Continuing Education Units (CEUs). All students are issuesd CEUs for the course of instruction upon successful completion. CEUs are based on the total number of hours of classroom instruction. CLEE is the only training institute that currently offers CEUs.

Certificate Program. CLEE has a certificate program in place for students who choose to enroll. The certification covers the topics and specialties involved in accident reconstruction and complements pre-existing education and training in the discipline. Students who earn certificates will achieve a higher level of reconstruction expertise, skills, and knowledge. For more information click here.

Flexible scheduling. CLEE is able to increase the training days to provide a more comprehensive training program or reduce the days to meet the specific needs of your agency. Contact us to discuss your specific needs.

Benefits of hosting. CLEE understands that it takes time and resources to host a training program. Therefore, as a thank you, we will waive to the hosting agency one student fee for every nine students who register into the course. Take a look at our hosting requirements.

Course Index

C-100: On-Scene Collision Investigation & Homicide By Motor Vehicle

MPOETC approved. 10 days, 80 hours.

This course lays the foundation for the professional collision investigator. The course is designed to provide the participants with awareness and skills necessary to properly conduct a thorough vehicle collision investigation and gather the related physical evidence at the collision scene.

The course utilizes a mix of instructional techniques that include lectures, case studies, projects, testing, and field exercises. The knowledge gained will enhance the student's investigative abilities and allow for a more professional and expert courtroom presentation and testimony.

Curriculum includes:

  • Classification of traffic collision
  • Series of collision events
  • Physical evidence of the traffic way
  • Collision photography
  • Measuring and diagramming collision scenes
  • Scale diagrams
  • Interviewing drivers and witnesses
  • Minimum speed determination from skid marks
  • Use of traffic template
  • Analysis information and case preparation
  • Principles of mathematics used in collision investigation

C-115: Essentials of On-Scene Crash Investigation

1 day, 8 hours.

This is an introductory level training course designed to provide law enforcement officers who are assigned the duty of accident investigation with the ability to properly interpret and understand the physical evidence, document the evidence, and properly report the details of the collision.

The course curriculum will include: classification of traffic collisions, phycial evidence from the roadway, measuring and diagramming the collision scene, and properly reporting the evidence and details of the collision.

C-120: Advanced and Technical Analysis Investigation

MPOETC approved. Prerequisite C-100. 10 days, 80 hours.

The second of three core traffic collision investigation courses, Advanced and Technical Analysis is designed for the experienced police officer, supervisor, or traffic homicide investigator who has some collision investigation training. This course will further expand collision investigation skills like evidence gathering, measuring, scale diagramming, and skid mark interpretation. Applicants for this course must have sucessfully completed the On-Scene/Homicide by Vehicle Collision Invesgation training course or equivalent training from a recognized training institution.

Curriculum includes:

  • Speed/velocity equations
  • Time and distance evaluation methodology
  • Pedestrian studies
  • Vehicle acceleration studies
  • Diagramming
  • Basic motorcycle collision investigation
  • Basic commercial vehicle collision investigation
  • Field projects
  • Lamp examination
  • Tire examination
  • Vehicle dynamics
  • Human factors

C-130: Traffic Collision Reconstruction & Collision Investigation

Prerequisite C-120. 10 days, 80 hours.

This is the final level of the three core traffic collision investigation courses. Reconstruction contains highly technical subject matter, including interpreting evidence from a collision scene and using mathematical computations to determine causation factors of a collision. Officers will use diagramming tools, measuring instruments and photographs as well as elements of algebra, geometry, and trigonometry to resolve cases.

Curriculum includes:

  • Staged collision situations
  • Diagramming projects
  • Speed analysis
  • Effects of weight shift in braking
  • Effects of anti-skid braking
  • Conservation of Linear Momentum and related project analysis
  • Direction of pre & post travel
  • Initial contact points
  • Position of the vehicle on the roadway
  • Collision Analysis from Reports, diagrams, statements, medical records

C-140: Advanced Technical Collision Investigation

Prerequisite C-130. 5 days, 40 hours.

This is an optional fourth collision investigation course, extensively covering Conservation of Linear Momentum and Vector Sum Analysis. These topics being very technical, this course is designed to allow more time for the subject matter and more time for students to comprehend the material being instructed.

C-150: Motorcycle Collision Investigation

Prerequisite C-140. 3 days, 24 hours.

This three-day program is designed for the experienced police officer, supervisor, or traffic homicide investigator who wants to better understand the handling characteristics, design, and speed factors affecting the reconstruction of motorcycle-involved collisions. Participants are involved in outdoor demonstrations and case projects.

Curriculum includes:

  • Identifying Motorcycle Components
  • Analyzing Physical Evidence
  • Identifying Collision Causation
  • Human Factor Behavior
  • Field Testing: Slide to Stop
  • Speed Calculations and Techniques
  • Helmets and Safety Equipment
  • Damage Analysis

C-160: Pedestrian Collision Investigation

MPOETC approved. Prerequisite C-100. 3 days, 24 hours.

One of the most frequent types of crashes, pedestrian collisions require special techniques to investigate and reconstruct. This course addresses the special dynamics involved, from reaction times to victim injury analysis to environmental factors, roadway conditions, sight issues, and more. The student will learn to recognize and interpret the evidence and compare it with the collision sequence events.

Curriculum includes:

  • Pedestrian crash problems
  • Pedestrian impact dynamics
  • Types of data: objective, subjective and performance
  • Collection of data
  • Pedestrian conspicuity
  • Reaction time/human factors
  • Reconstruction techniques
  • Hit and run investigation techniques

C-170: Lamp Examination Workshop

Prerequisite C-130. 1 day, 8 hours.

The student will examine the various types of vehicle lamps. This workshop will assist the participant in making a proper determination of the status of the lamp at the moment of impact. This workshop includes an in-class lamp lab exercise.

C-180: Tire Examination Workshop

Prerequisite C-130. 1 day, 8 hours.

This workshop is designed for Advanced Traffic Collision Investigators. Training emphasis is based on collision prevention and possible tire failure as a cause or as a result of a traffic collision. 1 day.

Curriculum includes:

  • Tire Design
  • Tire Composition
  • Tire Types
  • Tire Failure-Causes and Preventions
  • Location and Interpretation of Tire Identifications Stamping

C-190: Computer Aided Diagramming Crash Zone

5 days, 40 hours.

This course is an intensive "hands-on" program which enables students to work with the many operational uses of the Crash Zone diagramming software program. The student will be able to utilize this software program to develop case diagrams and related demonstrative evidence for court use.

C-200: CDR Technician

1 days, 8 hours. 

A DLC Technician Certification is available for students who wish to learn how to operate the CDR tool to image data from a vehicle. This usually describes vehicles with minor to moderate damage and a functional electrical system. Multiple methods of connection will be demonstrated in the event that power is lost to the DLC Connector. This will include applying power to the Air Bag Control Module and/or the Power Control Module.

Prior to the start of the course you must have in your possession: (1) a version of the Bosch © CDR Software version 2.0 or greater and Activation Certificate and (2) a Bosch © CDR hardware kit (version 3.0 or greater).

C-210: Seat Belts and Occupant Kinematics

3 days, 24 hours.

This three-day course covers components, design, and use of both active and passive restraint systems in motor vehicles. Also presented is advanced information on the subject of Occupant Kinematics which is the examination of the movement of humans during collisions. It provides valuable information that can be useful in determining the seating positions of occupants in a collision. It is designed for the experienced police officer, supervisor, or vehicle collision investigator. 

Curriculum includes:

  • Seat Belt Design and Proper Usage
  • Seat Belt Examination
  • Restraint System Failure Analysis
  • Vehicle Examinations
  • Medical Terminology
  • Reviewing and Understanding Autopsy Reports
  • Occupant Kinetics and Injury Analysis
  • Driver Determination
  • Evidence Documentation

C-220: Commercial Vehicle Inspection I

Prerequisite C-130. 2.5 days, 20 hours.

This comprehensive course combines presentations by commercial vehicle component manufacturers with insights from experienced commercial vehicle collision investigators. This combination of instructional expertise is designed to improve the knowledge and skills of officers who inspect commercial vehicles prior to and/or after a crash. Emphasis is placed on component design and normal operational performance, indications of normal and abnormal wear, and component failure. This course provides an understanding of commercial vehicle performance characteristics necessary to apply appropriate collision investigative techniques and procedures based upon inspection of the vehicle.

Note: All commercial vehicle investigation courses can be taken in any order. If you would like to have the Commercial Vehicle Investigation and Commercial Vehicle Inspection programs done at the same time, we offer this program as a 40-hour training module which includes the C 210 and the C 220 curriculum. Take advantage and schedule both programs. Attendees can take both courses or just one course.

Curriculum includes:

  • Tractor and Trailer Nomenclature
  • On-Board Computer Data, and Log Book
  • Brake System Configuration and Operation
  • Wheels, Rims and Tires
  • Steering, Suspension and Frames
  • Trailer Coupling Devices - Fifth Wheel, Dollies
  • Cargo Tie-Downs and Weight Distribution
  • Vehicle Inspections

C-230: Commercial Vehicle Investigation II

Prerequisite C-130. 2.5 days, 20 hours.

The course is designed to assist the collision investigator in identifying and understanding the air brake system and the system's braking efficiency. This course includes field projects in which commercial vehicles are skidded to determine the vehicle's braking efficiency.

Note: If you would like to have the Commercial Vehicle Investigation and Commercial Vehicle Inspection Programs done at the same time, we offer this program as a 40-hour training module and it includes C 210 and the C 220 curriculum. Take advantage and schedule both programs. Attendees can take both courses or just one course.

Curriculum includes:

  • Air Brake System (s-cam, Wedge)
  • Anti-Lock Air Brake Systems
  • Air System Components
  • Component Failure
  • Brake Efficiency
  • Brake Imbalance
  • Stopping Distances and Skidmarks
  • Field Projects
  • Case Studies
  • Center of Mass Determination
  • Trailer Swing, Jackknifing, Hydroplaning and Rollover
  • Weight Shift

C-240: Advanced Commercial Vehicle Investigation + Driver Inspection Workshop

Prerequisite C-130, 1 day, 8 hours.

This course is designed to further enhance the knowledge and skills you acquired in various Commercial Vehicle Training Programs, including but not limited to Inspection and Investigation of Commercial Vehicle Crashes courses, and the Motor Carrier Safety Inspection Program (MCSAP) This program will discuss what is new and what you might be missing during the vehicle examination on the roadside and during your post- crash examination. You will learn how to conduct a detailed examination and analysis of commercial motor and its application inspections, examinations as to traffic crash reconstruction.

During this course, you will analyze the ABS air brake system by conducting tests to determine average air chamber pressure. You will also be shown how to determine the limits of axle weights based upon the location of center mass, as well as static-quasistatic and dynamic roll propensities.

Curriculum includes:

  • Motor carrier most common complaints on roadside inspections. We will discuss how to avoid common roadside and examination errors.
  • The first impressions that include the driver, attorney, other experts, motor carriers personanel and your peers. You only have one chance to make a notable "First Impression", know what the common mistakes are that are made during your roadside or post collision examination.
  • Where does it all start? It starts at the beginning, where are you goin to conduct your vehicle inspection or examination. Layin out the plan.
  • Driver pre and post trip inspections. When is the driver required to conduct a CMV inspection and the items which must be inspected?
  • The Brakes! Why are brake inspections important and how should they be conducted to ensure a proper brake examination. Is it 80 - 90 psi or 90 - 100 psi? What did the recent court ruling mean? What do you mean, the technique was improper?
  • CMV and new technology. The items that may be overlooked during your inspection or examination. How can the new technology be used to assist you at roadside or during your post-crash examination?
  • Driver Tampering. Various methods the drivers may use to defeat the Engine Control Module (ECM) and other electronic settings.
  • Stepping back and looking at the whole picture. An overview of the CMV and driver inspection process
  • CMV court decisions, inspection and search warrant concerns: The courts and the proper CMV inspection procedure and when is a search warrant required or not required. How to get the new sonic measurement device into court.
  • CMV inspections that take place at roadside or the post collision examination. A new check list on additional items that should be examined or inspected.
  • Hands on Session. A classroom review showing items which are frequently challenged in the DataQ

C-241: Motor Fleet Crash Analysis Investigation

1 day, 8 hours.

This training has been developed to assist motor carriers, insurance investigators, DOT consultants and law-enforcement officers that are directly involved in Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) accident investigations in conducting analysis, documentation of the accident scene, motor vehicles, drivers, skid marks, highway and environmental factors.

What is needed to handle that dreaded 3 a.m. call? An overview of the engine control module (ECM), GPS and electronic logs will be introduced. Each student will receive a copy of the Accident Countermeasures manual, which will support in development of a motor fleet accident reduction plan. Certificate will be issued jointly through the Pennsylvania Motor Truck Association and Mount Aloysius College.

CLEE has partnered with the Pennsylvania Motor Truck Association for this course.

C-250: Nighttime Visibility Workshop

Prerequisite C-130. 1 day, 8 hours.

This workshop examines issues of investigating vehicular collisions that occur in darkness. It includes a discussion of lighting, movement, and pedestrian attire, as they pertain to their impact with moving vehicles. It covers various nighttime situations and considerations involved in both single and multiple vehicle collisions.

Curriculum includes:

  • Differences Between Day and Night Vision
  • Human Subjective Judgment in Visibility Issues
  • Acuity, Sensitivity and Depth Perception of Human Vision
  • Speed of Recognition During Nighttime Activities

C-260: Commercial Vehicle Investigation III

Prerequisite C-130, 3 days, 24 hours.

This course is designed to assist the police investigator in determining the accuracy and completeness of the commercial vehicle driver's log.

Curriculum includes:

  • Log Book Composition 
  • Driver Documentation
  • Carrier Documentation
  • Log Book Receipts and Data
  • Electronic Log Book

C-270: Commercial Vehicle Investigation IV

Prerequisite C-130, 3 days, 24 hours.

This course covers the investigation of rollover, jackknife, underside and trail swing. It includes a technical examination of suspension systems.

Curriculum includes:

  • Commercial Vehicle Suspension Systems
  • Determining the Center of Mass
  • Speed Determination in Rollover Collisions
  • Causes and Evidence of Trailer Swing
  • Trailer Under-ride Evidence
  • Trailer Under-ride Time and Distance Factors

C-290: Laser Measuring Device Basic Operation LTI

3 days, 24 hours.

This course is designed to be an operator orientation course for the laser measuring devices manufactured by LTI, utilizing the CAD Zone software only. The course will allow the students to utilize the many features of the devices in a one-man operation and obtain the necessary information to download for diagramming.

Note: Each student must have a computer and a mouse for classroom use. The mouse is needed for drawing exercises in class. Student will utilize their own department's laser equipment during the course.

CR-100: Undercover Operations

Ranges 1 to 5 days, 8 to 40 hours.

This course is taught by Joe Pistone, (aka Donnie Brasco). You may have seen the movie, but now you have the opportunity of being instructed by America's most experienced under-cover agent/investigator and his team.

Through the intensive teaching seminars, Joe Pistone assembles the most experienced individuals in the field of deep cover operations to assist him in presenting the teaching and practical workshop sessions. Each has a minimum of over twenty-five years with the Federal Bureau of Investigation with at least twenty of those years in undercover assignments. He brings together the top undercover law enforcement minds with a highly experienced medical practitioner to cover all aspects of the undercover experience. This includes the behavioral and psychological considerations and as well as the socio/psychological ramifications of working deep-cover assignments.

Joe Pistone brings a multidimensional and invaluable perspective to undercover training that has been recognized, utilized and heralded, throughout the world. All instructors assisting him in the training are effectively interchangeable depending on availability.

Curriculum includes:
  • Skills of the Undercover Agent
  • Legend Building / Backstopping
  • Art of Negotiations
  • Non-verbal Detection of Deception
  • Technical Equipment
  • Behavioral Analysis
  • Weapons
  • Legal Issues / Department Policies
  • Testimony / Recording Information
  • Undercover Safeguards
  • Roll Playing
  • Problem Areas in Undercover Work
  • Case Study
  • Handling the informant and informant development
  • Behavioral Aspect of Undercover Work
  • Characteristics of an Undercover Agent
  • Personalities
  • Multidimensional
  • Other Qualities
  • Emerging from the Operation in Good Condition
  • Neutralizing the Target (I.E>. Arrest & Conviction)
  • Achieving Success as an Undercover Agent
  • Getting to Know Your Target
  • Discussion of Personality Types That One is Most Likely to Encounter While Working Undercover.
  • Problems That May Arise As a Result of Undercover Work and How to Deal With Them

CR-110: The Courtroom and Survival

1 day, 8 hours.

Effective courtroom testimony by law enforcement officials is a must in today's world of case prosecution. The work done by law enforcement to make a case is futile if prosecution involved in the case does not understand your case, or if you take the commonly recognized shortcuts that the attorneys are aware of as well as you are. Thus you are not able to achieving a successful conviction.

A solid prosecution depends in part on competent and adept presentation by the law enforcement officer who is on the witness stand to the judge and/or jury hearing and deciding the case in the courtroom.

Most law enforcement officers receive little, if any, formal training regarding courtroom testimony. Most officers learn to testify at the lower courts as it relates to traffic or minor infractions. Once they go to a jury trial, a non-jury trial, they find out it is more structured and sometimes intimidating.

As a result, testifying can oftentimes be an anxiety-producing experience that leaves the officer doubting him/herself and wishing they could have another chance at making it right.

The courtroom is a different world. The distinction of how effective your sworn testimony can be easily overlooked by the law enforcement official who underestimates the defense. Be careful for as the saying goes, the other side is capable of doing what it promises. Never underestimate the opposing side.

Since television shows and other media sources are instant, and numerous television shows are top rated, they have shaped the public's perception of what a law-enforcement officer on the witness stand needs to be able to testify to. This is a uphill battle for today's police officer.

The Courtroom Testimony training course focuses on bringing the law enforcement officer psychologically into the courtroom.

This one day course will teach officers the do's and don'ts of testifying. They will learn how and why a personal relationship must be made with the judge/jury, and how to recognize and shield their personal credibility. Officers will learn when and why they may be called to the witness stand and the importance as well as the limitations of testifying. Preparation tips will be provided to reduce the risks essentially associated with testifying. In addition, specific procedures will be presented to teach officers how to counter common/favorite tactics used by defense attorneys.

Curriculum includes: 

  • Relating with the judge & jury
  • Testimony credentials
  • Ordinary errors made
  • Defense Attorney traps or ambush
  • Preparation for the case, mentally and professionally
  • Reducing the worry of testifying
  • Non-verbal communication
  • Articulation of Responses
  • Professional report writing
  • What are your limitations on testifying
  • What to expect from your prosecutor 
  • How important are courtroom ethics

CR-115: The Role of Police in the Courtroom

MPOETC approved. 1 day, 8 hours.
This course is designed to assist the police officer in preparing a case for trial at the minor judiciary level, as well as preparing testimony for trial at the court of common pleas, or as needed for depositions. Topics which will be discussed during this training include: legal terminology, understanding the right to object, and re-focusing the case when a defense attorney attempts to divert from the facts of the case.

CR-200: Introduction to Basic Computer Crime Investigation

1 day, 8 hours.

The goal of this course is to provide the attendee with a basic overview of computer crime investigations and digital based evidence. It will arm the 1st responder with the ability to identity and preserve evidence involving smart phones, computers and the Internet. 

CR-210: Computer, Internet, Social Network and Cell Phone Investigations for First Responders and Investigators

MPOETC approved. 2 days, 16 hours.

This course provides an intensive and comprehensive introduction to every major facet of computer crime investigation that a first responder or investigator will likely encoutner. It will enable the attendee to avoid the pitfalls and mistakes inherent in dealing with the volatile nature of smart-phone, computer, and Internet-based evidence — specifically, how to identify, preserve from destruction, legally obtain, analyze, submit for further processing, and use digital-based evidence in a prosecution. 

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