Darren A. Strauss

Consultant / ACTAR, CCSA / Oklahoma City

Background

Serving as a certified advanced law enforcement officer and vehicle collision investigator, Mr. Strauss has over 14 years of experience and over 1000 hours of technical training in the field of accident investigation and reconstruction.  Mr. Strauss is a fully Accredited Traffic Accident Reconstructionist with the Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction (ACTAR).  He has worked in the law enforcement profession since 1998 where his duties consisted of patrol, criminal investigation, and accident investigation and reconstruction.  He has been involved in the investigation of over 450 traffic collisions during his career, ranging from minor property damage to pedestrian, bicycle, multiple vehicle, and fatality collisions.  Mr. Strauss has experience in lamp analysis, low-speed and high-speed collisions, daytime and nighttime visibility issues and forensic mapping of collision sites to include preparation of demonstrative diagrams.  Mr. Strauss is trained in the process of downloading and preserving data from passenger vehicle data recorders.  Mr. Strauss is also a Certified Crime Scene Analyst (CCSA) with the International Association for Identification.

Mr. Strauss is certified by the State of Oklahoma as a police instructor and has taught police officers in the field of accident investigation and reconstruction as well as crime scene evidence collection.  He is a field training officer who trains new officers on law enforcement duties while on patrol.  Mr. Strauss has given trial testimony in both civil and criminal cases.

Representative Engagements

  • Vehicle Accident Reconstruction

Education and Registrations

  • A.A.S. – Police Science – Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City
  • Certified Advanced Law Enforcement Officer, Oklahoma CLEET
  • Accredited Traffic Accident Reconstructionist, Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction
  • Certified Crime Scene Analyst, International Association for Identification
  • Member, National Association of Professional Accident Reconstruction Specialists
  • Member, Association for Crime Scene Reconstruction
  • Member, International Association for Identification, Member #31848
  • Member, International Association for Identification – Oklahoma Division, Member #591
  • Special Training:
    • Human Factors in Traffic Crash Reconstruction, IPTM, University of North Florida - 2016
    • Motorcycle Crash Investigation, IPTM, University of North Florida - 2015
    • Shooting Incident Reconstruction 1, Bevel Gardner & Associates - 2014
    • EDR Use in Traffic Crash Reconstruction, IPTM, University of North Florida - 2012
    • Pedestrian/Bicycle Crash Investigation, IPTM, University of North Florida - 2009
    • Traffic Crash Reconstruction, IPTM, University of North Florida - 2008
    • Crime Scene Reconstruction 1, Bevel Gardner & Associates - 2008