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Profile: Stephen Motyczka

Westfield Investigative Group, LLC
208 Lenox Avenue
Westfield, NJ 07090
Phone: (908) 338-0981

Steve is a retired New Jersey State Trooper with 28 years of law enforcement experience.  As a trooper, Steve was a NJSP Academy instructor with at-scene vehicle and vessel accident investigation and criminal investigation experience.  As a both a supervisor and a patrol trooper, Steve has high-speed driving and vehicular pursuit experience.  Steve also has marine policing and high-speed vessel operation experience.  He is the holder of a 100 Ton USCG Captain’s License.  Steve is an accredited accident investigator and criminal investigator who has expert witness testimony experience.

The Westfield Investigative Group, LLC is a full service accident investigation and reconstruction firm offering pleasure vessel and motor vehicle accident investigation, reconstruction and consultative services to the legal community, insurance industry and public and private sectors.

We specialize in the investigation of pleasure vessel and PWC accidents and incidents, and the investigation of police vehicular pursuits and emergency vehicle accidents.  We also conduct accident investigations involving school crossing guards, roadway construction zones and commuter bus accidents and incidents.

We offer consultative services regarding vessel operation and the boating safety course curriculum.  We also offer consultative services regarding police procedures relating to police procedures,   police vehicular pursuits, traffic accident investigation and general police operations.

The Westfield Investigative Group, LLC is fully certified and accredited by major accident investigation and reconstruction associations.  We adhere to “best practices” in all services provided.


  • United States Coast Guard 100 Ton Master License
  • Class A Commercial Driver’s License (New Jersey)
  • New Jersey Licensed Private Detective
  • Accredited Traffic Accident Reconstructionist, ACTAR
  • Certified Marine Investigator, International Association of Marine Investigators
  • Approved Boating Safety Course Instructor, NJSP
  • Traffic Control Coordinator, Rutgers University
  • Member of American Boat and Yacht Council 
  • Member of New Jersey Association of Accident Reconstructionists 
  • Member of New York Statewide Traffic Accident Reconstruction Society, Inc. 
  • Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Holder
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Area(s) of Expertise

• Navigation Rules and State Boating Law 
• Captaincy and Seamanship 
• NASBLA Boating Safety Courses 
• Safe Vessel Handling
• Marine Policing Methods and Tactics
• Police Procedures
• High-Speed / Pursuit Driving
• Appropriate Patrol Methods
• Citizen Interaction
• Police Vehicular Pursuit Guidelines 
• Appropriate Methods of Traffic Accident Investigation 
• Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices
• Police and Roadway Closure Methods and Operations
• NJ State Police Policies & Procedures Expert