Coroner

Dennis Chambers, Coroner D-ABMDI
404 Fairfield Street North
P. O. Box 126
Twin Falls, ID 83303-0126

208-733-7610 Ext. 24
208- 735-0107(fax)
Email: dchambers@co.twin-falls.id.us

OFFICE HOURS:
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Monday-Friday
Additional hours are subject by appointment.

When calling the office should no one be available to assist you, please leave a message and someone will contact you as soon as possible.

Should you require immediate assistance, please call:
Coroner: Dennis Chambers 208-539-3166
Deputy Coroner: Cherrell Jacobsen 208-539-3167

Informative Brochure Regarding the Twin Falls County Coroners Office

Education

  • Associate of Arts Degree in Law Enforcement – College of Southern Idaho
  • Idaho Peace Officer Standards and Training
  • Graduate of the 176th Session of the FBI National Academy – University of Virginia
  • Medicolegal Death Investigation Basic & Masters Conference – St. Louis University School of Medicine
  • Death Investigation – Federal Bureau of Investigation

Certifications

  • Advanced, Masters, Management and Police Instructor Certificates – Peace Officers Standards and Training
  • Certified Latent Fingerprint Examiner – International Association for Identification – Retired
  • POST Instructor – Fingerprinting, Death Investigation and Evidence Collection, Police Photography – Retired
  • Mass Fatalities Instructor – FEMA
  • Registered Diplomat – Medical Legal Death Investigator – ABMDI

Organizations

  • International Association for Identification – Life Member
  • Association of Fire Arm and Tool Mark Examiners
  • Idaho Police Officers Association – Life Member – Retired
  • Idaho Association of County Coroners – Past President & Training Committee Chair
  • State of Idaho Committee – Mass Fatality Planning
  • International Association for Coroners and Medical Examiners
  • Kids Count Too, Inc. – Board of Directors
  • Magic Valley Federal Credit Union – Board of Directors-VP
  • Idaho Association of County Coroners Representative on the Idaho Association of Counties Executive Board
  • Idaho Association of Counties – Presidential Ethics Committee

Training: Law Enforcement 33.5 years

Crime Scene and evidence Collection, Homicide Investigation, Blood Stain Evidence Basic and Advanced; Dental Identification of Human Remains Managing Criminal investigations, Property and Evidence and Command Level Management Planning and Budgets.

Court Qualified Expert – Latent Fingerprint Identification, Firearm Identification and Blood Spatter.

Experience: Twin Falls County Coroner

December 2001 to Present – Originally appointed and currently elected coroner for Twin Falls County.

Misc. Training: Coroner

  • Child Pattern Injury Investigation
  • Fire/Arson Fatality Fire Scene Investigation
  • Mass Fatalities Incident Management – Instructor
  • Medical & Forensic Death Investigation
  • Death and Homicide Investigation
  • Forensic Biology and DNA Fingerprinting
  • National Incident Management System and Incident Command System – FEMA
  • Forensic Medical Investigation
  • Medical Investigation of Death
  • Clandestine Grave Recovery
  • Child Death Investigation – Scene to Court
  • Administrative Management – Medicolegal Death Investigation Office
  • Death Investigation & Forensic Science Seminar – Utah Medical Examiner’s Office

Accomplishments While in Office

  • Twin Falls County Coroner’s Office Accreditation – International Association for Coroner’s and Medical Examiners. 2005 & 2013
  • Development and Construction of the Twin Falls County Morgue and Autopsy Suite
  • Office Staff participation in Kids Count Too day camp for grieving children
  • Office Staff involvement in Every 15 Minutes and Court Ordered Drug and Alcohol Awareness Class for Adult and Juvenile Offenders
  • Office Staff involvement in Suicide Prevention and Awareness Network
  • Twin Falls County Coroner Intern & High School Job Shadow Programs
  • Registered Medicolegal Death Investigator – Diplomat Status
  • Utility Trailer obtained for Mass Fatality Response in Twin Falls County through the Twin Falls County Local Emergency Planning Coordinator
  • Office Participant – Veterans Under The Stars Program

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The public should be able to have the utmost trust in its government officials; therefore, the Public has the right to expect that all county officials adhere to the highest standards of ethical conduct. It is the responsibility of all public officials to establish an environment that encourages an individual conscience that faithfully follows both the letter and spirit of the law, conforms to upright behavior, and places the public’s interest before personal gain.

Likewise, because inappropriate and/or criminal behavior undermines the effectiveness of the entire government to carry out its responsibilities to the public, each county official has a duty to report unethical or criminal behavior to the appropriate authority. We are all responsible for cultivating an ethical work culture.