Professor Paul Taylor, 6 December 2021
A guest blog from Policing Chief Scientific Advisor, Professor Paul Taylor on harnessing the power of science for criminal justice.
At the request of the NPCC Drugs Portfolio, FCN will work alongside the Met to develop a long-term strategy and guidance for the forensic science element of policing’s spiking and injection response.
FCN, BlueLight Commercial and Transforming Forensics invite suppliers of physical forensic services to participate in a new dynamic purchasing system (DPS) which will be in place for seven years.
The national pilot to validate fingerprint processes is the first of its kind. It will be led by a consortium of three universities in Staffordshire, South Wales and Portsmouth.
Humberside, Northumbria and South and West Yorkshire Police are the first forces to use FCN’s new ‘dynamic purchasing system’ to access the digital forensic services marketplace.
, 3 November 2021
Working towards accreditation is a long-term project, so we’ve put together a simple timeline to help track your progress.
The framework was set up jointly by FCN, policing and the NHS to give investigators access to vital medical reports within 10 days instead of waiting more than two months.
Marie Barrett, Home Office, 26 October 2021
What really is the impact of forensics on criminal justice? Through a project two years in the making, Marie Barrett from the Home Office is on a mission to answer that question.
, 15 October 2021
In this Force Focus, a Chief Superintendent and Detective Inspector from Bedfordshire Police tell us about their successful model for responding to rape and other serious crimes through the use of new digital tools and tech.
Led by the community, the FCN workforce strategy will provide wellbeing, recruitment and training guidance, to benefit the 4,000 forensic staff employed by policing in England and Wales.
Over 500 people signed-up to hear from a range of leading experts on topics as wide-ranging as vehicle telematics, mental health, forensic taphonomy and digital strategy. All the sessions are available to view as part of ongoing CPD (continuous professional development).
Kevin Sullivan, Transforming Forensics, 14 September 2021
Forensic consumables such as cotton swabs are vital for analysing evidence. But people working in CSI units, DNA recovery labs and SARCs need to be aware of potential DNA contamination, says Kevin Sullivan from NPCC’s Transforming Forensics programme.