Course Description

Basic Collision Investigation

DESCRIPTION: This Course provides instruction regarding the following topics: Statewide Traffic Records System (SWITRS), Scene Management, Safety Hazards, Definitions, Physical Evidence, RIMS, Measuring and Diagrams, Primary Collision Factors

FEE: $125.00

LOCATION: San Mateo County Sheriff's Office - Training Center, 1601 Coyote Point Drive, San Mateo, CA 94401 [VIEW MAP]

INSTRUCTOR(S): Instructors are current traffic officers with extensive experience from the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office, Burlingame Police Department, and San Bruno Police Department

REQUIRED MATERIAL: All students need to bring their own laptop computer and their agency’s collision policy. Student dress code at the Training Center is business casual. No shorts, sleeveless shirts or open toed shoes are permitted.

PRESENTATION DATES & HOURS: This is a 40-hour course that begins daily at 8:00 AM. See below for dates available.

CERTIFICATION: This is POST Certified #2540-33590.


Online reservations are disabled at this time.  Please contact Det. Len Beato by phone (650.573.2545) or email ( for availability and reservations.