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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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San Antonio, TX - Host of the 2018 LEVA Conference A powerful week of valuable training opportunities awaits those who registered for LEVA’s 29th Digital Multimedia Evidence Training Symposium in San Antonio, Texas, November 5 - 9!

Workshops and lectures will elevate their skills set.  And the networking opportunities are priceless.

LEVA has directed 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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LEVA class in Singapore (2015)LEVA is proud to announce it has entered into a five-year commitment with the Singapore Police Force (SPF).

The SPF, in partnership with PCS Security, will host select LEVA classes through 2022.  

LEVA is dedicated to introducing and expanding its training opportunities throughout he world.  Besides ongoing classes in the United Kingdom and across North America, courses are scheduled this year in Hong Kong and Africa.

For information regarding LEVA training, contact Mr. Jan Garvin, LEVA Executive Director, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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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, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Twenty-students from the Swedish Police recently completed LEVA training near Stockholm.

LEVA Class in Sweden 2018
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LEVA Swedish Police Class 2018
Scott Kuntz teaching in Sweden
Ed Baker teaching in Sweden
Kate Woolley assists a student in Sweden
Swedish students working.
Swedish students working.
Swedish students working.
Ed Baker assisting a student in Sweden.
Scott Kuntz assisting a student in Sweden.
Swedish class panorama.


LEVA was invited by the Swedish Police to provide training to their people who are assigned throughout the country.

The LEVA instruction team was Scott Kuntz, Ed Baker and Kate Woolley.

The weeklong class was very well received and we look forward to future collaboration with our new Scandinavian colleagues.

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