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Accident Investigation Team

The Naugatuck Police Department is a current member of the Central Naugatuck Valley Regional Accident Investigation Team, which is comprised of officers from the Naugatuck Police Department, the Middlebury Police Department, the Watertown Police Department and the Wolcott Police Department. 

Team members are generally responsible for the investigation of traffic-related collisions which cause serious physical injury or death in the four-town region. Team members have specialized training in accident documentation, photography and reconstruction. The Team is currently comprised of eight highly-trained accident reconstructionists and three investigators/photographers. 

The Regional Accident Investigation Team employs the most contemporary concepts in Accident Reconstruction, including advanced vehicle dynamics, crush and speed analysis, occupant kinematics, 3D animation, perception/reaction, court testimony, and evidence preservation and presentation.