100 episodes

We are a community of professionals in the field of death investigation. Whether you’re a coroner, a member of local police or county law enforcement, an EMS professional, or medical examiner – or frankly, anyone in between, Coroner Talk™ is the right community for you. We provide training and resources to coroners and death investigators by and from professionals around the world in a peer-to-peer training environment. I recognized that the training available for coroners and small department investigators was limited by resources such as time away from the department and expense. So, I developed Coroner Talk™.

Darren is a 35-year veteran of law enforcement and criminal investigations. He currently serves as a Coroner for Crawford County, Missouri. He holds credentials as an instructor for the Missouri Sheriff’s Training Academy (MSA) and Law Enforcement Training Institute (LETI). He has served as president of the Missouri Medical Examiners and Coroners Association and is certified and credentialed in numerous fields of investigation.

He holds the position of lead instructor and facilitator for the Death Investigation Training Academy (DITA) and for the Coroner Talk™ community as he speaks and writes in the area of death investigation and scene management.

Coroner Talk™ | Death Investigation Training | Police and Law Enforcement Darren Dake

    • Education
    • 4.5 • 216 Ratings

We are a community of professionals in the field of death investigation. Whether you’re a coroner, a member of local police or county law enforcement, an EMS professional, or medical examiner – or frankly, anyone in between, Coroner Talk™ is the right community for you. We provide training and resources to coroners and death investigators by and from professionals around the world in a peer-to-peer training environment. I recognized that the training available for coroners and small department investigators was limited by resources such as time away from the department and expense. So, I developed Coroner Talk™.

Darren is a 35-year veteran of law enforcement and criminal investigations. He currently serves as a Coroner for Crawford County, Missouri. He holds credentials as an instructor for the Missouri Sheriff’s Training Academy (MSA) and Law Enforcement Training Institute (LETI). He has served as president of the Missouri Medical Examiners and Coroners Association and is certified and credentialed in numerous fields of investigation.

He holds the position of lead instructor and facilitator for the Death Investigation Training Academy (DITA) and for the Coroner Talk™ community as he speaks and writes in the area of death investigation and scene management.

    Training Focus: Evidence

    Training Focus: Evidence

    Midweek training episodes are short-focused training to help you become a better investigator and human.  These short tips are a production of the Coroner Talk podcast and the Death Investigation Training Academy.  Training tips are given each week by an Academy instructor or industry peer. 
     

    • 18 min
    There's a right way to be a Coroner; and then there is the other.

    There's a right way to be a Coroner; and then there is the other.

    https://coronertalk.com/theres-a-right-way-to-be-a-coroner-and-then-there-is-the-otherThere has always been a discussion on removing coroners and rebuilding it with a medical examiner system.  However, that is rarely done because it just does not work like some would hope.  It is important to keep in mind the reason for these discussions usually stems from a coroner not doing their job and, in some way, negative attention gets paid to the situation or office.  
     
    As a rule, in the United States, there are two types of Coroners and Coroner offices. One is the correct way, and the other is not.   In this episode, I discuss the differences, what makes a good coroner, and why the bad ones are so bad for the field overall.

    • 47 min
    Training Focus: Doll Reenactments

    Training Focus: Doll Reenactments

    Midweek training episodes are short-focused training to help you become a better investigator and human.  These short tips are a production of the Coroner Talk podcast and the Death Investigation Training Academy.  Training tips are given each week by an Academy instructor or industry peer. 
     

    • 11 min
    Training Focus: Algor Mortis - Body Temp Loss

    Training Focus: Algor Mortis - Body Temp Loss

    Midweek training episodes are short-focused training to help you become a better investigator and human.  These short tips are a production of the Coroner Talk podcast and the Death Investigation Training Academy.  Training tips are given each week by an Academy instructor or industry peer. 
     

    • 9 min
    Dangers of Hoarding

    Dangers of Hoarding

    Hoarding is a psychological condition that results in a person accumulating an enormous amount of trash and things of little-to-no value, or worse, more animals than can be properly cared for. Hoarding of any kind can pose several dangers to the occupant and neighbors, and certainly to animals if they are involved. These hazards can be deadly, and all the more reason people with hoarding disorder should have professional help to restore them to healthy living conditions. If children and animals are in the home, exposed to these perilous dangers, hoarding is also a crime.
    Read More at: coronertalk.com/dangers-of-hoarding

     


    Death Investigation Academy
    https:ditacademy.org
    Learn more about our Medicolegal Death Investigator Course and several other online courses. 

    • 46 min
    Training Focus: Police v. MDI Death Investigations

    Training Focus: Police v. MDI Death Investigations

    Midweek training tips are short focused training to help you become a better investigator, and human.  These short tips are a production of the Coroner Talk podcast and the Death Investigation Training Academy.  Training tips are given each week by an Academy instructor  or industry peer. 
     

    • 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
216 Ratings

216 Ratings

Kmo05235 ,

Great!!

I have been a deputy coroner for over 10 years. Listening to the right/wrong way to be a coroner really hit on the different leadership I have witnessed over the years and how it has effected the way we are treated in the field.
That you for shedding light on this field.

Jeanne3wishes ,

SO INFORMATIVE!

I was recently hired as a Coroner Investigator in a very large western region city. As I started researching training and what the job entails I found Darren’s excellent podcast and am currently half way through listening to every episode to help me on the job. The info is presented in a super practical, professional and realistic way. The guests are fantastic. Thank you, Coroner Talk!

Dmup ,

Informative and Helpful!

I will give this podcast 5 stars without a doubt. Creating a podcast that talks about such delicate and specific topics is not an easy task. I have taken the MDI Certification recently and it is nice to hear the topics of some of my classes here as a refresher as well as other updates, thank you Darren and crew!
I understand that not all of us agree politically so our focus should be the topic of this podcast, “death investigation”and most importantly, to be able to listen and understand different points of view. I do agree … the sirens can be a little triggering at times so just fast fwd that :)
Anyway, bottom line…. Informative and helpful.

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