Medical Investigations

The Medical Investigators are the first point of contact for those persons or organizations reporting deaths to the Medical Examiner’s Office. They collect initial information about these cases and make determinations as to whether or not the Medical Examiner will take jurisdiction in the matter. They conduct scene investigations; interview witnesses, attending physicians, relatives and police; and conduct follow-up information gathering and investigation in coordination with the Medical Examiners.

Additionally, the Medical Investigators provide security for the Forensic Science Center. The Investigation Section is in operation continually, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The Medical Investigators must obtain certification as a Medicolegal Death Investigator with the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators (ABMDI) early in their careers. Medical Investigators must possess a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in either a scientific or criminal justice-related discipline.