Advanced Accident Investigation Unit

The Advanced Accident Investigation Unit responds to all crashes that result in death and/or serious bodily injury.

Officers assigned to the unit receive specialized accident investigation training through various courses that are offered by Michigan State University. 

About The Team
Members of the unit utilize special techniques, measurement collection instruments, equipment, and technologies to assist them in gathering evidence in order to reconstruct the accident scene.  Reconstruction of accident scenes enables accident investigators to understand the chain of events that led to the crash.

The accident investigators work closely with the St. Clair County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office during the course of their investigations for prosecution of accidents that were a violation of law such as operating while impaired, reckless driving, and civil infraction traffic violations that resulted in death and/or serious injury.

About The Members
The accident investigation unit is supervised by Sgt. Chris Bean and members are comprised of the following:

Team 1:

Team 2:

 Sgt. Bean (Team Leader)   Detective Ernie Fatin (Team Leader)
 Officer David Conley                               Detective Grafton Sharp
 Officer Duane Hunger  Officer Thomas Rumley
 Sgt. Gerard Peczeniuk  Officer Chris Smith
 Lt. Jeremy Young  Officer James Campbell