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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”

CGI of DNA
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.

Streamlined Forensic Reporting gathers momentum in three months since new guidelines launched

Activity on SFR guidelines across policing and criminal justice continues at pace after the latest guidance was published three months ago, according to FCN’s Lead Scientist, Debbie Sharp. Find out more about its support from the Senior Presiding Judge, upcoming virtual events, and a new release planned for January 2021.

FCN invites suppliers to enter framework for first national digital forensics services purchasing system

Forensic service providers are invited to enter their bid to be on the framework for the first ever national dynamic purchasing system for digital forensics services. The new system is a collaborative effort across policing, which will enable forces to procure services by February 2021.