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Advanced Traffic Crash Analysis
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Inspection of motorcycles after impact
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Motorcycle helmet inspection after impact
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Advanced traffic accident investigation
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About the Hollywood Police Department

Hollywood, Florida, the “Diamond of the Gold Coast,” was incorporated on November 28, 1925. The new "City" was approximately 640 acres and the first Police Department employed 10 Police Officers.  Today, the second largest City in Broward County, Hollywood covers 28 square miles.


The more than 600 employees of the Hollywood Police Department is organized into two bureaus: Administration and Operations.  Within the Operations Bureau are the Patrol Section and Criminal Investigation Division.


The Patrol Section of the Hollywood Police Department is organized into zones which patrol specific areas of the City.  This strategy provides the police officers “with an opportunity to familiarize themselves with their particular neighborhood's problems, as well as allowing the residents or business owners of a neighborhood to get to know the Officers who work the area.  The Officers take pride in the neighborhoods they are responsible for and enjoy meeting residents and business owners.”


The Patrol Section of the Hollywood Police Department “handles the majority of the 140,000 police service calls which occur in the City each year.  In addition to responding to calls for service, Officers self-initiate police action by actively searching for and arresting individuals involved with drugs, prostitution, burglary, robbery, theft, gang activity, and other miscellaneous criminal activities.  The Patrol Units are also the first to arrive on scene at all critical incidents.  Patrol Units who initially arrive at critical incidents handle the incidents directly or, if additional support is necessary, will stabilize the situation until support services, such as the Special Operations Section, the Criminal Investigations Division, the S.W.A.T. Team, or the Crime Scene Unit arrive to continue the investigation.”


The Criminal Investigations Division of the Hollywood Police Department “is comprised of the Investigative Services Section, Vice, Intelligence, and Narcotics Unit, Crime Suppression Team, and the Crisis Negotiation Team.  The Investigative Services Section is responsible for the investigation of Homicides, Robberies, Sexual Assaults, Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, and Animal Neglect and Abuse cases, as well as property crimes such as Burglary, Arson, Theft, and Fraud.”




Neil Robar retired at the rank of lieutenant from the Hollywood Police Department (florida), where he either commanded or worked in every division and unit. For five years he was the coordinator of the Institute of Police Technology and Management’s Traffic Crash Investigation and Reconstruction section. Neil Robar is now a private consultant in traffic crash investigation and reconstruction and he continues to teach at all levels in the area as an adjunct for the Institute of Police Technology and Management.  Neil Robar is the author of Inspection of Motorcycles after Impact; Motorcycle Helmet Inspection after Impact and the co-author of Advanced Traffic Accident Investigation and Advanced Traffic Crash Analysis.


According to the book description of Advanced Traffic Crash Analysis, it is”filled with the latest technology, techniques and information in the field of traffic crash investigation.  The IPTM’s Advanced Traffic Crash Analysis is an expanded and updated version of its predecessor, our popular Advanced Traffic Crash Investigation manual.


The authors, Mr. Neil Robar and Mr. George Ruotolo, present material that goes far beyond the basics taught in at-scene investigation courses. This manual contains updated photos, charts and formulas in the more advanced areas of crash investigation as well as five new chapters that deal with safety belt examinations, crash data retrieval systems, forensic visual perception, energy, and trial preparation and courtroom testimony.


This new text is used by IPTM in our Advanced Traffic Crash Investigation course. It can also be used as a reference and training guide if you wish to brush up on your skills in this field.


The book includes the following chapters: Mathematics Review; Vehicle Damage Analysis; Safety Belt Examinations and Occupant Restraint Systems; Crash Data Retrieval System; Forensic Visual Perception as it Affects Nighttime Traffic Crashes; Laws of Motion and Vehicle Dynamics ; Acceleration and Deceleration; Energy Time and Distance; Airborne Equations; Conservation of Linear Momentum and Vector Analysis; Photography; Advanced Measuring and Diagramming; and, Trial Preparation and Courtroom Testimony.”

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