Welcome to Coroner Talk™  – I’d like to take a minute and tell you a little about our community and what you can expect from this site. Coroner Talk™  is much more than just a website. 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 the training available for coroners and small police department investigators was limited by resources such as time away from the department and expense. So, I developed Coroner Talk™.

We provide training and resources right here from the website through:

  • Articles
  • Online and Classroom training through the Death Investigation Academy
  • As well as through our podcast where we talk with professionals from across the globe on topics that affect your life and job every day.

Coroner Talk™ podcast is the only podcast dedicated to the men and women in the field of death investigation.

So again, welcome to the community – I invite you to spend a few minutes looking around and seeing just what is available to you and how you can most benefit from the Coroner Talk™ community.

I would also invite you to subscribe to our weekly newsletter and podcast – which you can find links to – to the right of the screen.


Darren Dake – D-ABMDI, CI, CCI

Darren Dake is a law enforcement professional with over 35 years of experience in criminal and medicolegal death investigations. Darren has worked in both the law enforcement realm of investigations as well as in the role of senior investigator with the Coroner’s office for over 20 years. Darren is now the elected Coroner for the county he serves.  This combined investigative experience has uniquely established Darren as an expert in investigations which allows him to consult and teach internationally on investigation practices and procedures.
Darren holds national certification as a Medicolegal Death Investigator through the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators (ABMDI), as well as being a nationally certified criminal investigator and certified criminal investigations instructor.
He holds the position of lead instructor and facilitator for the Coroner Talk™ community as he speaks and writes in the area of death investigation and scene management.  More on Darren HERE 


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