Mr. Boerner is a Certified Fire & Explosive Investigator (CFEI) and is court certified as an expert in Fire Investigation in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and Delaware. He is also a Licensed Private Investigator in the state of New Jersey. He has been investigating various types of fires since 1986, when he started the Glassboro, NJ Police/Fire Investigation Unit. Mr. Boerner. He has investigated over 1,800 fires in 13 different states and the District of Columbia. He has recently retired as a Detective Lieutenant from the Glassboro, NJ Police Department after 31 years in law enforcement.
While in law enforcement he was responsible for areas such as the detective division, assigning cases and schedules, tactical operations, asset forfeitures, and internal affairs cases. In addition, he has served as the liaison with the Gloucester County Prosecutors Office and other law enforcement agencies such as the FBI. His fire investigations included room and contents, single family dwellings, multi-occupancy dwellings, large loss, loss of life, natural gas explosions, solar, motor vehicle, recreational vehicle, truck, heavy equipment, and natural gas bus fires.
Working with Consulting Engineers & Scientists, Inc., Mr. Boerner serves as an expert in the areas relating to fire such origin and cause, fire progression, arson, electrical fires, and vehicle and product fires. He also serves as an expert in areas of law enforcement such as use of force, weapons procedures, workplace violence, security systems, crisis intervention, and the K-9 Unit.
Mr. Boerner has attended over 90 various training courses and seminars in the United States and Canada, most involving an aspect of fire. He has been an instructor at multiple fire academies within the state of New Jersey and has spoken on subjects such as Origin & Cause of Fire, Spoliation of Evidence, and Overall Fire Investigation.
Mr. Boerner is a member of the New Jersey Chapter, International Association of Arson Investigators (NJIAAI), and has been a member since 1999. As a member he has served on the board as Director, President, and once again is serving as, Vice President. He has coordinated the NJIAA I Basic Fire Investigation class for the last six years and has also been the Conference Chairman, in Atlantic City, since 2004.