Course Schedule

This page lists all the courses currently on the training schedule and those open to new registration. If you do not see what you are looking for please contact us about tailoring a program for your agency

2018

JANUARY

Date:  Jan 13th

Length: 6 Weeks

Description: Death Investigation Online Academy is designed for anyone investigating death. Coroners, Medical Examiner Investigators, Police, and Forensic students. This hybrid course looks at death investigation from a combined perspective of  law enforcement and medicolegal death investigations. Death Investigation Online Academy is a Nationally Approved online training designed to teach all aspects of death investigation and scene management. Unlike any other training today, this course offers a blended learning style combining online self-paced video training, along with opportunities of live interaction with instructors several times throughout the program.

Price: $695

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FEBRUARY

MARCH

Date: March 19 – 21, 2018

Length: 3 Days

Description: This hybrid course is developed for the police detective, patrol officer, medicolegal and coroner investigator. Taught by skilled accredited instructors working the field of death investigation, this course will provide an intermediate level training of the skills required to properly work a death investigation. The format will develop confidence in the investigator and hone valuable skills. After completing this course the investigator will have the ability to better; understand the legal restriction of search and seizure, document a scene, locate and collect evidence, properly distinguish differing manners of death, better understand wound and injury interpretation, understand the dynamics of a child death, conduct witness interviews, and properly complete reports and prepare for courtroom testimony. Included in this course will be several post-mortem examination photographs and video segments – as well as injury, death, and homicide scenes through photos and video of actual cases. This course is very graphic and intense.

Price: $395

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APRIL

Date: April 16-20

Length: 5 Days

Description: The criminal investigator is a gatekeeper for the justice system following a criminal act. An experienced investigator’s skills will be as diverse as the crimes being investigated-from domestic abuse to burglary to homicide, and many more. It is critical investigators be ethical and unbiased as they perform their duties and always strive to determine the truth. Has a crime been committed or is there a legitimate explanation for the matter being investigated?

Price: $595

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Date: April 14, 2018

Length: 6 Weeks

Description: Death Investigation Online Academy is designed for anyone investigating death. Coroners, Medical Examiner Investigators, Police, and Forensic students. This hybrid course looks at death investigation from a combined perspective of  law enforcement and medicolegal death investigations. Death Investigation Online Academy is a Nationally Approved online training designed to teach all aspects of death investigation and scene management. Unlike any other training today, this course offers a blended learning style combining online self-paced video training, along with opportunities of live interaction with instructors several times throughout the program.

Price: $695

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MAY

Date: May 18, 2018

Length: 1 Day

Description: Investigating infant and child deaths require a unique approach and can be complicated for even the most experience of investigators. These scenes, more than any other type, are highly charged and emotional. If not investigated with a pre-determined set of standards; evidence can be missed or scenes can be misinterpreted.

This course is designed with the detective or patrol officer investigating death, and coroners or medicolegal death investigators in mind. This course will specifically discuss scene processing, last known re-enactments, witness and family statements, evidence collection and documentation, injury and wound interpretation, and investigative techniques as they relate to child and infant death. This course contains photography of real scenes and pathology evidence.

The training will thoroughly cover the numerous aspects of these investigative cases and promote critical thinking and evaluation of these crime scenes and all the unique pieces to help delineate homicides from accidental and natural deaths, even in the most subtle of cases.

Participants are encouraged to bring a challenging case to discuss with the class and the instructors. It is always helpful to have fellow professionals look at your tough cases with a fresh set of eyes. By attending this training investigators will glean from the presentation of this complex subject and expand their knowledge in this area!

Price: $97

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JUNE

JULY

Date: July 14, 2018

Length: 6 Weeks

Description: Death Investigation Online Academy is designed for anyone investigating death. Coroners, Medical Examiner Investigators, Police, and Forensic students. This hybrid course looks at death investigation from a combined perspective of  law enforcement and medicolegal death investigations. Death Investigation Online Academy is a Nationally Approved online training designed to teach all aspects of death investigation and scene management. Unlike any other training today, this course offers a blended learning style combining online self-paced video training, along with opportunities of live interaction with instructors several times throughout the program.

Price: $695

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Date: July 16 – 18, 2018

Length: 3 Days

Description: 

This course will teach the various techniques for search and recovery of remains from surface and clandestine graves. Principles of search, death investigation, forensic archaeology and anthropology, and entomology will be taught and used in hands-on exercises. Students will learn how to conduct effective searches, proper protection, and documentation of discovered sites, and proper recovery methods and techniques for remains.

Students should come prepared to learn proper archeological and anthropological techniques for such recoveries through classroom instruction and by excavating a human remains scenario. The class will include discussion of forensic anthropological, odontological and entomological principles and proper crime scene management.

This course does include practical field work so proper clothing should be considered for the outdoor environment. Fieldwork will be conducted rain or shine!

This course will include:

  • Bone identification; Human v. Non-Human
  • Locating clandestine graves
  • HRD Dog demonstration
  • How Entomology is used in the investigation
  • Practical Entomology evidence recovery
  • Human remains grave recovery
  • and much more

Price: $395

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AUGUST

Date: August 7, 2018

Length: 1 Day

Description: This 8-hour course is designed to educate officers and supervisors working in detention and confinement facilities, as well as city “lock-ups” about inmate related death. This could be the best 8 hours you and your officers have ever spent in training.Inmate death can result in civil and criminal liabilities for both the agency as well as the officer(s).

Areas covered will include prevention methods, warnings signs, policy development, investigative requirements, coroner and medical examiner involvement, civil liability exposure, family interaction, and much more.  

Price: $97

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SEPTEMEBER

Date: September 14, 2018

Length: 1 Day

Description: 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 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 8 – technical hours of Missouri POST accredited CEU training.

Price: $97

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OCTOBER

Date: October 22 – 24, 2018 

Length: 3 Days

Description: This hybrid course is developed for the police detective, patrol officer, medicolegal and coroner investigator. Taught by skilled accredited instructors working the field of death investigation, this course will provide an intermediate level training of the skills required to properly work a death investigation. The format will develop confidence in the investigator and hone valuable skills. After completing this course the investigator will have the ability to better; understand the legal restriction of search and seizure, document a scene, locate and collect evidence, properly distinguish differing manners of death, better understand wound and injury interpretation, understand the dynamics of a child death, conduct witness interviews, and properly complete reports and prepare for courtroom testimony. Included in this course will be several post-mortem examination photographs and video segments – as well as injury, death, and homicide scenes through photos and video of actual cases. This course is very graphic and intense.

Price: $395

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Date: October 13, 2018

Length: 6 Weeks

Description: Death Investigation Online Academy is designed for anyone investigating death. Coroners, Medical Examiner Investigators, Police, and Forensic students. This hybrid course looks at death investigation from a combined perspective of  law enforcement and medicolegal death investigations. Death Investigation Online Academy is a Nationally Approved online training designed to teach all aspects of death investigation and scene management. Unlike any other training today, this course offers a blended learning style combining online self-paced video training, along with opportunities of live interaction with instructors several times throughout the program.

Price: $695

Click to Register

NOVEMBER

DECEMBER