Video Examinations for the Use of Force InvestigatorDLG Pre-Conference Class
This one day pre-conference class prepares Use of Force, Internal, and Major Crime Investigators to uncover critical evidence in video centric casework.
This special, one-day classroom event will be held on November 29, 2021 at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT, one day prior to the DLG Use of Force Summit. Plan to arrive at the Summit one day early to participate in this dynamic, hands-on course. We look forward to seeing you there!
Video is the most prolific source of evidence available to the Use of Force practitioner today, yet few investigators have been given the opportunity to develop skills and strategies to unlock hidden details in video images.
This Video Examinations course exposes investigators to the latest techniques to accurately examine digital multimedia evidence for criminal investigations. Each section of the course focuses on :
- Specific technical limitations that investigators need to understand to properly handle and review video
- Opportunities that investigators can leverage to get more out of their video evidence
- Motion & Force interpretation of video images
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.
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Date: November 29, 2021 (The day before the DLG Use of Force Summit)
Trainer: Grant Fredericks, Certified Forensic Video Analyst and Instructor at the FBI National Academy in Quantico, VA
Location: Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, CT
Hotel/Lodging: We recommend booking with the DLG Use of Force Hotel Rate
Course Duration: 8 Hours
Training Credits: Training certificate will be provided that can be used to apply for credits
Early Bird Price (ends October 31): $195
Standard Price: $245
Grant Fredericks is a Certified Forensic Video Analyst and a lecturer at the FBI National Academy. Grant has testified over 300 times in courts throughout the US, Canada, the UK, New Zealand, and in other parts of the world. Much of his work involves the accurate interpretation of video evidence in police Use of Force cases. As a consultant for Major Crime and Joint Forces Operations involving video evidence, Grant has provided technical assistance for high-profile investigations around the world.
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.
Define the basic terminology when working with video
Recognize how improper playback methods can alter the appearance of force in video
Learn to play and process video files safely without accidental alterations
Learn common legal challenges and how to protect evidence during testimony
Review case examples where improper video practices lead to evidence dismissal during trial
Enhance the efficiency of videocentric investigations
Early Bird Pricing: $195
*Early Bird pricing ends on October 31, 2021
Register for this special Video Examinations class today:
Although we are partnering with the DLG Use of Force Summit, this is a separate event that requires its own registration and fee. You can register today by completing the form below, or contact us if you have any questions.