PCC Martyn Underhill, 28 April 2021
APCC’s Forensic Lead since 2018, Dorset PCC Martyn Underhill reflects on the changes in forensics during his tenure and sets out his vision for its future.
Michelle Painter, West Mids Police, 29 March 2021
As series two of the documentary Forensics: The Real CSI reaches nine million viewers, we speak with the West Midlands Police forensic services team about raising the profile of forensics and the wellbeing of practitioners.
, 12 March 2021
Following a workshop session earlier this month, the specification of medical kits supplied as part of the National Scenes of Crime Consumables contract have been updated.
Mel Gelling, 5 March 2021
Since February the FCN has been responsible for delivering DNA sampling kits. Mel Gelling explains more...
Lee Major, 26 January 2021
Whilst the suspension and postponement of assessments isn’t the start to 2021 that any of us had hoped for, let’s not be disheartened. We can use the delay to our advantage, continue momentum and confirm readiness for when it is safe for assessment visits to recommence.
Carolyn Lovell, 22 January 2021
Carolyn Lovell, FCN’s Research and Development Manager, explains more about the three projects which are being funded by the Home Office’s Science, Technology, Analysis and Research (STAR) grant.
South West Forensics, 18 January 2021
CSIs in Dorset are helping lead a pilot into the use of GoodSam for major crime scene walkthroughs and triaging attendance requests at scenes out of hours.
Deborah Pendry, 15 January 2021
Reading the FSR Annual Report is often a great opportunity to reflect on the changing landscape of forensic science and this year is no exception. In many ways the world is very different today than we would have imagined but that also reminds us that the only constant is change.
Jonny Aldridge, 27 November 2020
In October, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Police became the first forces to gain accreditation for volume crime scene examination. We caught up with the team who made it happen to share their inspiring journey with other FCN members.
Kirsty Potter, 26 November 2020
In October, Northumbria brought traditional and digital forensics, CCTV and forensic collision investigation together into one Forensic Services Department. Northumbria’s Head of Forensic Services, Kirsty Potter, who led the change describes the force’s journey in recent years and the benefits of its new approach.
Barbara Smedley, 26 October 2020
Barbara Smedley, FCN’s Senior Commercial Manager, writes that UK procurement regulations will continue to operate as we are used to, with some minor changes, whether the UK agrees a trade deal or not. Read more.
CC James Vaughan, 27 May 2020
The world of forensics suffers from fragmentation, skills shortages, an unstable marketplace and lack of investment and accreditation. But NPCC Forensics Lead and Dorset Chief Constable, James Vaughan, says police forces can make a bright future for forensics.