Participants begin each section with a short, instructor-led overview of an investigative technique or issue before venturing into hands-on exercises from real-world Major Crime casework where video evidence played a critical role.
Through step-by-step exercises, students become proficient in best practice methods for interrogating video evidence and producing final observations, shot lists, and reports in preparation for charge approval and trial.
In 2011, Grant was the Technical Manager for a large-scale civil unrest investigation involving over 5,000 hours of video evidence that captured the activity of several thousand rioters. Directing the work of fifty forensic video analysts, Grant managed the integration of the visual evidence into investigation packages which resulted in 800 criminal charges, all successfully prosecuted. His work, in that case, won the International Association of Chiefs of Police top award for Technical Advances in a Criminal Investigation.
Grant has consulted for the US Department of Justice, the IACP, and the National Institute of Justice. He is a co-author of the standards document Digital Video Systems Minimum Performance Specifications for US law enforcement agencies. Grant is a former police officer and coordinator of the Vancouver Police Forensic Video Unit in Canada.