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[ISP] Photogrammetry Technology Speeds Crash Investigations
Start Date: 6/19/2009 All Day
End Date: 6/19/2009
Entry Description

Indianapolis- Today the Indiana State Police announced the introduction of Photogrammetry technology that will be utilized in select Indiana Interstate locations with the intent for use to be expanded across Indiana.


Photogrammetry is a computer based program that utilizes integrated digital photography with a specialized software program that allows the creation of scale diagrams of crash or crime scenes that are accurate to within 1/8th of an inch.  By comparison, a fatal crash scene may take several hours for investigators to collect evidence and measurements to prepare a scale diagram utilizing traditional historical methods.  Now, with Photogrammetry, the same crash scene can be documented in a fraction of the time, sometimes less than 30 minutes. The officers receiving this training are assigned to areas along the I-69 corridor from the Indiana-Michigan state line to Indianapolis and I-65 from Chicago to Louisville. The goal in the use of this new technology is to cut the crash investigation time to allow the roadways to be cleared and opened quicker which equates to less delay time for the motoring public.


The stimulus for this training has been the Indiana Traffic Incident Management Effort or IN-TIME. IN-TIME is a host of Indiana agencies dedicated to safer and more expedient traffic flow. The goal of IN-TIME is to cut the time roadways are shut down due to the response and investigation of major and even minor traffic incidents. Through grants provided by the Indiana Department of Transportation, Indiana Department of Revenue Motor Carrier Services, the Indiana Toll Road, and the Federal Highway Administration, funds have been provided to train and equip 22 officers around the state. The week long training was conducted June 15-19 at the Indiana State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division on the southwest side of Indianapolis.


Sixteen State Troopers were joined in the training by officers from the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, and five sheriffs departments, Clark County, Johnson County, Tippecanoe County, Boone County, and Delaware County.

Contact Information:
Name: Sgt. Wayne Flick, PIO
Phone: 317-615-7373 or 800-523-2226
Entry Type:
Press Release
Agency Name
Indiana State Police

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