- Associated Press - Friday, January 8, 2016

RENO, Nev. (AP) - The Reno Police Department has purchased new 3-D crash reconstruction equipment with a recent $65,000 grant.

The Reno Gazette-Journal reports (https://on.rgj.com/1PiMm1n ) that the department’s Major Accident Investigation Team received the grant from the Nevada Office of Traffic Safety.

Officer Tim Broadway said in a news release Thursday that police have to measure and diagram crash scenes, which can take time and manpower. That time can be shortened using the equipment from Nevada-based FARO technologies.

Broadway says it also helps reduce the number of officers on scene and the amount of time streets are closed.

The system uses precise 3-D measurements and imaging to compare the vehicles and buildings in the area of the crash.


Information from: Reno Gazette-Journal, https://www.rgj.com

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