The Traffic Accident Reconstruction Origin -Article-
Curriculum and Training Vitae
Curriculum and Training Vitae
Study Candidate's Name
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Training and work experiences prior to Law Enforcement
Accumulated College level classes from 1975 through 1998, 100 semester units
1975 - 1978 Emergency Medical Technician, EMT 1
1978 - 1981 Paramedic, EMT 2
Five month training program October 1977 to February 1978 which included pharmacology of Advanced Cardiac Life Support, field internship program with a large City Fire Department. Certification in several Counties.
1981-1982 Emergency Room Technician
4 semester units in Human Anatomy, 4 semester units in Human Physiology at community college
Law Enforcement work history and training development
Specialty schools while at Police Department and public service engagements (* denotes POST certified course)
Feb 1981 hired
Mar 1981 - Jun 1981 * Basic Academy
Oct 1981 solo beat officer status
Mar 1984 three month TDY assignment as Background Investigator
1985 * Field Training Officer, 40 hr
Sep 1985 Field Training Officer status
Sep 1986 * Officer Safety and Field Tactics, 40 hr
Aug 1987 * Street Survival II Seminar, Calibre Press
Jan 1988 eight month TDY assignment to the Academy as Recruit Training Officer
Feb 1988 * Recruit Training Officer, , 24 hr
Oct 1988 return to the Field Training Officer unit
Jul 1989 enter Traffic Enforcement Unit
1990 Radar Operator Certification, 30 hr
Mar 1990 * Haz Mat for First Responders
May 1990 Presentation High School. PD representative to a student organized multi-agency demonstration for the student body. Purpose was to increase awareness of driver and passenger safety as it relates to DUI.
Aug 1990 * Intermediate Traffic Accident Investigation, 40 hr
Sep 1990 * Advanced Traffic Accident Investigation, 80 hr
Traffic Investigation classes by PD, 12 hr
09-20-92, 12-06-90, 12-13-90, 01-30-91, 02-13-91, 02-15-91
Topics covering basic formulas to estimate speed from skid, crush deformation, kinetic energy, conservation of linear momentum, and methodology in complex accident investigation.1991Participant in teaching all phases of the MTAR ( Major Traffic Accident Response) Team classes
Instructor to all Traffic Enforcement Unit Officers in the use of the Radial Measuring Device.
Feb 1991 Clandestine Labs video training by FD, 1.5 hr
May 1991 City High School. PD representative to five classes of students enrolled in a health science class. Emphasis was on substance abuse and driving laws.
Sep 1991 Department of Motor Vehicles. PD representative to a group of ten Hearing Officers. Explanations of the procedural methods for DUI investigations and demonstration of the breath analyzer as used in DUI cases.
Electric Company. PD representative to a group of 20 employees. Speak to driver safety issues that relate to accident prevention and major causes for collisions.
Dec 1991 City Conservation Corps. Begin a series of classes to a group of about sixty employees. Involved in the planning issues for a driving program by the staff and handle ten cases involving suspended licenses, status inquiries, or DMV administrative requirements.
Dec 1991 Smith and Jones. PD representative to two groups of fifteen employees. Purpose was a safety class which dealt with DUI and alcohol abuse issues.
Jan 1992 enter Traffic Investigations Unit
Feb 1992 City Conservation Corps. Teach a class of twenty employees, five issues relating to driver licenses and insurance.
Mar 1992 City Conservation Corps. Teach a class of about, issues relating to required tasks of drivers involved in traffic collisions.
Apr 1992 Assist in teaching the Radial Measuring Device to MTAR Team training class
May 1992 * Traffic Collision Reconstruction, City College, 80 hr
Oct 1992 Assist in teaching photography section of MTAR Team training class
Nov 1992 * Teaching Techniques, City PD, 40 hr
Dec 1992 Smith and Jones. PD. Purpose was a safety class which dealt with DUI and alcohol abuse issues.
Jan 1993 Assist in teaching photography section of MTAR Team training class Assist in teaching Traffic Enforcement Officers the issues relating to implementation of State forms
Mar 1993 Assist in teaching all Bureau of Field Operations Officers the issues relating to implementation of State forms
Aug 1993 Assist in teaching newly promoted Sergeants concepts relating to on-scene management of serious and fatal traffic collisions
Sep 1993 Bullet wound ballistics, Agt. B. Kong, USDOD at PD
Oct 1993 Assist in teaching Radial Measuring Device section of MTAR Team training class
Nov 1993 Vehicle Dynamics class Northwestern University, 40 hr
Jan 1994 Traffic Accident Reconstruction 1 Northwestern University, 80 hr
Mar 1994 Traffic Accident Reconstruction 2 Northwestern University, 40 hr
May 1994 Assist in teaching newly promoted Sergeants concepts relating to on-scene management of serious and fatal traffic collisions
Dec 1994 Pedestrian / Bicyclist Traffic Accident Reconstruction
Texas A & M University Extension, CA. 40 hr.
Feb 1995 Heavy Vehicle Crash Reconstruction Northwestern University, 40 hr
MAR 1995 return to Bureau of Field Operations
Apr 1995 Preliminary Alcohol Screening Device training PD, 1 hr
Apr 1995 Assist in teaching MTAR Team training class: Statements, RMD, photography. PD, 10 hr
Aug 1995 Teach RMD class to a midnight team of six officers.
SEP 1995 Temporary Duty assignment to Bureau of Investigations, Traffic Investigations
Nov 1995 Test for and achieve Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction Certification, Registration #9999.
Jan 1996 Participate in the founding of County Taskforce for Accident Investigators. Consortium of Accident Reconstruction Specialists.
Jan 1996 City Middle School. PD representative to students in a math class. Emphasis was on how math is used to do this job.
MAR 1996 Return to Bureau of Field Operations, Traffic Enforcement
May 1996 Radar Operator Certification, 40 hr
Sep 1996 Biomechanics for Traffic Accident Reconstruction
Texas A & M University Extension. 40 hr.
Sep 1996 Pedestrian Collision Workshop
Consortium of Accident Reconstruction Specialists, at PD
Participate as an instructor. The identification and recording of evidence.
Oct 1996 Analysis of Low Speed Collisions
Texas A & M University Extension, 40 hr.
NOV 1996 Temporary Duty assignment to Bureau of Administration, Training Unit
Nov 1996 Begin development of a series of classes related to traffic collision investigation to be taught to Officers and Investigators, beginning in Jan 1997.
Nov 1996 City High School. PD representative to a class of students in a physics class. Demonstrate skid to stop tests, use of formulas to derive rates of acceleration, and driver safety related issues.
Dec 1996 Achieved affiliate member status in the Society of Automotive Engineers.
Jan - Apr 1997 Provide training on a variety of subjects related to Advanced Concepts In Collision Dynamics. 40 hr class.
Provide training to 39 officers affiliated with the MTAR Team in the NWTI Vehicle Dynamics class. 40 hr class.
APR 1997 Return to Bureau of Field Operations, Traffic Enforcement Unit
Nov 1997 USDOT/FAA Civil Aviation Security Course 70012. 40 hr class.
Feb 1998 Provide training to 5 officers affiliated with the MTAR Team in the UWTI Vehicle Dynamics class. 40 hr class.
Tally of traffic related case investigations
where responsibility in a non-fatal was
to perform reconstruction of the collision 30
to use advanced skills and perform one phase of investigation 80
where a particular condition was integral to the case involving a fatality
as designated investigator for the case perform the reconstruction 39
of an assistant to the case investigator 69
where DUI was involved in any case 126
Total accident cases
(as of October 1998) reflects role as a preliminary investigator at the scene
or assigned as follow-up investigator in the Bureau of Investigations where there was testimony as an expert >1060