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Advanced Traffic Homicide Investigation 

Damaged CarThe student will learn additional laws of physics that apply to speed, acceleration and friction forces. The dynamics of a vehicle in motion with respect to airborne situations such as falls, vaults and flips will be covered. An introduction to linear momentum will complete this vehicle dynamics section. The student will also learn to analyze impact damages as it relates to vehicle and occupant movement. 

This course is ideal for the Law Enforcement Professional on a career track to become a traffic crash reconstructionist. An exercise in the measurement of vehicle crush deformation will be conducted.
Course topics will include:

  • Vehicle Lamp Examination
  • Vehicle Tire Evaluation
  • Vehicle Dynamics, motion, distance and time
  • Vehicle Airborne Dynamics
  • Vehicle Damage Evaluation
  • Conservation of Momentum
  • Practical Exercise

This course qualifies for 80 hours of Salary Incentive Credit by the FDLE Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission for law enforcement attendees only.


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​To attend this training, the participant must be Florida law enforcement or public safety personnel (sworn or civilian) who's duties include the investigation of traffic crashes or support of crash investigators. Students must have successfully completed Basic Traffic Homicide, or it's equivalent. An equivalent would be "At Scene Traffic Crash Invest." Certificates from an equivalent course will be required.

 What Should I Bring?

​Students are expected to bring materials received form Basic Traffic Homicide, like templates, calculators, compass, and equation guide. Optional equipment would include fiber and steel tape measures.

 What are the Expenses?

​Tuition for this training is provided through a grant, so there is no cost to the students or their agency. Housing and meals are provided onsite at no cost when the training is offered onsite at the Florida Public Safety Institute and the student will be traveling from outside of 50 miles from the Academy.
Contact Information

For more information contact Daniel Snyder by phone (850) 201-7072 or e-mail

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