The Missouri State Highway Patrol Alcohol Selective Traffic Enforcement Planning (STEP) Program was designed to reduce the drunk driving traffic accident problem in the State of Missouri, and evidence to date indicates it has been successful. In addition, the program was developed under severe resource constraints that required the use of relatively sophisticated planning and evaluation methodologies. The key characteristics of this program were: (1) The heavy reliance on participatory planning and decision-making between field and central command and control units within the organizational structure; (2) the use of research staff and data analysis to support both the planning process and the evaluation of the program; and (3) the emphasis on evaluation of the program from an efficiency and effectiveness perspective.

  • Corporate Authors:

    International Association of Chiefs of Police

    11 Firstfield Road
    Gaithersburg, MD  United States  20760
  • Authors:
    • Carso Jr, M P
    • Hoffman, H J
  • Publication Date: 1984-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 52-54
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00392455
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-037 402
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 28 1985 12:00AM