DVI Ante Mortem Coordinator

Job Family Operational Support
Job Sub Family DVI
Code OPS-DVI-TL-DVI Ante Mortem Coordinator V1.0

Role Purpose

Ante Mortem Coordinators manage and coordinate the collection of ante mortem data following a mass Fatality incident.

Key Accountabilities

  • Manage the collection of ante mortem data following a mass fatality incident to ensure the timely and accurate completion of the Interpol DVI process.
  • Lead, monitor and support Family Liaison Officers to enable the families of victims to be informed in a timely manner and to facilitate the collection of ante mortem data.
  • Compile an ante mortem file for the information of the Reconciliation Coordinator and liaise with the Police Mortuary Operations Coordinator (PMOC) in order to implement the identification strategy agreed by the Senior Identification Manager (SIM).
  • Manage a process for the quality control of all ante-mortem data, fully documenting all decisions and rationales to ensure an accurate audit trail.
  • Act in adherence to all legal frameworks, key working principles, policies and guidance relevant to the role.


All roles are expected to know, understand and act within the ethics and values of the Police Service.

The Competency and Values Framework (CVF) has six competencies that are clustered into three groups. Under each competency are three levels that show what behaviours will look like in practice.

It is suggested that this role should be operating or working towards the following levels of the CVF:

Resolute, compassionate and committed

Inclusive, enabling and visionary leadership

Intelligent, creative and informed policing

Education, Qualifications, Skills and Experience

Prior education and experience:

  • Serving Police Officer
  • Family Liaison Coordinator and or Senior Identification Manager


  • Able to plan to short and medium-term cycles, to coordinate a range of activities appropriately within the function, to match these to available resources, and to identify and mitigate known risks to delivery.
  • Able to develop and motivate a team and create strong engagement of individuals with their personal and team objectives and with Force values, behaviours and strategic priorities.
  • Able to develop and implement an effective stakeholder relationship plan which develops trusts and enables contributions.
  • Able to engage a variety of audiences through a range of media to inform and/or persuade.
  • Skilled in setting, monitoring and enabling high performance against team and individual performance objectives.
  • Able to identify potential applications of new or improved practices related to own area of work to improve ways of working.
  • Able to contribute to resource planning, to manage financial budgets and utilise commercial acumen to make risk-based decisions that deliver effective outcomes within the resources allocated.
  • Able to seek out and identify a range of information to identify patterns, trends and options, to solve multifaceted and complex problems.
  • Skilled in coaching and mentoring to enable appropriate career and professional development.
  • Able to manage the delivery of change initiatives within own team.
  • Able to maintain personal resilience and wellbeing in complex and challenging situations and enable others to develop their own personal resilience and wellbeing.


Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

  • Complete the mandated College of Policing Disaster Victim identification managers CPD package once every two years
  • Attend other CPD events as identified
  • Maintain knowledge and understanding of Police Regulations and College of Policing Guidance, best practice and any local policy applicable to the operational police context and leading and managing teams.
  • Maintain and update key knowledge, understanding and skills relating to legislation policy and practice across all functional policing areas of operational responsibility.
  • Maintain knowledge and understanding of new approaches identified by evidence based policing research, problem solving and team working and synthesise these into working practice.
  • Maintain a working knowledge and understanding of new and evolving crime threats and priorities; and current best practice to tackle these in order to enable a pro-active and preventative approach.
  • Maintain knowledge and understanding of performance management and assessment process and ensure they are implemented effectively when leading and managing teams.
  • Keep up to date with guidance and best practice on health, safety and welfare.

Professional Registration/Licenses

Not applicable.

Links to other Profiles

NPoCC Mercury Profile – DVI Senior Identification Manager (Inc. the roles of Ante & Post Mortem Coordinators & Reconciliation Coordinator) 444 v2

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