The Coroner has a team of 5 investigative officers employed by Northumbria Police and based at the Civic Centre in Sunderland.  Coroner’s Officers receive reports of deaths in the community, hospitals, other care settings and state detention and make appropriate inquiries at the direction of the Coroner.  One Coroner’s Officer will maintain responsibility for investigating a death from the initial report to the end of the Coroner’s involvement and will therefore be your single point of contact.