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LEVA Level 2: Digital Multimedia Evidence Processing: Pontiac, Michigan

July 8 @ 8:00 am - July 12 @ 5:00 pm

July 8 – 12, 2024

PREREQUISITE:  Must have successfully completed the LEVA Level 1 course.  LEVA membership is NOT required.

NOTEWORTHY: Following successful completion of the Level 1 and 2 LEVA courses, maintaining a current LEVA membership and performing video processing for at least one year, the student will receive LEVA certification as a Forensic Video Technician. Certification remains valid for three years and is renewable.

Upon successful completion of Level 2, students will receive a complimentary LEVA membership valid until the end of the 2024. Refer to the LEVA By-Laws sections III and XVI for information regarding membership.

Course Overview:

The LEVA Level 2 course builds on the concepts of the LEVA Level 1 course. The public expectation today is that if a crime occurs, there will be video/audio of the incident. There is a significant, specific skill set that investigators need to PROPERLY handle and process the digital multimedia evidence that gets collected. If the DME is not handled and processed carefully, according to best practices, the video/audio might not be interpreted accurately. This course exposes students to more advanced theory and hands-on techniques that conform to the Best Practices for the Acquisition and Processing of Digital Multimedia Evidence (DME).

Location:  Oakland County Sheriff’s Office, 1200 N Telegraph Road Building #38E, Pontiac, MI 48341.

Instructors: Detective Dean Brown, Detective M.T. Brown, Chris Andreacola, Jonathan Hak, KC., PhD.

LAB SYSTEMS: LEVA will provide laptops with all the needed software. Many have successfully completed the class who use a system or software other than the ones on LEVA Mobile Lab laptops. LEVA instruction team members guide students through necessary keystrokes during the class.

MEMBERS: Log-in to automatically receive the proper tuition rate.  Others select the SEND INVOICE payment option and the appropriate rate will be invoiced. For questions please contact troy.lawrence@leva.org.

CREDITS AND CERTIFICATE: Successful completion of this basic level course satisfies a requirement toward LEVA’s Forensic Video Analyst and Technician certifications.

Students not seeking Certification may receive a Certificate of Attendance without taking the final course written examination.


TRAVEL & ACCOMODATION:  Students are responsible for securing their own lodging and all ground transportation to / from the airport and between the hotel and class each day.

Nearest major airport: Detroit (DTW)

Recommended Hotel: Hampton Inn & Suites Bloomfield Hills Detroit, 1951 S Telegraph Rd, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302

MEALS:  All meals are the responsibility of the student.

PARKING: Free in designated lot which is at the north end of the complex and next to Fallen Heroes Memorial building.  Entrance is there as well.

ADVISORY: The course will end by 4:00 P.M. on that Friday.

TUITION: $1,875

NOTE: Registering serves as a placeholder only. Tuition payment secures the seat.

Unless otherwise arranged with LEVA, students accepted to attend must pay the course fee by June 14, 2023. You can pay on-line when registering. Other payment options are check, wire transfer and credit card (Visa, Mastercard and American Express only).


Application: Please fill out the online application by June 7, 2024.

You will be notified via e-­mail that your application was received and its status of acceptance.


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 a certification from any one LEVA course 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.

For additional information please contact Troy Lawrence, LEVA Deputy Executive Director, at (817) 247-0448 or email: troy.lawrence@leva.org



July 8 @ 8:00 am
July 12 @ 5:00 pm
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Oakland County Sheriff’s Office
1200 N Telegraph Road Building #38E
Pontiac, MI 48341 United States
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