Flashcards in ~ Death Investigations Deck (16)
The initial officer is responsible for requesting a _______ to respond to the scene for the preliminary investigation, and to assist in determining the cause of death.
The initial officer is responsible for contacting the ______ ______ ______ personnel from the scene before any other notification is made.
Violent Crimes Division
The _______ ______ Office will be notified, and will respond to all confirmed death investigation scenes.
Medical Examiner (ME)
If VCD determines that their response (VCD) to the scene is necessary, ______ will notify the ME.
If VCD determines that their response (VCD) to the scene is NOT necessary, ______ will notify the ME.
Who recovers the deceased's personal property?
If an officer is unable to determine if the death was of natural causes, the officer will handle the incident as a death _____ _____ natural causes.
All apparent deaths, other than natural, shall be treated as potential ____ scenes.
If the officer believe the death to be other than natural, they will secure a perimeter consisting of a _______ and _______ crime scenes.
Primary and Secondary
True/False: If a crime scene involving a weapon becomes dangerous, the officer has the discretion to move the weapon for safety.
If a victim is in a place where they are _____ to the public, or at risk of _______ of evidence, cover the victim with a disposable blanket.
Visible / Contamination
The Officer must maintain a _____ _____ ______, Form 227 P.D.
Crime Scene Log
If there is civil disorder, the body will be transported to a medical facility by the _____ transport van directly to the ____ office, by an ______ to meet the ME at an undisclosed location, or by ____ _____ ____, should all other options not be available.
ME's / Ambulance / Any Means Necessary
______ _____ _____ personnel and the ME investigator will collect all evidence pertinent to the investigation and prepare all necessary evidence reports.
Regional Criminalistics Division
______ personnel will be responsible for notification of the closest relative.