Justin Boyd, Sgt Tennessee Highway Patrol
One of the critical issues that arise during a disaster event is the myriad of agencies that respond. A lack of inter-departmental training complicates this issue. This block of instruction will introduce attendants to the Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT), a specialized unit with the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP). CIRT is a statewide unit comprised of crash reconstructionists. Members in the unit have received technical training in the area of forensic diagramming by way of a Total Station and a Leica 360 Scanner. CIRT has assisted multiple agencies with evidence collection and gathering the necessary information to create a To-Scale diagrams. A live demonstration will showcase the documentation possibilities of the Total Station and the 360 scanner.
I began my career with the Highway Patrol on January 13, 2002. Upon completion of the academy I was assigned to the Nashville District in Rutherford County. I worked as a road trooper for 8 ½ years in Rutherford County. The last five years, on the road, I was a Field Training Officer (FTO). I was assigned to the Critical Incident Response Team Three (3) on October 1, 2010. While on the CIRT unit, I have been a lead instructor teaching At-Scene Crash Investigation, Advance Crash Investigation, and Traffic Crash Reconstruction to members of the Highway Patrol. On October 31, 2013, I was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and assigned to the Critical Incident Response Team Four (4).