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French - Forensic Investigator - Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK

Kevin French

Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK


Forensic Investigator

Work History

Minibus Driver

Alba Travel

Self Employed Collision Investigator

Collision Investigator

From March 2012

Investigate accidents, produce detailed reports, and carry out reconstructions throughout the UK. Attend Court and give expert evidence.
Instructed by Law Practices and Sub-contracted by other Collision Investigation Businesses.

Minibus Driver

From March 2012

Working with a local travel company and driven all types of mini-bus and coach throughout the UK. Completed the DQC licence qualification (five modules) and CRB checked. Adept at organising groups of people travelling to and from UK destinations.
A key priority of the Company is customer satisfaction, an area in which I consistently deliver.

Accident Reconstruction

Consultant Collision Investigator

May 2009 - February 2012

Investigated accidents, produced detailed reconstruction reports for Civil and Criminal Court.
Carried out research using cars and motorcycles including research into the injury mechanisms of passengers and driver perception reaction to hazards.
Obtained evidence as well as compiling site reports based on Clients requirements.
Received training in off road driving from Land Rover at their test facility in South Wales. Drove articulated vehicles belonging Companies such as Bookers and Stobarts as part of the reconstruction process.

subject matter expert

Collision Investigation Unit

When the unit was formed I was one of a small team of Police Collision Investigators and two Vehicle Examiners providing 24/7 Countywide cover. Attending Fatal and serious road traffic collisions, major crime scenes and other major incidents. Involved and investigated incidents of local and national interest. Provided detailed reports and detailed scale plans for Criminal Courts, Coroner's Courts, HSE, BTP, CPS and other agencies. Accepted as a subject matter expert. Worked on a number of incidents alongside Forensic Scientists from the Forensic Science Service and Forensic Alliance. Prepared detailed mathematical exhibits in relation to pedestrian throw, HGV rollover, speed from skid marks and vehicle deformation analysis. Familiar with the use, and application of 'Skidman', 'TSS Vascar', optical theodolites, and GPS surveying devices. Developed considerable skill in the taking of daylight and night-time images using digital and optical camera's. Considerable computer skills developed over a period of time having used the first computers to be introduced into Cumbria Constabulary in the early 1990's. Involved in notable, incidents including, the lady in the lake murder investigation, RAF Hawk air crash at Shap, and numerous multi vehicle collisions some of which included up to six fatalities. Regularly presented Training modules in Collision Investigation, Road Safety and scene management to student officers. Assisted VOSA and carried out independent legislative campaigns throughout Cumbria. In 2005 temporarily became the unit manager ensuring that the high level of expertise and service managing 6 police officers was maintained to customers both within and externally.

Cumbria Constabulary

Qualifications & Certifications

City & Guilds

Sandwell College

Sandwell College

City & Guilds

Sandwell College


City & Guilds

Now University of Central Lancashire

King Edward VII School

Sandwell College

6 Region Police Driving School Devizes

Engineering Technology

City & Guilds

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