Agency Communication & Cooperation

Cooperation and communication between and among criminal justice agencies can ensure DWI offenders are detected, appropriately sanctioned, and removed from the road to protect the public and reduce alcohol-related deaths and injuries. Good cooperation and communication enables police officers to correctly identify impaired drivers as first offenders or repeat offenders at the roadside, and make sure compelling and much-needed evidence is correctly gathered, documented, and presented in court. Cooperation and communication can also provide prosecutors and judges with essential information to make meaningful decisions regarding cases, offenders, and sentencing. Finally, cooperation and communication can ensure offenders are effectively monitored by probation and parole, and offenders receive the necessary follow-up and support to reduce recidivism.