Leadership

The NJAAR Leadership consists of a Board of Directors that is made up of four elected officials, the current past president of the association, the elected President of NJPTOA, and up to three Directors appointed by the president of the association.

President – Bill Pauli

Bill is a forty year veteran of law enforcement.  He served with the Bridgewater Police Department in central New Jersey, which had 32 members when he joined in 1975 and grew to nearly one hundred sworn officers in the year 2000.  Beginning his career as a Communications Operator, Mr. Pauli then served as a uniformed patrol officer, Traffic Safety Officer, and Administrative Officer.  Mr. Pauli became a supervisor in Traffic Safety in 1987 and the Traffic Safety Division Commander in 1991.  Having also served as Commander of the Administrative Division and as an Operations Watch Commander, he retired at the rank of Lieutenant in April 2000.

Mr. Pauli chose to dedicate his career to traffic safety issues.  He earned the Certification of Collision Reconstructionist in 1985 and has attended a myriad of advanced training classes and conferences since.  He served as Legislative Liaison for the New Jersey Police Traffic Officers Association to the NJ State Legislature, as well as on Governors task forces specific to traffic safety issues.

Currently with the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office in New Jersey, Mr. Pauli is employed as a Reconstruction Specialist with the Collision Analysis Reconstruction Team; a Vehicular Homicide Task Force.  He has been recognized and testified as an expert in crash investigation and collision reconstruction in vehicular homicide trials and civil litigations.  Through the Prosecutor’s Office, Mr. Pauli authors and administers several State and Federal grants; works with high school students on anti-drunk driving campaigns and underage drinking issues, and lectures to Forensic Science, Physics and upper level Math classes.  Mr. Pauli coordinates programs and participates with municipal agencies on bicycle and pedestrian safety programs.

Some of Mr. Pauli’s many instructor qualifications include Radar, Standardized Field Sobriety Testing, and all levels of crash investigation.  Mr. Pauli began teaching in New Jersey in 1986 and joined Northwestern University’s adjunct staff in 1996.  He has lectured at scores of professional seminars, meetings, conferences, and symposiums internationally throughout his career.

Mr. Pauli graduated from Valley Forge Military College and attended Fairleigh Dickinson University where he majored in mathematics.  He presently serves on the Board of Directors for both the New Jersey Association of Accident Reconstructionists and the New Jersey Prosecutor’s Crash Investigator’s Association.

Vice-President – Robert Klingen

Bob is a retired Chief of Police with over twenty-five years of experience focused primarily on traffic safety.  He is presently president of Klingen & Associates, a consulting firm conducting accident investigations and reconstructions in both the criminal and civil domains since 1997. He has been fully accredited as an accident reconstructionist by the Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction (ACTAR) since 1993 and has qualified as an expert over 40 times in New Jersey, New York and Federal Court.  He has been a member of NJAAR since its inception.

Secretary – Amy Slufik

Amy has worked side by side with Bob Klingen of Klingen & Associates as his office manager for the past ten years and has prior experience in risk management.  She has gained a strong knowledge of  the science of accident reconstruction through her hands-on experience.  She has been an Associate member of NJAAR since 2016.  She looks forward to continuing to use her skills, organizational talent and experience for NJAAR in the role of Secretary.

Treasurer – Robert Clarke

Robert Clarke has been a member of NJAAR since 2001 (Vice President since 2008). Robert retired as a sergeant from the Atlantic City Police Department in September 2010 after 25 years of service. The last twelve years, he was assigned to the Traffic Unit and supervised the Crash Investigators and Motorcycle Officers, and was the lead investigator for the Atlantic County Fatal Response team. Robert is also a court qualified expert in Accident Reconstruction in the New Jersey Superior Court, Civil Division. Robert is an instructor with the NJ basic and advanced Crash Investigations levels of training. Robert is the owner of Clarke’s A.R.E.A., LLC, which is a reconstruction business with laser mapping, “Black Box” Air Bag Module downloads and analysis, CadZone training and other crash analysis capabilities. Robert is a member of ACTAR (#1299), NAPARS, NATARI and PSFM. Robert is married to Lisa of 21 years and has two children, Brielle (17 yoa) and Victoria (14 yoa) and currently resides in Galloway Township, NJ.

Current past president – David Benn

David has been an owner of Impact Reconstruction Consultants since November 2004 and specializes in analyzing and reconstructing motor vehicle crashes. He is an Accredited Crash Reconstructionist by Association of Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstructionists (ACTAR 326), an Academic Specialist with Kean University, NJ, and an Adjunct Instructor for the Institute of Police Technology and Management (IPTM) at the University of North Florida. David is a former Detective Sergeant from the Burlington County Prosecutor's Office and was a Road Sergeant with the Eastampton Township Police Department.

Director – Christopher Kelley

Chris has been a law enforcement officer since 1998 when he started his career as a uniformed patrol officer with the Washington Township Police Department in Bergen County. He completed IPTM’s Accident Reconstruction course in 2002, and became a member of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Fatal Accident Investigation Unit (FAIU) Task Force that same year. Chris was then hired full time by the Prosecutor’s Office in 2011 and has since been promoted to Detective Sergeant and is assigned to the Major Crimes Unit. Chris now supervises the FAIU and continues to serve as the lead reconstructionist for the unit. He has been fully accredited as an accident reconstructionist by the Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction (ACTAR) since 2010 and a member of NJAAR since 2008.

Director – George Meinschein

George is a graduate of Stevens Institute of Technology and he maintains professional engineering licenses in the States of New Jersey and Connecticut. He is an ACTAR accredited accident reconstructionist in addition to being an ASE Certified Master Auto and Medium/Heavy Truck Technician. His prior work experiences include employment as a Senior Applications Engineer in the temperature measurement and control industry and an owner/operator of a service station and repair shop. George has been a member of NJAAR since 2002.