FCOM

The FCOM PT Scheme takes place in April and October each year. During each round you can also apply to take part in our Competency Testing Scheme which is an abridged version of the FCOM PT scheme and tests individual competency rather than processes.

 

The FCOM PT Scheme assesses your ability to analyse, compare, evaluate and result fingerprints as well as your full end to end processes from receipt of samples to reporting results.

 

Proficiency Test Scheme Timetable (FCOM)

April 2019

October 2019

FCOM PT

FCOM Competency

FCOM PT

FCOM Competency

 

If you would like more information on the FCOM PT and/or Competency Test Schemes please contact Dr Karen Stow at karen.stow@forensic-focus.co.uk or call 07816 168759

 

If you would like to apply for the 2019 schemes, please complete the 2019 FCOM application form which can be downloaded from the link below.

 

FCOM PT Scheme Application Form 

FCOM Application Form 2019
Form 21a FCOM PT Scheme Application Form[...]
Microsoft Word document [44.4 KB]

Forensic Focus Win Place on Two Further Training & Development Frameworks

In 2017 we successfully won places on a further two training and development frameworks; one for councils and emegency services in Yorkshire and the other for all councils in Scotland.

Proficiency Testing Accreditation Extended for Fingerprint Comparison

In 2017 Forensic Focus extended their accredited Proficiency Testing Portfolio by successfully extending our scope to encompas fingerprint comparison

For more information about our Proficiency Test Schemes please click the following link.

Proficiency Testing

UK Research Council Grant Awarded

Forensic Focus in partnership with the University of Lincoln and Aberystwyth University has been awarded a UK Research Council (AHRC) grant to conduct a three year resaerch project involving finger and palm marks recovered from medieval documents. For more information regarding the project please access Imprint or https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/hh/history/currentprojects/imprintproject/

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 training delivery to a number of County Council and Emergency Service customers. Forensic Focus Limited can bid for work in Lot 4 = Fire & Rescue Services & Lot 8 = Finance, HR and Law each consisting of a number of subject areas matching our specialisms.

FMAT Proficiency Testing Accreditation Extended

In April 2016 we successfully extended the scope of our ISO17043 Proficiency Testing Accreditation. Our FMAT Finger Mark Visualisation PT Scheme  is now accredited for Powder Suspensions, Physical Developer and Acid Dyes as well as the previously accredited DFO, Ninhydrin, Superglue, BY40 and light sources.

Forensic Focus Limited Win a Major Contract

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, runs for 4 years and can be used by all Emergency Services.

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 or by going to 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 Dr Karen Stow at karen.stow@forensic-focus.co.uk or by calling 07816 168759.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Contact and Appointments

Please contact us on the following phone number with any questions or to make an appointment:

 

07816 168759 (Dr Karen Stow)

 

or if calling us from overseas:  +44 07816 168759

 

Please also use our contact form.