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Roland J. Proulx, Jr.

24 - Hour Specialized Training Seminar - Attended by over 80 police officers that have been trained in accident reconstruction. Received training from a number of experts in accident reconstruction and related fields in the following subjects:

  • Accident Reconstruction – a physicist’s approach by Bruno Schmidt Newton’s Three Laws of Motion, Conservation of Momentum, Ideal Equations in a Real World and Accident Reconstruction “Rules” and Beliefs

  • Detecting Mechanical Failures - Detecting & Dealing with Mechanical Defects by Wade Bartlett, PE. “Fresh” cars have special value, how to preserve a fracture, typical failures / examples, components and nomenclature, steering & suspension, brakes & throttle, tires & wheels and lamps

  • Participated in nationwide research and testing for “Drag Sleds – Experimental Design Considerations. Testing team members included Wade Bartlett, Al Baxter, Ed Livesay and Bruno Schmidt. Many of the seminal participants brought their personal Drag Sleds and instructors brought others to be tested. Drag Sleds were tested on a number of different surfaces at a number of different locations and tested against RADAR and VC3000 instruments for accuracy. Test results to be published in the future.

  • Discussed several aspects of Collision Data Retrieval from vehicles so equipped to download data and how to identify program errors caused by program limitations.

6/2 to 6/4/04 INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF ARSON INVESTIGATORS NEW ENGLAND ASSOCIATION OF INSURANCE FRAUD INVESTIGATORS INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MARINE INVESTIGATORS Cape Cod Community College, Hyannis, MA 1st ANNUAL JOINT TRAINING SEMINAR 20 – Hour Specialized Training Seminar - Investigative techniques seminar attended by Fire, EMS and Police Personnel as well as insurance, fire and collision investigators from Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Ohio, North Carolina, Maryland, California, Florida, and Indiana.

Topics included Computer fraud; spoilage of evidence; expert witness in fire and collision investigations; first responder in staged accidents; avoiding sabotage in SIU investigations; boat documentation; cloned vehicles; boat identification; forensic photography; investigating boat fires and interview techniques. The seminar also included a demonstration of a sailboat fire.

9/28 to 9/30/04 COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA Bureau of Training and Education - Pennsylvania State Police Conducted at Days Inn State College, PA 2004 Reconstruction Seminar 24 - Hour Specialized Training Seminar - Attended by over 80 police officers that have been trained in accident reconstruction. Received training from a number of experts in accident reconstruction and related fields in the following subjects: Three Point Airborne Trajectory Analysis, A New Look at Momentum for The Police Reconstructionist (Andy Rich); Drive 3 Demonstration (Jon Nothrup); Microsoft Excel Reconstruction (Greg Russell); Multiple Impact Collisions – Monte Carlo Method (Jeremy Daily); Utility Pole and Tree Impacts (Joe Cofone). Demonstrations in the following: Total Stations, MapScenes, Visual Statement Vista FX and CadZone.

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