FCN's interim CEO Jo Ashworth features in November's edition of The Investigator, following an interview with editor Carol Jenkins.
In the magazine's lead story, Jo proposes that operational investigators need to be empowered and supported to use forensics to carry out their work on the frontline efficiently and effectively. She says:
“The whole aim of the Forensic Capability Network is to support delivery on the frontline and it’s vital that our work must reflect the operational needs of the investigator.
“A key requirement of doing their jobs effectively is for investigators to be given their forensic evidence at the place they want it, when they want it.
“The FCN is as much about the investigators using forensics as it is the forensic professionals delivering to them.
“We’re giving the community the opportunity to really influence what we do and how we do it. Forensics is changing. We are doing it with you. We are not doing it to you.”