With the continuous advancement in video surveillance technology, individuals and businesses are leveraging this technology at a tremendous rate. While this provides a wealth of new evidence and resources to investigators, it has created a burden on those required to retrieve that evidence.
Our technologies are designed to help investigators quickly and easily retrieve and preserve critical video evidence in a forensically sound manner. By using our proprietary knowledge and technology, investigators are able to recover evidence that otherwise may never be recovered.
As a Forensic Examiner with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Forensic Audio, Video and Image Analysis Unit (FAVIAU), Jimmy Schroering became all too familiar with the challenges associated with recovering video evidence from surveillance DVRs. As a response, Jimmy founded DME Forensics in 2012 as a professional training organization tasked with educating investigators on how to effectively recover video from surveillance DVRs.
DME Forensics quickly grew and, after leaving the FBI in the fall of 2013, Jimmy began to offer forensic video and audio analysis services. Having worked on many complex and manual DVR recoveries during his time with the FBI and other organizations, Jimmy knew there was an opportunity to develop technology that would enable investigators to more quickly and easily recover critical evidence. In late 2013, the initial prototype of DVR Examiner was born.
In early 2014, DME Forensics moved into its first office in Manassas Park, Virginia, and hired Tyler Schlecht as it’s first employee. With the new office and additional development expertise, DME Forensics released DVR Examiner 1.0 in June of 2014.
In December of 2016, DME Forensics relocated to Golden, Colorado with a team of 5. Since then we have grown to a team of 12. We have continued to develop and improve on DVR Examiner and, after 31 updates, we released DVR Examiner version 2.0 in July of 2017.
Jimmy oversees all technology and services related efforts at DME Forensics, such as direction on DVR Examiner, reverse engineering of proprietary filesystems, or examining evidence and testifying in court. Jimmy uses his extensive experience in forensics to ensure all customers and clients of DME Forensics receive the best products and counsel available.
Jimmy is a Certified Forensic Video Analyst (from LEVA) and a Certified Forensic Video Analyst (from the IAI). He has worked in private, state, and federal forensics laboratories and has testified in numerous cases. Prior to founding DME Forensics, Jimmy worked for the FBI, North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, and for Target Forensics Services.
Jimmy has participated in numerous forensic-oriented organizations in his career including the International Association for identification, scientific working groups, and has serves as a Technical Assessor for the American Society of Crime Lab Directors Laboratory Accreditation Board.
As Chief Operations Officer, Tyler oversees all day-to-day activities at DME Forensics, whether by directing the Account Management and Marketing teams, developing new operational procedures, or assisting in the development of DVR Examiner. Tyler ensures that DME Forensics operates at full capacity and provides a superior experience to our customers.
Prior to joining DME Forensics, Tyler worked for Target Corporation in a variety of roles including Stores Assets Protection, Stores Investigations, Corporate Investigations, and Business Intelligence, giving him experience in both business and investigations. During his time at Target, Tyler developed many technology solutions to assist the corporation in identifying, investigating, and resolving internal theft and fraud.