TechRochester Technology Woman of the Year

TechRochester Technology Woman of the Year

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The TechRochester Technology Woman of the Year Breakfast is this Wednesday. Join us in honoring our own, Gayle DeRose, and technology leaders throughout Rochester.   Honor bestowed upon one by peers is often the most meaningful and sought after.  It’s no different for the TechRochester Technology Woman of the Year award. There’s much larger purpose… Read More

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LE Pre-Planning, Part 2: The Components of a Pre-Accident Plan

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What are the major components of a pre-accident plan?   As discussed in LE Pre-Planning, Part 1, a pre-accident plan is important for public safety agencies, government organizations, schools and private companies alike. In the unimaginable occurrence of a critical incident, such as an active shooter scene, a pre-accident plan can be the difference between… Read More

What is the purpose of a pre-accident plan?

LE Pre-Planning, Part 1: What is the Purpose of a Pre-accident Plan?

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What is the purpose of a pre-accident plan? How can you prepare for the unthinkable?   These days, the term, “active shooter,” is far too commonplace. For first responders, the term “active shooter” can mean fatal. First responders better their chances of survival by continually exploring ways to prepare for and respond to such incidents…. Read More

True and Accurate Police Photography, Part 4: Meter & Metering Modes

True & Accurate Police Photography, Part 4: Metering Modes

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True & Accurate Police Photography, Part 4: Metering & Metering Modes Welcome back to our blog series on police photography. If you’re joining us for the first time, you can catch up by beginning with Part 1 of the series, here.   Now, onto Part 4 – where we will discuss metering & metering modes… Read More

Police Photography, Part 3: Camera Lenses

True & Accurate Police Photography, Part 3: Camera Lenses

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True & Accurate Police Photography, Part 3: Camera Lenses   In our first blog, we discussed camera modes and how to make the best choice as a forensic photographer. Then, in our most recent blog, we discussed the importance of making good photography choices – camera mode, aperture, shutter speed, and ISO. An equally important,… Read More

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What technology has affected the criminal justice system?

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  During this ‘age of tech,’ what technology has affected the criminal justice system?   Few aspects of life in the 21st century remain untouched by technology. Among the slowest to adapt, adopt, or innovate technology, is the criminal justice system. You’d think that would be the one we’d want to be the fastest. Instead,… Read More

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Receiving and Sortation + Technology = Warehouse Success

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  Don’t Minimize the Importance of Receiving and Sortation. A shipment arrives. What comes next? You probably have a set of procedures in place, but the question is: Are your procedures optimized? Is every step of the process running at the highest level of efficiency? Receiving and sortation are critical to your warehouse operations. As… Read More

Police Photography Camera Exposure Controls

True & Accurate Police Photography, Part 2: Camera Exposure Controls

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  TANSTAAFL (There Ain’t No Such Thing As A Free Lunch) This time-honored mnemonic applies to many fields. In photography, it means that everything is a trade-off. This is especially true in forensic photography, where a “true and accurate representation” is the price of admission to the courtroom.   Many photographers try for their “free… Read More

Police Photography - Camera Modes

True and Accurate Police Photography, Part 1: Camera Modes

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  Forensic photography is not snapshot photography. It’s intentionally not artful. It isn’t intended to show things in their best light. Done properly, it shows things exactly as they are. In court, that’s called a “true and accurate representation” of the subject.   Police Photography is an essential task for crime scene documentation, yet is… Read More

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How to Document a Crime Scene? What are the Critical Aspects of Evidence Collection

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How to document a crime scene: what critical aspects of evidence collection must be included?   Crime scene documentation is a systematic and multifaceted process. Because a crime scene investigator’s “work product” is a public record that will likely be featured in some level of court proceeding, it is essential that documentation be thorough and… Read More