Registration Open for 2023 Crash Investigation Courses

October 5, 2023

Through a grant from the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission, the Louisiana Traffic Records Coordinating Committee (TRCC) is funding training opportunities for law enforcement officers in 2024. The classes will be hosted at the Louisiana State Police Training Academy in Baton Rouge, and are taught by instructors from Northwestern University's Center for Public Safety (NUCPS). Applications are now open!

Traffic Crash Investigation and Reconstruction

The NUCPS essential five-course crash series begins with an immersive introduction to crash investigation techniques, advances through key concepts, and concludes with case study-driven reconstruction practice. Please note that each course is a prerequisite for the next in the series.

  • Crash Investigation 1, January 22 - February 2, 2024
  • Crash Investigation 2, February 19 - March 1, 2024
  • Vehicle Dynamics, March 18 - 22, 2024
  • Traffic Crash Reconstruction 1, April 8 - 19, 2024
  • Traffic Crash Reconstruction 2, May 13 - 24, 2024

Advanced Reconstruction Courses

  • Heavy Vehicle Forensic Mechanical Inspection for Collision Investigators, March 4 - 8, 2024 (no prerequisites)
  • Using Excel in Collision Investigations, April 1 - 5, 2024 (prerequisites: all five Reconstruction series classes)
  • Injury Biomechanics & Traffic Crash Reconstruction, June 3 - 5, 2024 (prerequisites: all five Reconstruction series classes)
  • Crash Data Retrieval (CDR) Operator, June 6 - 7, 2024 (prerequisites: Crash Investigation 1 & 2)
  • Crash Data Retrieval (CDR) Analysis & Application, June 10 - 14, 2024 (prerequisites: all five Reconstruction series classes and CDR Operator)
  • Heavy Vehicle Crash Reconstruction, September 9 - 13, 2024 (prerequisites: all five Reconstruction series classes)

To apply for any of these classes, visit and select the registration link that corresponds to the appropriate series.


The Center for Analytics & Research in Transportation Safety (CARTS) is responsible for collecting, maintaining, integrating, analyzing and distributing crash-related data captured from law enforcement and other agencies throughout the State of Louisiana. CARTS utilizes this data to develop business intelligence (BI) and GIS tools, perform research studies and produce an annual factbook. These tools and publications are used by decision-makers to identify potential problem areas, create countermeasures, set policies, and establish programs to improve the safety of our roadways in Louisiana. CARTS is a center within the E. J. Ourso College of Business at LSU.

Contact: Karla Houston, TRCC Coordinator
Center for Analytics & Research in Transportation Safety