Stephan Neese Curriculum Vitae

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ACTAR Certified since 1997, certification # 563- ACTAR is the national
comprehensive program of accreditation and certification in Accident Reconstruction (ACTAR-Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction)

Attended the Traffic Institute at Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois- Successfully passed and completed all the crash investigation and reconstruction courses (1978-1990)

Collision Analysis Consultant, self-employed since 1986, incorporated 1992- President of Stephan M. Neese & Associates Accident Reconstruction, Inc

Certified Data Retrieval Specialist in downloading automobiles’ event data recorder and analysis of data provided by the software to assist in the understanding of and analyzing a traffic collision

Expert Testimony given in more than seventy trials and one-hundred-fifty depositions including Federal, Civil and Criminal Courts for civil plaintiffs and defendants, criminal prosecution and criminal defense

Retired Police Officer, twenty years continuous service with the Schererville Police Department, Schererville, Indiana, (1976-1996); with Accident Investigation specialty; Created and supervised the departmental accident reconstruction team and accident training

As a Police Officer Investigated Over 1000 Collisions since 1976 as primary investigator; minor property damage collisions, serious bodily injuries and fatality crashes; including pedestrian, automobile, commercial vehicle, motorcycle, bicycle and train collisions

As a Police Officer Assisted in More Than 2500 Police Crash Investigations– at scene and follow-up investigations as a first responder, supervisor and/or consultant

Completed over 2200 Specialized Hours of instruction in accident investigation, reconstruction procedures and scientific principles used in the reconstruction process including physics, mechanics, and kinematics

Mapped & Measured Hundreds of Crash Scenes– road dimension, grade profiles, skid marks, gouges and other crash related evidence

Inspected and Analyzed Thousands of Vehicles and damage to determine impact configuration, vehicle defects, lamp illumination and specific crush measurements

Photographed Hundreds of Crash Scenes and Vehicles for collision analysis, scene preservation, photogrammetry and court proceedings

Attended Indiana Law Enforcement Academy (1976), Plainfield, Indiana- Completed and passed the Indiana Police Officer’s Basic Training Course

Certified Instructor by State of Indiana Law Enforcement Training Board for Crash Investigation and Photography; developed and taught accident investigation curriculum for Northwest Indiana Law Enforcement Training Council

Guest Speaker/Instructor at Institute of Police Technology and Management Special Problems, Illinois Association of Technical Accident Investigators, Indiana Prosecutor’s Conference, and the Indiana Association of Certified Accident Investigators

Graduated Griffith High School, Griffith, Indiana (1972); Math, Science and Business majors

Developed and Operate the Highway Control Driving School, a defensive driving program for local city and county courts and company fleet managers

Principal Partner with The Visual Courtroom, LLC- trial exhibits and 3-D computer animations for all types of litigation

Memberships

      • Indiana Association of Certified Accident Investigators (since 1990)
      • Illinois Association of Technical Accident Investigators (since1990,
        secretary 2002-2008)
      • International Network of Collision Reconstruction (since 2000)
      • Society of Automotive Engineers Affiliate Member (since 2002)

CRASH SCHOOLS

The Traffic Institute, Northwestern University
Evanston, Illinois November 1978

The Traffic Institute, Northwestern University
Evanston, Illinois October 1986

The Traffic Institute, Northwestern University
Evanston, Illinois June 1988

The Traffic Institute, Northwestern University
Evanston, Illinois November 1988

The Traffic Institute, Northwestern University
Evanston, Illinois September 1990

Aras 360Technologies, Inc.
Fishers, Indiana December 2010

REC-TEC LLC & FORENSIC 3D SOFTWARE
Jekyll Island, Georgia December 2007

Collision Safety Institute
Bloomington, Illinois September 2007

EOS Systems, Inc.
Raleigh, North Carolina March 2005

Mount Vernon, Illinois, September 2003

Collision Safety Institute
Arlington Heights, Illinois, September 2002

Texas A & M University Engineering Extension Service
Houston, Texas April 1997

Canadian Police College
Ottawa, Ontario August 1991

Indiana Law Enforcement Academy
Plainfield, Indiana August 1991

Indiana Law Enforcement Academy
Plainfield, Indiana August 1991

University of Indianapolis
Indianapolis, Indiana June 1989

Institute of Police Technology and Management
Jacksonville, Florida June 1988

Indiana Law Enforcement Academy
Plainfield, Indiana December 1981

United States Department of Interior
Lake/Suburban Safety Training Council
Gary, Indiana October 1981

Lake/Suburban Public Safety Training Council
Gary, Indiana October 1981

Indiana Law Enforcement Academy
Plainfield, Indiana June 1981

      • EVIDENCE TECHNICIAN TRAINING

Lake/Suburban Public Safety Training Council
Gary, Indiana April 1981

      • LAW ENFORCEMENT PHOTOGRAPHY I

SEMINARS

Accident Reconstruction Network and Collision Safety Institute
Las Vegas, Nevada June 2012

Institute of Police Technology and Management
Orlando, Florida April 2011

Bloomington, Illinois September 2010

Institute of Police Technology and Management
Orlando, Florida April 2010

Crash Data Retrieval Update 2010 April 2010

Heavy Truck Electronic Control Module (ECM) April 2010

Bloomington, Illinois September 2009

      • SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN TRAFFIC ACCIDENT RECONSTRUCTION

Institute of Police Technology and Management
Orlando, Florida April 2009

      • ILLINOIS ASSOCIATION OF TECHNICAL ACCIDENT INVESTIGATORS CONFERENCE

Bloomington, Illinois September 2008

      • ILLINOIS ASSOCIATION OF TECHNICAL ACCIDENT INVESTIGATORS CONFERENCE

Bloomington, Illinois September 2007

      • SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN TRAFFIC ACCIDENT RECONSTRUCTION

Institute of Police Technology and Management
Jacksonville, Florida April 2007

      • ILLINOIS ASSOCIATION OF TECHNICAL ACCIDENT INVESTIGATORS CONFERENCE

Bloomington, Illinois September 2006

      • CDR USER’S CONFERENCE

Collision Safety Institute/ Accident Reconstruction Network
Dallas, Texas February 2006

      • ADVANCED PHYSICS USING MICROCOMPUTERS

REC-TEC Orlando, Florida January 2006

      • ILLINOIS ASSOCIATION OF TECHNICAL ACCIDENT INVESTIGATORS CONFERENCE

Springfield, Illinois September 2005

      • ILLINOIS ASSOCIATION OF TECHNICAL ACCIDENT INVESTIGATORS CONFERENCE

Peoria, Illinois September 2004

      • SOUTHEASTERN COLLISION RECONSTRUCTION CONFERENCE

Biloxi, Mississippi July 2004

      • ACCELERATION AND VERICOM FAMILIARIZATION

Vericom Computers
Arlington Heights, Illinois November 2003

      • ADVANCED PHYSICS USING MICROCOMPUTERS

REC-TEC
New Orleans, Louisiana September 2003

      • ILLINOIS ASSOCIATION OF TECHNICAL ACCIDENT INVESTIGATORS CONFERENCE

Mount Vernon, Illinois September 2003

      • ILLINOIS ASSOCIATION OF TECHNICAL ACCIDENT INVESTIGATORS CONFERENCE

Aurora, Illinois September 2002

      • ADVANCED PHYSICS USING MICROCOMPUTERS

REC-TEC
Cocoa Beach, Florida August 2002

      • SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN TRAFFIC ACCIDENT RECONSTRUCTION

Institute of Police Technology and Management
Jacksonville, Florida April 2002

      • TIPS ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2002

Traffic Institute for Police Services
Champion, Pennsylvania April 2002

      • ILLINOIS ASSOCIATION OF TECHNICAL ACCIDENT INVESTIGATORS CONFERENCE

Danville, Illinois September 2001

      • ADVANCED PHYSICS USING MICROCOMPUTERS

REC-TEC
Cocoa Beach, Florida June 2001

      • ILLINOIS ASSOCIATION OF TECHNICAL ACCIDENT INVESTIGATORS CONFERENCE

Peoria, Illinois September 2000

      • WREX 2000

College Station, Texas September 2000

      • SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN TRAFFIC ACCIDENT RECONSTRUCTION

Institute of Police Technology and Management
Jacksonville, Florida May 2000

      • SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN TRAFFIC ACCIDENT RECONSTRUCTION

Institute of Police Technology and Management
Jacksonville, Florida April 1999

      • ILLINOIS ASSOCIATION OF TECHNICAL ACCIDENT INVESTIGATORS CONFERENCE

Springfield, Illinois September 1998

      • SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN TRAFFIC ACCIDENT RECONSTRUCTION

Institute of Police Technology and Management
Jacksonville, Florida April 1998

      • ILLINOIS ASSOCIATION OF TECHNICAL ACCIDENT INVESTIGATORS CONFERENCE

Arlington Heights, Illinois September 1997

      • ILLINOIS ASSOCIATION OF TECHNICAL ACCIDENT INVESTIGATORS CONFERENCE

Collinsville, Illinois September 1996

      • SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN TRAFFIC ACCIDENT RECONSTRUCTION

Institute of Police Technology and Management
Jacksonville, Florida April 1996

      • SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN TRAFFIC ACCIDENT RECONSTRUCTION

Institute of Police Technology and Management
Jacksonville, Florida April 1995

      • ILLINOIS ASSOCIATION OF TECHNICAL ACCIDENT INVESTIGATORS CONFERENCE

Collinsville, Illinois August 1994

      • SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN TRAFFIC ACCIDENT RECONSTRUCTION

Institute of Police Technology and Management
Jacksonville, Florida April 1994

 

  • ILLINOIS ASSOCIATION OF TECHNICAL ACCIDENT INVESTIGATORS CONFERENCE

 

 

Mundelein, Illinois October 1993

      • SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN TRAFFIC ACCIDENT RECONSTRUCTION

Institute of Police Technology and Management
Jacksonville, Florida April 1993

      • ILLINOIS ASSOCIATION OF TECHNICAL ACCIDENT INVESTIGATORS CONFERENCE

Illinois State University October 1992

 

  • MIDWEST ASSOCIATION OF TECHNICAL ACCIDENT INVESTIGATORS CONFERENCE

 

West Des Moines, Iowa May 1992

 

  • ILLINOIS ASSOCIATION OF TECHNICAL ACCIDENT INVESTIGATORS CONFERENCE

 

Illinois State University October 1991

 

  • INDIANA ASSOCIATION OF CERTIFIED ACCIDENT INVESTIGATORS

 

Indianapolis, Indiana June 1991

 

  • ILLINOIS ASSOCIATION OF TECHNICAL ACCIDENT INVESTIGATORS CONFERENCE

 

Illinois State University October 1990

 

  • INDIANA ASSOCIATION OF CERTIFIED ACCIDENT INVESTIGATORS

 

Indianapolis, Indiana June 1990

 

  • SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN TRAFFIC ACCIDENT RECONSTRUCTION

 

Institute of Police Technology and Management
Jacksonville, Florida April 1990