City officials approve purchase of 'total station'; equipment takes measurements at crash scenes

GREENFIELD — The Greenfield Police Department received approval Tuesday to purchase equipment that will aid officers as they investigate accident scenes and potentially cut down on road closure time after a crash.

The $4,200 piece of equipment, called a “total station,” is a surveying tool that will help investigators take measurements while reconstructing what led to an accident, Maj. Derek Towle told the Greenfield Board of Works and Public Safety, which unanimously approved the purchase.

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