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Novi Police Department receives award for reducing crashes
DDACTS program has led to reduced crime, fewer accidents
March 29, 2016


EAST LANSING,
MI - The Novi Police Department’s use of innovative analytics to help reduce traffic crashes was recognized by the Governor’s Traffic Safety Advisory Commission (GTSAC) during its annual awards luncheon on March 23 at the Kellogg Center in East Lansing.

GTSAC honored Novi with an “Outstanding Traffic Safety Achievement Award” for its sustained success in implementing Data-Driven Approaches to Crime and Traffic Safety (DDACTS), a form of community oriented policing. DDACTS integrates location-based crime and traffic crash data to determine the most effective methods for deploying law enforcement and other resources to reduce crime.

Since its inception, the department has seen a reduction in targeted crimes (burglary, larceny and motor vehicle theft) and traffic crashes in DDACTS areas. Examples include:

• Haggerty & Nine Mile: Targeted crimes down 72%, traffic stops increased by over 225%, more than 130 arrests made

• Haggerty & Eight Mile: Traffic crashes reduced by 30%, over 1,000 citizen contacts made, 800 hours spent actively patrolling

• Beck & Pontiac Trail: Targeted crimes down 57%, over 170 individuals arrested, more than 16,300 miles and 1,700 hours dedicated to traffic enforcement.

• Novi Road & I-96: Targeted crimes down 48%, traffic crashes reduced by 32%, over 95 individuals arrested and over 940 citizen contacts made.

• M5 & Thirteen Mile: Made over 350 contacts and dedicated more than 230 hours and 2,350 miles of proactive patrol in a few short months.

“I am very proud of the women and men of the Novi Police Department for their successful, sustained efforts to reduce crime and traffic crashes for our community members, business partners and visitors,” said Director of Public Safety / Chief of Police David E. Molloy. “This award reinforces the value of Community Oriented Policing as we work to reduce social harms in our community.”