North Carolina Justice Academy

North Carolina Department of Justice

Data Driven Approaches to Crime and Traffic Safety

Please check our "Available Training" page for the most current status of the course. 

Who Should Attend:

All law enforcement Commanders, Supervisors and Analysts who want to learn and use an effective and proven crash and crime reduction model.

Course Goal:

This course is designed to show officers how to use data collection efforts to manage and deploy strategic resources that will decrease traffic crashes and crime.

Course Objectives:

The student will be able to:
  •   Recognize and recite the DDACTS Guiding Principles.
  •   Identify the roles and responsibilities of the staff as it relates to DDACTS implementation.
  •   Categorize and prioritize agency-specific desired outcomes.
  •   Develop an agency DDACTS implementation plan.


This course will employ interactive lecture, group facilitation, discussion and practical exercises.

Course Requirements:

Students should attend all class hours and participate  fully in the practical exercises. Students will be required to develop a DDACTS plan and present it during the course.

Special Concerns:

Class is limited to the (10) agencies with three (3) officer limit per agency.


Register for ALL NCJA classes (traditional classroom and online) on our  North Carolina Justice Academy Training Portal. After signing in to the portal, you can view ALL available classes. If you don’t have a portal account, instructions for creating one are located here.



Course Coordinator:

Kris Merithew

Length of Course:

2 & 1/2 days - 16 hours 
First day: 1:00 - 5:00
Second day: 8:00 - 5:00
Third day: 8:00 - 12:00