Evidence retention & storage
Guidance for police and private providers on how forensic evidence should be retained, stored and destroyed.
DNA good practice
Guidance on good practice in the handling and processing of DNA evidence, for police forces and law enforcement only via Knowledge Hub.
Digital data management
Operational guidance for police forces on managing digital forensic data, available only via Knowledge Hub.
Guidance for police forces and private providers on the completion of data protection impact assessments (DPIAs) for digital forensics.
EDIT good practice guide
This guidance replaces the previous EDIT Good Practice Guide prepared by the College of Policing (formally the NPIA) in 2016.
We have more national guidance in progress on behalf of policing including:
- NPCC lawful match guidance
- Code of ethics for forensics
If you'd like to discuss any of the guidance we publish or be part of the review groups which keep them up to date, just get in touch.