Darren is an ABMDI accredited medicolegal death investigator and a certified criminal investigator working with Crawford County Missouri Coroner’s Office, an author, conference speaker, trainer, and podcast-media producer. He has a tri-balanced background in law enforcement investigations, corporate leadership, and Christian ministry.
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To Learn More about Darren's Publications 
Darren's most recent publication, C.O.D.E., addresses the reality of horrific accidents, savage beatings, murder, suicide, autoerotic deaths, overdoses, burned and mutilated bodies that are nearly every day occurrences for the extraordinary women and men who work in emergency services fields in a real, raw, and relevant way, telling stories inspired by true events and authentic cases.
Darren's Bio
Darren is a certified teaching instructor and criminal investigator with over 30 years experience in the field of law enforcement and death investigations. He holds certification as an instructor for the Missouri Department of Public Safety, the Missouri Sheriff’s Association, and the Law Enforcement Training Institute – (Missouri University Columbia). Darren is also the lead instructor and facilitator for the Death Investigation Training Academy™, and hosts its online podcast-media program for death investigators.

Career Timeline
1986-1990 US Army Military Police
1991-1993 Franklin County Missouri Sheriff’s Office
1993 – 2013 Crawford County Missouri Sheriff’s Office
1998- Present Crawford County Missouri Coroner’s Office
2013 – Present Cuba Missouri Police Department
Education and Certifications 
Class A – Missouri Law Enforcement Certification
East Centeral College – Union, Mo. Criminal Justice
Accredited D-ABMDI – American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators
Certified Criminal Investigator – American College of Forensic Examiners
Principles of Fire Investigation – University of Missouri
Certified CVSA examiner
Advance Interview and Interrogations training – and instructor
Certified Jail Procedures and Administration through MSA
Certified by Missouri S.T.A.T in Child Death Investigations
Certified in Child Sexual Assault Investigations
Crime Scene Investigator
Advanced Investigation School
Certified in under water search & rescue and scene preservation
Missouri Department of Public Safety P.O.S.T Certified Instructor
Missouri Sheriff’s Association Instructor
Missouri LETI Instructor
Past President Missouri Medical Examiner Coroner Association.
Hundreds of hours training in Patrol and Criminal Procedures.
Has personally investigated and consulted in thousands of death investigations

Missouri Sheriff’s Association MSA
Missouri Coroner and Medical Examiner Association (MCMEA)
The American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators (ABMDI)
American College of Forensic Examiners Institute (ACFEI)
International Association of Coroners and Medical Examiner
Toastmaster International
Church of God, TN – Credentialed

How I can help your organization
I have developed and designed seminar and training programs aimed at assisting police agencies, coroners, investigators, and organizations to better serve their communities and teams. I feel the best impact in developing significance is to increase productivity at the local level.

Through Coroner Talk™ and the Death Investigation Training Academy, I have built a peer to peer training community to assist coroners and death investigators in becoming more successful in their investigations. I recognized the training available for coroners, ME investigators, and police agencies was limited by resources such as time away from department and expense. So, I developed the Death Investigation Training Academy and the online media programs to fill that gap.

To learn more about training opportunities follow this link to: The Death Investigation Training Academy 

If you have a case or an investigation that you would like a fresh set of eyes on. Or a cold case you would like reviewed, contact me and see how I can help. My involvement in your case will be at the level you desire. Consulting on death cases can be as simple as on online involvement through email and Skype conversations; or I can come to your agency and/or scene and assist in the investigation. Let my 30 years of training and experience work for you.

To learn more about consulting fees and guidelines follow this link: Case Consulting
“Darren is a dynamic and charismatic instructor, he holds the classrooms attention, encourages and draws in participation from attendees successfully. I would personally recommend Darren as an instructor/speaker to any organization”
Sgt. Jessie Venable, Retired Franklin County Missouri – Conference Coordinator MDSA 
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“Darren, your efforts and information were an integral part of our conference, and we greatly appreciate your contribution . I am happy to let you know that your presentation at the conference was well received and given high marks. I very much enjoyed working with you and look forward to doing so again in the future. ” 
Jen Howe – Conference Coordinator, Colorado Coroner Association