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The Use of Uniformed Police Officers - Appendix B. - AASHTO Questions

Report of Findings [FHWA Docket No. FHWA-1999-5387]

APPENDIX B

AASHTO QUESTIONS

  1. Approximate number of highway construction projects your agency lets to contract per year.
    ___

  2. Does your agency have a policy to provide uniformed police officers to increase safety and operation on Federal-aid highway construction projects?
    ___Yes ___No

  3. If you responded YES to Question 2, please answer the following:

    1. Was the policy developed by the highway department? ___Yes ___No

    2. What has been the effect of the policy on the following:

        Crashes ___reduction ___no change ___no data in this area

        Fatalities ___reduction ___no change ___no data in this area

        Injuries ___reduction ___no change ___no data in this area

        Operations ___reduction ___no change ___no data in this area

        Public Relations ___reduction ___no change ___no data in this area

  4. How many citations have been issued on Federal-aid highway construction projects in the last year? ___Number ___Do not have this data available

  5. Does your State conduct a training program for uniformed police officers regarding construction projects? ___Yes ___No training program under development

  6. Does the uniformed police officer training program include:

      ___Recognition and proper placement of traffic control devices?

      ___Other safety and operational factors?


  7. (a) Do uniformed police officers use marked police vehicles within the construction projects?
    ___Yes ___No

    (b) If yes, are the police officers required to be out of the vehicles and visible to traffic?
    ___Yes ___No

  8. Are only off-duty uniformed police officers used on Federal-aid highway construction projects or can on-duty police officers be used as well?
    ___Only off-duty ___Only on-duty ___Either off-duty or on-duty

  9. Who determines the number of uniformed police officers to be used in Federal-aid highway construction projects?

      ___Highway agency

      ___Law enforcement agency

      ___Joint effort (please state between whom)

      ___Other (please describe)

  10. How are the uniformed police officers deployed on Federal-aid construction projects?

  11. Do you believe that the use of uniformed police officers on Federal-aid highway construction projects improves the safety and operations in work zones?
    ___Yes ___No ___No requirement

  12. In addition to being in uniform, do police officers on Federal-aid construction projects wear any protective or high-visibility clothing?
    ___Yes ___No ___No requirement

  13. Do you believe that the use of uniformed police officers reduces the liability of the highway construction contractor?
    ___Yes ___No ___No sure

  14. Are there certain circumstances when uniformed police officers are always used?
    ___Nighttime construction ___high-speed/high-volume highways ___Other (Please describe those circumstances.)

  15. Are other law enforcement activities effective due to the use of uniformed police officers on Federal-aid highway construction projects?
    ___Yes ___No ___No sure

  16. What is the source of funding for the use of uniformed police officers on Federal-aid highway construction projects?
    ___Highway construction funds ___Highway administration funds ___Law enforcement appropriation funds ___Other (Please identify funding sources.)

  17. Have studies been conducted by your agency on the use of uniformed police officers in work zones?
    ___Yes ___No ___Currently under way

  18. Are uniformed police officers included during the planning process of a construction project?
    ___Yes ___No

  19. Please provide the name of a person in your agency that can be contacted to obtain follow-up information.

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