A Survey: Building Video Literacy Among Police Investigators
The most prolific source of evidence available to the police investigator comes from video images. Have your officers been exposed to specialized investigator training focused on the examination of their video exhibits?
How Are Other Agencies Doing It?
The Chicago Police Department estimates that 80% of all major crime cases involve video evidence. CPD has standardized their video examinations with advanced training and a Seat License implementation from iNPUT-ACE, giving all their investigators the tools they need to interrogate their video evidence.
Approximately 400 North America police agencies responded to a series of questions designed to poll how they use visual evidence. The following is an overview of some of the responses.
1) What best describes your Agency?
2) How many sworn officers are in your agency?
3) What types of video technology does your agency currently deploy (check all that apply)?
4) If your agency does not currently deploy body-worn cameras, do you expect to deploy the technology in the future?
5) To the best of your knowledge, estimate the percentage of criminal investigations that include any form of video evidence from any source:
6) To the best of your knowledge, estimate the percentage of use of force complaints against your officers that include any form of video evidence from any source:
7) What in-house resources does your agency currently deploy that have obtained training in the science of video examinations (select all that apply)?
Training For Your Investigators
Give your investigators the skills and knowledge to accurately interrogate video evidence. Expose them to one of our upcoming Courses: Video Examinations for the Police Investigator Or contact us to host a course at your agency.