One of the biggest challenges for digital evidence professionals is obtaining sample files from DCCTV systems.  Developers, Analysts, and Technicians alike can learn so much from mundane sample media files, if they have sufficient information about their source.  Of course, there are a slew of challenges, including many of the same that hinder similar efforts in other disciplines.

Let's Tackle This Bear

Although I've tried similar things in the past to no avail, I've recently introduced a new File Sharing Library category for sample DCCTV files.  DVR, NVR, Hybrid, IoT devices, Cellular Phones, whatever.  DO NOT SHARE EVIDENCE.  Consider submitting any testing samples you've created, along with the appropriate info.  Or maybe unrelated files that DO NOT contain identifiable faces, which you have permission to share.

It would certainly be helpful for many in the community if we had such a library.  Just asking you to consider wrestling this bear with me.  You never know, that bear may just become one of our friends one day.

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I have had a few inquiries about offering an "Organizational Membership" option, to make the procurement process easier for organizations with multiple DME Resources Professional Community members. I wanted to take a moment to let everyone know, I have and will continue to consider this option as the subscription model matures, but intentionally will not be offering it initially due to complexity and overhead.  This is always subject to change, but I'm really trying to keep the process as simple as possible at first.

If your company would like an invoice for multiple DME Resources Professional Community Pro-Upgrade subscriptions, please notify me directlyAlthough there is no discount currently being offered, I can easily provide an invoice and completed W-9 form to accomodate your request.

Thank you to everyone who has reached out directly lately to voice their support.  I am a very lucky man to work with and have friends like you.  Have a great day my friends!

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From day one I have sought to provide a secure online platform for Digital & Multimedia Evidence (DME) professionals to connect and share information.  For several years now, I have considered hosting an annual DME Resources Peer Networking & Training Event.

Of course, one of the many challenges is location.  Our members are from all over the world, not just the U.S. and Canada.  Naturally, this lends to "Regional" annual events, which in turn leads to Regional Coordinators, etc. 

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Life will only take you where you lead it.  Shared a brief memory on this topic via LinkedIn today, thought I'd post the link here.  Hope you're having a great weekend my friends.  All the best.

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A peer recently shared this article, as he is one of the co-authors, and I personally feel it contains vital fundamental information for those who testify as Forensic Experts.  Hope you find it helpful.

"The following material was revised from an original article, “Survival Checklist for Medical Experts,” written by Deputy District Attorney Michele McKay-McCoy, Solano County District Attorney’s Office. With her permission, it was revised for forensic experts by Deputy District Attorney Michael S. Groch, San Diego County District Attorney’s Office, and Deputy Attorney General Robert M. Morgester, California Department of Justice."

Survival Checklist for Forensic Experts (PDF) 

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