Michael Kerley

Michael Kerley


Mr. Kerley joined Jackson Reconstruction, Inc. in 2021, bringing with him 22 years of related experience as a law enforcement officer, reconstructing accidents for the US Army, the Denver Police Department, Phoenix Police Department, Colorado State Patrol, and finally, the Garden City Police Department, where he taught accident reconstruction. He was also a police motorcycle instructor with many years of riding experience. He has previously testified as an expert in accident reconstruction.

Mr. Kerley is further trained to the level of instructor in the theory and administration of Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFST) and as a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE). He has previously testified as an expert in both of these additional areas. His complete CV is available by request.

Accident Reconstruction

  • 22 years Accident investigation/reconstruction experience.
  • More than 600 hours of formal education in Accident Investigation/Reconstruction.
  • Court recognized Expert.
  • Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction (ACTAR)

Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) Instructor
Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFST) Instructor

  • Instructed officers from around the United States, certifying them in the administration
    of SFST’s.
  • Instructed officers from around the United States, certifying them in the as Drug
    Recognition Experts (DRE’s) through the International Association of Chiefs of Police
  • Recognized as the top Drug Recognition Expert in the State of Kansas for 2015 and 2017.
  • Kansas’ MADD Law Enforcement Hero for 2017


  • US Army Military Police Training, Fort McClellan AL, 1997
  • Police Academy, Denver CO, 2004
  • Police Academy, Phoenix AZ, 2007
  • State Trooper Academy, Golden CO, 2008
  • Kansas Law Enforcement Training Academy, Hutchinson KS, 2011
  • Garden City Community College, AAS., 2014
  • Central Christian College of Kansas, BS, 2014
  • National American University, MBA, 2016
  • National American University, MM, 2016
  • Walden University, Ph.D. (ABD), 2021

Related Professional Experience

  • United States Army, Sergeant, 1997 – 2004
  • Denver Police Department, 2004 – 2007
  • Phoenix Police Department, 2007 – 2008
  • Colorado State Patrol, 2008 – 2011
  • Garden City Police Department, 2011 – 2021

Professional Associations

  • National Professional Association of Professional Accident Reconstruction Specialists (NAPARS)