Making Faces with SketchCop Solutions

anymeetingSketchCop Solutions continues into 2015 as Law Enforcement’s Source for Facial Imaging and Identification.  We do this by offering cost-effective solutions for law enforcement agencies – large or small.  We offer case consulting services, remote composite interviews, facial composite software, training and much more.

Consult our website at: www.SketchCop.com to learn more.

Here are some of our upcoming highlights. 

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Create Killer Images with SketchCop FACETTE

SketchCop Solutions invites all civilian and military law enforcement agencies, intelligence groups, private investigators, corporate security firms, academic forensic science programs and other select organizations to try SketchCop FACETTE, our industry-leading facial composite software.  SketchCop FACETTE creates ‘killer images’ that close cases and bring criminals to justice. Facial composites have proven themselves to be an effective law…

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SketchCop FACETTE Training Course – REGISTER NOW!

SketchCop Solutions is pleased to announce our upcoming, 2-day, hands-on training course – Creating Digital Composite Images for Law Enforcement, scheduled for October 23 & 24, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland. Attendees will learn how to develop interview strategies, testify in court as an expert witness, create high-quality facial composites using SketchCop FACETTE software and much,…

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‘Dying Art?’: Forensic Artists Face a Digital Future.

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On March 3, 2014, NBC news reporter Erik Ortiz published an online news article titled: ‘Dying Art?’:  Forensic Artists Face a Digital Future.  The article highlights the struggle between traditional forensic artists and software programs that create composite images.  This subject is one that law enforcement has long struggled with.  That’s because for years, a shortage of trained forensic artists forced them to use software programs that left them unsatisfied.  But, in the absence of a well-trained forensic artist, it was all they had.

 Today that’s changed. 

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Interview Aids and SketchCop FACETTE

Occasionally, a debate erupts among Forensic Artists about whether or not to use photo references during a composite interview.  While there are many good points to be made on either side of the argument, my position has always been to use the method that works best for your eyewitness.

A majority of Forensic Artists have been trained by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Years ago the F.B.I. adopted a method for cataloging facial features pioneered by French criminologist Alfonse Bertillion.  This led to them to develop an interview method that combines the cognitive interview with the use of photo references.  They published the F.B.I Facial Identification Catalog as a resource tool that’s supplied to students who attend their Facial Composite Course.  Others who teach their own courses have borrowed the F.B.I.’s method for creating facial composites, making it a standard practice among Forensic Artists.

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Enhance Your SketchCop FACETTE Experience

wacom_intuos_tablet2Over the years I’ve learned that most jobs are made easier by having the right tools.  This is equally important in the computing world when you are trying to find the proper peripheral to help maximize your software experience. 

When it comes to using SketchCop FACETTE software; I’ve found that a graphics tablet, with pen, is the perfect pointing device.  I know from experience that many end users rarely give a graphics tablet serious consideration.  Many believe that a graphics tablet was designed strictly for drawing.  Most users have grown so accustomed to the standard computer mouse,  they’ve probably never considered using anything else!

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