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Forensic Marketplace Strategic Plan

What are we delivering?

Through FMSP, we’re developing a plan to transform the forensic marketplace so it is robust, resilient and innovative, with the expertise and capacity to deliver world-leading forensic services, in the right place, at the right time, to meet the requirements of the Criminal Justice System.

What difference will it make?

A transformed marketplace will mean greater market stability and a move away from crises, a less fragmented and more co-ordinated national system, a balance between demand and capacity, and greater transparency, information sharing and informed decision-making across the market. This will lead to higher quality forensic services, improved operational and judicial outcomes and increased public confidence.

How are we approaching it? 

  • Community-led: 10 work packages, led by experts from policing, forensic service providers and other agencies, look at specific service elements and develop potential future delivery model options informed by stakeholders
  • Robust processes: options are developed though a consistent seven step process and assessed through robust evaluation
  • Strong governance: a strategic oversight group manages work package activity with representation from regional forensic leads; a Project Board, encompassing senior Police representation from across policing, drives key decision-making
  • Blended market model: we aim to combine private and public sector, blend a mixture of external and internal service provision, and build on successful existing approaches and new ideas
  • Collegiate working: underpinned by new approaches to co-operation and collaboration across the whole of the market

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We'd like to hear from you
We’re keen to ensure that the forensics community is actively involved in every element of FMSP. If you’re interested in being part of our work packages or options evaluation, we’d love to hear from you.