Meet Edward Primeau, CCI, CFC

Meet Edward Primeau, CCI, CFC

Edward Primeau was born in 1958 in Detroit, Michigan. He attended the University of Detroit where he majored in communications and minored in criminal justice. He began his career as an audio engineer in 1979 at Ambience Recording Studio, also in Detroit, MI.

While employed at Ambience Recordings, Ed was asked to conduct an audio forensic examination for the FBI in Detroit. Years later, in 1984, he left Ambience to pursue his career as a forensic expert and started the company, Primeau Forensics, LTD. Since then, he has completed hundreds of successful audio and video forensic investigations which include, but are not limited to, audio and video forensic analysis, audio and video forensic enhancement, audio and video forensic authentication and audio & video forensic recovery. He has testified in Federal, State and Local courts, as well as for the Judicial Tenure Commission and the Michigan Public Service Commission as an expert witness.

He helps courts and law enforcement agencies understand the science and technology of audio and video forensics. His forensic philosophy is that authentication and clarification of audio or video media combines art as well as science. The methods that he uses require attention to detail and scientific principles, complemented by an appreciation for clarity and aesthetics. His techniques are derived from both a formal education and the application of skills gained by working in many forensic situations.

He also looks at forensics as an experimental science, because there are no two cases that are the same. As a forensic expert he conducts experiments that include variables and that measure how each outcome pertains to the scientific aspect of the case at hand. His forensic processes that he uses to arrive at his opinions are accepted in the scientific community and are structured and methodological. He always takes scrupulous work product notes that are a part of each case.

Along with actively working on cases, Ed has consulted with the media on several notable cases. Some of the biggest cases include: Trayvon Martin V. George Zimmerman, Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, and Laquan McDonald. Ed, along with JFK assassination researcher Bill Kelly, assembled and restored the Air Force One recordings from the day that JFK was assassinated. He also performed a Voice Identification on Susan Bennett, a voice over actress, and was able to positively ID her as the voice of Apple’s Siri.

When he isn’t using his expertise as a digital media forensic investigator, Edward enjoys jamming on the drums and piano with his friends, the art of numismatics (the study and collection of currency), and promoting a healthy lifestyle. Not only is he a vegetarian, but he is also an avid juicer.

Edward Primeau is a Registered Investigator and Certified Forensic Consultant with the American College Forensic Examiners Institute , a member of the International Association For Identification and Audio Engineering Society. Ed is also a member of the American Board of Recorded Evidence.

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Client Reviews
As a business owner myself, I am aware of the effort it takes to assemble a team of employees that conduct their business as if it were their own, and take pride in how they represent your company to others. As an owner who feels has achieved that status myself, I immediately recognize it in others. I must say that this is not common in the workforce today. From the first contact with your company, through closeout, every one of your employees made this experience a pleasure and acted with the upmost professionalism.read more
Abc Def
20:32 03 Dec 18
Primeau Forensics is a professional, top-flight organization that knows how to access and deliver verifiable forensics information quickly, efficiently and productively. Don't let their cheerful, friendly attitude make you think they are not on top of their game--they are!read more
dan schulte
18:35 12 Dec 18
I received credentials from two technicians, then a third person ended up doing all the work and kept in touch with me by e-mail. I never saw any proof that the work was done and they told me they found nothing. They could not tell me what was making the noise or the lights. A waste of $750.00.read more
Teresa Galyon
16:13 13 Dec 18
Excellent work. Primeau took a low light camera recording of vandalism at my home and converted the video to images that we used to identity the vandals. Additionally, Primeau was able to identify characteristics of the vandals car that were used for a positive identification. Services were efficient, timely, and professionalread more
Todd Conte
15:18 27 Aug 18
Ed and his team are great! I took in footage of my boyfriends dog being stolen and they were so willing to take every step possible to enhance the video to retrieve the information we needed. The resolution on our camera/video wasn't great (our fault, not theirs) and they were unable to get the information we needed BUT they guided me in the next steps to take. Thank you guys!!read more
Anita Tela
12:47 23 Oct 17
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