Texas Data Driven Approaches to Crime and Traffic Safety



In keeping with the Texas Department of Transportation's (TxDOT) goal to increase motorists' safety, it is pursuing a state-wide implementation of the nationally recognized policing model known as Data Driven Approaches to Crime and Traffic Safety (DDACTS). Since the project's inception in October 2015, it has sought to do just that as IADLEST has worked with law enforcement agencies ranging in size from 15 members to 1,100 from all across the state. The project is multi-faceted with three separate components:
 1)   Agency strategic planning workshops, on-site and remote technical assistance:

This component involves IADLEST and Texas subject matter experts working one on one with law enforcement agencies, conducting 8-hour agency specific strategic DDACTS planning workshops, and providing 8-hours of focused technical/analytical assistance. Once completed, continued remote technical/analytical support is provided to each of the agencies, which is all designed to help the department overcome any obstacles that may impede the successful implementation of a data-driven operational crash and crime reduction model.

 For more information go to the Texas - Agency Strategic Planning (DDACTS) Workshops page.


2)   Provide free analytical training courses and workshops;

The second component involves IADLEST providing both in-person and web-based analytical training sessions in a variety of aspects of data analysis intended for law enforcement personnel assigned to the analytical function in their agency. The goal of the training is for agencies to learn how to best utilize their data while developing an operational plan that includes effective positive law enforcement contacts and high visibility enforcement strategies.
Training is delivered in both In-Person classroom and Virtual On-Line formats.


For more information go to:

Analytical Virtual On-Line Training

Analytical In-Person Training & Information Resources

Analytical Tools


3)   Building Sustainable Analytical Capacity

IADLEST continues to work with previous and new agencies from around the state and their analytical personnel, assisting them with establishing or expanding analytical capacity. Working to establish an analytical component in an agency involves training personnel assigned to the analytical functions, to include one on one assistance. Building long term sustainability includes IADLEST analytical specialists providing ongoing analytical support, as requested, for the 100+ agencies that IADLEST has worked with since October 2015.
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Any Texas law enforcement agency wishing to take advantage of the opportunities this project offers or to obtain more information, please feel free to contact the Texas- Project Manager, Daniel A. Howard at danhoward@iadlest.org.