Support of Data-Driven Approaches to Crime and Traffic Safety (DDACTS 2.0)

Support of Data-Driven Approaches to Crime and Traffic Safety (DDACTS 2.0)


Submitted by: Highway Safety Committee



WHEREAS, resources allocated for law enforcement activities are frequently insufficient to keep pace with the demands placed on agencies to respond to calls for service and threats to public safety; and

WHEREAS, decreasing social harm and improving the quality of life for communities continue to be primary missions of law enforcement agencies; and

WHEREAS, the need for law enforcement executives to provide timely and accurate data to justify expenditures and deployment decisions will only increase as federal, state, and local officials, along with the public, continue to scrutinize the allocation and transparency of tax dollars; and

WHEREAS, a community-focused, location- and evidence-based law enforcement philosophy has emerged as an effective strategy for addressing current issues of social harm and concerns for public safety; and

WHEREAS, hundreds of agencies have successfully implemented the Data-Driven Approaches to Crime and Traffic Safety (DDACTS) model and experienced reductions in traffic crashes, crime, and other social harms with improved community trust; and

WHEREAS, DDACTS 2.0 is a law enforcement operational model integrating location-based crime and traffic crash data to establish effective and efficient methods of deploying law enforcement and other resources and using analytical mapping to identify areas that have high incidences of crime and crashes; therefore be it

RESOLVED, that the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) recommends that all law enforcement agencies adopt DDACTS 2.0 model.



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