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  • Training event to featured crime scene preservation during emergencies

    Nov 15, 2017 | Read More News
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    Pima County and other emergency response agencies participated this week in training sessions to learn crime scene preservation and safety techniques featuring elaborately staged emergency
    Dozens of representatives from local and federal law enforcement agencies, fire departments, emergency response agencies and local utilities attended the free training. The Utilities Threat Assessment Group (UTAG), an informal ad hoc a local partnership of agencies focused on safely and effectively managing accidents, criminal incidents and security threats that impact law enforcement, first responders, utility providers and the general community, provided the training. 

    More than 60 agencies from across Pima County as well as other state and federal agencies were invited to participate in the simulation, which focused on preserving evidence at the site of accidents or other public hazards.

    The training was held Nov. 15 at the Tucson Police Department Operations West substation, located at 1310 W. Miracle Mile Road. 

    Classroom training sessions were provided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Tucson Police Department, Tucson Fire Department, Tucson Electric Power and Southwest Gas

    One scenario agencies participated in focused on how to preserve crime scene evidence after a vehicle crashes into a power pole, bringing down power lines. 

    Utility equipment and a damaged car were used to enhance the realism of the training. Media are invited to attend this portion of the training.