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Infant & Child Death Investigations
*** Law Enforcement Only***
Oregon Peace Officers Association and Tualatin Police Department
Date and Time:
June 8, 2016, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (9:00 a.m. Check-in)
$65 dollars for current OPOA Members, $85 for non-members (Includes 1 year OPOA membership for qualified applicants)
Tualatin Police Department
8650 SW Tualatin Rd. Tualatin, OR 97062
Jennifer is a Board Certiﬁed Fellow with the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators and past Chief Deputy Medical Examiner for Linn and Benton Counties. She is also a registered nurse with extensive critical care/trauma experience. Schindell is a past instructor for the Linn Benton CC Criminal Justice program, UC Riverside Forensic Nursing Program Oregon State Medicolegal Death Investigator Program & the Oregon State University eCampus Anthropology program. She received a Master’s in Medical Anthropology from Oregon State University with a focus on physiology. Her thesis research project was a multijurisdictional study of law enforcement experiences related to infant death investigations.
Students will learn about current best practice guidelines - and specific challenges faced by law enforcement - in the setting of infant death investigation. Critical investigation components will be discussed in detail using a case-review approach and a focus will be placed on the value of a diligent and thoughtful approach to these complex and challenging cases. Students will be introduced to practical infant growth & development considerations as well as the importance of medical & social history acquisition. The roles of both patrol first responders and detectives will be addressed. Collaboration with EMS, medical staff and medical examiner representatives will be emphasized
Strangulation Recognition and Response
Oregon Peace Officers Association and Beaverton Police Department
August 25, 2016, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (8:30 a.m. Check-in)
Beaverton Police Department
4755 SW Griffith Dr. Beaverton OR 97005
Lt. Jerry Drum, Albany Police Department
Deputy District Attorney Gina Skinner, Washington County District Attorney's Office
Jennifer Schindell, RN, F-ABMDI.
Jennifer is a Board Certiﬁed Fellow with the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators. She is also a registered nurse with extensive critical care/trauma experience in Alaska and Idaho. Schindell is a past instructor for the Linn Benton CC Criminal Justice program, the Oregon State Medicolegal Death Investigator Program & the Oregon State University eCampus. She is currently a Medical Anthropology Master’s Student at Oregon State University. Her thesis research project is a multijurisdictional study of law enforcement experiences related to infant death investigation.
In the morning session instructors emphasize the importance of collaboration in strangulation recognition and response. Accordingly, this presentation is designed & intended for attendance by law enforcement, prosecutors, EMS & ER staff. This training begins with a discussion of asphyxiation & a review of basic medical terminology. Anatomical structures are then reviewed along with basic physiology of the respiratory, cardiovascular & central nervous systems. With this foundation established, an explicit discussion of the physiological signiﬁcance of strangulation is offered. Investigative techniques are then discussed with rationale provided for each line of inquiry. A discussion of photodocumentation, body maps, & physical assessment tools will be included. Case reviews are provided to include recreational events, assaults, homicides, suicides, & accidents. Photographs & videos are utilized extensively.
The afternoon session will include 2 in depth strangulation case presentations that will demonstrate the morning sessions importance as it applies to criminal investigations.
Oregon Peace Officers Association and The Albany Police Department
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