CENTRAL ILLINOIS POLICE TRAINING CENTER
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Investigating Infant and Child Death
Instructor: Darren Drake
October 5, 2022
8am – 5pm
Class will meet at: Auditorium Ballroom, 109 Wright Street, LaSalle, IL
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.
The 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 know 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 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 professional look at your tough cases with a fresh set of eyes. By attending the training, investigators will glean from the presentation of this complex subject and expand their knowledge in this area.
About the Instructor
Darren Drake is a law enforcement professional with over 35 years’ experience in criminal and medicolegal death investigations. 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. This 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.