“No decisions made” on whether forensics section will be transferred, say Dorset Police

Bournemouth Echo: “No decisions made” on whether forensics section will be transferred, say Dorset Police “No decisions made” on whether forensics section will be transferred, say Dorset Police

DORSET Police has said that “no decisions have been made” on whether its digital forensics section will be transferred to a neighbouring force.

The force is currently leading a collaboration programme to see how Dorset, along with Avon and Somerset, Devon and Cornwall, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire can save money by providing a region-wide forensic science service.

The Echo understands this could see Dorset’s digital forensics section moved to Bristol, with possible job losses.

But when asked about this, Dorset Police would only say: “The regional forensic services collaboration programme is continuing to look at digital forensics, which is phase 2 of the programme.

“This work is progressing and no decisions have been made at this time. It is anticipated that a full business case will be put before the chief constables and PCCs in March 2014 and more information may be known at this point.”

The five forces currently spend £10.8million on providing fingerprint bureaux, chemical enhancement laboratoris and forensic submission units. Developing a new streamlined forensics service would save an inital £1.9m. Savings could be increased to £6.6m by 2018-19, as more services are merged.

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5:12pm Mon 3 Feb 14

billy bumble says...

Does this mean our precept will be reduced?

What? Oh sorry yes - I guess that was a dumb question
Does this mean our precept will be reduced? What? Oh sorry yes - I guess that was a dumb question billy bumble

5:17pm Mon 3 Feb 14

BIGTONE says...

Oh dear,
What are the dozens of college students studying forensics going to do for a job now?
Oh dear, What are the dozens of college students studying forensics going to do for a job now? BIGTONE

5:18pm Mon 3 Feb 14

Tictock says...

How out 'regionalising' the PCC's??
How out 'regionalising' the PCC's?? Tictock

6:06pm Mon 3 Feb 14

HRH of Boscombe says...

BIGTONE wrote:
Oh dear,
What are the dozens of college students studying forensics going to do for a job now?
It's only digital forensics too.
.
Phone bills and internet history lol
[quote][p][bold]BIGTONE[/bold] wrote: Oh dear, What are the dozens of college students studying forensics going to do for a job now?[/p][/quote]It's only digital forensics too. . Phone bills and internet history lol HRH of Boscombe

7:47pm Mon 3 Feb 14

Nice But Dim says...

Won't be long before Dorset Police cease to exisit, swallowed up by Avon & Somerset Constabulary
Won't be long before Dorset Police cease to exisit, swallowed up by Avon & Somerset Constabulary Nice But Dim

10:12pm Mon 3 Feb 14

BIGTONE says...

HRH of Boscombe wrote:
BIGTONE wrote:
Oh dear,
What are the dozens of college students studying forensics going to do for a job now?
It's only digital forensics too.
.
Phone bills and internet history lol
I don't think it's even that.....have camera will travel.
[quote][p][bold]HRH of Boscombe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BIGTONE[/bold] wrote: Oh dear, What are the dozens of college students studying forensics going to do for a job now?[/p][/quote]It's only digital forensics too. . Phone bills and internet history lol[/p][/quote]I don't think it's even that.....have camera will travel. BIGTONE

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