Consultant/Police Traffic Investigator
Jason is a full-time police traffic investigator with the Carrollton Police Department. He graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas in 2004 with a B.S. in Management Information Systems. He spent six years at Macromedia/Adobe doing Technical Support and Support Product Team Lead. He then joined the Carrollton Police Department in 2006 working in the Patrol Division. In 2009 he transferred to the Traffic Unit where he is currently. His responsibilities include hazardous traffic enforcement, crash investigation, crash reconstruction, and enforcement of motor vehicle crimes. While in the traffic unit, he spends his shifts investigating motor vehicle crashes. When he isn’t investigating crashes, he is enforcing the types of traffic violations that leads to them: speeding, stop signs, red lights, fail to yield, following too close, unsafe lane changes, etc. His responsibilities include filing criminal charges related to motor vehicle crashes and he routinely testifies in court (grand jury, municipal court, criminal court, civil court, and depositions). Throughout his police career, he has investigated hundreds of motor vehicle collisions. He has been trained in basic, intermediate, reconstruction level, and advanced reconstruction level collision investigation. He has received specialized training in motorcycle reconstruction, auto/pedestrian reconstruction, and crush energy analysis (speed from damage). He has been trained in total station mapping, photogrammetry, laser scanning, and 3D computer diagramming, and he has been trained by FARO as a laser scanner operator. He is also trained by FARO as a FARO certified trainer of Scene and Focus scanners. As a police instructor, he has taught multiple classes regarding crash reconstruction. The classes include Intermediate and Advanced reconstruction, FARO certified user, and CDR Technician. He has received training from Crash Data Group (CDG) as a Crash Data Retrieval (CDR) Technician I/II and Crash Data Retrieval Analyst, and Crash Data Retrieval Technician Trainer. This is specialized training to retrieve crash data from electronic modules (AKA “the black box”) in crashed vehicles and analyze that data as part of a situationally complete reconstruction. He is a member of the Texas Association of Accident Reconstruction Specialists (TAARS).