At the heart of the FCN is the desire to work together nationally to deliver high quality, specialist forensic science capabilities; to share knowledge; and to improve resilience, efficiency, quality and effectiveness.
The FCN will have a core team, providing products and services that are of value to all FCN members and a technical platform which will enable FCN members to share workload and expertise and access some of the technical products and services provided by the core team.
And to ensure that the FCN meets the needs of the organisations it has been established to support, it is being established as a ‘club’: owned and governed by its participating police forces, Police and Crime Commissioners and law enforcement agency members.
It will be designed to shape and develop our forensic science capabilities in the way that makes most sense to us, as those responsible for delivering policing and law enforcement outcomes to our communities.
Here you can see how the FCN will change the way we respond to and manage a range of scenarios and issues.