PLEASE NOTE: These are personal quotes, testimonials, and recommendations I have received at various points throughout my career. Agency names are provided for identification of the source; they DO NOT imply any endorsement, recommendation or the like from the individual's employer or agency.
"Larry is one of the most knowledgeable and responsive colleagues in our field of Forensic Video Analysis. His unique skill sets in many diverse technology fields offer valuable assistance to law enforcement."
- James M. Kennedy, Sr., Director, Forensic Video/Multimedia Services, New York State Police
"I have known Larry Compton for five years. Larry has a reputation among the forensic video community as the go-to guy, worldwide. I would estimate Larry has collected the best resources available for forensic video analysts of anyone. Larry's website is second to none. I have had the pleasure of attending training with Larry and as a student when Larry taught a course on cellular phone forensics. I found Larry extremely knowledgeable in video, computer operations and examinations, audio, and cellular telephones. I would highly recommend Larry Compton."
- Alan Salmon, Forensic Video Analyst, Oklahoma State Police (Retired)
"Larry is an extremely intelligent, hardworking and diligent individual. He brings a sense of enthusiasm and "do whatever it takes" attitude to every project he tackles. Larry and I worked together on many projects while at Broome County. What stands out the most was his passion and commitment to bring technology closer to the constituents of Broome County, not just to the employees. His outreach success in this area during his tenure cannot be underestimated. In addition to this he was also an exemplary Telecommunications Manager and an accomplished Video Forensics expert."
- Lyle Marsh, F5 Networks
"Larry Compton is one of the top Forensic Video Analysts in the country. He has proven himself as a innovator by creating a helpful website for the Forensic Video Analysts Community. Larry is dedicated and shares his knowledge by teaching others in the FVA field at the University of Indianapolis and at the LEVA International Training Conferences. I highly recommend Larry Compton as an educator and a Forensic Audio and Video Analyst."
- Roland M. Tolosa, Crime Scene Investigator/Multimedia Evidence Specialist, San Francisco Police Department (Retired)
"As usual, thank you very much for your help in addressing a wide variety of needs in our office. Your knowledge and tremendous work ethic has helped law enforcement in Broome County tremendously."
- Gerald Mollen, District Attorney, Broome County, NY (Retired)
"His knowledge of multimedia forensics is second to none...his talent and insistence on personal excellence is reflected in the reports that he generates."
- James P. Thompson S.C.E.R.S., Assistant Director, Broome County Government Security Division (Retired)
"Regardless of the situation, from routine work orders to large scale projects to emergencies, Larry carried out his role in an organized, methodical, and efficient fashion. Always patient, direct, and willing to put in extra time Larry Compton is a true professional."
- Benjamin Krakauer, Emergency Manager, New York City Office of Emergency Management
"In my humble opinion, you are, by far,the brightest person and most resourceful asset the County has (quite possibly has ever had)...You are a dedicated and honorable person...Your hard work and determination has not gone unnoticed."
- Cpt. Kate Newcomb, Broome County Sheriff's Office (Retired)
"Larry Compton was the person who single handedly brought us into the 21st Century. His knowledge of telecommunications was exemplary and his reliability was outstanding. Larry is the one we went to when trying to figure out the best way in dealing with phone coverage to over 1,000 people on Election Day all while trying to keep within our Budget. The entire county relied on Larry Compton. Larry’s help and kindness to everyone spoke volumes about the kind of person he is."
- Mary Pines, Deputy Commissioner, Broome County Board of Elections
"I know that this (E911 Consolidation) effort would not have been done in such a timely and professional manner if it were not for your personal efforts and abilities. Thank you for being an individual of integrity and dedication."
- Kenneth Rounds, Chief of Police, Vestal, NY (Retired)
"Larry Compton is one of the sharpest video and data analysts around. He has a thorough knowledge base and is easy to work with. It is my pleasure to recommend him."
- Scott Kuntz, Deputy Sheriff and Forensic Video Analyst, Wisconsin
"Larry Compton is in a league of his own. We worked together for many years and I count him as a true friend. His level of knowledge and expertise is baffling to me and he is most definitely the 'go-to' guy for any technical matter. Although he is thinking in binary code most of the time, Larry remains very generous in his personal relationships. He takes the time to get to know people and to explain things in simple terms to those of us who could not begin to grasp the concepts of some of his projects. Great guy to know- loyal and extremely trustworthy."
- Jeffrey Taylor, Court Officer Captain, NYS Unified Court System
"Officer Larry A. Compton employed his training and dedication to his craft to produce an exhibit that clearly demonstrated facts that were the heart of the government's case. The exhibit created by Officer Compton allowed the jury to visually review evidence associated with the investigation that proved to the jury the same perpetrator committed all four bank robberies..."
- Cpt. Mark Lester, Bureau of Criminal Investigation, New York State Police
"I know you use to handle communications for the 82nd's General, but if you ask me you should've been the General!"
- Les Hyman, Sr. Investigator, Major Crimes, Troop C, New York State Police (Retired)
"He took my scribbles and...Depsite my plea that he not work on the weekend, Larry nevertheless had the (automated attendant) system operational on Monday morning, in time to stem the flood of phone calls."
- Joseph T. Peckham, Rick Manager, Broome County Office of Risk & Insurance
"(developed and gave) The best presentation I have seen in County Government and one of the best I've ever attended."
- William Gibson, Past President, New York State County Attorneys' Assoc. (Retired)
"Larry makes my job as a department head very easy. The man is a genius."
- Harry Miller, Deputy Commissioner, Broome County Government
"It is the presence of dedicated military people like Compton that brings America's principles to life and gives them strength and meaning."
- George H.W. Bush, 41st President of the United States