This report summarizes the development of a set of minimum training criteria for police accident reconstructionists. Prior to this effort, no nationally accepted standards or criteria were recognized for evaluating the qualifications of police engaged in traffic accident reconstruction activities and levels of expertise therefore varied widely. In order to develop the training criteria, a panel was assembled consisting of recognized experts from applicable disciplines, and professional organizations representing police traffic services and related training. The minimum training criteria for police traffic accident reconstructionists were developed at a panel workshop and the conferees then had two opportunities to review and comment on the draft prior to its dissemination to other representatives of the police community for their review. Additional comments were then sought from a broader law police traffic services/training community. The criteria consist of a set of 13 required topic areas and a recommendation as to the number of hours needed to address each topic. Additional recommendations were made concerning prerequisites for reconstruction training and the certification of reconstructionists.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Northwestern University, Evanston

    Department of Civil Engineering, 600 Foster Street
    Evanston, IL  United States  60208

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Fricke, L B
    • Lucke, R E
  • Publication Date: 1987-3

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices;
  • Pagination: v.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00490683
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-807 213
  • Contract Numbers: DTNH22-C-05120
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 31 1990 12:00AM