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LEVA and the African Advanced Level Telecommunications Institute (AFRALTI) have signed a multi-year partnership to bring LEVA training to the eastern and southeastern states of Africa.

AFRALTI reached out to LEVA offering to explore partnering and host courses beginning in 2019.

AFRALTI is headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya. It was established in 1993 to supplement and spearhead Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) development efforts mainly in English-speaking Africa. Read more about it here:

Discussions are underway to schedule the delivery of existing and new LEVA courses. There are new courses being developed that will be announced before the end of this year.

LEVA is proud to have partnered with AFRALTI and we look forward to contributing to their vision of being a leading and self-sustaining Centre of Excellence for ICT skills growth in Africa.

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LEVA instruction teams recently held two weeklong courses at the Government Lab in Hong Kong.

LEVA Conducts Classes at Hong Kong Government Lab

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Level 1 team members were Dean Brown, MT Brown and Keith Swanson. Level 2 members were Scott Kuntz, Ed Baker, Larry Compton and Scott Sullivan.

All students did exceptional and passed the courses resulting in each being certified as LEVA Forensic Video Technicians.

Selected students will be identified by the Lab management to pursue LEVA Forensic Video Analyst certification.

LEVA teams will be returning early next year to conduct the Level 3 and 4 classes.

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San Antonio, TX - Host of the 2018 LEVA ConferenceMark your calendars and submit those training requests to attend LEVA’s 29th Digital Multimedia Evidence Training Symposium in San Antonio, Texas, November 5 - 9!

Count on valuable workshops and lectures to elevate your skills set.  And the networking opportunities are priceless.

LEVA will direct its attention towards addressing critical issues for those involved in the retrieval, processing and presenting in court all types of digital video and audio evidence.


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We are saddened to report the passing of Jim Padar, one of LEVA's founding members, its long-time webmaster and retired police officer of the Chicago Police Department.

He died peacefully at home July 11 after a lengthy and courageous battle against cancer.

Our thoughts are with his family which includes his son Jay, a Sergeant with the Chicago PD.

Jim Padar





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A full class of students completed LEVA's five-day Level 1 class, "Forensic Video Analysis & the Law" at Nottingham Trent University. It was held in partnership with the Nottinghamshire Police Service.

Students from Abu Dhabi, Brunei Darussalam and throughout Great Britain were led by the instruction team of Dean Brown, MT Brown, Ed Baker, David Spreadborough and assisted by Logan Brown.

Laura Featon of the West Mercia Police Headquarters Imaging Unit wrote afterward, " What an intense but fantastic week we've had. Thank all the trainers for all the knowledge and advice."  

The Level 2 course, "Digital Multimedia Evidence Processing" is scheduled the week of June 4 - 8. 

For questions regarding any LEVA training, contact LEVA Executive Director Mr. Jan Garvin,

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