LEVA Expands Workshop Training Opportunities at Annual Conference

(MIDLOTHIAN, TEX.) – The Law Enforcement and Emergency Services Video Association (LEVA) has added more workshops than ever to its 2011 LEVA Annual Training Conference, which runs Oct. 17-21 at Coeur d’Alene Resort & Conference Center in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. From forensic image analysis to motion graphics, the schedule has a variety of in-depth, hands-on training opportunities.

“Our workshops deliver solid, verifiable training and add value to LEVA’s annual conference for attendees,” said LEVA president Det. Blaine Davison, Norman, Oklahoma, Police Department. “We’ve even expanded the conference to five days instead of three, so we can repeat some of the hands-on workshops that have already sold out due to limited class sizes.”

For post production, there are hands-on workshops to improve productivity in Avid Media Composer 5.5, while forensic video specialists can attend hands-on Photoshop workshops. Plus, duplicate workshops for audio forensics and forensic video analysis workflow have been scheduled for Oct. 19 to accommodate attendees who could not attend the sold out classes on Oct 17.

Beyond workshops, the LEVA conference also has a number of educational sessions that address facial recognition and tattoo matching workflows, trial preparation, digital interview rooms, forensic video standards, Adobe Premiere Pro workflows, and more. The conference also features the first National Mobile Video Summit, a two-day event that explores the use of mobile video for law enforcement.

On Oct. 18, the program features a keynote address from Chief Scot Haug of the Post Falls Police Department in Post Falls, Idaho. There will also be an exhibit hall as well as technology updates featuring a number of manufacturers, including Panasonic, Avid, Ocean Systems, Digital Ally, and more.

Plus, “Courtroom Testimony for Forensic Video Analysts,” a three-day course that begins Oct. 18 and satisfies LEVA Certification requirements, will be offered during the conference. Most conference sessions allow attendees to earn credit hours toward LEVA Forensic Video Analyst certification.

Online registration for the LEVA conference is now open, and more sessions are expected to be added to the program in the next few weeks. For travel information, as well as the conference schedule and pricing options, visit leva.org.

Press Contact:
Blaine Davison, LEVA President
(405) 366-5221

LEVA is a nonprofit corporation committed to improving the quality of video training and promoting the use of state-of-the-art, effective equipment in the law enforcement and emergency services community. Our 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. We make a positive contribution to a more competent public safety establishment. Find out more at leva.org.


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