Roland J. Proulx, Jr.
4/20 to 4/24/98 INSTITUTE OF POLICE TECHNOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL Special Problems in Traffic Accident Reconstruction 27 - hour Specialized Training Seminar - Attended by Police Officers, Accident Reconstructionists, Engineers, and Automotive Experts from the United States, Canada, and Jamaica to receive the following training in Accident Reconstruction and related fields: Commercial Vehicle Accident Investigation & Commercial Vehicle Trailer Swing-out; Tires-Causative Factors; The use of In-Car Video in Accident Investigation; Linear Momentum Facts & Myths; Crash Diagramming with Lasers; Occupant Restraint Systems; Internet-Accident Reconstruction Research; Forensic Animation & Simulation; Determining Occupant Positions, and Occupant Kinematics & Injury Analysis.
5/5 to 5/7/98 MASSACHUSETTS OPERATION LIFESAVER In Conjunction with the Federal Railroad Administration, Boston & Maine Railroad, & Conrail Conducted at Westover Air Force Reserve Base, Chicopee, MA Grade Crossing Collision Investigation Course 16 - Hour Specialized Training Course - Attended by Police Officers and Accident Reconstructionists from Massachusetts in the investigation of railroad collisions at grade crossings involving motor vehicles, off-road vehicles, and pedestrians. The following subjects were covered: Grade crossing collision facts; train stopping distances; Massachusetts General Laws involving train collisions; locomotive components & warning devices; potential hazards; types of trains; environmental concerns; human element in collisions; drug & alcohol testing; how to stop a train; warning signs & street markings; crossing gates; train event recorders; legal issues; Operation Lifesaver terms & definitions and collision statistics.
6/18/98 COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS OFFICE OF ATTORNEY GENERAL In conjunction with the Insurance Fraud Bureau of Massachusetts Conducted in Worcester, MA Staged & Jump-In Accidents – Premeditation and Opportunity 6 - Hour Specialized Training Seminar - Attended by insurance, government, legal, local & state law enforcement, and private industry professionals from all of Massachusetts. Trained in proposed Massachusetts Legislative changes; accident reconstruction, auto fraud, and identifying profiles, as it pertains to staged and jump-in accidents; conducting examinations under oath; and taking statements.
9/2/98 U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION Conducted in Burlington, MA Traffic Occupant Protection Strategies Instructor 8 - Hour Advanced Instructor Development Training Course - Attended by local & state law enforcement officers and other traffic safety professionals in the teaching of proper occupant protection strategies. The following lesson plan subjects were covered: Occupant protection risks & survival; evaluating crash dynamics; enforcement & education; looking beyond the ticket; public information & outreach; and rescue guidelines for air bag equipped vehicles. The program