Crash Course for Patrol Officers
Georgia state troopers have integrated state-of-the-art forensic animation into their training.
Georgia State Patrol officers taking part in a special training session for the Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team at Central Georgia Technical College are able to create 3-D diagrams and animation on a computer program using evidence collected at crime scenes of traffic accidents.
Officers can submit the animation in court cases to reconstruct scenes for the prosecution.
“This is an illustration of our version of what the evidence tells us,” says GSP Sgt. Scott Short, support services sergeant for the reconstruction team. “Once our capabilities come to be known, we anticipate we’ll get requests from GBI, from other local agencies, (and) from prosecutors.”
Abstracted by the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC) from the Macon Telegraph (GA); (06/28/07); Burk, Jennifer.