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James Valentine

“Have high respect for law enforcement, but some police officers suffer from “small man syndrome” and use their badge and position to “prove themselves”. This type of presentation needs to be included in EVERY police training academy and emphasized...”

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“Have high respect for law enforcement, but some police officers suffer from “small man syndrome” and use their badge and position to “prove themselves”. This type of presentation needs to be included in EVERY police training academy and emphasized. It also needs to be monitored and dealt with after the officer is on the job. ”

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Amari Daniel-Bey

“This is definitely an asset, particularly when trying to gain information, from the results on how you ask questions....”

“This is definitely an asset, particularly when trying to gain information, from the results on how you ask questions....”

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Course Summary

This course is approved for 1 hour continuing education credits by Missouri POST and the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators (ABMDI) 

 

Who Should Take This Course

  • Law Enforcement Patrol Officers/ Supervisors
  • Detectives and Investigators
  • Medicolegal Death Investigators
  • Coroners
  • Interested Students 


This course will walk the student through what ethical investigation practices are, how they can impact an investigation as well as a career. In addition, this course will cover the attributes a successful investigator must possess and/or develop. Ethical behavior goes beyond simply knowing the difference between right and wrong; it is doing what is right. The purpose of promoting ethical investigation practices is to establish and promote clearly defined standards of conduct for investigators.   These standards assist in protecting the investigator and the public.

There are five areas, or standards, of ethical behavior that every investigator must adhere to. 

Ethical behavior means adhering to the following 5 standards:

  1. Confidentiality 
  2. Honesty 
  3. Ethical investigation practices
  4. Avoiding conflicts of interest
  5. Supporting equal rights

 

This is an online video training and is designed to be interactive with students by random quizzes and a final exam. Student login and time are tracked per student to verify the time spent in the course if needed.   Testing cannot be done until the videos are watched.  Many of the videos have a unique symbol or picture that will appear prominently in the video and is part of the test questions, this will ensure the video has been watched. Certificates will only be available for print after the successful completion of the course material. 

Each certificate will indicate that it was an online training and will note the approval control number and the CLEE hours given.

 

Course curriculum

  • 01

    Course Introduction and Welcome

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    • Content Integrity and Copyright Notice

    • Content and Copyright Notice Acknowledgment

    • Welcome to your new course

  • 02

    Professional and Ethical Conduct

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    • Course Topic Introduction

    • Professional and Ethical Conduct

    • Attributes of a Successful Investigator

  • 03

    Ethics in Investigation and Law Enforcement

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    • Ethics in Investigation and Law Enforcement

  • 04

    Quiz: Professional and Ethical Conduct

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    • Quiz: Professionalism and Ethics

    • Law Enforcement CLEE Request

FAQ

  • I’m not currently in this field, can I still take the course?

    Yes. This course is open to students who are wanting to enter the field of death investigation as well as working professionals. It is our goal to help you prepare for the job you are wanting by providing nationally accepted training.

  • How long do I have access to the course?

    You will have access to the course material for six months. This, however, does not take into account natural disasters or a major interruption in business.

  • Do we get a certificate at the end?

    The course is an all-inclusive course. So, each student will receive a certificate at the end of all course work denoting credits and approval numbers along with the date of completion.

  • What if I want to talk to someone before I register?

    If you have other questions, please email us or call our academy directly at 1-888-556-0177.

Instructor

Darren Dake is a law enforcement professional with over 30 years’ experience in criminal and medicolegal death investigation. 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.

Darren Dake, D-ABMDI, CI, CCI

Senior Instructor