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Seminar Title:  
Death Investigation for the First Officer or Supervisor on the Scene

DATES:  5/4/2020 through 5/5/2020

INSTRUCTOR(S):  Mark Kollar

LOCATION:  Dunwoody Police Training Annex - 4470 N. Shallowford Rd., Dunwoody, GA  30338

HOTEL:  Hampton Inn and Suites - Dunwoody, GA  
Contact Hotel for State Govt. Rate

COURSE REGISTRATION FEE:  $325.00 Includes all training materials, and a Certificate of Completion.

Instructor Bio

Mark Kollar currently serves as a special agent supervisor for a state-level criminal investigative agency. In that capacity, he commands the Major Crimes Division, Special Investigations Unit for one-quarter of the state. The special agents he supervises conduct high-profile criminal investigations including: officer-involved shootings, homicides, serial crimes, public official corruption, sexual assaults, and large-scale financial crimes. In his over 25 year law enforcement career, he has served in multiple capacities to include: patrol, narcotics, crime scene, detective bureau, and in various supervisory roles. He has an associate degree from Hocking College and a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Ohio University. Additionally, he is an author who has written several books and is a regular contributor to PoliceOne and other law enforcement publications.

The Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission has awarded Mark the designations of “Master Criminal Investigator” and “Master Evidence Technician” based upon the successful completion of specialized courses of study in those areas. He has additionally received multiple commendations and honors for the cases he has been involved with, including the Ohio Attorney General’s Distinguished Law Enforcement Group Achievement Award on multiple occasions. He has lectured extensively to audiences from 8 countries in the areas of officer-involved shooting and homicide investigation, public corruption, and other topics such as “Management of Multi-Fatality Crimes Scenes” during a FBI National Academy Associates retrainer.  

  Mark is married with two daughters, both currently in college. He is a licensed private airplane pilot and enjoys alpine mountaineering, running, skiing, and woodworking (primarily making fountain pens). In addition to his primary career, he also owns two small businesses and is in the process of completing his third book.

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Course Objectives

Course Objectives:

This two day training module will assist the uniform first responder and supervisors in conducting a thorough initial investigation into all types of death investigations. This training is also structured so the uniform officers who conduct follow-up investigations will receive additional information that will aid them in the performance of their job. It is a must for uniformed officers and supervisors.

Day One:

Post Mortem Body Changes: Livor Mortis, Rigor Mortis, Decomposition, Cadaveric Spasm, Algor Mortis and Tache Noire, Cause and Manner of Death will be defined and examined. Identify the difference between cause and manner of death.

Scene Security: 4th Admendment Issues, Scene Control and Exigency will be reviewed.

Miranda and other initial problems on death scenes: Observation, Documentation, Miranda Issues and how to handle the presence of a subject on the scene before the arrival of the investigator.

Natural Death Investigtion: Why Autopsy? Sudden Unattended Natural Death defined, what to do on the scene, notifying and interviewing relatives, checking medication, physical activity just prior to death, personal history, cultural and religious issues and some unique types of natural death investigation will all be investigated.

Day Two:

Suicide: Cases will be examined with some example cases reviewed, as well as contacts with the media and how to deal with them.

Non-vehicular accidental deaths: Including natural disasters, plane crashes, auto-erotic deaths and other non-vehicular accidental death investigative procedures will be examined.

Homicide Cases: Responsibilities and duties of the first responding officer. Look at the investigation from a different perspective.

Court Preparation: Proper documentation of your case and tips on testifying.

Officer Involved Shootings: Other In Custody Deaths will be examined. Case Law, Subject and Witness Officer’s Rights and Garrity Issues will be covered. Also Suicide by Cop (SbC) will be addressed.

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