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OVPD to host traffic reconstruction schools

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Posted: Friday, August 30, 2013 12:32 pm

The Oro Valley Police Department will host two traffic reconstruction schools taught by Northwestern University Center for Public Safety Traffic Institute. The first course, Pedestrian Vehicle Crash Reconstruction, is Sept. 4-6, 2013. The second course, Motorcycle Crash Reconstruction, is Sept. 16 - 20, 2013. Both schools are being held at the OVPD substation at 1920 E. Tangerine Road.

 Officers attending these courses already have extensive training and experience investigating and reconstructing collisions. These courses teach the unique and specialized characteristics of collisions involving either pedestrians or motorcycles. This type of training can be critical to performing accurate collision reconstructions, which are vital for the successful prosecution of crimes involving vehicles.

Police officers from the following agencies will be in attendance: Oro Valley Police Department, Pima County Sheriff's Department, Tucson Police Department, Marana Police Department, Chula Vista California Police Department, and the United Arab Emirates Dubai Police Force. Private practice collision investigators and reconstructions from various parts of the southwest United States will also be in attendance.

 Invitation to the media

On September 17, 2013, a few motorcycles will be crash-tested for officers to study as part of the Motorcycle Crash Reconstruction course. The media will be allowed to attend this event and observe. The location and time will be announced at a later date.

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