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1

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.

Supervisor

2

The initial officer is responsible for contacting the ______ ______ ______ personnel from the scene before any other notification is made.

Violent Crimes Division

3

The _______ ______ Office will be notified, and will respond to all confirmed death investigation scenes.

Medical Examiner (ME)

4

If VCD determines that their response (VCD) to the scene is necessary, ______ will notify the ME.

VCD

5

If VCD determines that their response (VCD) to the scene is NOT necessary, ______ will notify the ME.

Reporting Officer

6

Who recovers the deceased's personal property?

ME

7

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.

Other Than

8

All apparent deaths, other than natural, shall be treated as potential ____ scenes.

Homicide

9

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

10

True/False: If a crime scene involving a weapon becomes dangerous, the officer has the discretion to move the weapon for safety.

True

11

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

12

The Officer must maintain a _____ _____ ______, Form 227 P.D.

Crime Scene Log

13

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

14

______ _____ _____ personnel and the ME investigator will collect all evidence pertinent to the investigation and prepare all necessary evidence reports.

Regional Criminalistics Division

15

______ personnel will be responsible for notification of the closest relative.

VCD

16

If a relative or other responsible person associated with the deceased is not present, the responding ______ will make every reasonable effort to establish the identity of the closest relative and attempt to notify that person.

Sergeant