Mr. Goldstein retired after a 27-year law enforcement career with the city of Clifton, New Jersey. After retiring as a Lieutenant in charge of the Traffic Division for the final seven years of his career, his passion for traffic safety led to his appointment as the coordinator of the Passaic County Office of Highway Traffic Safety.
Les received extensive training in accident reconstruction from both Northwestern University and the Institute of Police Technology and Management. He also received training in advanced traffic engineering for police officers at Rutgers University.
Les is a Police Training Commission certified instructor and teaches Work Zone Safety, Vehicle Operations, Accident Scene Response and Motor Vehicle Law at the Passaic County Police Academy. He has been the president of the Passaic County Traffic Officers Association since 2001 and he established and coordinates the countywide Passaic County Aggressive Driving Task Force.
Les has investigated and reviewed hundreds of serious and fatal motor vehicle crashes. Having ridden motorcycles for decades, Les organized and became President of a national motorcycle-riding club for police officers that has chapters around the country. His riding experience has proven essential in many of the JDA assignments involving motorcycles. He is fully certified as an Accident Reconstructionist by the Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction (ACTAR).