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Register for Hands-On Training Workshop May 2019

Did you know we have scheduled our first, hands-on workshop for the weekend of May 18-19, 2019? If you haven’t heard about it; follow the link below to learn more about the event and register online at...

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Let's Get to Training--Upcoming Workshop Announcement

Upcoming Workshop Announcement Over the last year our newsletters have covered my thoughts about forensic facial imaging and its importance to law enforcement as an investigative/forensic tool. Now, it’s time to stop talking and time to start sketching! Because you have waited so patiently,...

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Happy 2019! We Have Exciting News!

Hello Everyone!, I hope you all enjoyed a peaceful holiday season. With the new year in full-swing, it’s time to get back to work. Here at SketchCop® Solutions we’re busy building upon what we started in 2018 with the launch of the SketchCop® Academy. The idea to launch the academy was...

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Happy Holidays from SketchCop® Academy Online

Happy Holidays from SketchCop® Academy Online Happy Holidays and Happy New Year everyone! With the holidays quickly closing in, we’ll keep this month’s newsletter short and sweet. So, in the spirit of the holiday time crunch, let’s do a quick year-end review. SketchCop® Online Academy started...

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Ghana Trip Update – Forensic Facial Imaging Abroad!

Last month, I travelled to Ghana at the invitation of Dr. Richmond Afoakwah, Department Head of the University of Cape Coast’s Department of Forensic Sciences. The university has built a robust program they continue to improve upon with help from the government and numerous grants. So far, they...

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Passport to learning – The SketchCop® Goes to Ghana

At the end of the month, I will be embarking on the trip of a lifetime. I’ll be travelling to Ghana to visit the University of Cape Coast, where I’ve been invited togive a public lecture, take part in university meetings and close the deal on a working/business relationship between UCC and...

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Writing a book? Creating faces? Beware of writer's block!

Have you ever woke up in the middle of the night with a great idea?Only to forget later because you fell back asleep without jotting it down? Maybe you did write your idea down or sketched it out. But when you sat down to flesh it out, you froze because you don’t know how, or where, to...

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Forensic Art Renaissance

When I began my career as a forensic artist, the only tools I had was a #2 pencil, a sheet of cheap bond paper and a strong will to succeed. Back then, I knew nothing about cognitive interviewing, facial identification catalogs, victimology or the value of networking. I was a 'street cop' who...

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Me and the 3 Kings - of Forensic Facial Imaging

The concept of using facial composite assembly systems to create criminal composites is not new. Over the years, it’s been a hard-sell for companies who dabbled in the technology and tried to market their creations to law enforcement. In my opinion, facial composite assembly systems, whether...

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How I Made My Own Move from Pencils to Pixels

How I Made My Own Move from Pencils to Pixels After years of endlessly sharpening pencils and breathing eraser dust, I’ve discovered a tool that’s made me a better artist. The funny thing is, it’s not much different than a pencil and in the user’s hand, works magic. Why? Because it’s digital Let...

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