Sessions by Category

Symposium on Traffic Safety
June 3-6, 2019


2018 Crash Investigation/Reconstruction Break Out Sessions


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Advanced Investigative Techniques

Crash Reconstruction: A Complete Step-by-Step Procedure (Terry Day)

  - Terry D. Day, P.E., Engineering Dynamics Corporation

This session will provide you with a step-by-step procedure to use when reconstructing crashes. Mr. Day will begin by reviewing the available crash site and vehicle raw data obtained from inspections. He will then show you how to reduce this data for analysis for both a traditional reconstruction approach, using damage and momentum methods, and a simulation approach that produces a time history and video of the entire crash. Lastly, a visibility study is used to determine the drivers’ opportunity to avoid the crash.

Investigating and Reconstructing Rollover Crashes (John Daily/Wilson Toresan)

 - John Daily, MSME, Jackson Hole Scientific Investigations, Inc.
 - Wilson Toresan Jr., Ph.D., Instituto Geral de Pericias/RS – Brasil 

In this session, we will walk you through a systematic process for investigating rollover collisions using logical methodologies for evidence gathering and analysis. From the taxonomy of rollover events to evidence collection and occupant kinematics to vehicle speed analysis, you’ll walk away with more confidence in proving reasonable vehicle speed and who was driving the vehicle.

Distracted Driving and Crash Causation: Technology for Enforcement and Case Studies (Christopher Sanchez)

 - Sergeant Christopher N. Sanchez, Massachusetts State Police
   Collision Analysis & Reconstruction Section

Come and explore innovative strategies being implemented around the country to determine when distracted driving was a factor in traffic crashes. Sergeant Sanchez will discuss cellular technology and its evidentiary potential, effective evidence collection techniques, and investigative methods for the successful prosecution of distracted driving cases.

Drivers' Responses: Getting a Better Number to Use and How to Apply It (Jeff Muttart)

 - Jeff Muttart, Ph.D., Crash Safety Solutions, LLC

In this session Jeff Muttart will reveal how to apply research to obtain the most accurate drivers’ perception-response time, the most common response times for various scenarios, and why one-response-time-fits-all numbers are not welcomed by courts. You’ll learn which scenarios provide the fastest response, as well as which ones provide the slowest.

Commercial Vehicles: Establishing Gear Position and Speed from Gear Position (W.A. "Bill" Focha)

 - W.A. “Bill” Focha, North Coast Truck Inspections

In this session, you will learn how to identify the various types of transmissions and axles installed on commercial vehicles. Mr. Focha will show you how to obtain information from the vehicle that will allow you to establish gear position. Then, using this data, you will see how you can apply an equation to establish the vehicle’s speed.

A Needle in a Haystack: The Unsolvable Hit and Run (Dale Drummond)

 - Investigator Dale B. Drummond, Beverly Hills (California) Police Dept.

Investigator Drummond will share new methodologies based on both modern technologies and traditional police work to solve hit and run traffic collisions, convict suspects, and bring closure to families. You will learn how to take your case from the on-scene investigation to the courtroom. He will also discuss the Watson Murder cases and the importance of using a DRE in your investigation.

Case Preparation and Courtroom Testimony for Crash Investigators (George Ruotolo)

 - George L. Ruotolo, George L. Ruotolo Consulting, Inc.

This session will help you prepare to face the rigors of both direct and cross examinations, with particular attention to challenges to your expertise and attempts to block or preclude your testimony. From consulting and pre-trial deposition testimony through re-direct and re-cross examinations, Mr. Ruotolo will reveal time tested strategies for preparing your case and effective techniques for presenting your testimony in an objective and professional manner.

Proper courtroom decorum, protocols for using demonstrative exhibits, answering difficult questions, and avoiding professional pitfalls during your testimony will all be discussed.

Forensic Evidence Recovery for Crash Investigators (Donnie Barker)

 - Donnie Barker, Assistant Director, IPTM

In this hands-on session, you will learn how to locate, recover and document trace and biological forensic evidence from vehicles that have been involved in DUI, hit-and-run and pedestrian strike collisions. We’ll explore bloodstain patterns and their evidentiary value as well as forensic light sources to locate nearly invisible evidence. You’ll also be given photography tips for those hard to get close-up photos of difficult to record evidence.

Motorcycles: Myths, Methodologies & Momentum (Ken Strohmeyer)

 - Detective Ken Strohmeyer, Scottsdale (Arizona) Police Dept.

During this session, we’ll explore the history of motorcycle crash investigations, the methodologies used, and their associated myths. Detective Strohmeyer will review case studies where momentum was used to reconstruct the collision and discuss the viability and challenges when compared to other methodologies. We’ll wrap up with a look at the current trends in testing.

Introduction to Energy and Updated Motorcycle Crush Equations (Wade Bartlett)

 - Wade Bartlett, Mechanical Forensics

In this session, we’ll explore the basics for energy techniques and review updated motorcycle crush analysis equations. Limitations on "speed from crush" for cars and motorcycles will be discussed as well as the measurements you need to take at the scene in order to complete this analysis technique.

Car Seat Basics for Crash Investigation and Traffic Enforcement (Kelly Powell)

 - Kelly Powell, Safe Kids Program Director
   Safe Kids Palm Beach County (Florida)

When you encounter a child in a car seat during a crash investigation or traffic stop, do you know what type of car seat it is? Is it installed correctly? Is the child properly restrained? This session will teach you the basics of child passenger safety. You’ll learn about the different types of seats and their relevance to the size of the child. We’ll show you how to identify an improperly installed car seat by injury patterns upon a child and through an examination of the seat itself. You’ll also learn where to find local resources and more information that can help you in your investigation.



Using EDR Data to Calculate Non-EDR Equipped Vehicle Speeds (Weston Brown)

 - Sergeant Weston Brown, Scottsdale (Arizona) Police Dept.

Sergeant Brown will present you with a clear and concise method to ascertain the vehicle speed of a non-EDR equipped vehicle when one is involved in a collision with a vehicle that is equipped with an EDR. Case studies will be used to demonstrate a clear and concise methodology.

Case Studies Using EDR Information (Richard Ruth)

 - Richard Ruth, P.E., Ruth Consulting, LLC

Mr. Ruth will demonstrate the way to ensure an EDR recording is from the crash event of interest and examine the confidence that can be given to fast speed prior to impact. He will show different methods to compute speed at impact including velocity vector triangles.

EDR Update 2018 (Richard Ruth)

  - Richard Ruth, P.E., Ruth Consulting, LLC

This session will provide you with the latest updates to EDR equipment, software and the new data available. Rick Ruth will discuss known issues with hardware, software and data, and explain the latest updates to EDR access law, EDR regulations, and research supporting EDR data admissibility.

New Technology

3D Crash Reconstruction and Simulation as Easy as 1, 2, 3 (Brian McHenry)

 - Brian G. McHenry, President, McHenry Software, Inc.

This technical session will focus on the recent improvements to the SMAC collision reconstruction simulation program for 3D crash analysis. You will learn the measurements and other data that are required, how modern technology can help, and recommendations for completing an accurate 3D reconstruction.

The Autonomous Vehicle in Crash Reconstruction: How Did it Happen and Who is Responsible? (Alan Moore)

 - Mr. Alan Moore, P.E., A.B. Moore Forensic Engineering

Join us for an exploration of the rapidly growing field of self-driving vehicles and the impact they have on the field of crash reconstruction. We’ll take a look at the advantages and limitations of today’s technology, including Automatic Braking (AEB), Lane Departure Assist (LDA), Lane Centering, as well as the future of self-driving vehicles. Mr. Moore will explain how you can determine if these systems were installed, if they were enabled, and if they functioned as designed.

Using UASs (Drones) in Crash Reconstruction: A Traffic Incident Management Initiative (Andrew Klane)

 - Andrew S. Klane, Forensic Mapping Solutions, Inc.

This session will focus on the use of unmanned aerial systems (UASs) to provide a full range of aerial intelligence at crash scenes while also improving roadway clearance times. We will provide you with the information to implement and operate a successful UAS program, review the aerial platforms available today, and explore pros and cons of each. We will also discuss the additional tools that can be obtained to complement the UASs for quick and accurate scene documentation, FAA licensing requirements, and guidelines for establishing departmental policies and procedures.

Aerial Photogrammetry for Crash Investigation using Pix4D (Andrew Klane)

 - Andrew S. Klane, Forensic Mapping Solutions, Inc.

This session will provide you with the fundamentals of using the Pix4D photogrammetry software to forensically map a collision scene. Learn how a 3D point cloud, scene reconstruction, or an orthomosaic photograph can be generated using unmanned aerial systems (UASs) and photogrammetry software with survey grade accuracy. A discussion of deliverables and integration with existing workflows and other reconstruction software, such as Virtual Crash, will conclude the session.

Live Demonstration

Instrumented Crash Testing Sponsored by RIEGL

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Exhibitor Showcase

4N6XPRT Systems Software Overview: AutoStats, StifCalcs, and More (Daniel Vomhof III)

- Daniel Vomhof III, General Manager, 4N6XPRT Systems

Mr. Vomhof will present an overview of the Expert AutoStats and 4N6XPRT StifCalcs software, highlighting fields that are not commonly used and explaining why they are important. He will discuss different approaches to using crush and share how the StifCalcs program can help you get a handle on speeds to help in your evaluation. A refresher on AutoStats data fields will be provided as well as a look at the many options of Stiffness values and some non-traditional ways to use Force Balance when using StifCalcs.

Advanced Total Station Principles for Crash Reconstruction (Mike Flamm/Carlson Software)

 - Mike Flamm, Carlson Software

This session will review some basic and advanced principles of creating a scaled diagram using the total station equipment. Topics will include understanding how the raw data from the total station is processed and converted into horizontal and vertical angles allowing you to better understand and calculate these values for future use. In addition, you will learn how to confirm the accuracy of your measurements and processed data by calculating raw data sets. Alternative techniques for mapping the crush damage of vehicles, resections, and reference points will be covered. Mr. Flam will also show you how to utilize point cloud data with your total station diagram for a more complete crash scene diagram.

FARO Zone 3D 2018: Past, Present and Future (Derik White/FARO Technologies)

 - Derik J. White, Director of Public Safety Software, FARO Technologies 

This workshop will give an overview of FARO Zone 3D’s development and provide insight into how the originators continually respond to the product needs of the public safety industry, and the team they created as a result of the acquisition of the CAD Zone and ARAS companies. Mr. White will share information about an innovative program that combines the best of both companies - data importing, diagramming, analyzing, animating, reporting, and presentation. He will discuss the benefits of using the FARO Zone system and demonstrate how complex tasks such as animation, blood spatter analysis, and bullet trajectory analysis and reporting are easier than ever before.

Interactive Driver Response Research Overview (Swaroop Dinaker & Lynn Carangelo/Crash Safety Solutions)

 - Swaroop Dinaker, Human Factors Scientist and Lynn Carangelo, Manager
   Crash Safety Solutions, LLC

Interactive Driver Response Research (IDRR) allows crash reconstructionists to incorporate human factors and driver response research into real life crash scenarios. You will learn the science and research principles of IDRR and how it can be used during reconstruction. Several features will be demonstrated, including determining acceleration rate and time, deceleration rate, search times, response to lead vehicles, traffic signals, steering and braking capabilities, response, avoidance, discernibility distance and other calculation options. You will also learn how to use “Adjustment to Baseline” to compare and apply real-life scenarios (your cases) to published, peer reviewed studies. With IDRR, driver response research is at your fingertips – in one place and tailored to your case!

Real Physics (Terry Day/Engineering Dynamics Corporation)

 - Terry D. Day, P.E., President, Engineering Dynamics Corporation

This workshop will open up the various parts of the HVE physics models to see how they work. Mr. Day will review the Tire-Terrain Interaction, Anti-lock Braking System, Traction Control, Yaw Stability Control, Brake Temperature, Steering Geometry, Hydroplaning, Tire Blow-out, 3-D Collision and Rollover. He’ll discuss how each uses real physics, not fudged numbers, how each duplicates what actually happens on a vehicle and how they make it possible to study real crashes involving real-world issues. You’ll learn how real physics is completely different from animation.

Using 3D Laser Scanning for Crash Scene Investigations and Reconstruction (Shannon Trammell/RIEGL USA)

 - Shannon Trammell, Forensic LiDAR Specialist, RIEGL USA

In our technology-driven world, 3D Laser Scanning Technology (LiDAR) is used for major crime scene analysis and fatal traffic crashes, and aids investigations by freezing the scene in a 3D environment. RIEGL provides law enforcement with advanced technology tools to become more efficient in investigating and professionally documenting crime and crash scenes, while reducing the amount of time roads and lanes are closed. Shannon Trammell will demonstrate how to deploy and set up a 3D laser scanner on scene, how to work and collect data from a serious or fatal crash, what the data looks like, and how to go from 3D to 2D line drawings. He’ll share other ways this technology is being used including clandestine graves and body deposition sites (skeleton and bone collection) and school or factory pre-planning.


Symposium on Traffic Safety
June 3-6, 2019

2018 DUI/Traffic Enforcement Break Out Sessions


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Drugged Driving

Compassionate Medical Cannabis: What It Means To The Street Officer (Garrett Berman/Luis Lopez)

 - Garrett Berman, Asst. State Attorney, Broward Co. (Florida) State Attorney's Office
 - Detective Luis Lopez, Asst. Professor, Daytona State College 

This session will provide you with an overview of the Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act – what it does, what it requires, and the legal ramifications for Florida. You’ll learn what rights and responsibilities the street officer has when investigating these cases, specifically during traffic stops and how to detect the marijuana-impaired driver claiming medical use. We’ll give you a brief overview of the signs and symptoms of cannabis impairment and explain the best ways to prosecute and testify in these cases.

Fentanyl, Fentanyl Analogs, Carfentanil, U-47700, Counterfeit Pharmaceuticals & Other Dangerous Substances (Dan Zsido)

 - Dan Zsido, National Training Education Director
   National Association of Drug Diversion Investigator

This presentation will give you an overview of Fentanyl and its analogs, as well as counterfeit pharmaceuticals and other and synthetic substances. Mr. Zsido will cover topics ranging from exposure incidents of law enforcement, counterfeit pills and pill press devices, to distribution methods, costs vs. profit, and supply vs. demand factors. You will leave the session knowing what the drugs look like, how they are used, and how to avoid a lethal drug exposure.

Impacts of Marijuana in Washington State: Mistakes Made and Lessons Learned (Steve Johnson)

 - Deputy Chief Steve Johnson, Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board

During this session, we will discuss the effects that medical and recreational marijuana sales have had on the state of Washington. You’ll learn the basic framework of Washington State’s regulatory system, how the legalization has influenced the illicit market, the increase in cannabis-impaired drivers, and the administrative rules and laws that have been changed to address these issues.

Prosecuting the Drugged Driver (Garrett Berman/Luis Lopez)

 - Garrett Berman, Asst. State Attorney, Broward Co. (Florida) State Attorney's Office 
 - Detective Luis Lopez, Asst. Professor, Daytona State College 

Designed for both officers and prosecutors, this session will explain the concepts of the Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE) and Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) programs, introduce you to DRE Evaluations, and explain how to read and understand a DRE report. Detective Lopez and Assistant State Attorney Berman will provide you with an overview of Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus and how to use it in court. We’ll discuss courtroom procedures and testifying specific to drug cases as well as how medicinal marijuana will affect the future of the courtroom. 

The Cannabis User: Public Health and Officer Safety (Chip Walls)

  - H. Chip Walls, Forensic Toxicologist

Mr. Walls will discuss the unexpected consequences of the young and elderly exposures to medicinal cannabis. You will learn about cautionary procedures to avoid exposure to synthetic cannabinoid drugs during raids and evidence collection. In addition, he will give you an overview of the 2017 Massachusetts Supreme Court case Commonwealth vs. Thomas J. Gerhardt, where the defense challenged and defeated the use of field sobriety test evidence in marijuana impaired driving cases. 

DRE Evaluations for Recertification (Luis Lopez)

 - Detective Luis Lopez, Asst. Professor, Daytona State College 

Certified DREs can take advantage of this session to perform evaluations in front an instructor for recertification and complete the proper paperwork or turn in recertification forms. In addition, veteran DRE instructors will be available to answer your questions.

Dane County Oral Fluid Pilot Project/Establishing an Oral Fluid Drug Testing Program in Alabama

 - Candace Lightner, President, We Save Lives, Arlington, VA
 - Ted Savage, We Save Lives, Arlington, VA
 - Curt E. Harper, Ph.D., F-ABFT, Alabama Dept. of Forensic Sciences

Oral fluid testing may be the next big step in the identification and prosecution of drug impaired drivers. Candace Lightner will kick off this session by sharing recent developments in Oral Fluid (OF) Testing. Ted Savage will discuss details of a pilot project in Wisconsin that compares the Alere-DDS2 oral fluid detection device with blood specimens collected from DUI offenders. Finally, Curt Harper will review a study conducted by the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences (ADFS) and the Alabama DRE Program to validate the use of OF screening in the field by officers and OF confirmation testing. He’ll share the results, as well as comparison data, of three roadside OF screening instruments. 


DUI Report Writing: Best Practices for Completing the DUI Alcohol/Drug Influence Report (Vin Petty)

 - Vin Petty, Florida Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor

Taught from a prosecutor's perspective, this presentation is designed to help you improve your DUI reports so a prosecutor can better use them to succeed in court. Join Mr. Petty in an in-depth discussion of techniques and tips to improve the documentation of all aspects of your DUI investigation. A variety of actual DUI Reports--both good and bad--will serve as examples of how to better prepare the DUI Alcohol/Drug Influence Report.

Using Social Media in DUI Investigations (Frank Imparato)

 - Officer First Class Frank L. Imparato, University of Central Florida Police Dept.

Social media platforms can be an asset in both investigating and preventing incidents of impaired driving. During this session you will learn tips and tricks on how to utilize social media to your advantage while conducting DUI investigations. Officer Imparato will also explain how to leverage community partnerships to create successful anti-DUI social media campaigns.

Strategies for Impaired Driving Enforcement (John Cullen)

 - Detective John Cullen, Jacksonville (Florida) Sheriff’s Office

Detective Cullen will help you strengthen each step of your DUI cases by reviewing the three phases of a DUI investigation and the common defense challenges to each. You will learn best practices for handling suspected drug impaired subjects, how to create a nexus between toxicology results and impairment, how to use a DRE in your investigations, and much more.

DWI Dashboard: An Online Tool for States to Reduce Impaired Driving (Robyn Robertson)

 - Robyn Robertson, President & CEO
   Traffic Injury Research Foundation, Ottawa, Ontario Canada

Robyn Robertson will discuss the new DWI Dashboard—a free, user-friendly, automated software tool that can be used by multiple state agencies and stakeholders to identify where gaps in the DWI system are occurring and why. Two strategic guides are included in the Dashboard to help states develop and implement solutions, and develop partnerships with community services. In addition, you will learn about cost-free technical assistance that the Traffic Injury Research Foundation provides to assist states in strengthening their DWI system. 

Improving DUI System Efficiency through Electronic Warrants (Petey Casstevens)

-  Patricia (Petey) Casstevens
   Law Enforcement Liaison,

Petey Casstevens will introduce you to an exciting new resource that will help you overcome one of the biggest challenges in making impaired driving arrests. eWarrants streamlines the process of obtaining a warrant when an individual refuses roadside testing. You’ll learn best practices from states that have successfully implemented the program and resources you can use to establish the program in your jurisdiction. 

Policing and Mobile Driver Licenses (Rob Mikell)

 - Rob Mikell, Director of Government Mobile Solutions, IDEMIA

Highly secure mobile driver licenses (mDLs) living on a smartphone can provide officers real-time updates from the DMV so that they can identify vehicle occupants and run warrant checks before exiting their cruiser. Drivers can rest assured that they are interacting with an authentic law enforcement official. During this session, Mr. Mikell will explain how mDLs work and how to authenticate an mDL without taking possession of a person's smartphone. He’ll also discuss the benefits, legislative initiatives, and updates on the real world, public use of mDLs.

Large Truck and Bus Traffic Enforcement (Brett Railey)

 - Chief Brett Railey (Retired) Winter Park (Florida) Police Dept.

This session covers the national training program of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. You will learn how to safely conduct commercial motor vehicle traffic stops from the site selection prior to initiation to the release of the vehicle back into the flow of traffic. We will discuss the documentation requirements and citation procedures unique to commercial vehicles. And, we will examine the indicators of severe vehicle defects and what you should do if defects are found. 

CarFit: Helping the Vehicle to Fit the Driver (Fran Carlin-Rogers/Jo Filice)

 - Fran Carlin-Rogers, Senior Transportation Consultant, CarFit
 - Aux. Trooper Jo Filice, Florida Highway Patrol, Troop F

In some occasions, a crash or erratic driving may be caused by a vehicle that is not properly adjusted to the driver. Especially for older drivers, simple adjustments or adaptive devices can make all the difference. That’s where CarFit comes in.

CarFit is a national education program where trained volunteers review a standardized checklist of comfort and safety items including mirror position, driver distance, and line of sight in relation to the steering wheel. The outcome may be safety recommendations, discussion of select adaptive devices, and responding to driver questions.

In addition to community applications, CarFit is being embraced by law enforcement agencies, fire departments, and even tow truck companies for their own personnel. This session will review the CarFit program and discuss its applicability to both your community and your agency.

Driving in Crisis: Assessing the Mentally Impaired Driver (Jamie Sipes)

 - Sergeant Jamie Sipes, Mental Health Liaison, St. Paul (Minnesota) Police Dept.

Sgt. Sipes will discuss the increasing phenomenon of persons driving in crisis. Officers and investigators are encountering more drivers who are experiencing an acute crisis that has affected their driving conduct. As a traffic violation has led to the encounter, the question becomes, what now? You will learn when charges may be appropriate, when stabilization or hospitalization may be more valuable, and when de-escalation and crisis intervention must occur before any decisions can be made.

Car Seat Basics for Crash Investigation and Traffic Enforcement (Kelly Powell)

 - Kelly Powell, Safe Kids Program Director
   Safe Kids Palm Beach County (Florida)

When you encounter a child in a car seat during a crash investigation or traffic stop, do you know what type of car seat it is? Is it installed correctly? Is the child properly restrained? This session will teach you the basics of child passenger safety. You’ll learn about the different types of seats and their relevance to the size of the child. We’ll show you how to identify an improperly installed car seat by injury patterns upon a child and through an examination of the seat itself. You’ll also learn where to find local resources and more information that can help you in your investigation.

Florida Legal Update

Florida Legislative Update (Peter Stoumbelis)

 - Peter N. Stoumbelis, Sr. Asst. General Counsel, (Retired)
   Florida Dept. of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles 

Mr. Stoumbelis will present the new laws passed during Florida’s recent legislative session and examine their impact on law enforcement procedures. 

Florida’s DUI Administrative License Suspension Process (Vernon Howell/Tom Moffett)

 - Vernon Howell, Bureau Chief, Bureau of Administrative Reviews 
 - Tom Moffett, Asst. General Counsel
    Florida Dept. of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles

This presentation will address license suspension as a result of a DUI, the different types of hearings a driver may select, how hearings are conducted, and what is expected of the parties by the Hearing Officer in order to make a final decision. You’ll learn what is required for an informal or formal review as well as the burden law enforcement must meet for the hearing officer to sustain, invalidate or modify a suspension. 

Florida Breath and Blood Alcohol Testing Update (Ann Marie Johnson/Danielle Bell)

 - Ann Marie Johnson, General Counsel/Legal Advisor
 - Danielle Bell, Department Inspector 
   Florida Department of Law Enforcement 
Alcohol Testing Program

Ms. Johnson will give you an overview of the recent legislation, court litigation, research, and current trends concerning breath and blood alcohol testing. Danielle Bell will discuss new calibration certificates and uncertainty of measurement, and ANAB Accreditation. She'll also give you a sneak peek at plans for evaluating new instrumentation in lieu of Ethernet and printer update. 

Florida DUI Case Law Update (Ben Fox)

 - Ben Fox, Asst. State Attorney

Always a popular session, Mr. Fox will give you a comprehensive update on the DUI case law in Florida and what you need to know as a law enforcement officer. Pertinent cases that have surfaced and their effects upon procedures and prosecution will be discussed.

DUI from a Defense Perspective (Matt Olszewski)

 - Matt Olszewski, Attorney/Managing Partner, FL DUI Group Law Firm

Program Management

FDOT Highway Safety Office - Funding and Initiatives Update (Tim Roberts)

 - Tim Roberts, Program Coordinator, Florida Law Enforcement Liaison Program

From the overarching Strategic Highway Safety Plan down to the resources available to your community, this session will cover all the latest information on Florida’s traffic safety campaigns, initiatives, and grant funded programs. Tim Roberts will discuss the upcoming Click It or Ticket and Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement waves as well as recent changes to the Florida Traffic Safety Law Enforcement Challenge, including the new criteria, process, and timeline. He’ll share information on Florida’s grant funding process, important deadlines, what can and can’t be funded, and how funding decisions are made.

Uniform Traffic Citation Reporting (Richie Frederick)

- Richie Frederick, Program Manager, Florida Dept. of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles

In this session, we’ll provide you with an overview of the administration, issuance, processing, and reporting of Uniform Traffic Citations. You’ll learn how to accurately complete the Standard and DUI Uniform Traffic Citations and recognize common errors and solutions for accuracy. We’ll also discuss the benefit of electronic citation submissions and the overall importance of accurate and complete citation data.

DITEP - Identifying Drug Impaired Students (Rich Rosell/Tim Dempsey)

 - Chief Rich Rosell, Indian River Shores Public Safety (Florida) 
 - Sergeant Tim Dempsey, Indian River Shores Public Safety (Florida)

Students are using licit and/or illicit drugs at an alarming rate and are often impaired in the classroom. The Drug Impairment Training for Educational Professionals (DITEP) program brings the DRE evaluation into the school with one goal - getting students and their families help, including substance abuse counseling and mental health evaluations. Sgt. Dempsey will give you an overview of the DITEP program, explain how it compares to the DRE program and discuss implementation obstacles and expectations. The session will end with a moderated panel discussion on implementation strategies.

Using High Visibility Enforcement to Counter Increasing Traffic Deaths (Howard Hall)

 - Chief Howard B. Hall, Roanoke Co. (Virginia) Police Dept.

Chief Howard Hall will explain how the use of high visibility traffic enforcement (HVE), done in a constitutionally sound and data driven manner, can be a primary strategy for police departments to use to counter the trend of increased traffic fatalities. Research shows that traffic enforcement, particularly when targeted toward problem areas, is effective at reducing traffic collisions and other social harms. The discussion will include the return on investment from HVE, methods to ensure that it's used in an appropriate manner, and descriptions of several successful programs.

Utilizing Crash Data Performance Metrics to Drive Improvement (Richie Frederick)

 - Richie C. Frederick, Program Manager
   Florida Dept. of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles

Everyone uses that information: traffic engineers, program managers, policy makers, prosecutors, and insurance companies. They all depend on complete and accurate crash reports. The problem is that these reports are often littered with errors, inconsistencies and improperly coded information.

For that reason, Florida’s DHSMV has begun a project to quantify and reduce crash reporting errors. This session will discuss that project and show you how to improve the accuracy and completeness of your crash reports. You will also learn how to fill out the Drug Data Collection fields.

Live Demonstrations

Body Worn Camera and the DUI Investigation (Allan Kolak)

- Master Sergeant Allan Kolak, Cape Coral (Florida) Police Dept.

This session will teach you how to properly use a Body Worn Camera (BWC) during a DUI investigation to maximize the evidence being captured on video. Sergeant Kolak will discuss body placement and positioning, officer safety while using a BWC, and the pros and cons of using the camera during your investigation. 

Sobriety Checkpoint

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Exhibitor Showcase

Using the SX10 (High Speed Scanner/Robotic Station) at the Scene (Bryce Adams/Trimble Forensics)

 - Bryce Adams, Applied Forensics, Trimble Forensics

Having one tool that will give you full high speed scanning robotic total station with the option of non-prism survey shots and full images for later use in your diagram and presentations is a proven success. Bryce Adams will show you how to use this one-of-a-kind scanning total station for your scene work, including proper survey/mapping workflow to build your scene collection, single/multiple scene scans, the workflow on "moves," and taking your scene into the diagramming software "Reveal.”

Present and Future of Speed Enforcement (Steve Hocker/Stalker Radar)

 - Steve Hocker, Sr. Product Manager, Applied Concepts, Inc. (Stalker Radar)

This session will discuss speed enforcement products being used worldwide and how they can help law enforcement today. Steve Hocker will share the latest on speed enforcement for Autonomous Driving vehicles, interfacing with Intelligent Traffic Systems, automated enforcement, and the types of products being created to make speed enforcement easier and more exact.