Special Investigations

The following courses are designed for WA State law enforcement investigators, corners, medical examiners, prosecutors, and specialized interviewers.  The goal of our courses are to help participants become proficient in investigations, and to continue improving their skills.

Due to RCW regulations on training, certain courses will prioritize certain professions.  Click below on any of our courses for more information on additional requirements and course structure.

Course Name Course Number Description Cost
0227

This two-day intensive interview training will equip detectives and investigators with information and strategies expected to elicit critical case details.  Participants will learn about the criminal justice relevance of trauma and will also gain an understanding of the neurobiology of trauma as they increase their skills in conducting interviews through a trauma-informed lens.

$100

5357

This is a week-long multidisciplinary course for WA State law enforcement investigators, prosecutors, and specialized child interviewers.  The training is co-sponsored by the WA State CJTC and the Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence.  The focus is on improving investigative skills in child sexual abuse and physical abuse cases, with emphasis on the forensic interview with the child in suspected sexual and physical abuse cases.

Free for mandated WA State law enforcement, prosecutors, CPS and child interviewers.

$500 for out-of-state applicants.

5358

This is a 4 day (32 hour) multidisciplinary onlinecourse  for WA State law enforcement investigators, prosecutors, and specialized child interviewers.  The training is co-sponsored by the WA State CJTC and the Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence.  The focus is on improving investigative skills in child sexual abuse and physical abuse cases, with emphasis on the forensic interview with the child in suspected sexual and physical abuse cases.

Free for mandated WA State law enforcement, prosecutors, CPS and child interviewers.

$500 for out-of-state applicants.

5359 The day long "refresher" class will review and reinforce research-based best practices in child forensic interviewing and discuss recent modifications to best practices in child forensic interviewing.  $50
0230 This is an intensive 40 hour hands on photography class that teaches the student how to use their department issued DSLR camera equipment.  Students will learn to be confident using the equipment at crime scenes, searches and accident scenes in a variety of environments.  This class is taught at a beginner’s level of basic photography fundamentals.  $100
0240 This 40 hour course is intended to be a basic, fundamental training on homicide investigation. Base fee of $150. Fees may vary due to costs associated with the session.  Please verify the fee below for actual cost per class.
0245

This is a 40-hour multidisciplinary online course for WA State law enforcement investigators who are Major Crimes detectives, investigators, or members of an interagency Independent Investigations Team (IIT). 

$50 to in-state personnel

$150 to out-of-state personnel
7000

This three day course with 4-5 hours of pre-requisite materials will equip officers with knowledge and techniques to diffuse anxieties, enhance communications, and further mitigate the impacts of sexual assault-related trauma experienced by victims of sexual assault and overlapping crimes.

Free for WA State officers, prosecutors, or systems-based advocates.

$500 for out-of-state participants.

7100

This training has been modified to a 4-day, 4.5 hour per day online format that also includes up to six hours of pre-course work and take home materials. 

This course is mandated for officers responsible for investigating sexual assaults involving adult victims. This class is also open to prosecutors, who will receive CLEs for their attendance, and system-based advocates.

Due to the state mandate, officers will be prioritized for enrollment.

Out-of-state applicants are accepted only on a space-available basis two weeks prior to course start and with payment of a $500 fee.

6007

This online course is for WA State law enforcement investigators, coroners, and medical examiners who are responsible for investigating child fatality cases.  The goal of the course is to help investigators become proficient in investigating sudden and unexplained infant death and serious injury scenes.  

$50 for WA state students

$200 for out of state students

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