With the huge changes to forensic provision that have occurred over the past few years, including the breakup of the Forensic Science Service and the budgetary restrictions imposed on the police, many police forces are considering bringing some of their forensic services ‘in house’.
Contrary to popular belief, setting up any kind of forensic service is not easy, but with the right advice and training it is possible to set up a facility where staff are trained to the highest standards, processes used gain UKAS accreditation which result in tangible cost savings.
We can help advise on the space and equipment required and source it if necessary.
We can write standard operating procedures (SOPs) for all the processes involved and we can train suitable personnel to the highest scientific standards.
We are also experts in Quality Management and can help to make your processes UKAS accreditable.
As a company Forensic Equity has already provided laboratory set-up consultancy for two major UK police forces and we have played a key role in a joint venture between Hampshire Constabulary and Hampshire County Council which has lead to the setting up and UKAS accreditation of their own forensic drugs facility.