Forensic Institute for Research and Education

Law Enforcement Training

Death Scene Investigation

Death Scene Investigation

August 13-14, 2014

POST approved for 16 hours

Approved for 14.75 CPEs and 1.5 CEUs (MTSU $10 processing fee [cash or check only] due at conference registration)


FIRE will offer a free two-day workshop for death scene investigators, first responders, law enforcement, medical examiners, district attorneys, and public defenders. This workshop will address the role of the medical examiner, forensic anthropology, mass fatalities, drug overdose, and child death investigations.

Online registration is now closed. Please register on site tomorrow morning.

Click here to view the agenda (subject to change).

Click here to view Brian Holmgren's outline.

DoubleTree Hotel in Murfreesboro will honor the state rate for those attending the conference who are state/federal employees (ID will be required at check in). Please call 615-895-5555 to reserve a room on a first come, first served basis. Participants are responsible for all lodging costs. The DoubleTree is located at 1850 Old Fort Parkway, approximately 4 miles and 15 minutes from MTSU.


Mental Health

Mental Health Requirement: POST approved for 1 hour

FIRE is offering a new online training course in the area of mental health. The course meets the new POST Commission mental health requirement and has been approved for one hour of POST certification. Created by Kim Parker, MSSW, the course makes officers aware of mental health issues, which they may encounter on the job. The cost of the one hour course is only $25 and may be accessed and completed at any time. Click here to register.
Once registered, you will receive an email with instructions on how to complete the course. The course is to be used only for the registered participant. If you have any questions, please email or 615-494-7971.


Exclusive Training Opportunities!

Onground course
Does your department have more training needs than training budget? The Forensic Institute for Research and Education (FIRE) is holding specialized online training programs that are vastly different from anything you've ever experienced in law enforcement. These workshops are appropriate for computer rookies and veterans alike, and since they are offered online, they will allow officers the freedom to advance at their own pace over a four week period. They will also allow departments to schedule training time for officers that will not negatively impact budgets, overtime, or shift work. Each interactive online workshop is taught by experienced law enforcement experts and will be submitted for 24 hours POST approval.
Although there is no cOnground courseost for the workshops, approval is required from your Sheriff, Chief, or Training Director so that we can ensure your department's commitment to this program (24 hours over a four week period). Don't miss this opportunity to experience an interactive approach to cutting edge law enforcement training (most classes include interactive crime scenes from actual case files!). Class sizes are limited to 15 participants, so apply now!


Each workshop will be:Onground course
  • No cost to law enforcement
  • Limited to 15 participants
  • POST approved for 24 hours*
  • Conducted over a 4 week period
  • Taught completely online in an asynchronous format
  • Created and instructed by experienced and established law enforcement professionals
  • Hosted and managed through the Tennessee Board of Regents' secured online learning management system, D2L (law enforcement will register with FIRE and will not be asked to register as a TBR or MTSU student)



 Onground course


*24 hours POST approval pending


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