years. The study also will document any innovative strategies being used by State or local law enforcement agencies to promote the use of HVE. The study involves two separate sets of interviews. Interviews with State officials will determine if these officials believe there has been a change in support for HVE among law enforcement in the past ten years, the kinds of HVE activities carried out in their States, and, if they believe there has been a change in support for HVE, the reasons for such a change. Law enforcement officials who are familiar with noteworthy or innovative strategies being used in their jurisdictions to increase law enforcement participation in HVE will be identified and interviewed. Innovative strategies may be new initiatives or previously used ideas which have been re-implemented, re-branded, or re-energized and are expected to go beyond just offering overtime hours. A final report summarizing the results of the interviews will be shared with States and other stakeholders to improve support for and encourage implementation of HVE.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This study is being conducted under the National Cooperative Research and Evaluation Program (NCREP), which is administered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and jointly managed by NHTSA and the Governors Highway Safety Association.

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $150029
  • Contract Numbers:

    DTNH2215V00014

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, D.C.  United States  20590

    Governors Highway Safety Association

    444 N. Capitol Street, NW, Suite 722
    Washington, DC  United States  20001
  • Managing Organizations:

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, D.C.  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Watson, Christine

  • Performing Organizations:

    Volpe National Transportation Systems Center

    Transportation Planning Division
    55 Broadway
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142-1093
  • Principal Investigators:

    Watson, Christine

  • Start Date: 20180723
  • Expected Completion Date: 20210930
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: Behavioral Safety Research
  • Subprogram: Law Enforcement

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01682707
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Contract Numbers: DTNH2215V00014
  • Files: RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 4 2018 5:41PM