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FCN Operations

Operations' mission, on behalf of the FCN community, is to maximise resilience and effectiveness through the design, introduction and maintenance of new ICT platforms, tools, operating models and business change support.

This will be crucial in helping the FCN community meet challenges around quality and accreditation, pace of technological change, increasing demand, and of creating a cohesive forensic science landscape.

To achieve this mission, Operations will provide products and services to the FCN community under the following four service headings and described in detail below.

Operations in action
Operations will support members by ensuring they have connectivity to the current range of services and have an opportunity to help prioritise, shape and design the delivery of future new or updated services. This includes both digital (when the FCN digital Xchange platform goes live) and non-digital enabling services to support local forensic delivery. FCN Operations works alongside the Transforming Forensics programme which is developing new services for crime scene investigation, fingerprint examination and digital forensics.

Other FCN service pillars

Identifying and exploiting opportunities so members can meet future challenges by having the people, knowledge, skills and specialist tools and capabilities they will need.
Achieving and maintaining quality service with efficient, standardised processes, and to act as a single voice with key standards and accreditation stakeholders.
Designing, developing and maintaining a sustainable and forward-looking commercial marketplace for both traditional and digital forensic science