WALTER ANSEL KENNEDY
 
 
CURRICULUM VITAE

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SUMMARY:

Accident Investigation/Reconstruction: Expertise in investigation and reconstruction of traffic collisions. Seventeen years as a police officer investigating several thousand automobile collisions. Six years teaching experience in accident reconstruction. Published author in the field of accident reconstruction. Qualified expert witness in the field of traffic accident investigation & reconstruction and Forensic Visual Perception, having testified in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky.

EXPERIENCE:

                             COLLISION ANALYSIS & RECONSTRUCTION SERVICES

                             (1992 - PRESENT) Founder and President.

 

                             KENNEDY, BYRD & ASSOCIATES Inc.

(March 1992 - August 1992) President/Accident     Reconstructionist

 

INSTITUTE OF POLICE TECHNOLOGY & MANAGEMENT, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH FLORIDA

 

FULL TIME FACULTY MEMBER (1986 - 1992)

     Full time staff member of accident investigation & reconstruction training division. Assisted in developing the curriculum for the advanced traffic accident investigation and reconstruction courses, which are currently being presented by the institute. As a full time staff member, my duties included instructing over 3,000 members of the accident reconstruction community, including police officers, engineers, attorneys, and doctors, throughout the United States and several foreign countries.

 

  • COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY VS. MAHONEY (1988)

     Consulting expert to the           Kentucky Attorney General's Office. Provided expert technical advises in the investigation and reconstruction of the worst DUI Homicide case in the history of the United States.

 

JACKSONVILLE, FL. SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT (1969-1986)

  • UNIFORM PATROL (1969 - 1979, 1982)

     Duties included all facets of police patrol responsibilities including investigation of automobile collisions with serious personal injury and fatality accidents.

     

 

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  • TRAFFIC SQUAD (1979-1981)

 

Primary Duty was the investigation of all motor vehicle accident with emphasis on investigation and causative analysis of serious personal injury and fatal collisions.

 

  • NORTHEAST FLORIDA CRIMINAL JUSTICE TRAINING CENTER (1983 - 1986)

Member of training staff. Duties included the review of on-going accident investigations to determine causative factors of collisions.

 

UNITED STATES MILITARY - ARMY (1965 - 1968)

 

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

 

  • Society of Automotive Engineering – Grade of membership “MEMBER”

   International Association of Accident Reconstruction Specialist

    National Association of Professional Accident Reconstruction Specialists

 

EDUCATION:

 

  • High School Graduate (1965)

Andrew Jackson High School, Jacksonville, Florida

 

  • Florida Junior College, Jacksonville, Florida

Associates of Arts, Criminal Justice (1975)

 

TECHNICAL TRAINING:

 

NORTHEASTERN FLORIDA CRIMINAL JUSTICE TRAINING CENTER, JACKSONVILLE

Investigating Traffic Accidents (1969)

Traffic Accident Investigation (1980)

Radar Operator (1981)

Advanced Tactical Police Driving (1985)

 

WALTER A. KENNEDY

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NATIONAL ACADEMY FOR POLICE DRIVING, DALLAS TEXAS

  • Tactical Police Driving Instructor Course (1983)
  • Advance Driving Techniques (1983)
  • Emergency Vehicle Operation/Fire Apparatus (1983)

 

INSTITUTE OF POLICE TECHNOLOGY & MANAGEMENT,       UNIVERSITY OF NORTH FLORIDA

   At Scene Traffic Accident/Traffic Homicide Investigation (1984)

   Advanced Traffic Accident Investigation (1985)

   Traffic Accident Reconstruction (1985)

   Computer Aided Accident Reconstruction (1987)

   Investigation of Motorcycle Accidents (1988)

   Investigation of Seat Belt / Child Restraint Injuries (1987)

   Inspection of Commercial Vehicles (1991)

   Investigation of Commercial Vehicle Accident (1991)

 Forensic Animation of Traffic Crashes (1993)

  • Concept of Night Visibility for Traffic Accident Investigators (1994)
  • Pedestrian Accident Investigation and Human Factors (1995)
  • Bus Accident Investigation (1996)
  • Applied Physics For The Traffic Accident Investigator (1996)
  • CDR Tool – User Certification Course (2004)
  • Event Data Rrecorder Use In Traffic Crash Reconstruction (2011)

 

TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY, TEXAS ENGINEERING EXTENSION SERVICE, LAW ENFORCEMENT & SECURITY TRAINING DIVISION, COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS
  • Analysis of Low Speed Collisions (1999)

 

                                    INSTITUTE OF VEHICULAR SAFETY, COLUMBUS, OHIO

  • Instructor Course “ Training Traffic Accident Investigators on Concept of Day/Night Visibility” (1995)
  • 12 years of experience in night conspicuity/vision relating to traffic crashes under Dr. Bernard Abrams, Director of Institute of Vehicular Safety. Conducted over 150 headlight isocandles. Conducted over 70 pedestrian visibility examinations. Conducted over 25 examinations in tail light conspicuity.

 

 

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ATTENDED FOLLOWING SEMINARS

  • Illinois Association of Technical Accident Investigators, University of Illinois (1989)
  • Canadian Association of Traffic Accident Investigators and Reconstructionist, British Columbia (1989)
  • Society of Automotive Engineers, Detroit, Michigan (1988)
  • National Safety Counsel “Anatomy of Rail-Crossing Accident Seminar”, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Special Problems In Traffic Accident Reconstruction, Institute of Police Technology and Management, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida (1986-2012)

 

AWARDS:                

                                   MEDAL OF MERIT FOR BRAVERY (1983)

                                    Presented by Sheriff Dale Carson, Jacksonville Sheriff's

                                    Office, Jacksonville, Florida.

 

  • OUTSTANDING PRESENTER (1989)

                                    Special Problems In Traffic Accident Reconstruction Seminar,

                                    Institute Of Police Technology and Management, University of

                                    North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida

 

TEACHING CERTIFICATES:

 

FLORIDA JUNIOR COLLEGE, JACKSONVILLE

     Law Enforcement

 

DEPARTMENT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT'S, CRIMINAL JUSTICE STANDARDS AND TRAINING COMMISSION

     Instructor Certificate

 

 

 

 

 

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TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

 

NORTHEAST FLORIDA CRIMINAL JUSTICE TRAINING CENTER, JACKSONVILLE

     Traffic Accident Investigation

     Tactical Police Driving Techniques

     Advanced Driving Techniques

     Emergency Vehicle Operation (Fire Apparatus)

 

INSTITUTE OF POLICE TECHNOLOGY & MANAGEMENT, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH FLORIDA

     At Scene Traffic Accident /Traffic Homicide Investigation

     Advanced Traffic Accident Investigation

     Traffic Accident Reconstruction

     Advance Traffic Accident Reconstruction With The Use of Microcomputers

     Investigation of Commercial Vehicle Accidents

 

INSTITUTE OF VEHICULAR SAFETY, COLUMBUS

OHIO

  • Concept of Day/Night Visibility for Traffic Accident Investigators

 

LECTURER:

  • Jacksonville Bar Association, “Trial Advocacy Program”,Amelia Island Plantation,

     Illinois Association of Technical Accident Investigators Seminar, University of Illinois

     Special Problems in Traffic Accident Reconstruction, Institute of Police Technology & Management, University of North Florida Kentucky State Police Advanced Accident Reconstruction Seminar (Concept of Day/Night Visibility in Traffic Accident Reconstruction).

  • Understanding Accident Reconstruction and the Expert, A Seminar for Attorneys. Institute of Police Technology and Management, University of North Florida
  • Twelfth National Seminar “Getting Tough On DWI: The Defense (The Difficult Case)”. Sponsored by: The Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice in association with the National Jury Project, Las Vegas, NV.
  • FJA Masters of Justice Advanced Civil Litigation Seminar. Sponsored by Florida Justice Association. St. Petersburg, Florida.

 

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  • Anatomy of Rail-Crossing Accident Seminar. Sponsored by the National Safety Council, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Jacksonville Association of Defense Counsels.
  • Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Association. DUI Manslaughter Training Seminar

 

CONTRIBUTIONS:

 

     Authored book CONSERVATION OF LINEAR MOMENTUM USING VECTOR SUM ANALYSIS, published by the Institute of Police Technology & Management, University of North Florida.

 

     Authored book Impact Velocity From Conservation of Linear Momentum for the Traffic Accident Investigator and RECONSTRUCTIONIST,published by the Institute of Police Technology & Management, University of North Florida

     Published articles appearing in LAW AND ORDER magazine, ACCIDENTRECONSTRUCTION JOURNAL and the ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION QUARTERLY.

 

     Co-developed the ADVANCED TRAFFIC ACCIDENT RECONSTRUCTION USING MICROCOMPUTERS course for the Institute of Police Technology & Management, University of North Florida.

 

  • Wrote CONSERVATION OF LINEAR MOMENTUM AND VECTOR ANALYSIS chapter in ADVANCED TRAFFIC ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION MANUAL, published 1998 by The Institute of Police Technology & Management, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida.

 

  • Wrote CONSERVATION OF LINEAR MOMENTUM AND VECTOR ANALYSIS and FORENCSIC VISUAL PERCEPTION chapters in the ADVANCED TRAFFIC CRASH ANALYSIS manual, published in 2006 by the Institute of Police Technology and Management, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida. This manual is currently being used as the course manual for the Advance

 

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Traffic Accident Investigation class at Institute of Police Technology   and Management, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida.

 

     Published following articles in the ADVANCED TRAFFIC ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION MANUAL, published by The

Institute of Police Technology & Management, University of North Florida (these articles appeared until 1998 at which time a new Advance Traffic Accident Investigation Manual was published):

      1. An Understanding of Acceleration Rates

      2. Traffic Accident Investigation, Vectors (Their Relationship to

         Traffic Accident Investigation)

      3. Conservation of Linear Momentum, Solving for Impact             Velocity with Vector Sum Analysis          

      4. 360 Degree System for Solving Conservation of Linear  

         Momentum

      5. Impulse

 

     Published following articles in the TRAFFIC ACCIDENT RECONSTRUCTION MANUAL,published by The Institute of Police Technology & Management, University of North Florida:

                 1. Traffic Accident Investigation, Vectors (Their Relationship to

         Traffic Accident Reconstruction)

      2. Traffic Accident Reconstruction, Impulse and Conservation of

                                      Linear Momentum

Walter A. Kennedy started Collision Analysis & Reconstruction Services, Inc. in August of 1992.  He retired from the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office (JSO) where he had investigated over 3000 traffic crashes. He spent three years in the JSO traffic enforcment squad and his last three years at the Northeast Regional Florida Criminal Justice Training Center where he taught a class in Traffic Homicide Investigation. Upon his retirement he accepted a teaching position with the Institute of Police Technology & Management, (IPTM), University of North Florida, Jacksonville where he taught all levels of accident investigation and reconstruction of traffic crashes.  He also authored several articles and two books.  Mr. Kennedy holds a full "Memember" grade with the Society of Automotive Engineers.  He has testified before the courts in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana as well as the Federal Middle District Court for Florida and the Southern District Court for Georgia.

 

 

Contact Us Today!

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