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Force Focus: Northumbria Police’s Kirsty Potter on launching a new Forensic Services Department

Kirsty Potter, Head of Forensic Services at Northumbria Police
In October, Northumbria brought traditional and digital forensics, CCTV and forensic collision investigation together into one Forensic Services Department. Northumbria’s Head of Forensic Services, Kirsty Potter, who led the change describes the force’s journey in recent years and the benefits of its new approach.

GMP’s Emily Burton: new DNA Futures group will “explore capability and innovations to improve criminal justice outcomes”

A new group bringing together the policing, forensic and criminal justice community will explore opportunities and innovations in DNA to enable better investigations and criminal justice outcomes. Read more from Greater Manchester Police's Emily Burton.


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Coronavirus guidance
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