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Happy New Year and.....

To all our Members, supporters and followers; Happy New Year and thank you for your continued support.


We have had another successful year and are looking forward to Safer Streets - Protect & Deter 2023 in April.


Please see the attached NPCC Framework for Video Based Evidence. Issued in July 2022, we had been waiting for this clarity and we strongly suggest that you read and understand how police colleagues have 'identified changes that are needed to bring them up to date and comply with the Forensic Science Regulator’s Statutory Code.'


Basically, it describes how police investigators will operate when seeking your support to seize CCTV evidential material together with the required training they must undergo before they can be considered competent in this field.


This document is relevant to all police non-specialist front-line staff and forensic units who utilise video evidence and to bring clarity around activities relating to recovery, acquisition, viewing and processing of CCTV. It outlines those activities that must be undertaken by Police Forces and accredited laboratories in line with the Forensic Science Regulator Act 2021 and Statutory Code. The following charts stipulate what level of training is required and whether force procedures must be in place to carry out Forensic Science Activities (FSAs) and mitigate the risks highlighted by the risk matrix where activities may be excluded from accreditation.


To those of you that have to work tonight, thank you for helping to keep us safe.


Attached is the full NPCC framework document for you to download below


Framework-Video-Evidence-v3.0-2022
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