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NJDHTS – Drone Certification & Crash Reconstruction Course

  • June 5, 2023June 9, 2023
  • 8:00 am–4:00 pm

This is a five-day hands-on course that provides the students with the source material to pass the FAA Remote Pilot written examination during the first two days. This certification is required to be a Public Safety Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Operator. Topics of instruction include Pilot Certification Process, FAA Rules and Regulations, Remote Pilot Operational Limitations, Airspace and Charts, Aviation Weather, Aeronautic Decision Making/Crew Resource Management, Airport Operations, Aircraft Performance, UAS Maintenance Requirements, Radio Communications, Physiological Factors Affecting Performance, Emergency Procedures Risk Assessment, UAS Best Practices and Accident Reporting.

As part of this course, students will be provided testing simulation to prepare for taking the FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot Certification exam.  The remaining three days will provide the student with the necessary training to successfully process a crash or crime scene using aerial photogrammetry with Pix4D Mapper software. This training provides a “field to finish” workflow utilizing Pix4D generated orthomosaic images and point cloud data in the most common third-party collision diagramming software. Using the Pix4D Capture App and other third-party flight planning software in the field as well as best practice data capture will be covered and demonstrated. This course consists of classroom lecture and hands on work projects as well as field exercises. Each attendee is required to have his or her own laptop computer for the training. Acceptable laptop specifications are listed below. UAS aircraft will be provided for use.


In order to be eligible for consideration for the DCCRC course, you must:

  • Be a full-time law enforcement agency in the State of New Jersey
  • Have dedicated staff that are certified Fatal Crash Investigator(s)
  • Have an established drone program
  • Complete the Drone Questionnaire and send to dem200@soe.rutgers.edu
  • Possess an I-7 to I-9 laptop computer with 16-32 gigabytes of ram and a 64-bit windows 10 dedicated graphics card
  • Registered with the FAA Integrated Airman Certification & Rating Application (IACRA) IACRA – Federal Aviation Administration (faa.gov) **Must use personal information, not department information**

Date & Time

June 5, 2023 @ 8:00 am
June 9, 2023 @ 4:00 pm


AAA MidAtlantic
700 Horizon Drive
Hamilton, NJ 08691 United States

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Ronald G. Leach Jr., Leach Strategic Partners, Andrew Klane, Forensic Mapping Solutions, Mark DiCocco, Forensic Mapping Solutions




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This course is offered free to Law Enforcement Professionals and Traffic Safety Organizations thanks to funding and support from the New Jersey Division of Traffic Safety.

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