FSA110 – 40.00 Hours

Currently there are no scheduled classes for this course. However, in some cases a course can be scheduled to meet your organization’s specific needs. For more information about this course or to schedule a class, please contact Institute for Law Enforcement and Protective Services Excellence at (800) 423-8433 or ilepse@teex.tamu.edu to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

Death InvestigationFrom the moment a human body is discovered, there are many potential causes, factors, and circumstances that must be considered in completing a thorough criminal investigation and potential prosecution. This course addresses the procedures for conducting investigations of various types of human death and the investigator’s role throughout the investigative process.

This course meets Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) requirements Texas Forensic Science Academy Death Investigation Course #40059.

Prerequisites

Participants enrolling in this course must meet one of the following employment statuses:

  • Licensed or certified peace officer with a current commission employed by or attached to a law enforcement/investigative agency
  • Civilian employed by a law enforcement/investigative agency conducting investigative tasks or duties

Prior to the start of the course, a member of the Forensic Science Academy staff will contact participants to verify employment in one of the fields listed above.

Students will be contacted via email to confirm approval and admittance into the course.

Course Completion Requirements

Attendance Requirements

Class attendance is an essential part of the education process, and participants in TEEX courses are expected to attend all class sessions and field exercises.  The course requires participants to attend a minimum of 80% of the class hours as a component of successful course completion.  During the course, your instructor will review any additional attendance requirement, for example a field exercise that cannot be missed. 

Participants in a TCOLE credit course must complete the class in its entirety to receive TCOLE credit.

Topics

  • Autopsy, laboratory, and specialist capabilities
  • Body of evidence
  • Child death
  • Death investigation procedures
  • Decedents in a hospital setting
  • Investigating specific types of death
  • Medical examiner and coroner systems
  • Stress
  • Stress management
  • Time of death estimation and post-mortem processes
  • Types of trauma

Suggested Audience

  • Law enforcement and non-commissioned personnel assigned to investigative tasks and duties such as crime scene investigators, fire investigators, detectives, medicolegal death investigators, patrol officers and corrections officers

Continuing Education And Professional Credits

Note: Live Online Instructor-Led (webinar) courses are not eligible for TCOLE credit.

  • 40.00 hours – Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)
  • 3.00 hours – ACE
  • 20.00 hours – International Association of Identification (IAI)

Contact Information

Institute for Law Enforcement and Protective Services Excellence
Phone: (979) 845-6677 | Toll-Free: (800) 423-8433
Email: ilepse@teex.tamu.edu

Payment Info

  • Credit Card – Complete online registration or call (979) 845-6677
  • Purchase Order – Complete registration form and send to ilepse@teex.tamu.edu or fax to (877) 289-9715
  • Check – Complete registration form and mail to: TEEX – ILEPSE, P.O. Box 40006, College Station, TX 77842

The course turned out to be even better than we envisioned. To be able to come together to gain more knowledge of incident command/unified command structure allowed for some real hands-on type training.

— Cathy Haynes, Charleston County, South Carolina
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