DETERMINANTS OF POLICE OFFICERS' DUI ACTIVITY

Fairfax County, Virginia Police were surveyed before attending an Alcohol Safety Action Project (ASAP) police orientation and again six months later. The purpose of the study was twofold. The first goal was to establish whether relationships exist between the personal characteristics of police officers, their knowledge of and attitudes toward alcohol and driving and their involvement in DUI patrol and arrest. The second goal was to determine what, if any, effect an ASAP orientation for police officers would have on their (1) knowledge of alcohol and driving; (2) habits and attitudes toward drinking; (3) attitudes toward drinking and driving; and (4) utilization of alcohol testing equipment. The study provides descriptive material concerning officers' attitudes toward drinking alcoholic beverages, their knowledge about alcohol and their perception of the ASAP program.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored in part by Virginia Highway Safety Div., Richmond.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond

    Center for Public Policy, 919 West Franklin Street, P.O. Box 843061
    Richmond, VA  USA  23284-3061

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590

    Virginia Department of Highways

    Traffic and Planning Division, 1221 East Broad Street
    Richmond, VA  USA  23219
  • Authors:
    • Saunders, D N
    • Pemberton, L J
  • Publication Date: 1977-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 124 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00192208
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-803-986 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-067-1-087
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 11 1979 12:00AM