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Pennsylvania State Police to deploy 3-D laser scanning systems

The Pennsylvania State Police Department has reaffirmed its long-time commitment to 3-D laser scanning for forensic mapping by awarding a new contract to Leica Geosystems, which will result in the department’s deployment of three state-of-the-art Leica ScanStation 2 laser scanners throughout Pennsylvania. The Leica ScanStation 2 can be used for forensic mapping at crash and homicide scenes, officer-involved shootings, and bomb / arson investigations, all of which support the department’s homeland security mission.

The Pennsylvania State Police Department was the first police agency in the United States to deploy Leica’s 3-D laser scanning technology, first purchasing two Leica 3-D laser scanners in 2004. Other police agencies, including the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, the Albuquerque Police Department, and the California Highway Patrol, have followed Pennsylvania’s lead.

“The fact that the Pennsylvania State Police have turned to Leica Geosystems again for still more of our laser scanning technology is a testimony to the value the organization places on our equipment to help support its investigative operations,” said Tony Grissim, forensic account manager for Leica Geosystems. For more information, visit

Published in Public Safety IT, May/Jun 2008

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