Scott Skinner

Scott Skinner is currently employed by the Idaho State Police, as a private consultant in support of their Statewide Collision Reconstruction Program. He owns and operates Collision Consulting and Reconstruction LLC which provides consultation services in civil cases. He was a sworn Oregon State Police officer from June 1985 until September 2015, when he retired as the Statewide Collision Reconstruction Program Coordinator for the Oregon State Police after 30 years of service. His Rank at the time of retirement was Sergeant and his past assignment allowed him to work full-time as a Collision Reconstructionist. He was responsible for managing the Collision Reconstruction Unit of the Oregon State Police and the investigatory activity of its 40 program members.

Sergeant Skinner received his initial training in the field of Collision Reconstruction from the Institute of Police Technology and Management (I.P.T.M.), University of North Florida in 1993.  He has been accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction (A.C.T.A.R. number 654) since October of 1994.  Scott continues to be accredited and in good standing with A.C.T.A.R., by maintaining at least the minimum requirement of 80 continuing education units every 5 years.

In June of 2004 the Oregon State Police was accepted as a participating organization of A.C.T.A.R.  At that time, Scott was appointed to the A.C.T.A.R. Governing Board of Directors.  As a result of this appointment, he attends the annual meeting of the Governing Board of Directors, monitors A.C.T.A.R. approved training and acts as a proctor for accreditation examinations for A.C.T.A.R.   He has served as the Chairperson of the Continuing Education Unit Committee.  Scott has also served on the Theory Testing Committee and the Law Enforcement Liaison Committee.  In March of 2010, he was elected as the Vice Chairperson of the A.C.T.A.R. Governing Board of Directors and in March of 2012, Scott was elected as the Chairperson of the A.C.T.A.R. Governing Board of Directors and he served in that position until his term was completed in April, 2014.  Upon his retirement from the Oregon State Police, Scott also retired from his position on the A.C.T.A.R. Governing Board of Directors.

Scott is a Heavy Truck Collision Reconstruction expert. Prior to his retirement from the Oregon State Police, he managed the Heavy Truck Reconstruction Team, and consulted with investigating members of the Oregon State Police on a majority of the reconstruction cases that involved commercial motor vehicles.  He was a C.V.S.A. level 1 truck inspector and he managed the collection and interpretation of data collected from Heavy Truck Electronic Control Modules and other Event Data Recorders.  He was an instructor for the Oregon State Police in the fields of Collision Investigation, Technical Collision Investigation, Collision Reconstruction and Heavy Truck Collision Reconstruction.

Scott holds an Associate of Science degree in Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement, and also holds an Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate from the Board of Public Safety Standards and Training.  He is a member of the Washington Association of Technical Accident Investigators (WATAI) and the Society of Accident Reconstructionists (SOAR).

Scott is an adjunct instructor for IPTM in the field of Advanced Heavy Truck Collision Investigation and Advanced Crash Investigation, and also for the University of Tulsa, OK, in the field of Digital Forensics of Vehicle Event Data Recorders.

Course Expertise

  • Crash Investigation