Publication date 18.06.2019

On 18 June 2019 the first meeting of Disaster Victims Identification Team, appointed in the Polish Police, presided by Deputy Chief of the Police, general Kamil Bracha, took place in the General Hall of the Police Head Office in Warsaw.

The meeting was attended by members of Disaster Victims Identification Team designated to carry out activities aimed at identifying bodies of victims of disasters, i.e. representatives of the Police Head Office, Central Forensic Laboratory of the Police, Warsaw Metropolitan Police and four garrisons, in which regional teams will operate, i.e. Voivodeship Police Commands in Lublin, Białystok, Szczecin and Katowice. Central Forensic Laboratory of the Police was represented by Director col. Radosław Juźwiak PhD, Deputy Director col. Adam Frankowski, Crime Scene Officers Manager lt. col. Piotr Trojanowski, Scientific Development Department adviser Agnieszka Łukomska and Organizational Department specialist Mirosław Skuza. In his speech general Kamil Bracha emphasized that the establishment of the DVI team in Polish Police is a breakthrough due to the implementation of procedures for disaster vistims identification which are recommended by Interpol and commonly used by all DVI teams. During the meeting Deputy Director of the CFLP col. Adam Frankowski presented and discussed the functioning of DVI teams in Europe, PM (documenting post mortem data) and AM (acquiring the victims’ ante mortem information) process as well as the schedule of activities required in order to achieve the full functionality of the Team.