(January 28, 2015) – The Ocean City Police Department is proud to announce that Crime Scene Technician Nicole Ruggiero recently earned the title of Certified Forensic Video Analyst through Law Enforcement Video Association International, Inc. There are less than 50 people in the world who have earned this prestigious title.
To earn this title, Ruggiero successfully completed a series of video analysis courses over a six year period while working for the OCPD. In addition to hundreds of hours of experience in video analysis, Ruggiero earned the title after passing an examination that tested her analytical proficiency and expert testimony skills in the courtroom.
“We are extremely proud of Nicole for her diligent work to earn this certification. It’s a very prestigious certification and we are proud to say that out of less than 50 in the entire world, one is right here with us at OCPD,” commented Chief Ross Buzzuro. “Thanks to Nicole’s efforts, our Forensic Services Unit will be able to better assist our department to solve crimes through video analysis.”
For more information about the Forensic Video Analyst certification, please visit www.leva.org.