One of the 3 E's of Operation Lifesaver is "Enforcement". Without enforcement of the railroad laws, motorists and trespassers tend to ignore those laws, and as a result, collisions, injuries and fatalities increase.
Operation Lifesaver has a variety of tools and information to assist Enforcement in performing their jobs in regards to railroad crossings and trespassing.
GCCI or Grade Crossing Collision Investigation Course was developed for the North American Enforcement community with the cooperation of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the National Sheriffs Association and Operation Lifesaver, Inc.
If railroad tracks run through your community, you or your officers could become involved in a specialized highway-rail grade crossing collision investigation. Grade Crossing Collision Investigation (GCCI) Courses at the Basic (4-hour), Intermediate (8-hour) and Advanced (16-hour) levels are available at no cost to help officers more effectively investigate such incidents.
For an overview of GCCI or to sign up for this valuable course click the link below:
ALSO, an online GCCI course is available to you or your agency using Computer Based Training technology and is available by clicking the link below:
The National Operation Lifesaver office also has available a Enforcement Safety Tip brochure that has a lot of valuable information to assist you in investigating a car/train collision as well as information of some of the hazards you might encounter at the scene of a car/train collision. You may click the link below for more information:
Before a Enforcement officer can enforce the law when it pertains to railroads, he/she must know what those laws are. A list of the Oklahoma Statutes can be found by clicking the link below. (Note: Your jurisdiction may have other codes or laws and may be applicable.)