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In a move to reflect the changing trends in tasks and advancing technology, LEVA has updated its Level 1 and Level 2 courses. These changes officially became effective January 1, 2017. The course titles have not changed.

Since LEVA first introduced forensic video analysis training in 1999, LEVA has always updated various curricula. However with the vastly advancing technology of the day, bold, and appropriate changes were necessary. With these changes LEVA continues to be the premiere source of training for processing digital multimedia evidence. These changes also solidify LEVA Forensic Video Certifications being widely recognized for contributing to a skilled workforce facing the growing volume of digital multimedia evidence.

The new Level 1, “Forensic Video Analysis & the Law” prepares first responders responsible for collecting video evidence with the strong foundation needed for the correct recovery and accurate dissemination of information derived from the recovered video. Level 1 introduces and provides a fundamental understanding of digital multimedia evidence, presents the types of systems likely to be encountered (such as body-worn video), discusses crucial legal issues related to digital multimedia evidence, and focuses on the proper recovery and primary processing of digital multimedia evidence. Level 1 is still the foundation for those aspiring for LEVA's Forensic Video Technician and Forensic Video Analyst Certifications.

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One of our members, Mel Harris, recently shared his experience with a new Sony Smart TV that has the ability to record and store DCCTV evidence.

See the related post and download his PDF presentation over on - click here.  Thanks for sharing Mel!

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LEVA’s 27th Annual Video Evidence and Training Symposium ended Friday night, November 18, in Scottsdale, AZ.

Newly LEVA Certified Forensic Video Analysts were introduced: Christi Noebel, Dallas County District Attorney's Office, TX; Chris Stoddard, Vancouver Police Department, BC; Jake Blythe, Key Forensic Services, Coventry, England.

Not only were agencies and companies represented from across the US and Canada, but outside of North America as well. There were attendees from Switzerland, Sweden, England, Brazil and Nigeria.

Paul from the Geneva Police Department in Switzerland was singled out during the banquet. He brought 11 pounds of Swiss candy with him to share with his colleagues during the week. At the banquet, the favor was returned.  He was presented with three large Hershey bars. When he got back to his seat, he was called back to the podium four more times. Along with the Hershey bars, he ended up with five big bags of a variety of different "real" chocolate candy to take home and share with family, co-workers and the Swiss population. Included were Snickers, 3 Musketeers, Reeses, Babe Ruth, Twix, Butterfinger, Milky Way, Kit Kat, Nestles Crunch and a huge bag of M&Ms...the good stuff.

LEVA 2017 will be October 16-20 in Clearwater Beach, Florida. Details coming soon!

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Early in 2016 LEVA migrated to an entirely online membership system.

However, "Offline" payment is still available for agencies requiring invoices before processing payment.

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LEVA's 2017 training schedule is posted and the registration process is open.

The schedule includes these 40-hour LEVA core classes hosted by the UK's Greater Manchester Police, the Honolulu Police Department in Hawaii, the Kansas City, MO Police Department and the Houston Forensic Science Center:  

  • Level 1: Forensic Video Analysis & the Law
  • Level 2: Digital Multimedia Evidence Processing
  • Level 3: Photographic Video Comparison
  • Level 4: Advanced Forensic Video Analysis & the Law

Seating is limited.

  • UK: Level 2, May 15-19 (SOLD OUT)
  • US: Kansas City - Level 1 (SOLD OUT), April 3-7; Level 2, June 19-23; Level 3, September 12-16
  • JUST ANNOUNCED! US: Seattle - Level 1, June 26-30. 
  • Honolulu: Level 2, September 25-29 (tentative)
  • Houston - Level 4, December 4-8

For details, click the Training tab at the top of this home page, select Upcoming Training Events and scroll down to the class(es) of interest.

If you want more information, please email LEVA Executive Director Mr. Jan Garvin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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