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Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy



September 15 - 26, 2014


Start/End Time(s)

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. each day



Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy

3025 Lebanon Pike

Nashville, TN  37214



Rachel Gober, Franklin Police Department

Dale Farmer, Governor’s Highway Safety Office

Brad Brandon, Franklin Police Department



This course is for the experienced law enforcement officer, supervisor or traffic homicide investigator who has had crash investigation training and is proficient in gathering evidence at the scene, measuring, scale diagramming, and estimating minimum speed from skid marks.  Upon graduation from this course, the student will have advanced to the next level of traffic crash investigation and obtained a relatively high degree of technical expertise in this field.


Topics include:

  • Speed estimates from kinetic energy, skid marks, scuffmarks and airborne situations
  • Vehicle dynamics and motion
  • Time, distance and motion equations
  • Conservation of momentum calculations
  • Diagramming vehicle damage
  • Vehicle damage analysis explaining thrust, center of mass, overlap, and collapse
  • Vehicle lamp examination
  • Tire damage evaluation
  • Advanced photography and video techniques
  • Vector sum analysis



$500 – County and Local Officers

$600 – State Officers



80 hours



Must have successfully completed the At-Scene Traffic Investigation course.



ALERT!  Attendee must furnish a scientific calculator.


To Register

In order to be enrolled in this course, you must register TWO (2) ways:


1.  Please fill out form and return to Kim Moss at:


              3025 Lebanon Pike

              Nashville, TN 37214


              Or email to


              Or fax to (615) 741-3366


              Fill-in Form

              Printable Form


2.  You must also register at


Other Notes

Maximum number of students is 30.



For additional information on TLETA programs, please contact us at (615) 741-4448 or email us at: