Since 1980, Michael W. Streed has been a leading innovator in the field of forensic facial imaging. To see a list of his most significant career highlights, read the timeline below.
Michael W. Streed comes to an agreement with the Sherlock Institute of Forensic Science in India to open the country’s first forensic facial imaging laboratory for law enforcement.
Michael W. Streed comes to an agreement with Scientific Tools in Dubai to distribute his SketchCop® Facial Composite System Software.
SketchCop® Academy at The Vollmer Institute opens in Orange County, CA.
Michael W. Streed is appointed as a member of the Crime & Forensics Cold Case Team.
Michael W. Streed is appointed as a Consulting Committee Member for The American Investigative Society of Cold Cases.
Michael W. Streed is selected to become a Police Composite Artist for the Los Angeles Police Department.
Michael W. Streed renews his contract to remain as Baltimore Police Department’s Forensic Artist.
SketchCop® Solutions, Inc. becomes an authorized reseller for Beijing Veikk E-Commerce Co.,Ltd.
Michael W. Streed-The SketchCop® extends his Certified Forensic Artist status (International Association for Identification) thru 2023.
Michael W. Streed-The SketchCop® appears in Episode 2 of HLN network’s “Unmasking A Killer”.
SketchCop Solutions, Inc. becomes an authorized reseller for XP-Pen Technology
SketchCop Solutions LLC becomes SketchCop Solutions, Inc.
SketchCop Solutions overhauls and relaunches http://www.SketchCop.com.
Michael W. Streed attended 40-hour specialized training in Facial Comparison and Identification instructed by Ms. Lora Sims of Ideal Innovations, Incorporated.
Oversaw the first forensic facial imaging unit in the United States to receive ISO 17020 accreditation as Baltimore Police Department’s Forensic Artist.
Published Article – “From Click to Capture: Making the Case for Digital Composite Images”, Forensics Magazine.
Attended the International Association for Identification’s 98th Annual Educational Training Conference, Providence, RI
Received Forensic Art Certification from the International Association for Identification.
Published Article – “Making the Move from Pencils to Pixels”, Blue Line Magazine, Canada.
Guest Presenter – Mid-Atlantic Cold Case Homicide Annual Training Conference.
Guest Presenter – National Museum of Crime and Punishment in Washington, DC.
Established Baltimore City Police Department’s Forensic Facial Imaging Unit.
SketchCop® FACETTE Training Site Established in Las Vegas, NV.
Upgrade of SketchCop® FACETTE Face Design System Software Released.
SketchCop® FACETTE Face Design System Software launched in the United States, Canada and Mexico.
SketchCop® Solutions is Formed with Michael Streed as the Co-owner/Vice President and Facial Imaging Expert.
“SketchCops: True Stories From Those Who Draw The Line Against Crime” is published.
Orange County Sheriff’s Department Nominee: Medal of Valor Award for work in Samantha Runnion Murder Case.
Featured on ABC News 20/20 with Barbara Walters profiling Michael Streed’s work in Forensic Art.
Served on International Association for Identification (IAI) Board for Certification of Forensic Artists
Received American Legion Award of Merit for Contributions of Law Enforcement through the use of Forensic Art.
Received Orange Police Department (CA) Award of Merit for use of Forensic Art in Solving a 17-year-old Cold Case Murder.
Trained with the National Center for Missing Children.
Attended Steering Committee Planning Session, FBI Academy at Quantico, Virginia for the Creation of the First Ever FBI Composite Sketch Course.