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The Pocket Traffic Accident Reconstruction Guide: A Complete Traffic Accident Reference Handbook
Timothy Staab  More Info

About the Glendora Police Department

In 2006, the Glendora Police Department (California), was comprised of 58 sworn police officers and 43 civilian police employees and operated on a budget of over 12 million dollars.  The Glendora Police Department is structured with two Divisions: Administrative Services Division and the Operations Division.  The Operations Division of the Glendora Police Department is organized into six Bureaus; consisting of: Patrol Bureau, Investigations Bureau, Traffic Bureau, Emergency/Community Services Bureau, Information/Communications Bureau, and Records Bureau.


The Patrol Bureau is responsible for responding to all calls for service within the city of Glendora and providing law enforcement services. The City of Glendora has nearly 53,000 residents and the police officers are responsible for patrolling 151 miles of

streets within 19.5 square miles. In 2006, police officers responded to 19,651 calls for service, investigated 6,169 crimes, and issued 12,395 traffic citations.


The Administration Services Division of the Glendora Police Department provides administrative and operations support for the department. The division handles human resource issues, recruitment, and hiring process for the police department. The Glendora Police Department employs a Community Services Officer to perform community relations programs, the Citizens’ Academy, school safety education lectures, and crime prevention programs.



Glendora Police Department 2006 Annual Report

Sergeant Timothy Staab began his career with the Glendora Police Department (California) in June 1983 as a Police Cadet. In February 1985,  Sergeant Timothy Staab was hired as a Glendora Police Officer, and attended the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Academy. Upon graduation, he served as a Patrol Officer for two years. In 1987, Sergeant Timothy Staab was assigned as a motorcycle traffic officer where he spent nearly six years; enforcing traffic laws and investigating traffic accidents. In 1992, Sergeant Timothy Staab was appointed to the rank of Agent.


Throughout his career, Sergeant Timothy Staab has taken a special interest in investigating traffic collisions. In 1993, he became an” Accredited Traffic Accident Reconstructionist,” joining an elite group of approximately 800 such accredited individuals worldwide. Sergeant Timothy Staab is a nationally published author on accident investigation, and has qualified numerous times in court as an expert on the subject. He frequently lectures to the public, law enforcement, legal community, and insurance company representatives.  Timothy Stabb is the author of The Pocket traffic Accident Reconstruction Guide.


According to the book description of The Pocket traffic Accident Reconstruction Guide “Traffic accident investigators and reconstructionist probably have the common speed and sliding formulas memorized. However, there likely are formulas out there that you haven’t committed to memory. And, while it’s not practical to carry around a large textbook to every accident scene, having some type of reference would make your job easier. That is why the Pocket Traffic Accident Reconstruction Guide was created.

Timothy Stabb, the author, created the Pocket Traffic Accident Reconstruction Guide to be an easy to use reference for anyone investigating a traffic accident. The guide is a pocket-sized booklet containing over eighty equations to compute vehicle velocity/speeds, distance, time acceleration rates and more. Designed to fit in a shirt pocket or briefcase, this handy guide also contains a glossary of traffic collision terms, a table of roadway friction coefficient values and a conversion multiplier.


The Pocket Traffic Accident Reconstruction Guide contains equations for: Converting speed from MPH to FPS; Converting velocity from FPS to MPH; Airborne projectile motion; Center of gravity mass; Pedestrian impact; and, many more.

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