National Traffic Safety Summit: Bringing Law Enforcement, Crime Labs and Prosecutors Together
OCTOBER 14-17, 2013
Sponsored by: the National Criminal Enforcement Association, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, and the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office;
During this one-of-a-kind training event: a section of Interstate 44 between Tulsa and Claremore, Oklahoma will be closed and the roadway will be used to stage a live car crash. Participants will watch the crash, investigate it thoroughly, and prepare for court. Participants will see the live crash, will work with crash data all week, and look at it from the perspectives of law enforcement disciplines, forensic sciences, and officers of the court. This will involve the staged live vehicle crash itself, accident scene photography, electronic scene mapping, evidence collection and preservation, post-collision vehicle inspection, vehicle data recovery, working with forensic laboratories , case file preparation, courtroom preparation, courtroom testimony, and more. The collected data, photographs , crime lab reports, analysis of serology, imprinting on air bags, and crash data recorders will be uploaded into a drop box account for participants.
The case will be worked from crash to prosecution, by law enforcement, crime lab personnel, and prosecutors, cradle to grave, over the four days.