Our governance

FCN works on behalf of policing. We're steered by the forensic community and held to account by policing through our governance.

Our remit

We have a new, more focused remit for enabling forensic science activities taking place locally in police forces.

Our process

Everything we do is led by our community. We have a simple commissioning process to make sure this happens.

Our partners

We partner with other national organisations in policing to bring together the best of all our expertise.

Who we are

Forensic science provides a vital service to policing, the public and ultimately victims of crime.

The Forensic Capability Network enables the forensic work taking place locally in 43 police forces in England and Wales, which employ around 4,000 practitioners.

We're funded and led by the policing community and we act as an extension of the forensic teams in local police forces. FCN provides you with fast access to national knowledge, advice and capabilities – whether that's preparing for accreditation, accessing innovative research or procuring services through contracts and frameworks.

Forensics is changing. Join the change

Find out how FCN is helping police forces and forensic practitioners tackle the urgent challenges facing forensics.

Our people

Meet FCN's team of highly experienced and dedicated staff who are using their expert knowledge and skills to provide support to the forensic community.

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Jo Ashworth

Got questions?

If you want to know more about FCN, what we do and how you can get involved - you'll probably find an answer on our FAQs page. For anything else please just get in touch.

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Join the community

FCN is more than a police-run network. We collaborate and create conversations across the whole forensic community, between academia, private-sector companies and government. Find out how you can get involved.