Death, Injury, & Sexual Violence Scene for the First Responder
Class Date(s) Monday, Aug 5 2024 8:00AM-4:00PM  
Tuesday, Aug 6 2024 8:00AM-4:00PM  
Wednesday, Aug 7 2024 8:00AM-12:00PM  
Class# 24LE70311  

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Description: As a result of this training, the attendee will gain a comprehensive view of sex crimes, death scenes, common injuries of violence, suicide, and crime scene considerations dealing with the 4th Amendment. Additionally, the subject of "The 10 Most Common Investigative Pitfalls" officers make during investigations will be the initial starting point in this presentation.

Perspectives from actual cases will give insight to the motives of sexual perpetrators including the area of the (sexually) violent juvenile. Investigative strategies will be offered for examining and understanding deviant sexual behavior.

Aspects of trauma and injuries will be highlighted for officer understanding of the potential evidence from the crime scene. The attendee will gain knowledge of thermal injuries, dental marks, track evidence, weather factors, blood, hanging vs. strangulation, and shaken baby syndrome. Also reviewed are firearm injuries, blunt force trauma, sharp force, and cutting wounds, along with time of death estimations (rigor, algor & livor mortis).


Training Audience: This 2.5-day class is designed for the Patrol Officer or New Investigator with limited experience responding to crimes of physical and sexual violence.

Prerequisite(s): None

Course Length: 20 Hours

Equipment Needs: Pen / pencil, note-taking material.

Pennsylvania Department of Health Continuing Education Hours: None

Course Contact: Kevin Bernard, Law Enforcement Training Coordinator, office: 610-344-4619 or via email at

The Chester County District Attorney’s Office has secured STOP Grant funding which they are using to provide the following training classes FREE of charge to Chester County law enforcement.

Price $0.00
Class Location
Range Bldg. #209/210
Public Safety Training Campus , 137 Modena Road
Coatesville, PA   19320
(610) 344-4100