Officer Steve Foley has attended numerous training classes in the specialized field of accident reconstruction, and has worked to become a certified accident reconstruction specialists.
This is the process of applying the laws of physics, mathematics, and good old fashioned police work to an accident scene to better determine what actually occurred. Due to the time-consuming nature of these investigations, only those collisions involving death, serious personal injury or collisions warranting serious criminal charges are reconstructed.
The "Recon Team" continues to work upwards of a dozen cases a year, each of which could require months of research, investigation and calculation. The accompanying photograph is an actual accident scene photo, found in the Walpole Police archives. The street signs in the background say Common and Front.