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Surveying procedures, equipment and fieldwork related to Law Enforcement Applications and related discussions take place in this group. Share your tips, equipment knowledge and expertise with this group.

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Latest Activity: Aug 28, 2015

Law Enforcement Applications (LEA) and Surveying

The relationship between land surveying and law enforcement is both important and necessary.  Share your experiences with Law Enforcement in Surveying in this group.  What types of equipment do you use?  How much of your time do you spend working on Law Enforcement related projects in Surveying?  Share here.

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Not in Alaska

Started by Kathleen (Kate) Burnham-Evans. Last reply by Mike McCall Aug 28, 2015. 2 Replies

Used to be the Alaska State troopers used licensed Surveyors to do necessary survey work. I worked on a couple of these crime scenes many years ago. But now the Alaska State troopers use their own…Read more →

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Crime scene surveying & traffic collision scene surveying.

Started by Scott D. Warner, PLS. Last reply by Survenator Aug 28, 2015. 1 Reply

I would love to hear a good story from a law enforcement officer with experience in using surveying equipment involving a crime scene or traffic collision investigation.…Read more →

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Subject Tags: surveying, traffic collision investigation, accident scene surveying, law enforcement officer, crime scene

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Reply by Timothy N. Ross on February 7, 2011 at 9:37am
In 1997 I was crew chief at a small surveying firm in my home town. We were hired to do some topo work for a potential underground mine shaft opening. The area consisted of a 1 or 2 acre bottom, a small creek or drain and slope of the hill. My crew and I began cutting some brush around the small creek so we could get the necessary shots when my machete struck something with a "thud". My machete had struck a plastic five gallon bucket with a peculiar plant growing from it. Upon further notice there were ten or twelve plastic buckets with peculiar plants growing from them (marijuana). After looking at these for a moment we decided to continue our work and get out of there. A few days later one of my crew members was in his dad's office (sheriff's department investigator) and some of the deputies came in. My crew and myself have known these deputies since High School and they asked Dan "so, what did you guys think of that marijuana you found the other day"? Dan's reply was of shock because neither Dan or the rest of us told anybody. He replied "we weren't sure what to think, how did you know about that"? The deputies told him they had been "staking" that area out for about a week, and while I was running the instrument, Dan and Mark were taking the topo shots and had walked within 10 feet of the camoflaged deputies while they were taking our pictures and documenting the events. We never knew they were there. Just goes to show you that God is not the only ones watching us!
 

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