‘Dying Art?’

Erik Ortiz, NBC News, examines the state of forensic art versus technology in his article titled, ‘Dying Art?’: Forensic Artists Face a Digital Future.  In his article, Ortiz interviews Michael W. Streed, owner of SketchCop Solutions, about his views on the ‘state of the art’.  To learn more about how SketchCop Solutions is leading the evolution from pencil…

‘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. 

SketchCop FACETTE in Canada

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Constable Jake Friesen is a Forensic Identification Officer with the Peterborough – Lakefield Community Police in Ontario, Canada.  When he is not collecting evidence at crime scenes, Jake serves as the department’s Forensic Artist.  Jake is a successful and talented artist who spearheaded the department’s purchase of SketchCop FACETTE Face Design System Software.