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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, sponsored by the Governor's Highay Safety Office, 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



Tuition is free.


If the student wishes to stay and eat at TLETA, the fee will be $500 for county officers and $600 for state officers for the two week class.


For meals only, the cost will be $250 for the entire two weeks which covers breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Meals cannot be individually purchased.


Inquiries regarding meals and lodging must be made through TLETA.  Contact Kim Moss at (615) 741-8344 or for information no later than September 1, 2014.



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, please register through the following website:



Other Notes

Maximum number of students is 25.



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