Strategic and Tactical Planning
Before attempting enforcement efforts, the policy group should undertake strategic and tactical planning to analyze the extent of the community’s juvenile DUI problem. The elements of planning include problem identification and goal setting; information collection to determine where and when juveniles are drinking; the formation of partnerships with the media and allied agencies; and general deterrence to increase juveniles' perception of risk.
These crucial steps will help lay the foundation for informed, targeted enforcement efforts, enhancing their ultimate effectiveness. In addition, the planning process acts as a signal to the community that law enforcement understands the patterns of youth alcohol use and is ready to confront the challenge of juvenile impaired driving.
For detailed examples of strategic and tactical planning, see the companion document, Part III: Support Tools for Building Programs That Work. Useful information is provided in Chapter 3, “Strategic and Tactical Planning,” and Chapter 5, “Juvenile DUI Program Goals and Objectives” (pages 21-25).