GOHS Grant Enhances Collision Investigation Capabilities of Agencies in Northern Arizona
AZDPS collision investigators in northern Arizona obtain key equipment through $20k grant
Monday, June 17, 2019
- For Immediate Release -
Arizona — State troopers frequently conduct complex investigations which lead to charging a suspect driver with aggravated assault, endangerment, DUI and vehicular homicide. Those investigations typically involve vehicles containing electronic evidence within their Event Data Recorder (EDR), requiring the use of a Crash Data Retrieval (CDR) system to capture it. Evidence obtained from the EDR can be used as probable cause for criminal charging related to vehicle speed and reckless driving. The same data aids with verification of witness statements and collision reconstruction.
A CDR system available to enhance collision investigation capabilities of troopers and provide support throughout northern Arizona will soon become a reality, thanks to $23,505 in grant funding from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.
“We are very grateful to the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety and Director Alberto Gutier for helping to improve our ability to provide professional support to rural police agencies in northern Arizona,” said Major Chris Hemmen, Chief of Staff, Highway Patrol Division.
The Arizona Department of Public Safety is a law enforcement agency whose mission is to protect human life and property by enforcing state laws, deterring criminal activity and providing vital support to the State of Arizona and its citizens.