Roger Baxter joined Acacia Investigations in 2009 immediately after his
retirement as a State Police Detective from the Connecticut Department
of Public Safety after a twenty five year career. He served in the
Bureau of State Fire Marshal for nineteen years as a Fire Investigator
in the Enforcement and Investigation Unit. Additionally, he was an
accelerant detection canine handler for eighteen of those years.
Prior to his service in the Connecticut State Police, Roger
received vocational training as an electrician.
Throughout his career, Roger has attended numerous courses in
fire investigation, expert testimony, and amusement ride safety and
inspection. He is certified by NAFI as a Fire and Explosion
Investigator, IAAI Certified Fire Investigator, CT State Certified Fire
Marshal/Fire Investigator and NAARSO Level III Inspector with Instructor
Endorsement for Amusement Ride Inspection.
Roger also has an extensive training background as an
instructor and has taught fire investigation and expert witness
testimony in the Connecticut Fire Marshal’s Certification Course, Fire
Marshal In-Service Training and the Advanced Fire Investigation Course
for the State Fire Marshal’s Office. He has also taught fire
investigation at the Connecticut Fire Academy, Connecticut Police
Academy, Three Rivers Community Technical College, Connecticut State
Police Citizen Academy, University of New Haven and Saint Anselm’s
Roger Baxter has testified numerous times as a fact and
expert witness in both civil and criminal depositions and trials.
He is a member of many professional organizations including
the Connecticut Fire Marshal’s Association, International Association of
Arson Investigators, National Association of Fire Investigators, New
London County Fire Marshal’s Association and is Past President of the
Windham County Fire Marshal’s Association.
Roger is an experienced and dedicated fire investigator, who
searches, gathers and articulates the facts of a case in a truthful,
understandable and professional manner. In January 2017 Roger
purchased Acacia Investigations.