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Kentucky State Police Academy

Forensic Mapping with sUAS

with Jack Hedges

Free

KSP COURSE ONLY - UNITS INTERESTED IN ATTENDING THIS COURSE:  READ THIS COURSE DESCRIPTION IN ITS ENTIRETY.

 

This course will teach the student how to operate unmanned aerial systems to document a crash and crime scenes.  The student will then take data collected in the field with a UAS and process the data with Pix4D Mapper Software and Trimble Forensics Reveal software to produce scale diagrams and analyze the data.

 

Each student will receive an 8-hour UAS Operator Course certificate, and a 32-hour Forensic Mapping with sUAS certificate.  This course is KLEC Credited for a total of 40-hours.

 

Course Prerequisite:

This is an Advanced Forensic Mapping Course.  This course requires a heavy use of computer and software equipment.  Students requesting to attend the course should be familiar with the use of forensic mapping equipment, software, and basic UAS operations.

 

Each student shall have already received training from KSP's Forensic Mapping course.

 

Lodging:

KSP - Available at KSP Headquarters on a first-come, first-serve bases.  Contact Sonia Way to reserve a room email: sonia.way@ky.gov

 

 

Required Equipment:

  • Unmanned Aerial System
    • Remote Controller
    • Tablet
    • Charged batteries
    • Firmware/applications updated
  • MDT or Alienware Computer
    • Plug Charger
    • 2-button mouse with scroll wheel
    • 32GB USB Thumb Drive
    • All students are required to have their own computer with Pix4D Mapper Software (apply for a temporary license no sooner than 5-Days in advance of the class.  Do not plan to share a computer with a buddy)
  • Applications on your Tablet or Smart Phone:
    • B4UFly
    • Aloft (formerly Kittyhawk)
    • Pix4D Capture
    • Appropriate UAS Controller App (DJIGo4, DJI Pilot, etc.)
  • Ground Control Targets (if issued)
  • Total Station Equipment

 

Attire:

In-service appropriate attire.  If open-carrying, please wear badge visibly.  No jeans, shorts, t-shirts, or open-toed shoes/sandals.

 

Parking:

Please park in the lower lot (in-service / visitor parking).

 

Point of Contact:

jack.hedges@ky.gov

 

KLEC Course # 2383-23K - sUAS Operations for Law Enforcement

KLEC Course # 2522-23K - Forensic Mapping with sUAS

  • Jun 10 - 14th, 2024
    Mon - Fri for 1 week from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Will run

Kentucky State Police Academy

502-782-1864

380 Coffee Tree Rd
Frankfort, KY 40061 Get directions

Room: 3

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