Sudden Unexpected Infant Death Investigations

This three day 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.  It will include learning how to use dolls for reconstruction photos and suspect demonstrations.  Attendees will receive:

  • An "Investigator's Kit" for child fatality investigations (value over $150) that includes a high-quality patrol bag with special dolls that can be used for reconstruction photos as well as for re-enactments with suspects
  • The CDC’s Sudden Unexplained Infant Death Investigation (SUIDI) form
  • WA State's "CPOD Guidelines for First Responders to Child Fatalities and Serious Physical Injuries"

Captain Clay Jansson of the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office in Pontiac, Michigan (ret.) and Major Connie Shingledecker of the Manatee County Sheriff's Office in Florida (ret.) will be two of the featured instructors. 

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. 

DB Gates (Special Investigations Program Manager), Roxana Jenny-Williams (Administrative Assistant)

(206) 369-0174

Who can attend our classes?

WA state law enforcement investigators are accepted on a first come, first serve basis.

Death Investigators from Coroner's and Medical Examiner's offices are encouraged to apply.

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.


Class will be held three days from 0830 to 1700.

Dates and locations vary by class.


Deadline to cancel is 7 days prior to class.  Send an email to to cancel your registration.

$100 no show or late cancellation fee