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· Fellow at the Institute of Traffic Accident Investigators (FITAI)
· BSc Maths, Physics and Engineering Mechanics
· Diploma in Physics
· Certificate in Computing and Mathematics
· Licentiateship (C&G - LCGI)
· Collision Investigator at Standard and Advanced Levels (C&G)
· Levels II and III in Tachograph Calibration and Analysis (C&G)
· Digital Tachograph Technology (C&G)
· Forensics Analysis of Digital Tachograph Data Course
Bob Wagstaff was a time served Engineering Technician prior to joining the Police, where he served 30 years in Bedfordshire Police with the last 23 years as an expert in the field of collision investigation. During his service within the Police he has investigated many fatal, serious injury and life changing events, including a number of murder investigations and ‘Cash for Crash’ jobs the most notable being “Operation Exhort” a £3.24 million fraud case. Bob was the Senior Collision Investigator for Bedfordshire Police and for the Collaborated unit of Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Police before finally serving prior to retirement on the tri-force collaborated unit for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire.
Bob Wagstaff has been commended by the Chief Constable on a number of occasions for his work in the field and most recently commended in open court by the Deputy Coroner, Mr Oldham for his services to the Coroner’s and to the county of Bedfordshire in the role of Collision Investigator. Bob has continued to develop his skills maintaining a portfolio for Continued Professional Development (CPD) and was registered with Council for Registered Forensic Practitioners (CRFP) in the specialist discipline of Road Transport (Collision Investigation and Vehicle Examination).
Bob is currently the External Examiner for De Montfort University overseeing the UCPD, Cert HE and the FdSc courses in Collision Investigation. He has written and verified approximately 850 reports in his career and has given evidence on a number of occasions at Magistrates / Crown Court, and has presented evidence on numerous occasions at a number of different Coroners courts.