Rural crime scenes occur in remote, mountainous or forested terrain. Tall grass, bushes, or fallen leaves can hide evidence. This makes it difficult to find evidence and slows down the investigation. An approaching storm could completely disrupt the scene by destroying or removing evidence. Crime scenes that happen in rural areas at night present challenges for the investigator.
An issue of many rural police and sheriff departments is having adequate lighting to illuminate a crime scene. Often they depend on vehicle headlights, personal flashlights, generator-powered tower lights, or fire department truck scene lights (which may need to leave if they get another call).
This is where the need for lighting is the most critical. FoxFury Nomad® scene lights are the solution for investigators working on crime scenes at night.
The Nomads® provide –
- Overall illumination of the whole scene and helps investigators see the evidence with less of a need for a flashlight
- Improved safety for investigators to avoid injuries
- The ability for investigators to work faster and more comprehensively
Below is a series of comparisons of the same crime scene lit by two trucks on either side of the scene and the same scene lit by 4 FoxFury Nomad® Production T56 lights.
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The scene from the perspective of one of the investigator trucks.
Outside of the truck headlight beams, there's is no light on the scene.
Without scene lights, the area around the victim is completely dark.
A weapon hides easily in the fallen leaves and shadows. Scene lights increase the ability to see the weapon with the naked eye.
Details in the truck cab are visible with the scene lights.
These examples show how scene lights enhance the visibility of a crime scene. The Nomad® lights provide an overall illumination of the whole crime scene, making it easier for investigators to assess the area and search for evidence. Investigators can search the area faster and decrease the total time of the investigation.
The battery-powered Nomad® scene lights can be easily moved around the crime scene with minimal disruption to the scene. There are no cords to disrupt the scene or create trip hazards for investigators. The silent operation allows investigators to clearly communicate with each other while reducing stress.
These benefits allow the investigator to confidently process the crime scene accurately and comprehensively.