Utah Department of Public Safety

POST - Accident Investigation (Intermediate)


This class builds upon the basic principles that are taught in POST and will teach the officer skill sets that they will need to properly investigate crashes.  The officer will also be introduced to new formulas that will assist them in determining vehicle speed as well as perception and reaction distances.  Students will need:  Calculator, Pencil, Blank Paper, Northwestern Template, Rollometer and Cloth Tape.


  • DI-9
  • Evidence Collection
  • Tire Marks
  • Light Bulb Analysis
  • CDR
  • NW Template
  • Diagramming
  • The Order of Math
  • Perception and Reaction
  • Drag Factor
  • Critical Curve
  • Kinematics
  • Field Practical

Student Notes:

This training is open to all agencies.

Officers attending this course must bring the following: Pen, mechanical pencil, Scientific Calculator, NorthWestern template, clip board, note/scratch paper, stop watch, cones, rollometer, and a 100 ft cloth tape.  

Students must be able to attend the entire class.

To register contact Debbie Howell, UHP Training at DHOWELL@utah.gov Class size will be limited to 20 students.

If you have a question about the course, contact Sgt. Randy Akers at (801) 857-0976 or rakers@utah.gov    


Course Dates Location TIme Status
December 9-13, 2013 Murray UHP Office, located at 5681 South 320 West, SLC, Utah (Community Classroom) 0900-1700 Completed


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