LEVA’s 27th Annual Video Evidence and Training Symposium ended Friday night, November 18, in Scottsdale, AZ.
Newly LEVA Certified Forensic Video Analysts were introduced: Christi Noebel, Dallas County District Attorney's Office, TX; Chris Stoddard, Vancouver Police Department, BC; Jake Blythe, Key Forensic Services, Coventry, England.
Not only were agencies and companies represented from across the US and Canada, but outside of North America as well. There were attendees from Switzerland, Sweden, England, Brazil and Nigeria.
Paul Galanthay from the Geneva Police Department in Switzerland was singled out during the banquet. He brought 11 pounds of Swiss candy with him to share with his colleagues during the week. At the banquet, the favor was returned. He was presented with three large Hershey bars. When he got back to his seat, he was called back to the podium four more times. Along with the Hershey bars, he ended up with five big bags of a variety of different "real" chocolate candy to take home and share with family, co-workers and the Swiss population. Included were Snickers, 3 Musketeers, Reeses, Babe Ruth, Twix, Butterfinger, Milky Way, Kit Kat, Nestles Crunch and a huge bag of M&Ms...the good stuff.
LEVA 2017 will be October 16-20 in Clearwater Beach, Florida. Details coming soon!Add a comment
LEVA's 2017 training schedule is posted and the registration process is open.
The schedule includes these 40-hour LEVA core classes hosted by the UK's Greater Manchester Police, the Honolulu Police Department in Hawaii, the Kansas City, MO Police Department and the Houston Forensic Science Center:
- Level 1: Forensic Video Analysis & the Law
- Level 2: Digital Multimedia Evidence Processing
- Level 3: Photographic Video Comparison
- Level 4: Advanced Forensic Video Analysis & the Law
Seating is limited.
- UK: Level 2, May 15-19 (SOLD OUT)
- US: Kansas City - Level 1 (SOLD OUT), April 3-7; Level 2, June 19-23; Level 3, September 12-16
- JUST ANNOUNCED! US: Seattle - Level 1, June 26-30.
- Honolulu: Level 2, September 25-29 (tentative)
- Houston - Level 4, December 4-8
For details, click the Training tab at the top of this home page, select Upcoming Training Events and scroll down to the class(es) of interest.
If you want more information, please email LEVA Executive Director Mr. Jan Garvin at email@example.com.Add a comment
The Law Enforcement and Emergency Services Video Association International (LEVA) applauds the findings of the Texas Forensic Science Commission’s report, “Forensic Video Analysis – Height Determination Complaint Filed on Behalf of George R. Powell, III. Analyst Self-Disclosure,” which was finalized in April. The findings demonstrated the importance of having trained professionals in the science of forensic video analysis processing video evidence and presenting results in a court of law.Add a comment
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LEVA was proud to have representation at the recent annual conference of the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences in Birmingham, England.
John Kennedy, LEVA’s International Strategies Program Manager, facilitated two days of video evidence sessions. LEVA instructor Scott Kuntz gave a lecture on the reliability of video evidence.
The mounting interest for LEVA training in the United Kingdom has resulted in scheduled classes beginning in 2017.
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LEVA will conduct its Level 1 class, “Forensic Video Analysis & the Law”, in Anaheim, California, July 18 - 22. It will be hosted by the Disneyland Resort Security and Emergency Services.
CLASS FULL!! Wait list registration is underway.Add a comment