Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) speed unit measurement devices donation to the Georgian Police (November 15)

A group photo of Training Participants and Embassy representatives. Photo: State Dept
A group photo of Training Participants and Embassy representatives. Photo: State Dept
Nine Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) devices donated to the Georgian Patrol Police Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia. Photo: State Dept
Nine Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) devices donated to the Georgian Patrol Police Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia. Photo: State Dept

Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) speed unit measurement devices donation to the Georgian Police (November 15)

 

The International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Section (INL) of the United States Embassy in Tbilisi purchased nine (9) units of speed measurement device – Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) for the Patrol Police Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia. The use of laser technology for speed enforcement has already become the standard for law enforcement departments worldwide.  Since speeding is one of the main causes of traffic accidents in Georgia INL is pleased to provide Laser Technology to help the Patrol Police save lives and reduce accidents by enforcing the speed limit.  With the assistance of LiDAR Georgian Police Officers will be better equipped to identify and remediate speed violators and provide safety to highways all over the country.

The assistance provided to the patrol police officers also included a four-day training for LiDAR Certification within the Traffic Enforcement Assistance program.  On November 12-15, Twenty  (20) patrol police officers whose main responsibility is maintaining traffic safety on the roads attended the training and all of them received a certification of completion for both LiDAR Speed Measurement and LiDAR Instructor.  They successfully demonstrated a working knowledge of the LiDAR and its limitations in real-world applications.