Version 2.0 of the comprehensive guidance document has now been released, with key updates and approval to report new forensic disciplines via the SFR process, namely questioned documents, fire investigation and medical evidence. These new, nationally approved guidelines provide practitioners in the criminal justice system with the very latest best practice advice.
Hampshire Constabulary, 15 June 2021
It was the tragic, high-profile murder of a 13-year-old girl in Southampton. In this edition of Force Focus, Hampshire Constabulary shares learnings from one of its biggest cases, including how digital forensics helped recover crucial physical evidence, and why DFUs shouldn’t shy away from the cloud.
FCN CEO Jo Ashworth pays tribute to NPCC Forensic Lead Chief Constable James Vaughan
FCN has completed the discovery phase of five commissions which could bring new technologies into policing’s digital forensic services. Read more about the Home Office’s innovative ACE unit and the wider Vivace community.
South East ROCU has created the toolkit for use by other forces, as part of an efficiency-boosting national package from the NPCC National Cybercrime Programme and FCN.
Mr Pugh is a former Director of Forensic Services in the Metropolitan Police Service, with experience of leading national governance boards and operations.
Fingerprint professionals from across the community came together to discuss the requirements for a national GTD.
Professor Paul Taylor is the first person to be appointed to the new post of National Policing Chief Scientific Adviser. Read more here.
The Digital Forensic Services National Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) is now available to use by police forces and agencies.
The new document builds on the foundation of the original document, reflects current advances in technology and looks to the future.
Derbyshire Chief Constable and NPCC Fingerprint Lead Rachel Swann will formally open an online event to discuss a national approach to a fingerprint GTD.
PCC Martyn Underhill, 28 April 2021
APCC’s Forensic Lead since 2018, Dorset PCC Martyn Underhill reflects on the changes in forensics during his tenure and sets out his vision for its future.