Death & Criminal Investigations
This course is designed for new and experienced death investigators. Learn strategies for effective case management and conduct case reviews with major city homicide investigators.
January 29, 2024 to February 2, 2024
Kissimmee Police Department Training Center
1701 Jack Calhoun Dr.
Kissimmee, Fl. 34741
This course is designed for new and experienced death investigators, criminal investigators, crime scene, and supervisory staff assigned to law enforcement and correctional entities.
By the completion of the course, the students will have received instruction preparing them to demonstrate competency in the following core principles:
Fundamentals of Death and Criminal Investigations
Introduction to Death case Investigations: Definition, Criteria, and Importance
Legal and Ethical Considerations in criminal investigations
Historical Evolution of Techniques and Best Practices
The Role of investigators in the Criminal Justice System
Officer Involved Shooting investigative principles and steps
Forensic Science and Investigative Techniques
Importance Forensic Technology: DNA Analysis, Forensic Pathology, and Digital Forensics
Reopening a Cold Case: Investigative Steps and Techniques
Scene Reconstruction, Evidence Analysis, and Victim/Suspect Profiling
Psychological Aspects: Offender Behavior, Victimology, and Impact on Witness Testimony
Case Management, Documentation, and Community Engagement
Effective Management and Documentation Strategies for Cold Cases
Utilizing Databases and Information Sharing
Community and Media Relations: Public Engagement, Managing Expectations, and Using Social Media
Practical Application and Case Studies
Group Exercises: Mock Cold Case Investigations
Analysis of Notable Cold Case Studies and Lessons Learned
Guest Lectures by Experienced Cold Case Investigators
Interagency Collaboration and Cross-Jurisdictional Challenges
Challenges, Future Directions, and Course Assessment
Current and Emerging Challenges in Cold Case Investigations
Future Trends and Advances in Cold Case Solving Techniques
Funding, Resources, and Advocacy for Cold Cases
To Be Assigned
PSTA instructors are active law enforcement professionals from major city law enforcement departments with vast specialized experience in their fields. Through their acquired experience in their fields, they understand the needs of departments ranging in size of staff.
PSTA instructors are certified law enforcement instructors that provide relevant real-time information in areas of leadership, major criminal investigations, internal affairs investigations, and logistics & planning.