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Sawabini & Associates, LLC

April 27, 2016
by Wadi Sawabini
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Another Class in New York State-November 1, 2 & 3 in Monroe County

New York DCJS has asked Sawabini & Associates LLC to provide another iteration of our Video Camcorder Surveillance Training this time in Monroe County, New York.  Monroe County includes the City of Rochester and surrounding suburbs.   Earlier this year, we provided three iterations of the training for DCJS.

If  you  have  any  questions  about  the  training  or  the  required  equipment,  please

contact  Dan  Nedwell  by  email  at  daniel.nedwell@dcjs.ny.gov  or  by  telephone  at  (518)  485-

5705.

 

April 27, 2016
by Wadi Sawabini
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The Forensic Crime Scene World has lost a Friend and Pioneer.

BAKER & BAKER

Mr. Paul Baker (Left) and Mr Robert Baker(Right) shown is a company photo. Robert Baker, who pioneered the use of Alternate Light Sources, died April 1st.

Mr. Robert “Bob” Baker, generally considered the “Father” of Alternate Light Sources (ALS) died April 1, 2016.

Mr. Baker owned Ion Trace, a Canadian company, which was known as Payton Scientific in the United States. Baker conducted pioneering work in the field of Alternate Light source technology. He was the inventor of the Payton Scientific Luma Lite™ ALS which is used in all our Video Camcorder Techniques for Crime Scenes© courses. Robert Baker was always willing to share his knowledge and passion for the use of light energy.   His work will be carried on by his son Paul Baker.   Sawabini & Associates LLC extends our condolences to the Baker Family.

March 30, 2016
by Wadi Sawabini
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Need a Dependable Crime Scene Ruler? Consider a Surveyor’s Rod

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Keson® Pocket Rod Combination Builder’s Rod & Surveyor’s Pole with Red lettering

Shooting Crime Scene Video is a great way to document evidence.  You need a camcorder, battery, digital media or video tape, a tripod or monopod, a knockout plug and some rulers.  Crime scene rulers can be expensive.  Some plastic rulers  do not survive very long. About 15 years ago one of our students gave me a Keson Pocket Rod.  It has proven to be the most useful ruler I own. The 6-1/2 foot vertical reading steel blade retracts into the case like a carpenter’s tape.  It has large numbers on both sides.  Model PR610 is marked with feet & 10ths, while model PR618 is marked in feet and inches.  What is unique about this tool is the rod can be pulled completely out of the case.  It is rigid enough to stand up next to a wall or a car.  The Pocket Rod features a glare-free coating which makes it easy to use in all kinds of light.

Decontamination is a snap using a water bleach solution. For those who need a metric model look for model PRM2M.