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LEVA Level 1: Forensic Video Analysis & The Law: Leicester, England

April 22 @ 8:00 am - April 26 @ 4:30 pm

Only four seats remain available for April 22-26, 2024

Course Overview:

NOTE: This is the only LEVA Level 1 course scheduled in the United Kingdom for 2024.

While most instruction will be in-person, there may be a few blocks which are virtual.

The increased use of digital video systems by the general public has made digital multimedia evidence (DME) a significant and integral part of modern criminal and civil investigations. Since there is no standard video recording system in use, the need for trained individuals who know how to properly recover this type of evidence has increased. Properly acquiring DME is crucial, as all other processes or use of the video is impacted by accuracy of the recovery. This course introduces and provides a fundamental understanding of DME, introduces the types of systems likely to be encountered, discusses legal issues related to DME, and focuses on the proper recovery of DME.  Level 1 prepares first responders such as officers, detectives, and crime scene investigators who may be responsible for collecting video evidence with the strong foundation needed for the correct recovery of the evidence along with methods for accurately disseminating information derived from the recovered video. This class is also the first step for those students pursuing the Certified Forensic Video Technician (CFVT) or Certified Forensic Video Analysts (CFVA) certification and prepares the students for advanced classes in the field.

Class begins each day at 8 AM. On Friday, class will be dismissed by 3:30 PM.

Strongly encourage registering as soon as possible. LEVA courses sell out before the registration cutoff date.

Location: The course will be conducted at the Leicestershire Police HQ, St Johns, Enderby, Leicester (UK), LE19 2BX.  Parking is free there.

Instructors: Detective Dean Brown, Detective MT Brown, Detective Ed Baker (Ret.), Jonathan Hak KC PhD

ALREADY A MEMBER? Log-in to automatically receive the proper tuition rate.  Others select the SEND INVOICE payment option and the appropriate rate will be invoiced.  Questions? Email training@leva.org.

Who Can Apply?

    • Employees of any international, federal, state/provincial, or local public safety agency and educational institutions, may apply.

An applicant for educational pricing should be either a person who is a full-time instructor at a nationally accredited educational facility or is a full-time student. Neither can be employed in the imaging industry. *Tuition rate is below.

    • A select number of seats are available to the private sector (for-profit businesses).

LEVA Membership:

LEVA membership is not required to attend Level 1.

Credits and Certificate:

LEVA will also issue a certificate to each student who passes the course.

Completing this course is required before attending the LEVA Level 2 course, “Digital Multimedia Evidence Processing.”

Successful completion of this course satisfies a requirement toward LEVA’s Forensic Video Analyst and Technician certifications.

Click HERE to review the full policy on retaking exams and fees.

Travel & Accommodation:

Students are responsible for securing their own lodging and all ground transportation.


The course will end by 3:30 P.M. on that Friday.


There is a cafeteria at the training location.


  • USD $2,250
NOTE:  Registering only serves as a placeholder. Tuition payment secures the seat.

Unless otherwise arranged with LEVA, students accepted to attend must pay the course fee by February 24, 2023. You can pay on-line by credit card when registering.

Click HERE To Register



Essential Disclaimer:

Graduates of the course receive a LEVA certificate indicating successful completion of the 40-hour curriculum. That certificate should NOT be interpreted as a certification of any type. Registering for any LEVA class indicates they fully understand they are not receiving any certification from this course alone and must refer to this training as LEVA’s on their resume, CV or any discoverable document. This class is not conducted to officially endorse any product or service.

Need Additional Information?

For additional information regarding this course, contact Troy Lawrence, LEVA Deputy Executive Director, troy.lawrence@leva.org.



April 22 @ 8:00 am
April 26 @ 4:30 pm
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Jan Garvin


Leicestershire Police HQ