Using laser scanners, diagramming and animation software are helping pave the way to better analyze crash scenes and crimes. What used to take hours, often involving surveying equipment, film cameras and measuring tape, now takes much less time.
Faro Technologies, a Florida company with connections to Oregon, purchased Janice White's crime scene software two years ago, expanding their business to help police and fire departments accurately create 3D models of crime and crash scenes large and small.
One thing that an investigator needs to do when they are called to a crash scene or a crime scene is take measurements and capture data
In addition to Gresham police, other Oregon county sheriff's offices and Police Departments are using the Faro laser scanner to document crime and crash scenes.