The L-Tron team has returned from a successful trip to the Pennsylvania State Police Crash Reconstruction Seminar in Gettysburg, PA which took place November 1-5, 2021. The team had the opportunity to present two technologies built directly from the voice of law enforcement. These tools help officers better protect and serve their communities – the 4910LR Driver’s License Reader and OSCR360 for Crash Reconstruction.
Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) Conference highlights included the staging of two major crash scenes. One of the crashes replicated multiple officers being struck by a motor vehicle while at a traffic stop. Conference attendees saw how the 4910LR could be used to prevent similar scenes, and how OSCR360 could be used to investigate the crashes.
- Roadside stops are dangerous for officers. The 4910LR Driver’s License Scanner is designed to allow officers at traffic stops, crashes and other incidents to quickly, safely, and efficiently fill out citations and reports. A fast stop results in less time spent along the roadside, allowing officers to get out of harm’s way as swiftly as possible. The 4910LR has many additional benefits, such as eliminating error-based ticket dismissals in court.
- Processing a crash scene requires the highest levels of precision and attention to detail. OSCR360 captures scene “overalls” in minutes, preserving evidence as it was initially found and expediting crash scene investigations. Officers are able to clear the road more quickly. OSCR is useful in documenting hard-to-capture vehicle interiors, aerial views of a crash, and showing the driver’s perspective. Later on, crash investigators can add all digital evidence into a comprehensive OSCR project, creating a virtual walkthrough of the scene.
A current OSCR360 for crash reconstruction client, Sergeant Andrew Champion of the Bettendorf Police Department, shares how his department uses OSCR to clear roads faster. His department purchased OSCR360 to “be deployed by our accident investigators…to more rapidly clear roadways in our city. We have two major interstates and we can’t have long closures on them because they’re very busy.” OSCR’s applications in the public safety realm extend beyond crash investigation. The system is also used for courtroom presentation, crime scene investigation, fire scene investigation, officer training courses, pre-planning and more.
Julianne Pangal, from L-Tron’s Marketing Team, and retired Sheriff’s Deputy Andy McNeil, from L-Tron’s Law Enforcement Support Team, attended this year’s Pennsylvania State Police crash reconstruction seminar and spoke highly of the week-long event.
“The PSP Reconstruction Seminar is a great event. The conference is typically free to all Law Enforcement – which offers a fantastic opportunity for Officers to learn more about reconstruction and to become ACTAR-certified. Andy and I enjoyed meeting Pennsylvania Troopers and Patrol Officers from throughout the state. It was impactful to hear their stories from the road, and learn the intricacies of many of the crashes that they have investigated. L-Tron was also honored to sponsor one of the morning donut and coffee breaks. We are looking forward to attending again in 2022.”– Julianne Pangal, L-Tron Customer Engagement Manager
The annual Pennsylvania State Police Collision Reconstruction Seminar took place at the Wyndham Hotel and Conference Center and this year’s even was open solely to employees of Pennsylvania public safety agencies. Additional information is available on the Pennsylvania State Police website, here.
Here are some pictures from our time at the event:
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