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What We Do

We provide support and advice to police forces to resolve missing person cases and assist in the identification of bodies and remains. We also maintain a central national database of missing persons and unidentified cases.

The range of services provided to police forces include:

  • National and international cross-matching of outstanding missing individuals with unidentified people, bodies and remains
  • Co-ordination of enquiries with our network of partners
  • Procedural assistance around effective retrieval and retention of forensic material
  • Tactical advice and support to suspicious cases, such as suspected homicide and no-body murders, and cold case reviews
  • Access to specialist advice from experts in a range of fields
  • Collation and dissemination of good practice in missing person enquiries
  • Provision of training to forces on missing and unidentified case investigations