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NY State Police Academy Hosts LEVA Level 1 Class

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Thirty-eight students from across North America, including one from Ghana, completed LEVA's Level 1 class at the NY State Police Academy in Albany.

Among the students were eight employees of the NY State Office of the Attorney General.

Forensic Engineer Danial Simacek commented, "It was very good class, very happy with knowledge gained. Excellent instructors, everybody super helpful and knowledgeable. Good team."

Obed-Odem Yao Bedzra stated, "I am sincerely grateful for the opportunity given me to undergo the LEVA Level 1 training course. I have indeed learned a lot to take home back in Ghana."

The next Level 1 class is August 5-9 in Scotch Plains, NJ.  For details on that course and others, visit, click the Training tab at the top and select Upcoming Training Events.

Please direct any questions to Jan Garvin, LEVA Executive Director, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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JJ Ruano and Jessica Callinan staffed the LEVA exhibit booth at the recent IACP Technology Conference in Jacksonville, Florida.

It was an outreach opportunity to promote LEVA training and certification to the nearly 1,000 people in attendance. According to one attendee who stopped by, “I saw a forensic video analysis presentation some years ago by LEVA and it blew my mind! We had no idea what we couldn’t see until LEVA showed us what evidence we were probably missing. I’ll never forget it.”

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Beginning the first of 2020, new requirements will be in effect for LEVA's two certification programs, Technician and Analyst.

The changes reflect results of a comprehensive two-year evaluation of the program.

For those currently LEVA certified or plan to be, it is strongly suggested you become familiar with the respective requirements to be prepared to satisfy what's expected.

Direct any questions to Roger Cain, LEVA Certification Program Manager, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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The Courtroom Testimony for Expert Witnesses course held in Reynoldsburg, Ohio on May 1-3 was a big success, with students from six states attending. The class was particularly fortunate to be allowed to hold some of the moot courts in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas Courthouse. Students were given a real taste of what it is like in the courtroom with students acting as expert witnesses testifying to their own forensic cases and other students taking on the roles of being prosecuting and defense attorneys.

There will be two other open registration Courtroom Testimony for Expert Witnesses courses this year: October 7-9 during the weeklong LEVA DME Training Symposium in Denver and October 21-23 in Albany, New York, hosted by the New York State Police. Class size is limited so register early to be assured a seat.

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Mark your calendars and submit those training requests to attend LEVA’s 30th annual video evidence symposium in Denver, Colorado!

When: October 7 – 11, 2019

Where: Doubletree Hotel, 3203 Quebec St., Denver, CO 80207

Hotel Daily Rate: Breakfast included! Free parking!  $149 + tax single occupancy (one king or two double beds) $159 for double occupancy. Reservation deadline is September 5, 2019

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The schedule and descriptions have been released.

For complete details and registration forms, please click the link below:

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