Joint Operations is a small team of subject matter experts who support the national work to ensure an effective response to major incidents involving the police and other agencies.
Disaster Victim Identification (DVI): This includes the development of standards, training and accreditation in DVI. The College has debriefed and ensured lessons were learned from numerous incidents, most recently the UK Response to the loss of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 as well as mass fatality multi-agency exercises. This has informed the work to fundamentally review the DVI curriculum including core DVI courses and the development of CPD for DVI managers. A new Casualty Bureau Managers course has also recently been developed.Civil Contingencies and Joint Emergency Services Interoperability Principles (JESIP): The College is working with NPCC, the Cabinet Office and other partners to conduct a review of the APP for civil contingencies and is actively involved in the transition arrangements for JESIP. The team also work with the command trainer for Multi Agency Gold Incident Command training to ensure that the course’s development is consistent with civil contingencies guidance and curriculum.
Operational Planning and Debriefing: The team provide training and support to forces to ensure that they have the skills to plan properly for major public events and can derive important learning from such operations and exercises.