6/11/2010 12:00 AM
TEEX has launched the state’s first Advanced Collision Reconstructionist certificate program, which is expected to enhance the credibility of officers who testify in court as collision reconstruction experts.
“TEEX is the only organization not affiliated with a police department that offers a training program in collision reconstruction in Texas, and the TEEX name has more credibility in the courtroom,” said David Aguirre, Training Coordinator with TEEX Public Safety & Security.
Designed for law enforcement and private collision investigation professionals, the new 240-hour program includes courses in Intermediate Collision Investigation, Advanced Collision Investigation and Collision Reconstruction, as well as one elective course in Pedestrian Collision Investigation or Forensic Photography I. Those who complete the program will have the knowledge and math skills needed for advanced crash scene reconstruction, such as speed calculations, momentum solutions, Delta-V and time/distance analysis, Aguirre said.
“The TEEX collision investigation training program has trained over 3,000 law enforcement officers in Texas alone, making our training the most widely recognized across Texas,” Aguirre said. “Holding the TEEX Advanced Collision Reconstructionist diploma will help establish a witness as an expert in collision investigation and reconstruction.”
Completion of the four Public Safety & Security courses required to earn the diploma also effectively prepares recipients to take the national Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction (ACTAR) exam, he added.