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The SketchCop versus the Coronavirus

Hello Everyone, What a crazy month this has been, both here and abroad. I’ve been doing the best I can to not to play into the fear and the hype, but to err on the side of caution, I’m playing it safe and staying close to home. Sometimes it’s necessary to leave the safety and security of your...

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I LOVE Sketching and Catching Crooks. Don’t you? (Psst! You’ll want to open THIS newsletter to receive your special Valentine’s Day offers.)

Hi {{user.name}}, February’s half-done and there’s still love in the air! And let me tell you…there’s nothing I LOVE more than catching crooks! In this month’s newsletter, I thought I would share my method for creating effective facial composites. As a reminder, we are in the last 2 days of a...

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Welcome to 2020!

Welcome to 2020! Welcome to the New Year everyone! I hope you all enjoyed a quiet and peaceful holiday. Now that we’re back, it’s time to get back into the work rhythm. This month I thought I would ease you into 2020 by doing something fun. I want to share an article written about a...

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Happy Holidays from SketchCop® Online Academy

Hello everyone and welcome to December! In two short weeks we’ll be starting a new year. Actually, we’re kicking off a new DECADE and I couldn’t be more excited! January 2020 marks my 40th year as a forensic artist. I remember how thrilled I was to take my entry test and be accepted into my...

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Do you know your Devil Next Door?

When I’m not working on active cases for law enforcement, I enjoy relaxing in the early evening hours watching true crime documentaries that involve unusual topics. And if they include an element of forensic facial imaging, I’m ‘all in’. Such was the case with Netflix’s 5-part documentary, The...

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Making Faces with Your Favorite Pumpkin!

Making Faces with Your Favorite Pumpkin! As we dive deeper into Fall, I thought this month it would be fun to celebrate Halloween by exploring the origin of Jack O’Lanterns. As a young boy, I remember the annual October trip to the grocery store to select the perfect pumpkin. Right before...

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Drawing a Line Against Crime

Hello Fall is almost here. With shorter days and cooler weather approaching, it’s the perfect time to dust off your reading list. For those interested in forensic art, or true crime in general; I thought I would treat you to an excerpt from my book: SketchCop – Drawing A Line Against...

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Flesh and Bone

For the last year we’ve talked about composite sketches and their value to criminal investigations. That makes sense because it’s the most utilized sub-discipline of forensic art. But there is another sub-discipline that’s also important in law enforcement’s search for suspects. Law...

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SketchCop® EDU is here!

Hi {{user.name}}, SketchCop® EDU is here! After months of preparation, we have rebranded and released SketchCop® Facial Composite System Software EDU. SketchCop® Facial Composite System Software EDU is the classroom version of our popular facial composite software used by law enforcement to...

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​Putting the Heat on Cold Cases

Putting the Heat on Cold Cases Cold case investigations are the most challenging of all cases facing criminal investigators. These cases often have little to no evidence or viable suspects. Many of them have been dispatched to storage rooms where they’ve sat for decades collecting dust. During...

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