GBI Media Day Highlights Leading Role of Leica ScanStation in Crime Scene Investigation

Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) hosted a Media Day at its headquarters in Atlanta on Nov. 6, 2017. The event gave members of the media an opportunity to explore how the agency manages its crime lab, handles crime scenes and investigates officer-involved shootings. A highlight of the event was the technology overview, including a demonstration of the agency’s Leica ScanStation laser scanner by Special Agent Joshua Ellis.

The agency currently uses 10 laser scanners, located in several field offices, including one in Columbus, GA. According to GBI Director Vernon Keenan, the Leica ScanStation is integral to the agency’s crime scene investigation protocol. “We would never consider working a major investigation involving a crime scene without using the Leica device,” Keenan said in an earlier interview.

Agent Nelly Miles, the agency's public affairs director, said the GBI sets the bar for technology adoption in the criminal justice community. "From our investigative division to our crime information center, to the crime lab, we utilize state-of-the-art technology," she said.

To see more highlights from the GBI Media Day, watch the video on WTVM.com.