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DOJ Seeks Law Enforcement Partners to Help Evaluate UAS in Crash Scene Reconstruction

Drone (1)The Justice Department has asked information on law enforcement agencies that are interested to partner on a study that aims to evaluate the use of unmanned aircraft systems in crash scene reconstruction work.

DOJ said in a Federal Register notice posted Tuesday that potential agencies will collaborate with the department’s national criminal justice research, test and evaluation center to conduct the UAS study.

Interested agencies should provide information on their drones’ sensors, other components and accessories, previous system deployment locations, training of UAS operators as well as the types of data in crash reconstruction records database.

DOJ also wants information on the agencies’ primary tools used in crash scene reconstructions, types of data collected by UAS related to crash scene reconstruction, drones’ real-time monitoring functions and capability to maintain the integrity of data for use as forensic evidence.

Responses to the request for information are due Aug. 31, according to the notice.

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