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Education, training & more.

Qualifications

Education and Training

  • Southeastern Collision Reconstruction Conference held in Charleston, S.C. (July, 2014)
  • Crash Data Retrieval System operators/Analysis and Applications Update Course held in Fort Worth, Texas (May 2013)
  • Crash Data Retrieval User’s Summit held in Houston, Texas (January, 2012)
  • 2011 ARC-CSI Crash Conference held in Las Vegas, Nevada (May 2011)
  • REC-TEC SMAC2011 held in New Orleans, Louisiana (March 2011)
  • Bosch/Vetronix Crash Data Retrieval Technician Course and the Data Analyst Course held in New Orleans, Louisiana (August 2009)
  • Crash Data Retrieval Conference held in Houston, Texas (January 2009)
  • Bosch/Vetronix Crash Data Retrieval Technician Course and the Data Analyst Course held in New Orleans, Louisiana (June 2008)
  • Crash Data Retrieval Conference in Houston, Texas (January 2008)
  • Photomodeler Collision Investigation held in Houston, Texas (March 2007) Education and Training (continued)
  • REC-TEC 2000 Advanced Accident Reconstruction Using Microcomputers held in Jekyll Island, Georgia. (December 2006)
  • Southeastern Collision Reconstruction Conference held in Biloxi, Mississippi (July 2004)
  • Crash Data Retrieval System Operator’s Certification Course held in Houston, Texas (June 2004)
  • Introduction to SMAC and CRASH3 using REC-TEC Software Seminar in New Orleans, Louisiana (September 2003)
  • Crash Data Retrieval System Operator’s Certification Course at the Louisiana State Police facility in Baton Rouge, Louisiana (June 2003)
  • Crash Data Retrieval System Operator’s Certification Course held in New Orleans, Louisiana (November 2002)
  • REC-TEC 2000 Advanced Accident Reconstruction Using Microcomputers held in Cocoa Beach , Florida (June 2001)
  • World Reconstruction Exposition (WREX) held at Texas A & M University in College Station, Texas (September 2000)
  • REC-TEC Advanced Training Seminar held in Cocoa Beach, Florida (September 1997)
  • Special Problems in Accident Reconstruction Seminar hosted by the Institute for Police Technology and Management in Jacksonville, Florida (April 1996)
  • Acceleration and VC2000 Familiarization Seminar held in Plano, Texas (March 1995)
  • Commercial Vehicle Accident Investigation and Reconstruction Course held at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, Arkansas (June 1994)
  • Northwestern Traffic Institutes Traffic Accident Reconstruction II Course held at the Louisiana State Police Academy in Baton Rouge, Louisiana (August 1993)
  • Vehicle Rollovers Toptec sponsored by the Society of Automotive Engineers and held in Scottsdale, Arizona (September 1992)
  • Northwestern Traffic Institutes Traffic Accident Reconstruction I course held at the Louisiana State Police Academy in Baton Rouge, Louisiana (October 1989)
  • Michelin Tire Corporation’s Motorcycle Handling Course conducted at the Bridgehampton Raceway, Long Island, New York (August 1989)
  • Michelin Tire Corporation’s Tire and Vehicle Dynamics Seminar conducted at the Nevada Automotive Test facility near Reno, Nevada (September 1987)
  • Advanced Accident Investigation and Reconstruction School held in Austin, Texas (June 1985)
  • Louisiana State University Traffic Accident Reconstruction Course held in Baton Rouge, Louisiana (May 1985)
  • Special Problems in Accident Reconstruction Workshop at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville (April 1985).
  • Special Problems in Accident Reconstruction Seminar at the University of North Florida at Jacksonville (March 1983)
  • Advanced Technical Accident Investigation held at the Louisiana State Police Academy (January 1982)
  • Graduated from the Louisiana State University Traffic Management Institute in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in December of 1979.
  • Graduated from the Louisiana State Police Academy in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in June of 1973.
  • Graduated from the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office Auxiliary Training Academy in Metairie, Louisiana in June of 1969.
  • Attended Louisiana State University in New Orleans.
  • Graduated from Delgado Community College in New Orleans. (1991)

 

Faculty Experience

  • Instructor and co-coordinator of the Louisiana State Police Advanced Technical Accident Investigation Course Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (1983 through 1992)
  • Adjunct instructor for Northwestern University Traffic Institute
  • Taught an accident investigation course from March 12, to March 16, 1990 in Hilo, Hawaii and from March 19 to March 23, 1990 in Kona, Hawaii for the Hawaii Police Department.
  • Taught another accident investigation course as well as an advanced technical accident investigation course in Hilo, Hawaii in August of 1991 for the Hawaii Police Department.

 

Crash Reconstruction Related Experimentation

  • Conducted skid tests under controlled conditions for both automobiles and articulated vehicles in 1982, ‘83, ‘85, ‘90, ‘92, ‘93, ‘94, and ‘95.
  • Conceptualized, coordinated, and conducted skid tests on wet surfaces in 1985 in order to determine whether or not the coefficient of friction of vehicles sliding across wet surfaces is velocity dependent. A secondary consideration of the experimentation was to determine the reliability of Drag sled testing on wet surfaces. A paper has been written and published by T.A.R.O. as a result of these tests.
  • Conducted acceleration tests on large trucks in Laplace, Louisiana in 1986 in order to determine the average acceleration factor for vehicles of this type at distances of both 50 feet and 100 feet. The data base for this experiment consists of over 200 truck accelerations. S. A. E. paper # 950136 was written as a result of this testing.
  • Conducted tests to determine emergency stopping distances for New Orleans streetcars in June of 1987.

 

Chronological Police Experience

  • 1987 to 1995 Lieutenant, Louisiana State Police ( Retired on March 10, 1995)
  • 1977 to 1987 Sergeant, Louisiana State Police
  • 1973 to 1977 Trooper, Louisiana State Police
  • 1969 to 1973 Auxiliary Deputy Sheriff, Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office

 

Miscellaneous Information

  • Received U.S. Patent #5,445,024 for an Automotive Motion Recorder on August 29, 1995.
  • Accredited By The Accreditation Commission For Traffic Accident Reconstruction (No. 352). Certification expires in July, 2019.
  • “Reconstructionist” Member of the National Association of Professional Accident Reconstruction Specialists, Inc.
  • Member grade membership in The Society of Automotive Engineers
  • Fatality Review Officer for Louisiana State Police Troop B (1992-1994)
  • Participated in the development of a Louisiana State Police Traffic Homicide Investigator program
  • Participated in the planning and implementation of the Louisiana State Police Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program (MCSAP).
  • Author of the Federal D.W.I. Project 408 Grant which focused on Louisiana Parishes having high numbers of alcohol related/high severity accidents. The resulting State Police task force was deployed in St. Charles Parish in 1985.
  • Served on the Department of Public Safety Fleet Accident Review Board (1984).
  • P.O.S.T. Certified Instructor
  • F.B.I. Certified Instructor
  • Certificate of Supervisory Techniques from L.S.U. in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Retired Member of the Louisiana State Troopers’ Association.
  • Officially entered into normal retirement from the Louisiana State Police on March 10, 1995.