Homicide Investigation

This 40 hour course is intended to be a basic, fundamental training on homicide investigation.  Course content includes:

  • Elements of basic homicide investigation
  • Murder investigation mode
  • Murder scene analysis
  • Crime lab resources
  • ID procedures and wound recognition
  • Laws of homicide
  • Child abuse murder investigations
  • Crime scene assessment
  • Interviewing murderers
  • Case reviews and analysis

To register for the course, contact your Training Manager to assign the training to you via the Learning Management System (LMS).

If you have any issues with registration, please reach out to the program staff listed on this page.

Upcoming classes are listed below.  Registration does not guarantee acceptance into the class.  Selections will be completed four weeks prior to the class; those accepted into the class will receive a notification at that time.

If classes are full, or not available, please complete the Course Interest Survey.  This is not a waiting list, but instead helps us see if there is enough interest to create another class.  If we schedule a session, we will contact everyone who has completed the survey and request that registration be completed.

Must be currently designated by an agency as major crimes detective/investigator.
Base fee of $150. Fees may vary due to costs associated with the session.  Please verify the fee below for actual cost per class.
DB Gates (Special Investigations Program Manager), Roxana Jenny-Williams (Administrative Assistant)

(206) 835-7362

Who can attend our classes?

Class is only open to active law enforcement officers who meet the prerequisites.

Dress Code

Visitors attending training at the WSCJTC are encouraged to wear their agency logo shirt/uniform or agency ID badge while on campus. 

Visitors not wearing agency identification can attend classes in business casual attire.  They will need to check in at the front desk and wear a clip-on visitor's identification card.


Schedule will vary by session.


Deadline to cancel is 7 days prior to class.  Send an email to atd@cjtc.wa.gov to cancel your registration.

$75 no show or late cancellation fee.