Northwest Indiana Law Enforcement Academy

2- Day Grade Crossing Collision Investigation

Course Information

Course ID: 19-013
Course Start: 3/11/2019
Course End: 3/12/2019
Course Time: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Course Days: MT
Course Hours: 0.00

Location Information

Michigan City
102 N. 2nd Street
Michigan City, IN 46360

Pricing Information

Member Tuition: 0.00
Non Member Tuition: 0.00

Class Participant Information

Class Maximum Size: 45

Course Description

To register, please contact Charlie Mathewson, Special Agent Indiana Harbor Belt RR 219-781-1369

Hosting Agency: Indiana Operation Lifesaver, Chicago South Shore & South Bend Railroad & Michigan City Police Department.

Class: Two- Day (2) Grade Crossing Collision Investigation (GCCI)

Cost: Free/ Lunch will be provided both days by Chicago South Shore & South Bend Railroad *Seating is limited to 45 officers*

Dates: March 11th -12th 2019 / 8:00am-4:00pm (Each Day)

Location: (DAY 1) Michigan City Police Department; 1201 E Michigan Blvd, Michigan City, IN 46360 (CLASSROOM)
(Day 2) Chicago South Shore & South Bend Train Yard (CSS&SB) 505 N Carrol Ave, Michigan City, IN 46360 (FIELD)

Officers will have the opportunity to see Train Engine/Train Cars to become familiar with railroad equipment *Dress accordingly for the weather as we will be outdoors for the entire second day*

Description: If your community contains railroad tracks, your officers could be involved in a specialized highway-rail grade crossing collision investigation. Operation Lifesaver's Grade Crossing Collision Investigation (GCCI) course is designed to inform and prepare your department for that eventuality. Our GCCI training was developed for the North American law enforcement community with cooperation from the International Association of Chiefs of Police. This course will help you clearly understand the specific legal responsibilities of railroads, motorists, and pedestrians on or around railroad tracks. It's critical that when highway-rail intersection collisions do occur, law enforcement officers--often the first responders--are familiar with both railroad operations and highway-rail grade crossing conditions. Operation Lifesaver offers a special course teaching officers how to ensure their personal safety, both while responding to rail collision incidents and throughout the investigation.


Indiana Operation Lifesaver is a certified training provider by the Indiana Law Enforcement Training Board. Indiana Officers will receive 16 Hours of in-service training credit. 

Course Instructors: Charlie Mathewson, Special Agent Indiana Harbor Belt RR PD,  Jeff Price, Special Agent  Canadian National RR PD

Course Materials

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