Technical Accident Reconstruction (TAR)

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All officers are taught to be proficient in motor vehicle investigations but some raise complex issues that require the expertise of of personnel with special training.  The Technical Accident Reconstruction unit examines, analyzes and formulates conclusions related to specific issues in motor vehicle collisions.  The Salem TAR team is comprised of 5 full time officers specially trained in handling the complex issues that are related to motor vehicle collisions.  Some issues, but not all, are pre-impact speed of motor vehicle(s) determined by roadway and vehicle evidence, temporal and spatial relationships of vehicle pror to the collision, vehicle defects related to the cause of the collision and forensic mapping of the collision scene.

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