Crash Investigation

Overview

The traffic crash investigators are highly trained officers who investigate serious traffic crashes, fatalities and major property damage crashes.

Traffic crash investigators receive a minimum of 80 hours training and usually have at least two years of experience with crash investigations before going through the additional training.

The department currently has two advanced traffic crash investigators.

Specialized Tasks

Investigators can create a scaled diagram of the crash scene to assist prosecutors with criminal cases that may result from the investigation. Investigators usually mark and collect all their own evidence and photograph most of their own scenes.

Because of the special training received by investigators, they are sometimes asked to create scaled diagrams of other crime scenes if needed.