FCN works on behalf of policing. We're steered by the forensic community and held to account by policing through our governance.
We have a new, more focused remit for enabling forensic science activities taking place locally in police forces.
Everything we do is led by our community. We have a simple commissioning process to make sure this happens.
We partner with other national organisations in policing to bring together the best of all our expertise.
Who we are
Forensic science provides a vital service to policing, the public and ultimately victims of crime.
The Forensic Capability Network enables the forensic work taking place locally in 43 police forces in England and Wales, which employ around 4,000 practitioners.
We're funded and led by the policing community and we act as an extension of the forensic teams in local police forces. FCN provides you with fast access to national knowledge, advice and capabilities – whether that's preparing for accreditation, accessing innovative research or procuring services through contracts and frameworks.
Join the community
FCN is more than a police-run network. We collaborate and create conversations across the whole forensic community, between academia, private-sector companies and government. Find out how you can get involved.