Collect, Clarify, Analyze & Present Your Evidence

Since August 2000, Ocean Systems has successfully trained over 3,000 law enforcement personnel in proper techniques for video processing.

Certified Vendor Training

Once you have completed one of our courses, you will receive a certificate showing you have been trained by the manufacturer or a manufacturer accredited trainer.  If you are being offered training by an outside source, please check with us to verify that they are an Ocean Systems Certified Trainer (301-476-8015).

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Available Training Courses

Below are our current course offerings.  Click on a class for more information & upcoming training dates.

Training Course Synopses

  • DVR Assessment & Video Recovery (DVR Rec - 2 Days): 2-day hands-on training course, students are taught Best Practices for DCCTV Recovery and recover from 9 different DVR's in every way possible.  Includes an overview of video fundamentals, but is designed for those actually doing the recovery of DCCTV evidence.
  • Fundamentals of Video Evidence Recovery & Processing (FVRP - 3 Days): 3-day course provides an overview of the Best Practices for recovery of DCCTV evidence, but is predominantly geared towards hands-on investigative processing.  It provides an introduction to multiple freeware tools for DME processing, and students spend the majority of the class doing hands-on investigative processing tasks like extracting the video to a playable format, extracting images, converting/transcoding, etc.  It is designed for anyone in the chain of evidence that deals with video evidence, regardless of whether or not they have any experience or plan to pursue DME or video evidence related certifications.
  • Forensic Video Analysis w/Ocean Systems dTective® (FVA 101 - 5 Days): This course provides an introduction to Forensic Video Analysis with the Ocean Systems dTective® Suite.   It is designed for DME Technicians/Analysts/Examiners who are new to FVA & dTective®, but is also often leveraged by experienced DME professionals as a refresher.
  • Image Clarification & Processing with ClearID® (4 Hours, Online): This course provides an introduction to Forensic Image Processing, Adobe Photoshop, and the ClearID® Image Clarification Workflow.  It is a one-on-one personal training session, where the student & instructor work through the course content and exercises together.  Designed for those processing ANY type of evidentiary images and those new to ClearID®.


Forensic Video Certification

Once you have completed Ocean Systems certified vendor training, we encourage you to continue your education & seek industry certification as an IAI Certified Forensic Video Examiner (CFVE), LEVA Certified Forensic Video Technician (CFVT) and/or LEVA Certified Forensic Video Analyst (CFVA).  Our certified vendor training courses are both a great foundation for those just starting out, as well as valuable refreshers for currently certified Examiners, Technicians and Analysts.

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Several attendees from previous classes had taken it upon themselves to bring us a patch from their unit. Proud to have received these gifts we created displays that cover our office walls with them, as a constant reminder of the important work we do.

If you'd like your patch displayed, please bring one with you.