As the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC) lead for forensics, I work very closely with James Vaughan, the Chief Constable of Dorset Police, who is also the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) lead for forensics.
By its very nature, a national programme will be a long journey of ups and downs. It will encounter many a raised eyebrow in response to the unexpected and jubilation when innovative ideas finally become reality.
As the National Forensics Lead for the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC) it’s great to be able to share with you some of my views in this latest programme update.
As I said in my recent blog, a little bit of external perspective is always helpful. It reminds us of the big picture – the long term goal.
Forensics frequently takes its turn to be front and centre of news coverage, and often not in a positive way. It was refreshing to see the trend of negativity being truly bucked recently with BBC Two’s ‘Forensics: The Real CSI’.
It’s fair to say forensics frequently takes its turn to be front and centre of news coverage, and why wouldn’t it? It underpins all our investigative efforts across policing.
We all experience moments when our focus gets rooted in the detail – one that we perceive will bring disorder to an otherwise orderly path of travel.
As a national lead there is always a wrestle between force priorities and supporting the work of your portfolio.