GJPD Employee Now 1 of 50 People In The World To Earn Forensic Video Analyst Certification From LEVA #GVCopBeat

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LEVA 2014-180_FixedForensic video analysis is the scientific examination, comparison, and evaluation of video in legal matters.

The Grand Junction Police Department is pleased to announce that Jordan Huslig, an audio-video technician for the department, is now a certified Forensic Video Analyst through the Law Enforcement and Emergency Services Video Association (LEVA).  Jordan is one of 50 people in the world with this top-level certification from LEVA, and the only person in Colorado.

“The use of digital multimedia evidence in the investigation of crimes is exploding right now,” said Jordan.  “I’m proud to work for an agency that is on the forefront of the use of this technology.”

Jordan has spent the past four years training, taking classes, and going through rigorous testing to earn the certification.  His first milestone in the process came in 2012, when he became a certified forensic video technician, joining about 200 other people with the title.  He went on to pursue the more advanced forensic video analyst status, and completed that journey this month.  Along the way he became trained in various subjects including:

  • digital multimedia evidence and the law
  • analog video and the law
  • photographic image and video comparison
  • expert witness testimony

He also went through a tough testing process that included detailed presentations and critiques of analytical case work he has done for the Grand Junction Police Department.

“We are only in the first 10 to 15 years of this discipline, but with this certification, we are bringing to light that this type of forensic investigation is a science, not an art or a hobby, and it’s happening much in the way fingerprinting and DNA started,” Jordan said.
Learn more about the LEVA certification program here.LEVA 2014-182_Fixed

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