The United Kingdom’s Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences (CSoFS) invited LEVA to its annual conference in Leicester on November 7, 2014. The invitation was to begin discussions on creating a partnership for the delivery of training leading to formal accreditation in forensic video analysis in the UK.

All UK practitioners in video analysis are now required to achieve accreditation by October 2017. It is proposed that CSoFS and LEVA develop a program that fills a training gap that meets the requirements of the UK’s Criminal Justice System.

 

LEVA Executive Director Jan Garvin (r) in conversation with the Honorable Sir Nigel Hamilton Sweeney and Dr. Anya Hunt.

LEVA Executive Director Jan Garvin (r) in conversation with the Honorable Sir Nigel Hamilton Sweeney and Dr. Anya Hunt.

At the invitation of Dr. Anya Hunt, CSoFS Chief Executive Officer, LEVA ‘s Executive Director Jan Garvin and LEVA’s International Strategies Program Manager John Kennedy outlined LEVA’s training and certification programs. They also met with the Honorable Sir Nigel Hamilton Sweeney, CSoFS Patron and CSoFS President Dr. Tom Nelson OBE (Order of the British Empire).

LEVA welcomes the opportunity to work with Dr. Anya Hunt and her team at the CSoFS to develop and deliver this much needed training to the UK forensic community.

Learn more information about the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences at www.charteredsocietyofforensicsciences.org.