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What do we mean by ‘accreditation’ in relation to Forensic Science in Policing?

Deborah Pendry
The term accreditation is used a lot in policing and often with a different meaning depending on the context. Legal representatives are accredited, so are firearms officers, and national IT systems and training courses. So understandably when the term accreditation is used for forensic science activity it’s not always readily understood. FCN Director of Quality, Deborah Pendry explains.
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Force Focus: Hants’ award-winning murder investigators on joining up digital and physical forensics

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.