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NJDHTS – Drone Certification & Crash Reconstruction Course (In-Person)

  • April 8April 12
  • 8:00 am–4:00 pm

Course Description:
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. 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.

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Pass the FAA 107 Remote Pilot Certification Exam
  2. Produce an orthomosaic image of the crash scene
  3. Process a crash scene using Pix4D software
  4. Successfully complete all three crash reconstruction exercises

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

Intended Audience:
Law Enforcement Crash Reconstructionists

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

New Jersey Division of Traffic Safety

To receive a DCCRC certificate of completion, you shall:

  • Attend all 5-days of the course
  • Prepare for the FAA Part 107 Drone License
  • Successfully complete all 3 exercises in the Crash Reconstruction phase of the training
  • A drone will be provided for the exercises, however, it is strongly recommended to bring your department drone to the training. Go to Professional photogrammetry and drone mapping software | Pix4D to see if your drone is compatible with the Pix4D software

Training Materials:
The Drone Certification and Crash Reconstruction Course will provide each attendee with the following training materials:

For more information, contact David Maruca, CAIT Project Manager, dem200@soe.rutgers.edu

Date & Time

April 8 @ 8:00 am
April 12 @ 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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Sponsors / Partners

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.

Withdrawal Policy: If you find yourself unable to attend a class for any reason, please submit a withdrawal request by emailing caitregistrar@soe.rutgers.edu. To be eligible for a refund for fee-based classes, you must email a withdrawal request at least 72 hours before class begins. If no withdrawal request is made, the nonrefundable and nontransferable program fee will be charged to your account.

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