Iowa Law Enforcement Academy

Course Descriptions

Technical Collision Investigation Course

The Technical Collision Investigation Program consists of officers who volunteer to receive training to become Technical Collision Investigators. The officers receive training covering such areas as evidence recognition and collection, field sketches, measuring, scale diagramming, vehicle, light bulb and speedometer examinations. The investigators are also training in utilizing calculations to make speed determinations from a myriad of evidence including skid marks, scuff marks, airborne vehicles or objects and by using linear or circular momentum equations.