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.Add a comment
On Monday, October 27, 2014, LEVA submitted a response on behalf of its members to the National Commission on Forensic Science, which is recommending universal accreditation for all Forensic Science Service Providers (FSSPs). LEVA believes that universal accreditation will negatively impact access to forensic video services. In its submission, LEVA encouraged the NCFS to consider certification over accreditation for forensic video analysts.
The following is a statement regarding the NCFS position in support of the National Academy of Sciences’ recommendations to congress.
The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Report set forth 13 recommendations for forensic science services providers (FSSPs) to move towards best practices, standardization and improving the quality of services by adopting universal accreditation. Many FSSPs delivering services in support of criminal, civil, and regulatory cases in the in the United States are not accredited to any national or international standard. To achieve universal accreditation the Commission recommends that the Attorney General take action to promote and enforce universal accreditation.
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FFmpeg: A Dynamic Forensic Video Workflow
On October 10, six LEVA Certified Forensic Video Technicians were conferred as Certified Forensic Video Analysts during LEVA's 25th annual training symposium.
From left to right: Brad Barkhurst, Ohio Organized Crime Investigations Commission; Nicole Ruggiero, Ocean City, MD Police Department; Brewster Rolland-Keith, Rocky Mountain Information Network; Jordan Huslig, Grand Junction, CO Police Department; Jason Latham, DME Forensics and (not pictured) George Reis, Imaging Forensics.
LEVA Board Chairman Alan Salmon (r) congratulates outgoing LEVA President Blaine Davison and recognizes him for his four years of dedicated service while serving on the LEVA Board. Blaine was honored during the banquet concluding LEVA's 25th annual training symposium.
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In response to numerous requests for video production related courses using the LEVA Lab…an initial series is being introduced in 2015! A survey revealed the top subject areas that LEVA members were interested in. So LEVA is offering four courses that fill training gaps. More classes will be added as needed.
The classes scheduled for 2015 include:
Adobe After Effects: More Than An Intro: April 27 - May 1
Avid Media Composer: Fear Less!: June 29 - July 2:
Adobe After Effects: Into the Third Dimension: July 13 - 17
Adobe After Effects: More Than You Know: August 24 – 28
For specific about these and the entire LEVA training schedule through 2015, visit www.leva.org, click the TRAINING tab and select Upcoming Training Events. Please direct any questions to LEVA’s Training VP, Jan Garvin, at firstname.lastname@example.org.Add a comment