CAPS receives a daily report on weekdays and a summary over weekends of the number of fatalities that have been investigated by the Alabama Department of Public Safety during the previous day (weekend). CAPS distributes this information via an e-mail distribution list. These e-mails also contain some crash facts information items that are changed out on a daily basis. The e-mail also contains information about the number of fatalities investigated by DPS to date as compared to the same date last year.
DPS investigates most fatal crashes, including all on state and Interstate routes and most on county routes. However, the e-mail report that goes out does not include fatal crashes investigated by local law enforcement. These crashes are not reported daily so it is impossible to include them.
If you would like to participate on the distribution list and receive a daily e-mail update as to the number of fatalities reported by DPS on the previous day, click here. Your e-mail address will not be used for any other purpose or distribution list.