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NFSTC’s Mike O’Berry joins roster of certified evidence photographers

NFSTC is proud to announce that Project Manager Mike O’Berry has completed the intensive 40-hour course of classroom instruction along with a three-part examination to become a certified evidence photographer (CEP) through the Professional Photographic Certification Commission (PPCC). Currently, the PPCC recognizes only 75 photographers in the world with the CEP credential. NFSTC now has two CEPs on staff and others pursuing the credential.

Many of NFSTC’s training courses provide instruction on crime scene and evidence photography, and it continues to be one of the most requested training topics by law enforcement. In evidence photography, subjects must be depicted in a highly accurate, objective manner, as crime scene photographs are used throughout the criminal justice system by forensic scientists, investigators and officers of the court. This usage differs from more subjective forms of photography, requiring the evidence photographer to be proficient in the technical aspects of the craft, plus have an understanding of how the photographs contribute to the investigative and judicial processes.

“Having two certified photographers on our training team brings something that other organizations don’t have. It brings top-level expertise, the best-of-the-best instructors,” says NFSTC CEO, Kevin Lothridge.  We’re proud of their accomplishments and what it means for our students.”

More information about the CEP can be found online at http://certifiedphotographer.com/cpp-certification/get-certified/.