Guidelines, Best Practices, Research papers, glossaries, and other published documents by LEVA and/or collaborative efforts in which LEVA participated.

Activating LEVA's Forensic Video Response Team

LEVA’s Digital Multimedia Evidence Processing Lab in Indianapolis, IN, is the only facility in the world that has been proven to efficiently process massive amounts of video evidence.

To learn more about leveraging this resource, please read How to Activate LEVA's FVRT (PDF)

Best Practices for the Acquisition of Digital Multimedia Evidence

v3.0 Dated 4/14/2010

The document below is provided to law enforcement agencies and individuals as a Best Practices Guide for the acquisition of Digital Multimedia Evidence. The information contained in this document is provided as a public service by the Law Enforcement & Emergency Services Video Association (LEVA).

Best Practices for the Acquisition of DME (pdf)

 Forensic Imaging and Multi-Media Glossary

The final version of the Forensic Imaging And Multi-media glossary is available below for download. This joint project between LEVA and the International Association for Identification was spearheaded by Bob Sanders of the Wisconsin State Library.

Forensic Imaging and Multi-Media Glossary (pdf)

Digital In-Car Video Systems: Minimum Performance Specs

These specifications and requirements provide for consistent chain of custody and security of recorded sounds and images. The specifications have been approved by the IACP. These specifications will apply to any mobile digital video equipment delivered to a law enforcement agency from now until May 21, 2010 and must show proof of meeting these specifications. A link to the approved version of these specifications can be found on the IACP Web page referenced below.


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