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Infant & Child Death Investigations

  • January 09, 2017
  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Central Willamette Community Credit Union 7101 Supra Dr. SW Albany, OR 97321
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Class Title:

Infant & Child Death Investigations


Target Audience:

*** Law Enforcement Only***

Sponsoring Agency:

Oregon Peace Officers Association and Albany Police Department

Date and Time:

January 9, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (8:30 a.m. Check-in)


$65 dollars for current OPOA Members, $85 for non-members (Includes 1 year OPOA membership for qualified applicants)

Training Location:

Central Willamette Community Credit Union

7101 Supra Dr. Albany, OR 97321


        Jennifer Schindell, MA, F-ABMDI.

Jennifer is a Board Certified Fellow with the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators and past Chief Deputy Medical Examiner for Linn and Benton Counties. She is also a registered nurse with extensive critical care/trauma experience. Schindell is a past instructor for the Linn Benton CC Criminal Justice program, UC Riverside Forensic Nursing Program Oregon State Medicolegal Death Investigator Program & the Oregon State University eCampus Anthropology program.   She received a Master’s in Medical Anthropology from Oregon State University with a focus on physiology. Her thesis research project was a multijurisdictional study of law enforcement experiences related to infant death investigations.             

DPSST Course Number:  17-0800

Brief Overview:

Course Objectives:

 Students will learn about current best practice guidelines - and specific challenges faced by law enforcement - in the setting of infant death investigation.  Critical investigation components will be discussed in detail using a case-review approach and a focus will be placed on the value of a diligent and thoughtful approach to these complex and challenging cases.  Students will be introduced to practical infant growth & development considerations as well as the importance of medical & social history acquisition.  The roles of both patrol first responders and detectives will be addressed.  Collaboration with EMS, medical staff and medical examiner representatives will be emphasized

Contact Information:

Avena Glock at (971) 218-7161 or training1@opoa.info


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