Step Campaigns


(Federal Fiscal Year is October 1 - September 30)

STEP awards grants to participating Kansas law enforcement agencies to increase education and enforcement efforts directed at compliance with Kansas safety belt, child passenger safety, and impaired driving laws. Enforcement is accomplished through funding of three annual overtime-only campaigns – also called mobilizations and enforcements – consisting mostly of saturation patrols and optional checkpoints. Each campaign has a focus: DUI, occupant protection, or both; and each campaign goes after speeders, as well. Memorial Day and Labor Day campaigns are mandatory.



Thanksgiving Campaign (optional) – Focus: DUI (Wed-Sat nights), Restraint *

Activity

P I & E **

Enforcement

Post Press Release

Activity Report Due ***

Reimbursement Voucher Due ****

Dates

November 18 - Dec 1, 2013

November 25 - Dec 1

December 2 - 8

December 16

December 30

Memorial Day - Click it. Or Ticket. - Focus: Adult, Teen, Child Restraint*, Texting

Activity

P I & E **

Enforcement

Post Press Release

Activity Report Due ***

Reimbursement Voucher Due ****

Dates

May 5 - June 1, 2014

May 19 - June 1

June 2 - 8

June 16

July 1

Labor Day - You Drink. You Drive. You Lose. - Focus: 80% DUI (Thu-Sat pm) 20% Belts

Activity

P I & E **

Enforcement

Post Press Release

Activity Report Due ***

Reimbursement Voucher Due ****

Dates

August 4 - September 1

August 14 - September 1

September 2 - 7

September 15

September 30


Each STEP mobilization includes Adult/Teen/Child Restraint, Speed, or DUI enforcement in addition to its principal focus area.

* Restraint:  adults, (ages 18+), front seat - primary law; adults, rear seats - secondary; youth (ages 14-17), all positions - primary law; children, ages 0-13, all positions - primary law

** P I & E = Public Information and Education (news releases, presentations, brochure distribution, interviews, etc. before/during activity).

*** Activity report records such things as hours of enforcement and citations. (Okay to fax/email if reimbursement voucher not ready, then mail signed report later with voucher.)

**** Reimbursement voucher must be accompanied by supporting documentation of all overtime hours listed on voucher.  This may be either time cards or payroll spreadsheet for full pay periods, showing regular & overtime hours, withall reimbursable STEP overtime hours clearly identified in some fashion. Voucher should be a signed original.

Law Enforcement Links

For the current Activity Report or Reimbursement Voucher form and instructions, please contact:

Steve Halbett
halbett@ksdot.org
785-296-3618
Traffic Safety
700 SW Harrison
Topeka, KS 66603