The SketchCop® Blog

Everything You Need to Know About Making Faces from a Forensic Facial Imaging Expert

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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What is SketchCop® Solutions?

What is SketchCop® Solutions? Many of you have seen the name, SketchCop® Solutions bouncing around the internet. This month, I thought I would share the meaning of the title, our logo and what it represents. Brand establishment is important to companies and individuals. This includes my company...

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Behind the Scenes – A Visit to the Face Factory

Behind the Scenes – A Visit to the Face Factory For those of us who work as Forensic Artists, either with a law enforcement agency, or as a business offering forensic services, each day brings new challenges. When I worked full-time as a forensic artist, the main part of my job was creating...

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Helping Law Enforcement to Unmask(ing) A Killer

Helping Law Enforcement to Unmask(ing) A Killer Working with the media can be an exciting opportunity for forensic artists. It’s a great way to showcase your work and increase both your credibility and professional standing. I recently appeared in HLN’s “Unmasking A Killer”, a frightening...

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My Most Difficult Case

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKnzezR89xQ I’m frequently asked which case was my most difficult and why? My answer - any case that involves children, both as a victim or eyewitness. Anytime a child is the victim of a crime, the pressure to solve the case can be tremendous. As adults,...

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Welcome to 2018

Welcome to 2018! Hello everyone, it’s Michael W. Streed—The SketchCop®. I’m excited to announce the launch of our first monthly newsletter bringing you tips, case reviews, news, and other information related to forensic art. Starting this year, I decided to expand my training events by offering...

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