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LEVA Symposium Educates About ‘Digital Multimedia Evidence’

Unique focus draws law enforcement crowd to Asheville

MIDLOTHIAN, TEXAS— The Law Enforcement and Emergency Services Video Association will hold its 2013 LEVA Digital Multimedia Evidence Training Symposium, Sept. 9-13 at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Asheville, N.C.

LEVA says the conference is expected to draw an international crowd for its workshops, case studies and seminars. Registration is limited for many sessions, and pre-registration is required. However, attendees are not required to be LEVA members, although members will have the opportunity to earn up to 40 hours of training toward earning LEVA forensic video analyst or technician status, according to the organization’s website.

The nonprofit says its mission “is to serve as a key resource to the global public safety community by focusing on the needs of video production and forensic imaging disciplines by providing opportunities for professional development through quality training and informational exchange.”

In order to fulfill that goal, the symposium’s focus is on forensic video and audio technologies, including video production and editing as tools for law enforcement applications.

Some notable sessions include Jonathan Hak’s “Courtroom Testimony for Forensic Video Analsyts,” and another workshop covering “Reverse Projection.” LEVA will also offer an introductory course explaining “Video Essentials for First Responders.”

“Cybercrime has a high position on the priority list of our police authority, and video forensics is interesting for us because during the last few years we have made an effort to develop this line of work within our authority,” said Thorbjörn Johansson, who will represent the Swedish National Bureau of Investigation Computer Crime Unit at the conference.