Setting new standards in CCTV Analysis
15 September 2011
LJMU, in conjunction with Cheshire Constabulary, has launched a Postgraduate Certificate in Forensic Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) Analysis.
The course is designed for security professionals, including law enforcement officials, who need to accurately and effectively interpret CCTV evidence.
CCTV is an integral part of safety and security systems around the World. Whether in public spaces and streets, hospitals, schools, transport networks, workplaces and shops, the presence of CCTV is part of modern life.
Demand for the skills, knowledge and understanding to install, operate and, most significantly, analyse CCTV output is therefore greater than ever. Until now, however, there has been no formal qualification available in this area. LJMU and Cheshire Constabulary identified the need to meet the demands of modern security requirements and decided to join forces to fill this training gap.
Those undertaking the Postgraduate Certificate programme will gain a comprehensive knowledge of current and developing computer forensic technologies relating to CCTV analysis. They will explore the wide range of issues involved in the implementation of CCTV analysis investigations, such as security, legal, ethical and privacy requirements.
Most importantly, the programme combines academic rigour with the realities of security enforcement so that delegates learn both the analytical and hands-on skills needed to operate successfully in this expanding discipline.
Deputy Chief Constable Graeme Gerrard QPM, Cheshire Constabulary, said:
"In my view, CCTV evidence is vital crime scene evidence that needs to be dealt with effectively and professionally in line with other established forensic disciplines. I am therefore really pleased that this partnership with Liverpool John Moores University will help to develop the skills, understanding and knowledge necessary to achieve this."
Dhiya Al-Jumeily, Principal Lecturer, LJMU’s Faculty of Technology and Environment, and Programme Leader, said:
"Working in conjunction with Cheshire Constabulary means that we can offer training that not only utilises the expertise of LJMU academics but also draws on the skills and experience of law enforcement professionals. Our delegates will be exposed to the theory and the realities of working in this emerging forensic discipline. Our aim is to create specialists with higher standards of performance and greater professionalism than have been seen before in this field."
For further information about the course contact Dhiya Al-Jumeily ( D.Aljumeily@ljmu.ac.uk) or Inna Lekshtedt (I.Lekshtedt@ljmu.ac.uk)
For enquiries and application details email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0151 231 2777