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Law Enforcement Objective/Performance Measure

This page requires each city/county to enter data (numbers), showing what it plans to do with the increased enforcement effort. Be sure and show realistic enforcement numbers and that the enforcement hours match the proposed budget.

The scoring criteria will award a point range based on the data entered compared to the statewide performance average, or STEP indicator, for each enforcement element selected. The following is a breakdown of the statewide average, or STEP Indicator, for each enforcement element. The STEP indicator is a target or goal rather than a quota and has been found to be an average enforcement performance measure across the State. At no time does TxDOT require an individual officer to issue a specific number of citations during an enforcement period. Please use the following example as a guide when completing this page of the proposal:

Note: Warnings, either verbal or written are not considered citations and therefore cannot be applied toward the performance measures established in the grant.

Statewide Averages (STEP Indicators)

Occupant Protection Worth one (1.5) points per citation
1.67 to 2.0 citations per enforcement hour worked.
Example: 100 hours X 1.67 citations per hour = 167 citations

Speeding Worth one (1) point per citation
2.5 to 3.0 citations per enforcement hour worked.
Example: 100 hours X 2.5 citations per hour = 250 citations
Example: 250 citations divided by 2.5 citations per hour = 100 hours

Intersection Traffic Control Worth 2 points per citation.
1.25 1.5 citations per enforcement hour worked
Example: 100 hours x 1.5 citations per hour = 150 citations
Example: 150 citations divided by 1.5 citations per hour = 100 hours

Distracted Driving Worth 2 points per citation.
1.25 1.5 citations per enforcement hour worked
Example: 100 hours x 1.5 citations per hour = 150 citations
Example: 150 citations divided by 1.5 citations per hour = 100 hours

DWI Worth eighteen (18) points per arrest.
One (1) DWI arrest for each six (6) hour enforcement period worked.
Example: 100 hours divided by 6 hours = 16.67 DWI arrests
Example: 16 DWI arrests x 18 points = 288 points divided by 100 hours = 2.88 points per hour

Driving Under the Influence (DUI) of Alcohol by Minor Worth six (6) points per arrest/citation.
1 DUI of Alcohol by Minor arrest/citation per each two (2) hour enforcement period worked.
Example: 100 hours divided by 2 hours = 50 DUI Alcohol by Minor arrest
Example: 50 DUI of Alcohol by Minor arrests X 6 points = 300 points divided by 100 hours = 3.0 points per hour

Specific to Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV)

CMV Citations (Speed, OP, and HMV) Worth two (2) points each 1.25 to 1.5 citations per enforcement hour worked.
Example: 100 hours X 1.5 citations per hour = 150 citations
Example: 150 citations divided by1.5 citations per hour = 100 hours

Note: For assistance on calculating your proposed STEP Element Indicator view the STEP Element Indicator Calculator.

Once all information is entered on this page and the page is saved, the system will calculate the STEP Element Indicator based on the above formulas.

Note: The eGrants system will not accept a STEP Element Indicator less than a 2.50. If you receive an error 'STEP Indicator value must be 2.5 or higher', you must either add more citations/arrests or lower the number of enforcement hours and re-save the page. Proposals that exceed the minimum 2.50 STEP Element Indicator will receive additional points during the proposal scoring process.

Note: The enforcement hours entered on this page will be reflected on the Salaries and Fringe Benefits budget page.

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Speed-related crashes are defined as any crash where speed is a factor: Speeding (over limit), Unsafe Speed, and Failure to Control Speed.

Alcohol-related crashes are defined as all crashes where alcohol is a factor.