FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Cobalt Software Platform - Mark43
Mark43's Cobalt software platform unites a set of law enforcement tools securely...

No upcoming webinars scheduled

Product News

Florida Agency Using Faro 3D Crime Scene Scanners

February 12, 2015  | 

For the Altamonte Springs (Fla.) Police Department, pictures of crime scenes now come in 3D. Faro's 3D scanner is cutting-edge technology, and it's so high tech, only a handful of local police agencies have them, reports WESH.

"Fly through the crime scene in a 360-degree view, and you can fly through it and see details of items that you would otherwise only see in photographs," said crime scene technician Yenny Castro.

Traditional scene analysis is a lengthy process, requiring hundreds of pictures, measurements and sketches. The new 3D scanners made by Faro can capture the entire scene in a fraction of the time.

"It is saving man hours, and not only that, it's giving us precise measurements that we can go back, and by looking at this 3D mapping, be able to take time and time again," Officer Robert Pelton said.

It's something investigators hope will lead to more convictions for prosecutors.

Be the first to comment on this story

POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Pryme Introduces Wired Mic System for Mobile Devices
The Pico fits 3.5mm jacks with four wire connections (Apple format) and includes a...
Agile Interoperable Solutions Introduces Two New Solutions for Multi-Agency Communications
The company says CORE provides seamless, efficient, and secure communications between...
Public Safety Dive Teams Display, Demo JW Fishers Equipment at Association Conference
The Washington County (MN) Water Recovery Unit demonstrated the capabilities of its JW...
Point Blank Enterprises Offers Covert Surveillance Using Truck Toolboxes
Point Blank Enterprises' new IRIS Covert Toolbox Surveillance System is made to be easily...
Two Technologies Introduces Ultra-Rugged, All-in-One Handheld Computer
The N5Z1 has the same IP65 rating, hot-swappable battery and ultra-rugged all-in-one...

Police Magazine