Administration of Justice, Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI (2003).
Certified Police Officer, Rhode Island Municipal Police Academy (1989).
Donald L. Mong is a highly experienced Traffic Accident Reconstructionist, Private Investigator, Forensic Photographer and Certified Master Diving Instructor. He is a 22 year Veteran Police Officer with 15 years of experience as a Traffic Officer. He has investigated over 2,000 traffic accidents, including many fatalities and serious injuries involving automobiles, buses, motorcycles, bicycles and pedestrians. He has a degree in Administration of Justice from Roger Williams University and teaches courses in motorcycle, pedestrian and vehicle accident reconstruction at the University of Rhode Island. Det. Mong spent ten years as a Rhode Island Municipal Police Academy Traffic Accident Investigation and Reconstruction Instructor. He has been qualified and testified as an expert witness in Rhode Island Superior Court and Vermont District Court for cases involving motor vehicles, bicycles, pedestrians and motorcycles. He has assisted multiple jurisdictions with investigations involving fatalities, serious injuries and police collisions. Det. Mong has conducted extensive hands-on research and training in traffic accident reconstruction, including conducting over 20 low, medium and high speed crash tests. As a police underwater diver and Police Diving Instructor, he trained Police Offices in evidence and body recovery. He was a Forensic Photographer for the EgyptAir Flight 990 crash off Martha’s Vineyard in 1999. He has been a member of the National Association of Professional Accident Reconstruction Specialist Inc. and the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE).
Director, Traffic Accident Reconstructions & Investigations, Materials Science Associates, LLC, North Kingstown, RI (August 2013 – Present). Head of traffic accident reconstructions, responsible for division dedicated to accidents investigations involving motor vehicles, bicycles, pedestrians and motorcycles.
Traffic Accident Reconstructionist, Don Mong Investigations, East Greenwich, RI (2009-2014). Provided accident investigations and reports for cases involving motor vehicles, bicycles, pedestrians and motorcycles for insurance companies, law firms and government entities. Provided private investigation services.
Traffic Officer, East Greenwich Police Department, East Greenwich, RI 02818 (1987-2009). Provided accident investigations and reports for cases involving motor vehicles, bicycles, pedestrians and motorcycles and investigated approximately 2000 motor vehicle pedestrian accidents. Responsible for enforcement of RI Motor Vehicle Code including parking and traffic control problems, school bus and school zone safety, and any other issue involving motor vehicles.
Director of Diving Operations and Certified Master Diving Instructor, Alpine Ski and Sports, Warwick, RI (1983-1987). Managed diving instructors.
Staff Sergeant (E-6) and Combat Engineer, US Army (1975-1982). As an army diver, specialized in river (backwater) recovery and fording operations for armored cavalry units and conducting clearing operations including obstacle and bridge demolition.
Donald L Mong, Dave Delbonis. Traffic Stop Vehicle Placement, Law and Order, Volume 47, Issue 10, October 1999, Pages 172-176. https://www.ncjrs.gov/App/Publications/abstract.aspx?ID=179757
Department of Transportation (DOT) (NHTSA) Traffic and Occupant Protection Strategy Manual, National Audit, Oklahoma City, OK June 14-17, 1999. (Assisted Preparation)
Below are workshops, lectures, seminars and testing Det. Mong conducted in the field of Traffic Accident Reconstruction:
Rhode Island Department of Education Drivers Education Annual Workshop (1996)
Metropolitan Insurance Company “Low-impact” Seminars Warwick / Rocky Hill, CT/ Cross Point, MA
Liberty Mutual Home Office / Nationwide Training Workshop
Sentry Insurance Company Low Impact / Fraud Workshop (Car Crash)
Low Impact Fraud Seminar CCRI Warwick
Guest Speaker, New England Association of Insurance Fraud Investigators, Inc.
Nationwide Fraud Detection Seminar Bellingham, MA
Guest Speaker, Commonwealth Automotive reinsurer “Cost Containment Seminar” Boston, MA
Rhode Island Attorney General’s Office CEU Instructor
Guest Speaker, New Hampshire Adjusters Association’s Seventh Annual Continuing Education Conference
Guest Speaker, the Norfolk & Dedham Group 18th Annual Technical Claim Seminar
High Speed Crash Test, In-line Momentum CCRI (06/94) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRJdHkvIRYw
High Speed Crash Test, East Greenwich, RI
High Speed Crash Test, Quonset Point, RI
Crash-Ex ‘99 Officer Survival Crash Test Quonset Point
Rhode Island Bar Association CLE (3 hour) Seminar 5/15/2013