2017 Courses of Instruction

HUMAN FACTORS IN CRASH INVESTIGATION

  • November 6-10, 2017

Prerequisite: The successful completion of Basic Crash Investigation or an equivalent course is required; however, completion of Advanced Crash Investigation is recommended.

Course Description: This course is designed to give the crash investigator an appreciation for the importance of human factors in explaining collision causation through the use of lectures, discussions, in-class exercises, and outside field exercises.  The course will address the nature of perception and reaction, factors affecting the investigator's choice of perception/reaction values, and eyewitness reliability.

Topics covered will include: the nature of the driving task, simple vs. complex perception/reaction times, incorporating perception and reaction time into time-distance analysis, the nature and physiology of driver perception and reaction, factors affecting driver performance, human vision and other senses in the driving environment, the value and reliability of eyewitness evidence, eyewitness evidence vs. physical evidence, and the nature of human perception and memory.

Who Should Attend: This course is designed for peace officers and individuals responsible for investigating motor vehicle crashes.

Tuition/Registration Fees: Registration fees are due by the first day of class.  If fees are not paid in full prior to completion of class, certificates and continuing education hours will not be issued unless payment is received.

Cost:

  • $734 - tuition, meals, and lodging
  • $554 - tuition and meals

Continuing Education Hours:

  • 36 hours of Technical Studies
  • 4 hours of Skill Development

Mineral Area College Credit:

  • None
Coordinator:
  • Sergeant Eric Keim
  • 573-751-9940
For questions concerning enrollment:
  • Jeanette Ford
  • 573-751-3626 or
  • jeanette.ford@mshp.dps.mo.gov

Application For Training