Iowa Law Enforcement Academy

Course Descriptions

Accident Investigation Courses

In Accident Reconstruction, students learn the skills needed to determine how a crash likely occurred. The course focuses on analyzing and interpreting information that has been collected at lower levels of investigation in order to describe the crash and the events leading to actual impact in as much detail as possible.

Through lectures, course material and the extensive analysis of real-world case studies, students are provided the training necessary to successfully reconstruct traffic crashes. Students learn to find undetected facts in available information and to deduce from these facts the circumstances that prove or disprove a theory of how a crash occurred.

Prerequisite: Must have completed Technical Investigation Course.