May 18, 2019 @ 8:30 am – May 19, 2019 @ 4:30 pm
SketchCop® Academy at The Vollmer Institute
22600 Savi Ranch Road A-13
Yorba Linda
CA 92887
$295.00 for students (w/ID)/$495.00 for non-students
Michael W. Streed, IAI-CFA (Instructor)

To properly respond to violent crime, law enforcement requires actionable, real-time intelligence – 24/7. The most effective way for them to deter more violence is to quickly identify and arrest a suspect. But, when evidence is lacking, investigators are left to rely on eyewitness descriptions. To properly translate their words into pictures require that investigators create a facial image of the suspect. To do this requires the proper tools and training.

Creating Digital Faces for Law Enforcement is a 2-day, ‘hands-on’ workshop that provides students with the proper foundation for obtaining key information needed to create and edit digital facial composites that help put a face on crime. Note: Art skills are NOT required.

If you are a forensic science student, law enforcement or a forensic science professional/crime scene investigator looking to add another skill to your forensic toolkit, this is the ideal course for you. Or, maybe you’re an artist, a true crime junkie, author, or just have a genuine interest in this course. No worries – you’re also invited to attend.

Students attending the course will be introduced to Frontalis® Facial Composite System Software and Adobe® Photoshop Elements & Corel® Painter Essentials software.

General course topics include:

  •      Facial anatomy
  •      Eyewitness interview
  •      Using Frontalis® Facial Composite System Software
  •      Image editing with Editor + Corel® Painter Essentials
  •      Practical exercises
  •      Additional topics as selected by instructor

Those attending the workshop ARE REQUIRED bring their own laptop computer running Windows® OS. Attendees using a MacBook, should be running Windows® Bootcamp, or Parallels Software.

Course materials include a 30-day trial of Frontalis® Facial Composite System Software, course handouts, a digital tablet and a Certificate of Attendance.