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 LMS or complete the application under "Required Forms".  

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. 

Patti Toth (Child Abuse Investigations Program Manager), Roxana Jenny-Williams (Administrative Assistant)


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 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


Registration is preferred through the LMS system.  If a paper application is needed, please complete the form below and email to for processing. 

Training sessions

Session Session Title Selection Date Dates & Hours Location Status Cost
6007-1 SUIDI 5/20/2020 6/17/2020 - 6/19/2020
Class Hours:
0800 - 1700
19010 1st Avenue South
Burien, WA 98148
Open $100