Coordinator: Sara Couture
Length of Course: 5 hours
Course hours: 0900 hours-1400 hours
Date & Location: March 23, 2016 @ Putney Fire Station (21 Carl Snyder Drive, Putney, VT)T
Tuition: Free (lunch is on your own)
In response to the changes in federal funding for highway safety grant applications (MAP-21) and its requirement of a data driven approach, the Vermont Police Academy in conjunction the Agency of Transportation have organized a class that will detail the intricacies of the WebCrash program, an online database developed to allow law enforcement officers to input crash report data directly into the State system, allowing supervisors to ensure its proper use. This class will also explain the issues that are caused by inaccurate and incomplete data collection, how the data can be used to improve the State of Vermont’s highway system, and demonstrate how supervisors can utilize the Ad-Hoc Reporting Tool to help the build a report and, then, produce a map for their own use for acquisition of grant and State funding. Road supervisors will be able to take information learned in this class, bring it back to their departments, and share it with their patrol officers. In turn, more accurate information will be input into the WebCrash system at the time of collection on the crash site.