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Proper Response & Understanding of a Death Scene (Crawford County Missouri)

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Death Investigation Academy

116 S. Smith St

Cuba, MO 65453

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This course is approved by Missouri POST and is written and instructed to national standards of scene management and death investigation.

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This course is approved by Missouri POST and is written and instructed to national standards of scene management and death investigation.  

Why Attend This Course

In nearly all instances, a law enforcement patrol officer will be the first enforcement unit on the scene of a death. In many jurisdictions, these same patrol officers are tasked with the responsibility of investigating these deaths, either through completion or until they recognize the need for more advanced assistance – if that assistance is even available.

In jurisdictions where criminal investigators and CSI personnel will be responding, it is still vital the patrol officer has an understanding of scene security and the process of investigation.

This course is specifically designed with the patrol officer, patrol supervisor, and detective in mind. The participant will be lead through the process of understanding a death scene from the moment they get assigned the call through the scene investigation process. The course will include a mock scene that students will demonstrate learned skill of scene evaluation.

The course will focus on scene security, witness management, interpreting manners of death, evidence recognition and collection, scene documentation, wound identification and terminology, investigating infant and child death, signs of an altered scene, and preparing the final case summary and report. This course spends some time in the area of suicide investigation. Suicide is the 10th leading “cause” of death in the United States and the largest manner of death an officer will respond to. The officer is exposed to a variety of suicide and self-harm methods of death. Knowledge of some suicide methods could save the life of a responding officer.

                     This course qualifies for 16 – hours of Missouri POST accredited CEU training.

Who Should Attend This  Course

  • Law Enforcement Patrol Officers
  • Law Enforcement Patrol Supervisors
  • Law Enforcement Investigators
  • New Detectives
  • Coroners
  • Medicolegal Death Investigators
  • Private Legal Investigators

Course Objectives

After completing this course of instruction, participants will be better equipped to:

  • Recognize the steps required to properly secure a death scene
  • Understand the top 12 mistakes made at crime scenes
  • Explain what a staged scene is and how to recognize them
  • Manage witnesses  and statements at the scene
  • Work with Coroners and investigators in determining cause and manner of death
  • Recognize various forms of suicide that might otherwise be misinterpreted
  • Explain the elements of an AutoErotic Accidental death
  • Locate and package various forms of evidence
  • Recognize the signs of an altered scene
  • Properly document a death scene
  • Demonstrate the proper method of intital scene observation

Instructor

Darren Dake,   D-ABMDI, CI, CCI 

Academy Director  – Instructor

Darren Dake is a law enforcement professional with over 30 years’ experience in criminal and medicolegal death investigation. Darren has worked in both the law enforcement realm of investigations as well as in the role of senior investigator with the Coroner’s office for over 20 years his combined investigative experience has uniquely established Darren as an expert in investigations which allows him to consult and teach internationally on investigation practices and procedures.

Darren holds national certification as a Medicolegal Death Investigator through the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators (ABMDI), as well as being a nationally certified criminal investigator and certified criminal investigations instructor.

Other accomplishments include the founding of the Death Investigation Academy as well as other investigator focused resources such as the Coroner Talk Podcast. Darren has also published several books related to investigations; Investigating Suicide and Self-Harm Deaths, Interviews and Interrogations- getting the information you want, and Autoerotic Fatalities – a guide to investigating and interpreting the scene. Darren also co- authored the book CODE-Living healthy, happy, and whole submerged in tragedy, trauma, and death.

FAQs

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Contact the organizer of this event at support@deathinvestigation.training or call 1-888-556-0177

Can I pay by check or purchase order?

Yes - If your agency or government body wishes to register and pay by check or purchase order, contact the organizer directly for registration form and mailing instructions. support@deathinvestigation.training

What's the refund policy?

A full refund will be given up to 30 days prior to the event, if less than 30 days prior to the start of the event, credit will be given toward this - or another course in the future with one year.

Lodging and Hotels

Our preferred Hotel provider is Super 8 Hotel. Their phone number is 573-885-2087. When making reservations use reservation code (criminal and death investigation course) to get the program price.

Is the training held within walking distance of any hotel?

No

What is the nearest Airport

The nearest airport is Lambert Field in St. Louis Missouri.

Disclaimer: The instructors, authors, and DITA make no warranty, expressed or implied, to the students attending this training and accept no responsibility for its use or application. The student assumes sole responsibility for determining the appropriateness of any suggested methodology, calculation or investigative application; for any conclusions drawn from the results of its use, and for any actions taken or not taken as a result of analysis performed using this investigative training.

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Death Investigation Academy

116 S. Smith St

Cuba, MO 65453

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