The Death Investigation 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. The target audience for this course is, but 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
...Provides useful tools necessary for assessing the veracity of a suspected child abuser, which goes a long way in helping to protect children.
Your instructional style is engaging and your tag-team style is highly effective.
I will continue to use and pass on this information because I really believe in the instructors and their approach.
This was, by far, one of the most useful classes I've attended since becoming an investigator.
I highly recommend this training for any Probation staff who have the necessity to interview/interrogate individuals for investigation purposes.
You two are an effective teaching team, and your presentation of the material was consistently interesting, and intelligent without being too intellectualized.
Your class has made the greatest and most direct impact on my assignment of any training class that I've taken.
Your class gave me the confidence and tools to interview the suspect for over 5 hours and to bring a closure to the case.
Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to attend the Interview and Interrogation training presented by Paul Francois and Enrique Garcia.
The information that they have presented is highly relevant to my job, and was presented in a manner that was highly organized and very easy to digest.