DDACTSData Driven Approaches to Crime and Traffic Safety (crime enforcement initiative)
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Mapping technologies used to depict crime and crash hot spots visually are the focus of DDACTS.
A significant component of DDACTS is its strong encouragement of partnerships among law enforcement agencies in adjacent or shared jurisdictions.
Deploying resources in the right place and at the right time drives the DDACTS model.
Social harm issues, along with the concepts of intelligence-led policing, are a focus in the DDACTS model: "Intelligence-led policing is a business model and managerial philosophy where data analysis and crime intelligence are pivotal to an objective, decision-making framework that facilitates crime and problem reduction, disruption and prevention through both strategic management and effective enforcement strategies that target prolific and serious offenders.
Finally, DDACTS defines and Measures Outcomes that encourage a commitment to changing attitudes and practices regarding crime reduction and traffic safety improvement.
The meeting engaged seven law enforcement agencies from across the United States to demonstrate the DDACTS operational model, with strategic and technical support from NHTSA and BJA.
In addition to NHTSA, BJA, and NIJ, DDACTS is joined by a wide array of national partners.
Leadership from the seven demonstration sites and the national partners were instrumental in developing the seven guiding principles and associated key elements and considerations for implementing the DDACTS model.