Tools needed to document a crash scene

What are the tools needed to document a crash scene?

Crash Scene Investigators must be properly equipped to perform their job. This means they must possess both the know-how and certain basic equipment. After hundreds of hours of training, including time spent reconstructing staged collisions, one can become a certified reconstructionist.

Crash reconstruction tools vary agency to agency, depending on department size, budget, responsibilities and needs.

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What does a crash reconstructionist do?

Well, for starters, what is crash reconstruction? Crash reconstruction is the process through which investigators determine how and why a collision occurred, ultimately determining whether or not a crime has been committed. A crash reconstructionist, or reconstruction team, must observe, gather, and preserve evidence from the scene, study the events surrounding the crash, and piece …

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Press Release: L-Tron returns from the Pennsylvania State Police Crash Reconstruction Seminar in Gettysburg, PA

The L-Tron team has returned from a successful trip to the Pennsylvania State Police Crash Reconstruction Seminar in Gettysburg, PA which took place from 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.

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How is the Bettendorf Police Department Utilizing OSCR360?

Sergeant Andrew Champion of the Bettendorf Police Department reached out to L-Tron in March of 2019 – he was originally looking for a tool that could help him open roads up faster after crashes. After meeting OSCR, he realized the system could be used for so much more. How is the department utilizing OSCR360 now?

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What it was like to Capture Crashes with OSCR360 at the PSP Reconstruction Seminar

Last month, I had the opportunity to travel with OSCR360 to Gettysburg, PA for the 2017 Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) Reconstruction Seminar. . The PSP Reconstruction Seminar attracted over 350 attendees and was free to active Law Enforcement reconstructionists. I had a great time at the conference with my co-workers Alex and Chuck, a retired sergeant …

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Key Components of a Comprehensive Crash Investigation

There are many components of a complete and comprehensive crash investigation. The first officer to arrive at a crash typically finds it chaotic at best. As in any situation, the officer’s first priority is the preservation of life.  Second is the preservation of the scene and any possible evidence. Once the scene is secured and …

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