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Video Evidence for Investigators

Course Overview

Video evidence has come to play an important role in nearly all criminal investigations, yet the lack of understanding digital video and inability to easily playback files often hampers investigative efforts.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.  It will also introduce investigators to more advanced analysis/clarification opportunities and allow them to effectively communicate with forensic and technical personnel.

Topics include digital video and courtroom admissibility, video playback and appearance, image enhancement and forensic video awareness, and special considerations for new technologies.

Class begins both days at 8AM and concludes at 5PM.

Course Flyer: Single page PDF Flyer/bulletin - click here.

Who Should Attend? Case detectives, investigators, and officers who review and/or use video as part of criminal investigations.

ESSENTIAL: Bring a laptop or notebook (Mac or PC). Ensure you have rights to install software. Open source and free software programs will be introduced for download and use.

Course Location: Columbus Police Training Academy, 1000 N. Hague Ave., Columbus, Ohio, Room 135


Brandon Epstein is a LEVA Certified Forensic Video Analyst and ten-year veteran with an urban police department in central New Jersey. He is currently assigned as a Sergeant to the Digital and Multimedia Evidence Laboratory within the Identification Bureau, Criminal Investigations
Division where he specializes in Forensic Video Analysis and Mobile Device Forensics.

Blake Sawyer is a LEVA certified Forensic Video Analyst with the Plano Police Department in Texas and has received extensive training in DVR recovery and examination. Blake holds a Bachelor degree with a major in computer science.

Credits & Certificate

LEVA will issue a certificate to each student who attends the class.

Travel & Accommodation

Students are responsible for securing their own lodging and all ground transportation. There is plenty of free parking in the lot next to their main building.


All meals are the responsibility of the student. Numerous places for lunch are about a 10-minute drive from the Academy.


US $395


NOTE: Registering serves as a placeholder only. Tuition payment secures the seat.


Unless otherwise arranged with LEVA, students accepted to attend must pay the course fee by February 8, 2019. You can pay on-line when registering. Other payment options are check, wire transfer and credit card (Visa, Mastercard and American Express only).

Refund Policy

With the exception of war, government regulation, disaster, strikes or exigent circumstances, a refund will be approved minus a $25 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 February 11, 2019.

You will be notified via e-mail that your application was received and its status of acceptance.

Essential Disclaimer

Graduates of the course receive a LEVA certificate indicating successful completion of the 16-hour curriculum. That certificate should NOT be interpreted as a certification of any type. The disclaimer and student’s signature on the course application further indicate they fully understand
they are not receiving any certification from this 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.

Additional Information

For additional information regarding this course, contact Mr. Jan Garvin, LEVA Executive Director, at (540) 842-1742 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Event Properties

Event Date 02-11-2019 8:00 am
Event End Date 02-12-2019 5:00 pm
Available place 26
Cut off date 03-11-2019
Price $395.00
Location Columbus Police Training Academy

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