Traffic Crash Investigations for Patrol-Sterling

Registrations are closed for this event
Date: Thursday, March 29, 2018
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Location:
Illinois State Police Dist. #1 Headquarters
3107 E. Lincolnway
Sterling, IL 61081
Instructor: Jim Linane, Chief of Police, Sleepy Hollow Police Dept. /Linane Traffic Consultants
Member's Fee: $0
Non-Member & Civilian Fee: $0

COURSE CONTENT: This course will provide officers with an overview of the skills needed to understand and utilize Basic Traffic Crash Investigation (Accident) techniques and procedures. While this course is primarily intended as an update and review for patrol officers who handle routine traffic crash investigations on a daily basis within the State of Illinois, it will also serve as an excellent introduction to more advanced traffic crash investigation techniques.

Course topics will include:

  • The purpose of traffic crash investigation
  • Defining what a traffic crash/accident is
  • Proper response and scene duties
  • Overview of proper scene management and evidence preservation
  • The difference between “Reporting” and “Investigation”
  • Illinois Traffic Law relative to a traffic crash/accident including recent case law
  • Common traffic violations contributing to traffic crash/accidents
  • Discussion and review of the importance of basic documentation of evidence, field sketches and photography
  • Traffic enforcement measures which can assist in reducing traffic crash/accidents
  • The proper method of completing a State of Illinois Traffic Crash Report (IDOT PowerPoint)
  • IDOT Traffic Crash Inv. Template usage
  • Mock Traffic Crash Scene demonstration