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Basic Traffic Homicide Investigation

FDLE Course 098 (Salary Incentive) 

The student will be refreshed on their duties and responsibilities at the scene of a crash. The student will learn how to identify evidence found on the roadway and from the vehicle. An introduction to some of the important mathematical calculations and physical laws will be given. Also, the student will learn how to measure and diagram, and how to use photography and video to document the scene. The student will also participate in practical exercises involving measuring and diagramming.

Course topics will include:

  • Physical evidence from the roadway
  • Physical evidence from the vehicle
  • Frictional forces and acceleration
  • Determining speeds from skid mark evidence
  • Crash scene photography
  • Methods of measuring crash scenes
  • Diagramming scenes and use of traffic templates
  • Case preparation

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 a Florida law enforcement officer who's duties include the investigation of traffic crashes or support of crash investigators. There are no additional requirements, but an aptitude towards mathematics and science is desirable.

 What Should I Bring?

​All materials will be provided for this course.

 What are the Expenses?

​Tuition for this training is provided through a FDOT grant.  There is no cost to students or their agency. Housing and meals are only provided for courses held at the Florida Public Safety Institute for students residing beyond 50 miles from the Institute.
Contact Information

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

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