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Promoting justice for all and integrity through forensic science

Cal OES’ primary focus was exclusively on emergency management, but over the last decade, our mission has expanded to include responsibilities in criminal justice, victim se​​rvices, homeland security, and public safety communications.

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) works to protect the public’s health in the Golden State and helps shape positive health outcomes for individuals, families and communities.

Provides access to a complete listing of California Law Codes and Bill Search features.

SIDS is the sudden unexplained death of an infant under one year of age. A SIDS diagnosis requires a complete autopsy, a thorough death scene investigation, and review of the clinical history. The SIDS Program focuses on providing education about SIDS, grief counseling, and what can be done to reduce the risk of SIDS, like placing babies on their back to sleep.

To support the role of sheriff as the chief law enforcement officer in each California County and to speak as a collective voice on matters of public safety.

When natural or man-made disaster strikes, sometimes there are more fatalities than local resources can manage. Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Teams (DMORTs) support local mortuary services on location, working to quickly and accurately identify victims and reunite victims with their loved ones in a dignified, respectful manner.  DMORT Team 9: AZ, NV, CA, HI

Forensic science is a multifaceted field that combines the aspects of science and law in an effort to investigate the truth behind unknown or disputed facts surrounding a crime, and programs are available 100% online.

The National Association of Medical Examiners (NAME) is the national professional organization of physician medical examiners, medicolegal death investigators and death investigation system administrators who perform the official duties of the medicolegal investigation of deaths of public interest in the United States.

Making transportation safer by conducting independent accident investigations, advocating safety improvements, and deciding pilots’ and mariners’ certification appeals.

The California Department of Public Health – Vital Records (CDPH-VR) maintains birth, death, fetal death/still birth, marriage, and divorce records for California. Services provided by CDPH-VR include issuing certified copies of California vital records and registering and amending vital records as authorized by law.

The American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators (ABMDI) is a voluntary national, not-for-profit, independent professional certification board that has been established to promote the highest standards of practice for medicolegal death investigators.

The Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH), better known as Cal/OSHA, protects and improves the health and safety of working men and women in California and the safety of passengers riding on elevators, amusement rides, and tramways.

The purpose of the California Funeral Directors Association is to advocate and provide continuous professional development, and enhance the economic viability of member funeral service practitioners in order to provide services as desired by consumers.

Through the Missing and Unidentified Persons Section, the California Department of Justice assists law enforcement agencies throughout the state in finding missing persons.

The primary purpose of CSAC is to represent county government before the California Legislature, administrative agencies and the federal government.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the national public health agency of the United States. It is a United States federal agency, under the Department of Health and Human Services, and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

FBI is an intelligence-driven and threat-focused national security organization with both intelligence and law enforcement responsibilities that is staffed by dedicated cadre of more than 30,000 agents, analysts, and other professionals who work around the clock and across the globe to protect the U.S. from terrorism, espionage, cyber attacks, and major criminal threats, and to provide its many partners with services, support, training, and leadership.

The International Association of Coroners and Medical Examiners (IACME) was founded in 1927 as an international association which prides itself on the recognition we have acquired at the federal level in regards to medicolegal matters.

The NCEA provides the latest information regarding research, training, best practices, news and resources on elder abuse, neglect and exploitation to professionals and the public.

The Attorney General is the state’s top lawyer and law enforcement official, protecting and serving the people and interests of California through a broad range of duties.

The Joint Pathology Center (former Armed Forces Institute of Pathology)

Deliver cost-effective, high-quality, multidisciplinary pathology consultation and education; preserve, modernize, and grow the nation’s oldest tissue repository to promote biomedical research.

The American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors (ASCLD) is a nonprofit professional society of crime laboratory directors and forensic science managers dedicated to providing excellence in forensic science through leadership and innovation.

Since the California Coroner Training Center, located in Orange County California, opened its doors in 2004, death investigation professionals from virtually every county in the state and parts of Nevada and Arizona have received first rate training from the Training Center’s cadre of elite instructors and subject matter experts.

The California Highway Patrol was created in 1929 to provide uniform traffic law enforcement throughout the state. Assuring the safe, convenient and efficient transportation of people and goods on our highway system is still our primary purpose.

The dashboards and data available through this application are the result of ongoing collaboration between the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD), Department of Justice, and the California Health Care Foundation.

Our focus is on facilitating and or providing the best possible solutions in training, exercise, and education with an eye on building capabilities, utilizing an all-hazards, total resource approach

The Center of Excellence on Elder Abuse and Neglect at the UC Irvine School of Medicine’s Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology is committed to eliminating the abuse and mistreatment of our community’s elders.

The mission of the Forensic Anthropology Center is to achieve excellence in research, training, and service in forensic anthropology and closely-related fields.

We help healthcare systems and facilities across the continuum activate the clinical and supply chain resources they need to deliver their best care

NamUs provides technology, forensic services, and investigative support to resolve missing person and unidentified remains cases.

The Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) was established by the Legislature in 1959 to set minimum selection and training standards for California law enforcement.

A trauma scene waste management practitioner is a person who undertakes as a commercial activity the removal of human blood, human body fluids, and other associated residues from the scene of a serious human injury, illness, or death.

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