LEVA Level 3: Photographic/Video Comparison
Photographic/Video Comparison focuses on the science of comparing known objects, vehicles, clothing and humans with CCTV images of questioned objects, vehicles, clothing and humans. The process of cataloguing class characteristics and unique characteristics found in questioned evidence is examined in detail. Using the latest imagining technologies, students are exposed to an advanced scientific workflow for the hands-on analysis of video evidence, comparative chart production, criminal-case report writing and courtroom presentation.
Course Location: Sedgely Park Centre, Sedgely Park Road Prestwich, Manchester. The Sedgely Park Centre is situated 3 Miles north of the City Centre on the A56 Bury New Road.
Public Safety Price is just USD $1,350!
- Understand and articulate consistencies and inconsistencies between similar objects.
- Identify class characteristics and unique characteristics in known or questioned objects.
- Develop effective Standard Operating Procedures, including note taking.
- Prepare video evidence for court.
- Understand the boundaries for the forensic video export in court.
- Develop competency with the production of comparison charts.
- Develop skills in the process of identifying patterned clothing.
- Develop basic skills in the examination of video evidence using the latest imaging technologies
- Develop advanced strategies for the examination of video evidence.
- Produce effective courtroom presentations
Grant Fredericks, Certified Forensic Video Analyst (Ret. Vancouver Police Department)
Who Can Apply
Graduates of the LEVA Level 2 course OR individuals who have not attended LEVA Levels 1 or 2 but are not seeking LEVA certification. NOTE: Level 2 graduates get priority.
- Employees of any international, federal, state/provincial, or local public safety agency including the Dept. of Defense, Dept. of Homeland Security and educational institutions, may apply.
An applicant for educational pricing should be either a person who is a full-time instructor at a nationally accredited educational facility or is a full-time student. Neither can be employed in the imaging industry. *Tuition rate is below.
- A select number of seats are available to the private sector (for-profit businesses).
With the exception of those applicants who supply video analysis services or CCTV equipment, other private sector applicants whose responsibilities include the development, sales or marketing of products or services to law enforcement will not be considered.
Due to the overwhelming response to this course, applications will be reviewed to determine eligibility. Applying does not automatically mean the application is accepted.
Credits and Certificate
This course provides a minimum of 40 credit hours toward LEVA Certification. LEVA will also issue a certificate to each student who passes the course.
Successful completion of this basic level course satisfies a requirement toward LEVA’s Forensic Video Analyst certification.
Students not seeking Certification may receive a Certificate of Attendance without taking the final course written examination.
- At any time during the course, a student may elect not to take the final exam or may choose not to accept the results of the final exam. Students who elect either choice are eligible to retake the exam.
- Only those students, who achieve a passing grade in the course, including the final exam, will receive a Certificate of Completion. All others will receive a Certificate of Attendance.
- Students must achieve a Certificate of Completion in lower level courses in order to be eligible to write a higher-level exam.
- Students, who ‘opt-out’ of the course exam for any reason, may elect to write the exam at any regularly scheduled LEVA core course exam time or the LEVA Annual Training Conference.
- The rescheduled exam must be taken within twelve months of the course taken.
- Students may retake an exam only once. If a passing score is not achieved, the student must retake the course.
Travel & Accommodation
Students are responsible for securing their own lodging and all ground transportation to / from the airport and between the hotel and class each day.
The course will end by 3:30 P.M. on that Friday.
All meals are the responsibility of the student. There is a cafeteria on-site.
Payment options are credit card, cheque and wire transfer. Payment must be in US dollars.
LEVA subsidizes training for Government students. Private sector applicants must pay the unsubsidized fee.
USD1350 (government, law enforcement, public safety, educational)
USD2700 (corporate / private sector)
Unless otherwise arranged with LEVA, students accepted to attend must pay the course fee by March 22, 2018. Only when an applicant is offered a seat and confirms the invitation should payment be processed.
With the exception of war, government regulation, disaster, strikes or exigent circumstances, a refund will be approved minus a USD25 service charge. As an alternative, a student who must cancel may apply the full amount as a credit to a future LEVA class.
Fill in the on-line registration by March 15, 2018
You will be notified via e-mail that your application was received and its status of acceptance.
Graduates of the course receive a LEVA certificate indicating successful completion of the curriculum. That certificate should NOT be interpreted as a certification of any type. Registering for any LEVA class indicates they fully understand they are not receiving any certification from any one LEVA course and must refer to this training as LEVA's on their resume, CV or any discoverable document. This class is not conducted to officially endorse any product or service.
|Event Date||04-16-2018 8:00 am|
|Event End Date||04-20-2018 3:30 pm|
|Cut off date||03-15-2018|
|Location||Sedgley Park Centre, Manchester, England, UK|