National DVI training at the Australian Facility for Taphonomic Experimental Research (body farm)

Invited Speaker: Senior Constable (Qualified) Rance Swinton (Tas Police)

Senior Constable (Qualified) Rance Swinton was one of the 3 Tasmanian Police members sent to a training exercise at the Australian Facility for Taphonomic Experimental Research (body farm). Senior Constable Swinton is a crime scene examiner with the Tasmanian Police Service currently attached to Hobart Forensic Services and is the DVI Mortuary Coordinator within Tasmania Police.

Presentation: National DVI training at the Australian Facility for Taphonomic Experimental Research (body farm)

It discusses the recent training at the ‘body farm’. In April 2019 Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) trained members from each police jurisdiction across Australia and New Zealand, as well as members of the Australian Defence Force, gathered at the Australian Facility for Taphonomic Experimental Research (AFTER) facility in NSW along with experts in Pathology and Odontology. This gathering was test the ability of DVI practitioners from multiple jurisdictions to deploy to and process a DVI scene and undertake remote post mortem activities in accordance with Australian and international DVI Guidelines using donor human cadavers.