Forensic Identification Services
Forensic Identification Services are fundamental to crime investigation to provide evidence of involvement or evidence to eliminate persons from involvement in a crime or incident. These services are also essential in areas of civil litigation, immigration and Government processes e.g. National Elections in some countries. Our many years of experience in all areas of Forensic Identification make us an organisation you can rely on.
Our Forensic Identification Services at a Glance:
- Fingerprint Case Review including Mark Development / Enhancement
- Internal Forensic Investigations within private sector organisations and Civil Cases
- Other forensic marks type Civil Examinations and Case Review
- Forensic Identification advice to Government, media, writers, film and serial producers
- Competency Testing and Proficiency Testing within Forensic Identification
- Training / Teaching of Forensic Identificaton
- Taking of Fingerprints for the following circumstances:
- Persons working in the UK for countries that trade overseas
- For families who are about to undergo the adoption procedures abroad
- For persons wishing to conduct business in or within countries foreign to the UK in a variety of professional occupations
- Fingerprints/DNA records that may be required for internal organisational records
- Persons requiring fingerprints/DNA to be taken for Immigration/Emmigration purposes
Terms and Conditions for Fingerprints/Samples taken
Fees and Documentation for Taking Fingerprints/DNA
There is a charge of £60.00 plus VAT each per set of fingerprints or DNA sample required or £30 plus VAT for any additional set or sample required Full payment is required at the time of your appointment. On completion of the process you will be able to take your set of fingerprints or DNA sample away with you. We can come to your location to carry out this service however, there will be a charge for any travel costs incurred.
In order for us to take a set of fingerprints from you we require you to bring the following documents with you:
- Current passport or
- Full new style UK Driving Licence with photograph and counterpart form D740.
If your passport is held by the Home Office, a letter and a photocopy of your passport is acceptable providing that it has been officially stamped.
All fingerprints taken will be of a standard to enable comparison with any AFIS database or manual comparison. They will be taken on the fingerprint form you nominate to us. We endeavour to take the best possible set, especially where the subject has skin conditions affecting the quality of the prints, missing fingers or arthritis or similar condition that is likely to reduce the overall quality of the prints. These types of conditions should be notified to Forensic Focus in advance.of the appointment.
The Fingerprints or DNA sample will be taken by a certified Fingerprint expert who has maintained their skills and abilities via CPD and every day ongoing experience. Due to the widespread nature of requesting authorities worldwide for fingerprints to be submitted, it remains your responsibility to ensure that this service is entirely suitable for your own needs.
Forensic Focus Limited Win Place on another Training Framework
Cumbria County Council Learning & Development Framework
In May 2016 we won a place on yet another training procurement framework. The Cumbria County Council Learning & Development Framework consists of several Lots for the delivery of training to a number of County Council and Emergency Service customers. Forensic Focus Limited is eligible to bid for work in two Lots (Lot 4 = Fire and Rescue Services & Lot 8 = Finance, HR and Law) each consisting of a number of subject areas which lend themselves to our specialist skills.
Proficiency Testing Accreditation Extended
In April 2016 Forensic Focus successfully extended the scope of their ISO17043 Proficiency Testing Accreditation. Our FMAT Finger Mark Visualisation PT Scheme is now accredited for Powder Suspensions, Physical Developer and Acid Dyes (Blood Dyes) as well as the previously accredited DFO, Ninhydrin, Superglue, BY40 and light sources.
Forensic Focus Limited in Partnership with Policing Matters Limited Win another Major Contract
In partnership with Policing Matters Limited, Forensic Focus Limited as the lead organisation has been awarded a place on a UK wide Framework for the provision of Leadership Development Services. The Framework hosted by Devon & Cornwall Police, will run for 4 years and can be used by the Police Service and all other Emergency Services.
With 300 suppliers originally expressing an interest in joining the Framework, we are pleased to announce that we have been awarded places on 4 of the 6 Framework Lots as follows;
LOT 1 – Executive Leadership Programme
LOT 2 – Executive Development Programme (Individual)
LOT 4 – Leadership Team Development (Executive & Middle Management)
LOT 6 – Specialist Support for Learning Programmes
More details can be found by clicking here.
Police Service and other Emergency Services can obtain more information from the Blue Light Procurement Database https://www.blpd.gov.uk or through Contracts Finder https://sid4gov.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/login
If you wish to procure any of the above services you can do so without the need for further competitive tendering by contacting us at Forensic Focus Limited. Engagement of services from the allocated Lots can be by call-off or through undertaking a mini-competition.
All enquiries regarding the Framework and the services we offer should be directed to Dr Karen Stow at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 07816 168759.
Please also feel free to find out more about our partner organisation by visiting www.policingmatters.co.uk
Forensic Focus Limited Gain ISO17043 Accreditation for Proficiency Testing
On 1st October 2014 Forensic Focus Limited was awarded ISO17043 accreditation for the provision of Proficiency Testing for finger and palm mark enhancement / visualisation using DFO, Ninhydrin, Superglue, Basic Yellow 40 (BY40) and Light Sources.
We would like to thank those at Nottingham Trent University who helped to make this possible.
For more information about our Proficiency Test Schemes please click the following link.
Contact and Appointments
Please contact us on the following phone number with any questions or to make an appointment:
or if calling us from overseas: +44 07816 168759
Please also use our contact form.