Certified Training From Ocean Systems
Since August 2000, Ocean Systems has successfully trained over 1000 students in law enforcement video enhancement techniques. Proper forensic video analysis training is as important as having the proper tools, so we provide you with 4 days of forensic video analysis training with the acquisition of your dTective® system.
Once you have completed a course, you will receive a certificate showing you have been properly trained by the manufacturer or a manufacturer accredited trainer. If you are being offered training by an outside source, please check with us to verify that they are an Ocean Systems Certified Trainer (800-253-7516).
Become A Certified Forensic Video Analyst or Technician Through LEVA
Once you have completed our Ocean Systems certified vendor training, we encourage you to consider becoming a Certified Forensic Video Analyst or Technician through the LEVA Forensic Certification Program so you are properly trained to present evidence in court.
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Selecting The Right Person To Send To Training
The single most important quality is that you send people who are enthusiastic about learning and developing their skills in the field of multimedia processing. Forensic Video Analysis is computer driven and though learning the basics is not difficult, students need to be proficient in a Windows environment. Students are expected to have at least an average skill level with computers such as: creating folders, saving files, navigating through the Windows environment, basic troubleshooting skills, installing software, etc. Basic computer skills are not taught in Introduction to Forensic Video Analysis.
Further Your Career and Save Your Agency Investigation Costs. Students with a continued commitment in this field also is a plus. Those that excel to become Certified Forensic Analysts will be taking additional courses through the LEVA's Certification Program. This investment of time helps create a proficient and experienced analyst who can help their department save money by solving more cases in less time. Additionally, being an experience FVA will provide you will additional options after you retire.
Keeping Your Personnel Properly Trained
We recommend each facility always have two (2) persons trained. Having 2 persons trained will allow your agency to do peer reviews, collaborate on cases, and help ensure that you always have at least one person properly trained in case someone moves on.
Purchasing Additional Training Seats
It you need to purchase additional seats of training please contact your Ocean Systems sales representative for more information or call 800-253-7516.
Bring A Patch To Training
Several attendees from previous classes had taken it upon themselves to bring us a patch from their unit. Proud to have received these gifts, we created a display in our forensic video training lab as a constant reminder of the important work we are doing. If you are interested in having your patch displayed, please bring one with you.