Brian Leventhal is a Collision Reconstructionist who specializes in the implementation of Unmanned Aircraft Systems as a tool for investigating crashes throughout North Carolina. Having served as a Law Enforcement Officer in North Carolina since 2000, Brian joined the North Carolina State Highway Patrol (NCSHP) as a Trooper in 2006, having previously served as an Officer in both the Concord and Burlington Police Departments, the former being where he first discovered his interest in the field of collision reconstruction. In 2013, Brian officially joined the NCSHP Collision Reconstructionist Unit, an esteemed group of individuals who, through the mapping of crash scenes and implementation of alternative investigative techniques, can recreate the sequence of events before the collision resulting in complete comprehensive investigations of a crash.
In 2017, the NCSHP Collision Reconstruction Unit, in partnership with the North Carolina Department of Transportation, Aviation Division, acquired drones to expedite the on-scene investigative process in the most efficient manner without sacrificing accuracy. Brian was among the first in his Unit to receive his Part 107 Remote Pilot license and has since become one of the Patrol’s frequently called upon drone operators, as well as a presenter and panelist representing the use of Unmanned Aerial Systems in Government entities. Recognizing the importance of interagency collaboration, Brian continuously seeks opportunities to engage in partnerships with other industry professionals.
Brian holds a BS in Criminal Justice from Appalachian State University.