About the Course
This course is an abbreviated version of the two day child death investigation course designed specifically for patrol. We focus on the importance of what first responding officers see and hear, and what it may mean based on what they are presented with at a scene. Common mechanisms of death will be discussed, as well as what may or may not be visible in terms of injuries. Policy and procedure, as they relate to notifications and preservation of scenes and the body will be addressed. This class can be offered back to back to accommodate patrol shifts.
Lisa Mayhew, Founder of TEGAN Group, MS, D-ABMDI has served as the Child Death Investigator and Trainer for the North Carolina Child Fatality Prevention Team and Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for the past 21 years. She has provided investigative assistance to local, state and federal law enforcement agencies, county social services, and prosecutors. She has trained all levels of law enforcement during this time both in North Carolina and across the country. In addition, she works closely with local fatality review teams, providing training and support. She is the author of Child Death Investigations: Interdisciplinary Techniques from Cradle to Court available through Carolina Academic Press.