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We’re bringing together the worlds of operational policing and cutting-edge academic research w/c 6th September. With a keynote address from Professor Paul Taylor (Chief Scientific Advisor to UK Policing) and speakers on 15 fascinating topics, it promises to be unmissable. Book your place now!
Deborah Pendry, 12 July 2021
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.
Chris Porter, NPCC Forensic Quality Lead, 8 July 2021
As part of our accreditation month this July, NPCC's Forensic Quality Lead, Chris Porter, shares his insights and advice on the "complex and dynamic" area of crime scene examination and accreditation. Read the guest blog here.
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We are regularly publishing new and updated guidance for forensic practitioners around coronavirus, including PPE, social distancing and other processes.
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.