The Death Investigation academy course will train police officers in the initial response and investigation in a death investigation. In our 16-hour course the student will learn how to identify various injuries, crime scene control and examination, manner and cause of death, identification of bloodstains, in-custody deaths, officer involved shooting incidents, child death cases, and investigation techniques. Though commonly regarded as police / peace officer training, the target audience for this course is (but is not limited to), in–service law enforcement personnel (patrol officers, detectives, supervisors), medical examiner investigators, child abuse investigators, internal affairs investigators, jail and prison correctional investigators, social services investigators, and any other personnel involved in the investigation of the death of another person.
Legal Issues Related to Death Investigation
Understanding the Criminal Justice System
Basic Death Investigation
Approach to a death scene
Physical note taking
Coroner/Medical Examiner role
Missing Persons Investigations
Apparent Accidental Death A. Overdose
The student will also learn the critical components essential for first responding police officers to ensure proper scene integrity at cases involving child deaths, homicides, and major crime scenes:
Child Death Protocol
Child Care Facilities
Major Crime Scene Management A. Establishing Perimeters
The Art of a Complete Canvass
Officer Involved Shooting/In-Custody Death
Understanding officer demeanor and approach in a variety of death investigation situations
Case Studies of Death Investigation
Question & Answer
This was, by far and away the best training I have received in 15 plus years of Law Enforcement. The instructors are experienced, engaging, articulate, and very entertaining. I will be recommending this training to multiple agencies.
I highly recommend this training for any Probation staff who have the necessity to interview/interrogate individuals for investigation purposes.
This training by far has been the most informative and most effective I've attended. The instructors engaged the students in a manner that made me want to speak my opinion, ask questions, and participate.
This was, by far, one of the most useful training classes I've attended since becoming an investigator.
The information presented was highly relevant to my job and was presented in a manner that was organized and very easy to digest.
Effective teaching teams! The presentation of the material was consistently interesting, and intelligent without being too intellectualized.
Instructional style is engaging and highly effective.
I will continue to use and pass on this information because I really believe in the instructors and their approach.
Incredible training with amazing real world instruction. I have been taking law enforcement classes for over 30 years and by far this is the best presented and most useful.
Your training gave me the confidence and tools to interview the suspect for over 5 hours and to bring a closure to the case.
It not often that you go to a training that you really, really want to pay attention to. Because of the high quality information and style of presentation, I knew that if I looked away I was going to miss out.
This training provided the useful tools necessary for assessing the veracity of a suspected child abuser, which goes a long way in helping to protect children.
Your training has made the greatest and most direct impact on my assignment of any training class that I've taken.