Certified Reconstructionists & Trainers

Mike Selves

Mike Selves

Mike Selves is a retired certified law enforcement officer in the State of South Dakota. Mike has over twenty years of law enforcement experience, most formally with the South Dakota Highway Patrol.

Mike has an extensive background in the field of crash investigation as well as reconstruction work. He has over twenty years experience as a Certified Crash Reconstruction Specialist, and is also certified by the Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction (ACTAR #1286),with Full Accreditation as a Traffic Accident Reconstructionist. The courts recognize him as an expert witness in both criminal and civil cases, and he has investigated numerous crashes throughout his career.

Mike is also a member of the National Association of Professional Accident Reconstruction Specialists (NAPARS), Midwest Association of Technical Investigators (MATAI), National Association of Traffic Accident Reconstructionists and Investigators (NATARI), and the Professional Society of Forensic Mapping.

Mike is a certified instructor in MapScenes Forensic CAD, Evidence Recorder Collection Software, Forensic Mapping, CAD Software, and Crash Investigation Courses. Mike also owns and operates Collision Forensic Solutions, LLC.


Len Szmurlo

Len Szmurlo

Len is a retired police officer with over 29 years of law enforcement experience. He was a police officer for the Council Bluffs, Iowa Police Department for 4 years and served over 25 years as an officer for the Omaha, Nebraska Police Department. The last 16 years Len dedicated himself to the field of crash investigations.

Len achieved the level of crash reconstructionist in 1998 and was accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction, (ACTAR #1200) in 2001. He continues to broaden his education in the field of crash reconstruction and forensic mapping by attending various schools and seminars. Len has testified as an expert witness in criminal and civil crash investigation cases.

Len is a certified instructor for the Intermediate, Advanced, and Technical levels of crash investigation courses offered by Collision Forensic Solutions.

Len is currently a member of the National Association of Professional Accident Reconstruction Specialists (NAPARS) and the Midwest Association of Technical Accident Investigators (MATAI). Len is a consultant for Collision Forensic Solutions, LLC at the Omaha office.


Joel Salinas

Joel Salinas

Joel Salinas, ACTAR, has over 23 years of experience investigating and reconstructing traffic collisions. He is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction, (ACTAR # 1569). He worked for the California Highway Patrol from 1984 to 1988. From 1988 to the present he works for a major police department in the Northern California where he is a Lieutenant in charge of the Traffic Division. As the department's leading reconstructionist he has investigated and supervised the investigation of over 1000 traffic collisions.

He has testified as an expert in Traffic Accident Reconstruction in criminal cases as well as provided testimony in civil depositions.

He has extensive training in the field of collision reconstruction and forensic mapping. He is a certified instructor in MapScenes Forensic CAD, Evidence Recorder Collection Software, Forensic Mapping and CAD Zone Software.

Joel has a part time consulting business, Joel Salinas and Associates, where he provides Forensic Mapping and Collision Reconstruction services.

Joel is a member of the California Association of Reconstruction Specialists (CAARS) where he is currently the Vice-Chair on the Board of Directors. He is also a member of the Professional Society of Forensic Mapping (PSFM), and the National Society of Professional Accident Reconstruction Specialists (NAPARS).