Death Investigation Academy

provider in the Country

We train Death Investigators  through a hybrid approach of classroom and online based education, developing confidence in students and honing valuable skills of working professionals

Our Services

Training Options

We provide the highest quality training using the most modern methods and technology.

Training Schedule

All the courses currently on the training schedule and those open to new registration.



The only podcast dedicated to the men and women in the field of death investigation.

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Virtual Classroom

Bringing high quality, hyper-focused training, to your agency through the power of the internet. Live streaming saving you time and money. 



Perfecting Forensic and Investigative Skills

Online Learning


Contact us any time you need professional support or have any questions.


Death Investigation is all we do !  Many training agencies are well rounded and can fulfill the training needs in nearly every category of public policing and investigation.  At DITA we concentrate on death investigation and everything surrounding those investigations.  By becoming hyper-focused in this field we are better able to provide  intense and  specific training you and your investigators need.

Why we do what we do

Investigating a death is one of the most significant and highly charged investigations any investigator can become involved with. The public, in general, and family members in particular, expect a thorough and professional investigation into any death. In the case of homicide, successful identification, apprehension and prosecution of the offender, demands the assignment of skilled personnel.

Death Investigation Training Academy

The Death Investigation Training Academy was founded to play an  integral role in the death investigation community.  The need for quality, accredited training is in short supply and high demand. Using a combination of class room training, live on site scenario exercises and web based training, the Death Investigation Training Academy is filling the need of 21st century investigators.

Approved Training

All of our courses are Missouri P.O.S.T accredited and may also be approved by other national organizations and many other state organizations governing law enforcement, emergency services and nursing.

What conference and training leaders are saying about us.

“Darren, your efforts and information were an integral part of our conference, and we greatly appreciate your contribution . I am happy to let you know that your presentation at the conference was well received and given high marks. I very much enjoyed working with you and look forward to doing so again in the future. ”
Jen Howe
Colorado Coroners Association
“Darren is a dynamic and charismatic instructor, he holds the classrooms attention, encourages and draws in participation from attendees successfully. I would personally recommend Darren as an instructor/speaker to any organization”
Jessie Venable
MDSA Training Coordinator
Awesome! One of the most informative seminars on death investigation I have ever been too.
Don Barrett