The team will evaluate, diagram, photograph, and properly complete the CR-3 (Crash Report) for a mock crash scene. Students will interview all persons involved. Each team member will be responsible for specific duties. Teams must terminate their investigation and submit their CR-3 and photographs to the judge prior to the expiration of time. To provide students the opportunity to demonstrate investigative, diagramming/sketching, photographing, and documenting a crash scene; in compliance with the Texas Department of Transportation’s crash reporting requirements.
Competitors shall wear a uniform consistent with current standards in law enforcement patrol.
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Outdoor area large enough to accomodate a simulated crash scene.
This is the Official Scorecard for the event Crash Investigation.
|Point Based||Highest Score Wins|
Scoring Category 1 - Entering Scene
|Officers properly identify the victims||0||1|
|Officers properly identify the witnesses||0||1|
|Officers ask victims if medical attention is needed||0||1|
Scoring Category 2 - Gathering data
|Officers gather all pertinent information from people on scene||0||3|
|Officers gather all pertinent information from vehicles on scene||0||3|
|Officers properly match victims with each vehicle||0||3|
|Officers determine location of each victim in the vehicles||0||3|
|Officers determine if seat belts were worn by each victim in the vehicles||0||3|
Scoring Category 3 - Photographs
|A photograph that encompasses the entire crash scene||0||1|
|Photographs for each side of vehicle #1: front, both sides, and back||0||4|
|Two photographs of the damage to vehicle #1: 1 a few feet away, and 1 close up||0||2|
|Photographs for each side of vehicle #2: front, both sides, and back||0||4|
|Two photographs of the damage to vehicle #2: 1 a few feet away, and 1 close up||0||2|
Scoring Category 3 - Diagram/Sketch (located at back of CR-3)
|Measurements are properly taken and noted||0||1|
|All vehicles are placed in the sketch||0||1|
|Compass direction is noted on sketch||0||1|
Scoring Category 4 - Crash Report (CR-3)
|All applicable information is properly transcribed onto the CR-3||0||3|
|All vehicle information is properly transcribed onto the CR-3||0||3|
|All persons are properly transcribed onto the CR--3||0||3|
|Factors & Conditions are noted||0||3|
|Investigator's narrative opinion of what happened matches scene||0||3|
|Proper charge(s)/citation(s) noted||0||3|
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