Tracie C. Jones

Senior Consultant / ACTAR / Baltimore

Background

Ms. Jones holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and Psychology and served as a police officer for 20 years where she investigated hundreds of serious and fatal vehicle collisions for the Baltimore County Police Department involving motor vehicles, commercial vehicles, motorcycles, and pedestrians. Ms. Jones is also a certified Child Seat Safety Technician, which gives her special knowledge in the inspection of child safety seats.

Her knowledge and training of human behavior has assisted in her analysis of perception-reaction time and nighttime visibility dynamics in collisions.

Ms. Jones’ area of expertise includes motor vehicle crash reconstruction, motorcycle crash reconstruction, pedestrian/bicycle versus vehicle crash reconstruction, commercial vehicle crash reconstruction, event data recorder analysis for passenger vehicles and heavy truck engines, seatbelt analysis, and rollover crash reconstruction. Ms. Jones has extensive training in crash scene mapping using a total station and a 3D laser mapping system. Ms. Jones is an avid motorcycle rider, which gives her unique knowledge in the investigation of motorcycle collisions and operator actions/reactions.

Ms. Jones is an Adjunct Instructor for the Institute of Police Technology and Management (IPTM) at the University of North Florida, where she teaches courses in the area of crash reconstruction, including Event Data Recorder Use in Traffic Crash Reconstruction and Investigation of Motorcycle Crashes.

Finally, Ms. Jones is a certified FAA drone pilot. She has completed aerial inspections and photographs of crash scenes, crush damage profiles of vehicles, commercial properties, and residential properties where an engineer cannot safely inspect.

Education and Certifications

• Mechanical Engineering, B.S.: University of Maryland, Baltimore County
• Psychology, B.S.: Towson University
• Traffic Accident Reconstructionist: Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction, ACTAR #1850
• Maryland Police Training Commission
• Child Safety Seat Technician
• Bosch Certified Crash Data Retrieval Technician and Analyst
• LIDAR, RADAR, Speed Chronograph Certifications
• Certified Traffic Control Flagger