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Course Description: This two-week course is designed to assist the patrol officer with improving their collision investigation abilities.  the course introduces some of the mathematical principles used by collision investigators to include: minimum speed, critical curve speed, obtaining roadway coefficient of friction and slope, and finding curve radii and super-elevation.  Other topics include: measuring and preparing scale diagrams using various methods, effective report writing and legal aspects related to collision investigation.  There will be several outside, hands-on exercises dealing with measuring tire marks, obtaining the friction values of surfaces and estimating vehicle speeds.

Equipment Needed:

  •  Students are required to bring a calculator with a square and square foot function.

Instructional Hours:  10 days / 80 hours

Instructional Objectives:  After completion, the student will be able to:

  •  Calculate the minimum speed of the skidding vehicle.
  •  Calculate the speed of vehicles in a yaw.
  •  Find the coefficient of friction of roadway surfaces using various methods.
  •  Prepare hand-drawn, scale diagrams of collision scenes.
  •  Document their findings in a report and prepare scale diagrams using hand-drawn methods as well as computer-aided drawing (CAD) software.

Prerequisite: On-Scene Collision Investigation Level I or equivalent course of instruction. A copy of the certificate must accompany the application for enrollment in this course. 

Audience:  PSP Enlisted; MP

MPOETC CLEE Hours: 6 - CLEE ID#: CLE00537

Registration: Please register for the classes below using form SP 8-130. All applications must be received 7 days prior to the course start date.

Locations: For a list of all training centers and directions, please visit the Training Center Page.



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