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Comprehensive Steps to Investigating the Distracted Driving Crash (VoD)   

This presentation aims to give a brief explanation of how cellular phones, networks, and text messaging operate. It is designed to train both new and experienced crash investigators, or the first officers on scene, on how to recognize and properly secure a variety of mobile devices.

We will highlight the evidentiary value of such devices and how to protect and preserve the evidence through appropriate legal and technological procedures. This will enable forensic experts to analyze the information, so you can incorporate their findings into your crash investigation. The presentation will also include several case studies.

Topics Include

  • How to recognize the common types of mobile digital devices
  • How text messages, iMessages and cell calls operate
  • • Procedures for securing and preserving digital mobile devices
  • • Legal requirements for seizing and searching digital mobile devices
  • • Relating digital mobile device evidence to your crash


Law enforcement, crash investigators, traffic crash reconstructionists, military police and CSI investigators/technicians

Course Length

2 Hours

ACTAR Information

IPTM's Comprehensive Steps to Investigating the Distracted Driving Crash (VoD) is eligible for 2 ACTAR CEUs.

Online Details

Online environment: Videos on Demand (VoDs) provide comprehensive, subject-specific information and must be viewed within 30 days upon registration. Once the 30-day period has ended, you may have limited access and be required to re-enroll. Additional fees may apply.

Computer requirements: You will complete the course entirely online. A dependable broadband internet connection with a Windows or Mac computer and Adobe Acrobat Reader (free download) are required.

This course is not eligible for certificate discounts.



Schedule Changes

This schedule is subject to change without notice. If you have not received an official confirmation email prior to the first day of class, please contact us at (904) 620-4786 or before traveling or making airline reservations.

Registration and Fees

Full payment must accompany all registrations. You may register online and pay with your Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express credit card, or you may download a Registration Form and mail it to IPTM with a check.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Complete the Cancellation Request Form and return it to IPTM. No telephone cancellations will be accepted. A 20% administrative fee will be assessed to all refunds if the cancellation request is received within 14 days of the course start date. In lieu of a refund, student substitutions can be made or a credit can be issued for a future course. No refunds will be given for no-shows. If materials for an online course were sent to the student, the appropriate materials and shipping costs will be deducted from the refund amount. Materials may be returned to IPTM in their original condition at the student's expense. Once IPTM has received and inspected them, the refund will be processed.

Due to the automated format of online independent study courses and Videos on Demand (VoDs), no refunds or substitutions can be made after registration.

Course Confirmations

A minimum number of registrations must be received for an in-person class to run as scheduled. When the minimum criterion has been met, written confirmation will be emailed to you. Please do not travel or make airline reservations until you receive written notification confirming that the course will run as scheduled.

Transportation and Lodging

Most locations are served by several major airlines. Transportation, food and lodging are the responsibility of the student. For information on training locations, please visit our Locations page or call us at (904) 620-4786. For courses in Jacksonville, the University of North Florida maintains a list of area hotels on the Campus Travel Management page.

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