LEVA Conference Program Addresses Critical Skills for Law Enforcement

(MIDLOTHIAN, TEX.) – The Law Enforcement and Emergency Services Video Association (LEVA) will offer a variety of educational opportunities during its 2011 LEVA Annual Training Conference, which runs Oct. 17-21 at Coeur d’Alene Resort & Conference Center in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. From video production to forensic video analysis and technology trends, the conference offers access to training that is critical for today’s law enforcement environment. LEVA membership is not required to attend; the conference is open to all public safety professionals, including military personnel and security contractors.

“With such a varied program, the LEVA conference is a worthwhile investment for any law enforcement official, from specialized investigators to patrol officers,” said LEVA president Det. Blaine Davison, Norman, Oklahoma, Police Department. “Video and audio have become very important tools for documentation, education, and investigation. Our training is designed to provide hands-on experience with these technologies and help departments establish better operating procedures.”

The five-day conference offers a mix of conference sessions and hands-on workshops that will address various applications of video technology in law enforcement. Sessions cover topics such as trial preparation and digital interview rooms, as well as facial recognition and tattoo matching for criminal justice workflows. Hands-on workshops provide training in forensic image analysis and workflows for specific editing systems. Most sessions and workshops allow attendees to earn credit hours toward LEVA Forensic Video Analyst certification.

The conference program also features the first National Mobile Video Summit, a two-day examination of the integration of mobile video into the investigative workflow. The summit, which runs Oct. 17-18, will discuss ALPR (automated license plate recognition) technology, body-worn video, live event streaming from in-car video, and new digital video standards from the National Institute of Justice. There will also be an exhibit hall on Oct. 18, along with technology updates from exhibitors and manufacturers such as Taser, Vigilant Video, and COBAN Technologies.

Online registration for the LEVA conference is now open. For travel information, as well as a conference schedule and pricing options, visit leva.org.


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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