The Ada County Coroner’s Office has been referred to as a “well-oiled machine.” The office functions effectively, efficiently, compassionately and professionally. Over the course of the last 3 ½ years we have revamped and upgraded policy and procedure of all aspects of the office to reflect national standards. All divisions of the office have a specific role and work closely with one another. Many specialties have been developed, for example; multiple family support programs, extensive research through our anthropology program, our internship program and academic outreach to many of the high schools throughout the Treasure Valley. Cross training takes place, utilizing all aspects of the office to benefit our community.
At times, decedents are transported to the ACCO prior to notification of next of kin. Many times this is done out of concern of the integrity of the investigation as well as to protect the decedent from public view. Consequently, we are unable to grant requests made by families to view decedents at our facility. A viewing room would benefit families so that they are not burdened with having to wait days (weekends/holidays) to see their loved ones.