Training Course List
LEVA’s Annual Training Symposium provides unparalleled opportunities for law enforcement and all government professionals involved with or interested in digital multimedia evidence. The week long training event features multiple concurrent training sessions, limited seating workshops, exhibits from industry leading vendors, and more...not to mention the incredible peer networking opportunities!
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Those collecting evidence need a fundamental understanding of how to recover evidence properly and need to be aware of the issues faced when using digital video in investigations. The course is a mixture of lecture and hands on with many practical exercises with equipment likely to be encountered in the field using tools currently available. Students will obtain the skills and knowledge needed to properly acquire this type of video evidence, glean information from the evidence, and accurately distribute the information obtained.
This course builds on the concepts of the Level 1. There is a significant, specific skill set that investigators need to PROPERLY handle and process the digital multimedia evidence (DME) 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).
The Principles of Video/Image Compare and Contrast" focuses on the science of comparing known objects with CCTV images of questioned objects. The process of cataloguing class characteristics and unique characteristics found in questioned evidence is examined in detail.
This course is primarily hands-on in which students process video evidence, write a report and present it in a moot court. Perfecting the CV is also featured. Class size is limited to 16 students.
Adobe Photoshop has become one of the most-used imaging tools in law enforcement for tasks from printing crime scene photos to latent print enhancement and forensic video analysis. It is important that law enforcement agencies utilize this tool using valid forensic procedures, maintaining the integrity of visual evidence.
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The powerful, open-source multimedia framework of FFmpeg is utilized by a growing number of media applications and surveillance video solutions. This course gives Analysts and Technicians the knowledge and tools to use FFmpeg in a dynamic and expedited workflow, supported by industry standard validation methodologies.
LEVA sponsored Workshops, seminars, lectures, and presentations.
Designed for case detectives and investigators with little to no digital video training, this class will give insight into how digital video works and provide skills to quickly and effectively use video footage as part of a successful criminal investigation.