Established by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in 1998, the Law Enforcement Liaisons (LEL) program is a network of more than 396 Tennessee law enforcement agencies. LEL's lead monthly meeting in their regions and may attend and facilitate quarterly regional meetings.
LEL created a training program to provide highway safety training for law enforcement personnel. Since 2009 more than 10,000 personnel have attended this program.
LEL conducts the National and State Law Enforcement Challenge Program that showcases agencies’ efforts in highway safety related activities. Participating agencies submit portfolios that are judged by other states and then sent to the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) for final selection of winners.
The SAFE program recognizes agencies for their occupant protection enforcement efforts to increase the rate of seatbelt use in Tennessee. The program began in the spring of 2014 and indications are that the project has improved seatbelt usage.
CTR staff assists THSO with the planning and execution of local and statewide media programs to help make Tennessee's citizens aware of driver safety issues. Additionally, CTR annually conducts research on statewide seat belt use through an observational seat belt use survey and an attitudes and perceptions telephone survey.
The Grant Orientation Workshop teaches grant awarded agencies the regulations and processes for managing grants awarded by THSO.
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