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1 SAN CARLOS POLICE DEPARTMENT MOTOR VEHICLE INJURY PREVENTION Christine Reede Coordinator

2 Background San Carlos Apache Tribe San Carlos Apache Reservation San Carlos Police Department

3 MVIP Program 2004 Police Department established a motor vehicle injury prevention program Interventions from The Community Guide to Preventive Services Source: Motor Vehicle Occupant Injury. Guide to Community Preventive Services Website. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Available at:

4 Program Goals Decrease motor vehicle crash injuries and fatalities by implementing evidence-based effective strategies

5 Key Activities Mass media campaign Community events DUI Task Force DUI checkpoints Data collection Results Next steps

6 Mass Media Campaign San Carlos Telecommunication Utility Incorporated The San Carlos Police Department will be Conducting DUI Checkpoints Through out the Month of January 2009 The 390 DUI Task force would like to remind everyone to Use a SOBER Designated Driver, you may save a life, MAYBE YOU OWN!

7 Mass Media Campaign Newspaper ads

8 During all DUI checkpoints and Saturation Patrols, we pass out some media material with information reguarding DUI to all vehicles stopped

9 Mass Media Campaign Branding

10 Press releases and paid advertisements in the Moccasin Newspaper during the holidays.

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12 The San Carlos Police Department would like to wish everyone a Happy & Safe Thanksgiving Holiday Don t Drink & Drive Use A Sober Designated Driver You may save a life, maybe your own. A message from the Motor Vehicle Injury Prevention Program

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18 DUI Task Force Members: Chief of Police, Captain of Police, Shift Sgts, MVIP Coordinator, DUI Officer Review past checkpoints to ID concerns and solutions Plan and organize a DUI sobriety checkpoint in the communities

19 DUI Checkpoints Conduct DUI checkpoints and saturation patrols around holidays, and community events National Indian Rodeo Finals Annual Veteran s Fair and Rodeo Christmas Holiday/Drunk Driving Month New Year s Day Annual Mt. Turnbull Fair and Rodeo High School Graduation Checkpoints announced 24-hours in advance

20 DUI Checkpoints

21 DUI Checkpoints Partnerships with officers from Phoenix metro area, Globe, Safford, Payson, and Arizona Department of Public Safety

22 Incentive Program Checkpoints and patrols rely on sustained participation of police officers To promote and sustain police officer motivation we employ a variety of incentives and cultivate an environment that demonstrates community and political support for DUI enforcement efforts Unique to San Carlos MVIP Program

23 Incentive Program Certificate of Achievements Over-time Pay Meals Lifesavers Award Ceremonies

24 Steps to a primary occupant restraint law Date Action Continuous Identified low seat belt use (15-20%) Local IP Coalition made occupant restraint plan 2002 IP Coalition drafted primary law 2006 and 2011 Community surveys & focus groups documented support for primary law 2007 Tribal Council passed resolution for committee to pursue a primary law 2007 Submitted draft law to Tribal Attorney for legal review and waited and waited

25 2011 Tribal Health Director and Police Chief requested legal review again 2011 Several legal edits made, several updates made to reflect latest NHTSA car seat fit recommendations Nov Jan Keys: Patience & Persistence! Support from Police Chief and Health Director Law achieved final Tribal Council approval Begin education, enforcement, implementation campaign

26 Results 2004 to % reduction in overall police reported MVCs 30% reduction in MVCs with injuries/fatalities 39% reduction in nighttime MVCs with injuries/fatalities

27 Results Item % Change ( ) DUI arrests % Police-reported MVCs Nighttime MVCs (6 PM 5:59 AM) MVCs with injuries/fatalities Nighttime MVCs with injuries/fatalities Drivers Restraint Use (%) % % % % %

28 Number MVCs 350 Motor Vehicle Crashes All MVCs 200 No Injury MVCs 150 Nightime MVCs Injury MVCs Fatal MVCs

29 Results 600 DUI Arrests

30 Results Cost benefit ( ) $1 spent on MVIP saved $9.86 total costs Total = $2.7 million saved Source: Piland NF, Berger LR, Naumann RM. Economic Costs of Motor Vehicle Crashes and Economic Benefits of Prevention for the San Carlos Apache Tribe. IHS Primary Care Provider December 2010, pages

31 Barriers Timely progress reports MVC reporting Low prosecution rate Implementing new laws Police Officer understaffing

32 Components for Success Stable long term funding: 4 (5) years Implementing Effective Strategies: Enforcement, Media, Awareness Support from Police and Tribal Leaders Full time civilian program coordinator Coordinator training (Lifesavers, IHS courses) IHS Environmental Health staff: TA Outside evaluation experts

33 Next Steps Years 7-11 funded by IHS Enforce 0.08 BAC Implement Primary Seatbelt Law Implement server intervention Continue 390 Task Force activity Continue conducting DUI checkpoints and saturation patrols Continue program evaluation

34 Thank You Thank you to the San Carlos Police Department. To the officers that are committed to making this program successful. Thank you to Centers of Disease Control and Tribal Injury Prevention cooperative Agreement Program and the San Carlos Apache Tribe.

35 Any Questions?

36 Contact Information Christine Reede Motor Vehicle Injury Prevention Coordinator San Carlos Tribal Police Department P.O. Box 157 San Carlos, Arizona

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