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The Use of Uniformed Police Officers - Appendix C. - Report Reference Guide

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

APPENDIX C

Report Reference Guide

Federal Register Question # AASHTO Question # Where Survey Results are Summarized
(Chapter, Page in this Report)
1. Contact Name 19. Contact Name N/A
2. Name of Organization,

Size of your Law Enforcement Agency (No. Of Officers), Name of Jurisdiction,
Type of Jurisdiction,
Population of Jurisdiction,
Approximate Number of Highway Construction Projects in Which your Agency has been Involved (per year)

1. Approximate number of highway construction projects your agency lets to contract per year.___ IV. Profile of Respondents, pages 4.1-4.2
3. Does your agency have a policy to provide uniformed police officers to increase safety and operation on Federal-aid highway construction projects?

___Yes ___no
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
V. Policies on Use of Uniformed Police Officers in Federal-Aid Projects, page 5.1
4. If you responded YES to question 3, please answer the following:

Please explain the policy and provide a copy. Who developed the policy? What has been the effect of the policy on the following? Crashes, deaths, injuries, operations and public relations?

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

a. Was the policy developed by the highway department?

___Yes ___No

b. 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 are

V. Policies on Use of Uniformed Police Officers in Federal-Aid Projects, pages 5.1-5.2; 5.5-5.6
5. Since implementation of the policy, what has been the effect on injuries and fatalities on Federal-aid highway construction projects? N/A V. Policies on Use of Uniformed Police Officers in Federal-Aid Projects, pages 5.5
6. How many citations have been issued on Federal-aid construction projects in the last year? 4. How many citations have been issued on Federal-aid highway construction projects in the last year?

___Number ___Do not have this data available
V. Policies on Use of Uniformed Police Officers in Federal-Aid Projects, page 5.6
7. Does your State conduct a training program for uniformed police officers regarding construction projects? 5. Does your State conduct a training program for uniformed police officers regarding construction projects?

___Yes ___No training program under development
VI. Training Programs, page 6.1
8. Does the training program include recognition and proper placement of traffic control devices and other safety and operational features? 6. Does the uniformed police officer training program include:

___Recognition and proper placement of traffic control devices?

___Other safety and operational factors?

VI. Training Programs, page 6.2
9. Do uniformed police officers use marked police vehicles along/on highway construction projects? If yes, are the officers required to be out of the vehicles and visible to traffic? 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

V. Policies on Use of Uniformed Police Officers in Federal-Aid Projects, page 5.4
10. Are only off-duty uniformed police officers used on Federal-aid highway construction projects, or can on-duty police officers be used as well? 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

V. Policies on Use of Uniformed Police Officers in Federal-Aid Projects, page 5.4
11. 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)

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)

V. Policies on Use of Uniformed Police Officers in Federal-Aid Projects, page 5.3
12. How is the number of uniformed police officers determined and deployed in Federal-aid construction projects? 10. How are the uniformed police officers deployed on Federal-aid construction projects? V. Policies on Use of Uniformed Police Officers in Federal-Aid Projects, page 5.2
13. Do you believe that the use of uniformed police officers on/along Federal-aid highway construction projects improves the safety and operations in work zones? 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
V. Policies on Use of Uniformed Police Officers in Federal-Aid Projects, page 5.5
14. In addition to being in uniform, do police officers on Federal-aid construction projects wear any protective or high-visibility clothing? 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

V. Policies on Use of Uniformed Police Officers in Federal-Aid Projects, pages 5.4-5.5
15. Do you believe that the use of uniformed police officers reduces the liability of the highway construction contractor? 13. Do you believe that the use of uniformed police officers reduces the liability of the highway construction contractor?

___Yes ___No ___No sure
V. Policies on Use of Uniformed Police Officers in Federal-Aid Projects, pages 5.6-5.7
16. Are there certain circumstances where uniformed police officers are always used (e.g., nighttime construction, high-speed/high volume highways, etc.?) Please describe those circumstances. 14. Are there certain circumstances when uniformed police officers are always used?

___Nighttime construction

___high-speed/high-volume highways

___Other (Please describe those circumstances.)

V. Policies on Use of Uniformed Police Officers in Federal-Aid Projects, pages 5.2-5.3
17. Are other law enforcement activities effective due to the use of uniformed police officers on Federal-aid highway construction projects? 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

V. Policies on Use of Uniformed Police Officers in Federal-Aid Projects, pages 5.7-5.8
18. 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

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.)

VII. Funding Sources, page 7.1
19. Have studies been conducted by your agency on the use of uniformed police officers in work zones? 17. Have studies been conducted by your agency on the use of uniformed police officers in work zones?

___Yes ___No ___Currently under way
VIII. Studies on Use of UPOs in Work Zones, pages 8.1-8.2
20. Are uniformed police officers included during the planning process of a construction project? 18. Are uniformed police officers included during the planning process of a construction project?

___Yes ___No

V. Policies on Use of Uniformed Police Officers in Federal-Aid Projects, pages 5.3-.54


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