Crash Investigation Team

Members of the Middle Township Crash Investigation Team have specialized training to investigate serious motor vehicle crashes. Their training is through North Western University and Institute of Police Technology and Management. The courses are: Crash I, Crash II, Pedestrian Crash, Motorcycle Crash, Heavy Vehicle Crash, Vehicle Dynamics and Traffic Crash Reconstruction.

These training courses allow the unit complete, if necessary the following at a crash scene, scaled computer diagramming, mathematical analysis, damage evaluations, seatbelt, headlamp and tire examination, scene measurements, documentation of road type and tire friction, high and low speed collision, bicycle collisions, motorcycle collisions, semi truck/commercial vehicle accidents.

The Middle Township Crash Team uses the following equipment, if necessary, to assist with crash investigations: Laser Impulse, Recon Data Recorder, Map Star System Angle Encoder, Prism and Pole, Drag Boot, Power and Lighting Equipment, Laptop with Crash Zone, Measuring Tapes, Marking Paint, Chalk, and other Miscellaneous equipment.

The Crash Team meets periodically during the year for training updates and familiarization with the equipment. Some Middle Township Police Crash Team members respond with the Cape May County Fatal Unit to assists with other serious crashes throughout the county.