Force deploys new crime scene solution


Dorset Police is rolling out remote fingerprinting technology, enabling its CSI officers to transfer evidence directly from the crime scene.

According to the force, the new digital fingerprinting solution is one of a number of projects being run by the Forensic Capability Network (FCN). It describes the latter as: “A new national [initiative], dedicated to improving forensic science in policing, and ensuring that it is more efficient and consistent.”

Speaking of the need for new technology, Dorset regional forensic coordinator, Ryan Howell, said: “Our CSIs are supported by a number of other forensic specialist partners from across the region who help us maximise the service we give to victims of crime. As with the technology available to criminals, the technology available to CSIs is also continually improving.

“Dorset Police, along with other forces, works closely with the FCN on a number of research and development projects, as well as the introduction of new technology at crime scenes. We will be one of the first forces in the country to deploy this new solution.”

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