3D Laser Scanning Services Used On Crime Scenes

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A technician with the Ontario Provincial Police’s Sault Ste. Marie division is being recognized by her colleagues for advancing technology that assists in mapping crime scenes. She uses the latest 3D scanning services to map out, record, and investigate crime scenes. This is not the main way to gather information on a crime scene, but it goes hand in hand with the other ways to collect evidence. A courtroom will be able to see pictures, physical evidence but also may be able to walk into a virtual crime scene. 3D laser scanning services open up many options that we did not have in the past. 

A chief superintendent presented Danika Montgomery with a leadership coin to improve the 3D scanning procedure for crime scenes. She figured out how to use 3D laser scanning services to do better and investigate in greater detail than ever before. It has elevated her entire workforce, and they are now reaping the benefits. 

How the 3D laser scanning services work

The scanning process generates three-dimensional reconstructions of crime scenes, enabling cops and detectives to digitally re-visit them for additional examination. When the technology was originally deployed, scanning a single crime scene might take up to 8-10 hours, but cops can now complete the task in half that time. Montgomery has helped streamline the process and created a 3D laser scanning service that is more efficient than ever before, allowing her to help solve the puzzles that lay before her. 

What sort of evidence is collected at a crime scene?

Every police officer or investigator who goes onto the crime scene knows to work very carefully but also quickly. It can be impossible to work quickly and thoroughly but that is also where 3D laser scanning services come in handy. It allows a researcher to do a quick sweep of the room gathering as much detail as possible before evidence is collected. 

Some researchers will start taking pictures, collecting physical items to be examined later, and others will look at bodies or injuries. This is the main way to find proof of the crime that has been committed but 3D laser scanning services can help ensure that a jury understands what they’re looking at. It can be what convinces them that someone did the crime. 

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