About Us

As the President of CFS, I have over 22 years of investigating and reconstructing traffic collisions. I am accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Traffic Reconstruction (ACTAR, the premier Traffic Reconstruction Commission in the United States) and the Professional Society of Forensic Mapping (PSFM). I have trained numerous law enforcement agencies throughout the United States and Canada. I have been designated an expert by the American judicial system, in civil or criminal cases of which I was involved. CFS has three sectors--Midwest (out of Omaha, Nebraska); West (out of Vallejo, California) and East (out of Hampton, New Hampshire). Each sector of CFS is composed exclusively of prior and current law enforcement personnel, ensuring the highest quality of training. All of our certified training for Forensic Mapping and Reconstruction is also ACTAR Accredited.

In 1992, I founded Collision Forensic Solutions (CFS). Since that date, our company has trained law enforcement and government agencies throughout the United States. There are many challenges presented to individuals and agencies involved in traffic and crime reconstruction, and I believe those challenges require quality, "user-friendly" equipment, combined with only the highest quality of training. Since 2002, when I retired full-time from the South Dakota Highway Patrol, I have been dedicated to providing those officials responsible for accident and crime scene investigation the highest quality hardware, software, and certified training. Whereas some pieces of this total package can be obtained individually, the various systems do not always interface in a "user-friendly" manner. This creates problems for the individuals who attempts to use the system. My company is dedicated to building the total solution (hardware, software, and certified training) which will eliminate those interoperability issues.

The CFS West Division, assigned to assist me with your requirements, is led by Mr. Joel Salinas, out of Vallejo, California. Mr. Salinas has over 29 years of experience in investigating and reconstructing traffic collisions. He is ACTAR accredited, and retired as a Police Lieutenant in 2012. He also has been qualified as an expert for both criminal and civil litigation matters. He is a member of the California Association of Reconstruction Specialists (CAARS), National Society of Professional Accident Reconstruction Specialists (NAPARS), and the Professional Society of Forensic Mapping (PSFM). Mr. Salinas is an approved PSFM Instructor and recently co-authored the book, "Fundamentals of Forensic Mapping." He is current working on a second book, "Fundamentals of Forensic Laser Scanning."