Homicide Investigation - Virtual

This is a 40-hour multidisciplinary online course for WA State law enforcement investigators who are Major Crimes detectives, investigators, or members of an interagency Independent Investigations Team (IIT).

This course will run May 17 to May 21 Monday through Friday from 0830-1630 hours for 37 hours of classroom/self-study time with 3 hours of pre-course work.  

The focus is on improving investigative skills in homicide investigations.

The course will cover:

  • Elements of basic homicide investigation
  • Murder investigation mode
  • Murder scene analysis
  • Crime lab resources
  • ID procedures and wound recognition
  • Laws of homicide
  • Child abuse murder investigations
  • Crime scene assessment
  • Interviewing murderers
  • Case reviews and analysis

It is imperative that each student has a strong internet connection, a computer with video capabilities, and a working microphone.

To register for the course, contact your Training Manager to assign the training to you via the Learning Management System (LMS) or complete the application under "Required Forms".

Registration does not guarantee acceptance into the class.  Selections will be completed three weeks prior to the class; those accepted into the class will receive a notification at that time. Priority will be given to current members of Independent Investigation Teams (IIT).

If the class is 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.

$50 to in-state personnel

$150 to out-of-state personnel
DB Gates (Special Investigations Program Manager)

(253) 835-7300

Who can attend our classes?

Class is only open to active law enforcement officers who meet the prerequisites.

Required Equipment

A strong internet connection, a computer with video capabilities, and a working microphone.

Pre-Course work

3-hours of pre-course work to be communicated prior to class


This course will run Monday through Friday online from 0830-1630 hours. 


Deadline to cancel is 7 days prior to class.  Send an email to atd@cjtc.wa.gov to cancel your registration. $75 no show or late cancellation fee.