Our Instructors

Mr. Tony Becker, MCJS, Forensic Training Group, LLC.

Tony has over 35 years of experience as a consultant and educator specializing in traffic crash reconstruction.  His career also includes serving as a law enforcement officer with the US Army, Bloomington IL Police Department, McLean County (IL) Coroner's Office, and as Program Manager with the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board.  Additionally, he served as an instructor, Traffic Section Coordinator and Associate Director with the Institute of Police Technology and Management (IPTM).   While at IPTM, Tony developed and delivered state of the art curriculum in the field of traffic crash reconstruction and investigation, including IPTM's Advanced Pedestrian/Bicycle Crash Investigation Course, based on his years of research in the area of Ped/Cyclist Crash Investigation. His publications, Fundamentals of Pedestrian / Cyclist Traffic Crash Reconstruction and Lamp Examination for Traffic Collision Investigators have been widely used in the field.  

Tony is currently serving a 3-year term as a member of the Crime Scene Investigation Subcommittee within the Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC) for Forensic Science, working to strengthen the nation’s use of forensic science by supporting the coordination, development and implementation of technically sound, consensus-based documentary standards and guidelines.

Tony holds a Master's Degree in Criminal Justice Administration and is ACTAR certified.

Mr. Scott E. Skinner, Collision Consulting and Reconstruction, LLC.

Scott owns and operates Collision Consulting and Reconstruction LLC which provides consultation services in civil cases. Previously he served with the Oregon State Police for 30 years and retired as a Sergeant.  During his tenure with OSP, Scott was a CVSA level one truck inspector and managed the Heavy Truck Collision Reconstruction Team.  Upon his retirement, he was a member of the state wide collision reconstruction program.  Scott is currently a civilian employee of the Idaho State Police in the capacity of Collision Reconstruction Program Manager. 

He holds an Associate of Science Degree in Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement, plus an Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate from the Board of Public Safety Standards and Training. He became accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction (ACTAR) in 1994 and served on the Governing Board of Directors for over 10 years to include being Chairman of the GBOD.  

Mr. Gregory Gravesen, Northwest Crash Analysis, LLC.

   Greg retired as a Sergeant from the St. Paul MN Police Department after a 26 year career in law enforcement.  He is currently the principal crash reconstructionist for Northwest Crash Analysis, LLC. located in St Croix Falls, WI.

Greg has held full accreditation from A.C.T.A.R. as a Traffic Accident Reconstructionist since 1994. 

He  earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Wisconsin, Platteville in 1989. 

He is also a member of several crash reconstruction associations.   

 He has successfully completed specialized training in numerous areas related to crash investigation and reconstruction and has also been heavily involved in law enforcement training. He specializes in  crash investigation, pedestrian-bicycle crash reconstruction, computer simulation and animation, 3D scanning and forensic mapping, forensic diagramming, and using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).  

Mr. James Loftis

James has over 20 years law enforcement experience and has been with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol since 2000, where he currently holds the rank of Lieutenant.  James is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction (ACTAR) and is a Certified Heavy Truck Technician though the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). James has previously served as a CVSA level one truck inspector and has reconstructed hundreds of traffic crashes and testified as an expert in both state and federal courts.

James has a Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice from Southeastern Oklahoma State University, and holds an Advanced Law Enforcement certification through the Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training.    

Mr. John Bruno

John has over 34 years of law enforcement experience, serving with the Michigan State Police since 1987.  He was a full time crash reconstructionist and held the rank of Spl/Sgt with the Traffic Crash Reconstruction unit.  His work has been recognized by Governors Traffic Safety Advisory Commission with a Lifetime Achievement Award in Traffic Safety.  

He has an Associate’s degree in Criminal Justice from Northern Michigan University and is certificated by the Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstructionists (ACTAR).  He currently serves on the ACTAR Governing Board of Directors and is the past chairperson for the Theory Test Committee. He also serves on the Michigan Association of Traffic Accident Investigators (MATAI) Board of Directors.    

Mr. Steve Anderson

Steve has been a police officer with the Ontario Provincial Police in Canada since 1999.  Steve is a collision reconstructionist and has been conducting these duties since 2006, having had a hand in reconstructing over 450 collisions.  Steve has assisted in the completion of thirty-five live instrumented crash tests including vehicle, motorcycle, cyclist, pedestrian and barrier systems.  

Steve received a full accreditation as a Traffic Accident Reconstructionist with the Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction (ACTAR) in 2011 and currently is the secondary association representative to the ACTAR Governing Board of Directors (GBOD).  

Steve’s passion is with Heavy Vehicle Event Data Recorders and their analysis and is qualified as an expert in this field.  Steve is a member-producer of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) and serves on the J2728 Standard Truck and Bus Event Data Recorder Committee. 

Guest Instructors

Mr. William Messerschmidt

William Messerschmidt is a former police officer and traffic homicide investigator. 

 Bill’s Accident Reconstruction work focuses on two areas: the analysis of vehicle electronic data (“black box data”) and the application of Human Factors science to crash analysis.

Bill has taught Heavy Vehicle Event Data Recorder classes throughout the US and Canada to private engineers and law enforcement organizations and also actively teaches courses on Human Factors and Commercial Vehicle crash investigations.

Bob Scurlock, Ph.D., ACTAR

Bob Scurlock has been consulting in motor vehicle accidents for over a decade. He has been certified by the Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction (ACTAR), and has also been certified by the Institute of Police Technology and Management (IPTM) in Event Data Recorder (EDR) use in Traffic Crash Reconstruction, Human Factors, Occupant Kinematics, Pedestrian Crash Investigation, Bicycle Crash Investigation, and Motorcycle Crash Investigation. He is a member of the National Association of Professional Accident Reconstruction Specialists (NAPARS), the Maryland Association of Traffic Accident Investigators (MdATAI), the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), and the American Physical Society (APS). He has provided guidance in algorithm design and implementation of accident reconstruction software to leading corporations in the forensic technology sector.  Dr. Scurlock is also the CEO of vCRASH, Americas, Inc., a distributor of Virtual CRASH software, and Crash Animation Studios, Inc., a producer of forensic animations.