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To perform at their best, our forensic science professionals will need easy access to the latest and most relevant knowledge.

Science will therefore:

  • working closely with the broader FCN community, provide advice and guidance to FCN members on all forensic science matters. It will also provide advice and guidance to the NPCC portfolio groups of Biometrics, Science and Innovation and Digital Forensics;
  • work with the FCN community to create and maintain an extensive professional knowledge base
  • review scientific literature and provide summaries / commentaries for FCN members;
  • support, through the Office of the Chief Scientist, the independent review of scientific methodology being performed by the criminal justice system;
  • review existing and new legislation and provide summaries / commentaries for FCN members. It will also work with the FCN community to represent the views of FCN members in responding to government consultations etc;
  • act as a focal point for international learning and information exchange;
  • work with the Government, Forensic Archive Limited and forensic service providers to find a more sustainable solution to the archiving of forensic casework undertaken post-2012.
Achieving and maintaining quality service with efficient, standardised processes, and to act as a single voice with key standards and accreditation stakeholders.
Maximising resilience and effectiveness through the design, introduction and maintenance of new ICT platforms, tools, operating models and business change support.
Designing, developing and maintaining a sustainable and forward-looking commercial marketplace for both traditional and digital forensic science