Behind the Scenes – A Day in the Life of a Forensic Artist

Those of us employed as Forensic Artists, either by a law enforcement agency, or as a private business offering forensic services, work hard behind the scenes providing investigative support for detectives.   As a full-time forensic artist with the Baltimore City Police Department, most of my time is spent creating composite sketches for detectives. Every so often I receive a call…

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Spread the News!

Hello everyone, it’s Michael W. Streed—The SketchCop®. I’m excited to announce the launch of our first monthly newsletter bringing you tips, case reviews, news, and other information related to forensic art. Starting this year, I decided to expand my training events by offering online distance learning opportunities. Providing this opportunity will allow all of you that…

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Welcome Back!

Welcome back to our blog! The staff at SketchCop Solutions has been working hard on developing new products and training to help law enforcement make the move from pencils to pixels. Our new tagline – The Digital Difference in Facial Imaging and Identification reflects our commitment to further influence the direction of the forensic facial…

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Troy, MI Police Department is now using SketchCop FACETTE to fight crime!

SketchCop Solutions is pleased to add Troy, MI Police Department to our list of valued law enforcement clients.  Like many police agencies, they were frustrated by the lack of quality facial composite software programs.  They wanted a program that was versatile, easy to use and had a training component that supported the software. Troy Police Department took…

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SketchCop Solutions is Turning Heads with ForensicaGPS

ForensicaGPSEach day, forensic artists work with victims and eyewitnesses to exploit an assailant’s most visible asset – their face.  Whether using traditional methods, or a computer software program, these dedicated artists provide facial composites to law enforcement with the hope they will lead to an identification.

Now, investigators have a new high-tech tool to add to their forensic facial imaging toolbox – facial recognition.  These powerful software programs rely on high-speed mathematical algorithms to quickly examine and sort through an innumerable amount of photographs hoping to match them to the target image.  A list of probable candidates is then forwarded to investigators for further follow up.

Surveillance photographs, still images and composite sketches are but just a few of the images that can be fed into these systems.  With the proliferation of cell phone cameras, private and governmental surveillance camera systems, as well as other image capture devices, law enforcement are relying on these images more than ever before.

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