Welcome to the Forensic and Policing Services Association (FAPSA)

photoFAPSA is specifically tailored for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) but welcomes enterprises of all sizes, from manufacturers, suppliers and service providers as well as academic institutions, students and interested end users.

Organisations from the forensic, policing and criminal justice sectors are welcomed from manufacturers and suppliers of consumables and equipment, trainers and educators, consultants, service providers and decontamination suppliers, the security industry, legal professionals (including prosecution and defence lawyers), private investigations and many more. All of those mentioned above have a vital role in ensuring the criminal justice system can have confidence in the evidence provided. We welcome members from across the globe and already have members from Australia, Malta, the United States and the United Kingdom. We would like to have a truly global membership so why not join us today.

A cornerstone of the association is the promotion and development of international standards for quality assurance and accreditation relevant to forensic and other policing support services by working with appropriate bodies.

We are not-for-profit organisation, funded through subscriptions and costed services, with any surpluses being used to further the Association.

Membership Fees:

  • Students: £20 per year
  • Sole Traders/Individuals: £50 per year
  • Companies with 2 to 10 employees: £150 per year
  • Companies with more than 10 employees: £250 per year

For companies we operate and appointed representative system. Companies as asked to nominated a person to represent their interests within the association. This is to give both individual members and member companies an equal voice within the association.

To join the Forensic and Policing Services Association (FAPSA) please visit:

Students, Sole Traders, Individual Members and Appointed Representatives of Member Companies are granted a profile within the FAPSA Community Members area of our website. Profiles can be editied to contain as much information as you like. You can network with your fellow members, share company and research news, create and join groups and forums and much more…

Why not join us and begin achieving “Success Through Collaboration”

FAPSA Executive Committee

Gareth BryonGareth Bryon
Director and Interim Chairman
Quality Standards Liaison
Contact via: secretariat@fapsa.co.uk




Stuart Hyde QPM
Digital Forensics & Police Matters Liaison
Contact via: secretariat@fapsa.co.uk




sue-carneySue Carney
Science Matters Liaison/ Quality Standards
Contact Via: secretariat@fapsa.co.uk




Mike-HoldenMike Holden
Director and Treasurer
Contact via: secretariat@fapsa.co.uk





Tanja Conway-Grim
Academic & Student Matters Liaison
Contact via: secretariat@fapsa.co.uk




Allan-M-ScottAllan Scott Sr
Secretariat and Director
Contact: secretariat@fapsa.co.uk





Our Executive Committee Members bring a vast wealth of knowledge and experience to the association. To read the profiles of our Executive Committee Members please visit: http://www.fapsa.org.uk/executive-committee/

Joint CSFS and FAPSA One day Conference (FAPSA AGM), 19th June 2017, Birmingham, UK

The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences (CSFS) and FAPSA will be holding a one day joint conference aimed at addressing the challenges faced by STs and SMEs working in the Forensic Science sector – particularly with regard to the continuing issue of affordable ISO quality standards accreditation. In order to show our ongoing commitment CSFS are looking to establish a “Small Business Division” the purpose of which would be to better represent the interests of sole traders and small businesses.

After recent discussions it is proposed FAPSA will be formally integrated into CSFS and become the founder members of the “Small Business Division” and help form an executive committee to support ongoing growth. FAPSA members have this week received details of this proposal which will be discussed at the FAPSA AGM which will take place immediately after the meeting.

Practitioners within the ST/SME arena who are not currently members of either CSFS or FAPSA are also invited to attend.  The aims is to explore opportunities for CSFS to offer support towards accreditation and representation in the forensic science and Justice market place.

This event is Free to CSFS and FAPSA members  but all are welcome. Any free places must be booked through the website.

For non members the attendance fee is £45.

Booking: We kindly ask that when Society members are booking for this event they use the same email address for contact as they do for logging in – otherwise you may not get the membership discounted rate. If quoting a purchase number, a copy of the offical purchase order must be emailed to nicola.schumacher@csofs.org – otherwise your place is not confirmed and not guarenteed!

FAPSA members: Please contact nicola.schumacher@csofs.org for the FAPSA discount code. If you are a CSFS and FAPSA member please log in using your CSFS details and book as a member.

To book a place at this event please visit:



We recently teamed up with The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences and UKAS to jointly host a workshop entitled ‘Engagement Workshop Are you ready for 17020/17025?’  The aim of this interactive workshop was to introduce and develop the needs of Sole Traders and SMEs with regards to Accreditation.

The day will began with an introduction from Dr Gillian Tully, FSR and included presentations from UKAS and The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences.

The Forensic and Policing Services Association (FAPSA) is committed to bringing our members more workshops in the coming months and actively encourage our members to participate in them. We also look forward to continuing to collaborate on event with our friends at the Association for British Investigators (ABI), Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences, Knowledge Transfer Network Forensic Science Special Interest Group and the European Division of the International Association for Identification (EURO IAI).

Our members also have a proud reputation for providing webinars for both FAPSA members and interested parties.

FAPSA Nominated Charity 2017: The Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity

b2a10351-5b96-4bf8-bca5-e8a5bad970f2We can now announce the FAPSA 2017 charitable cause. Through out 2017 we are asking our members and followers to donate to this year’s charitable cause, the Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity. You can donate online on our just giving page https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/FAPSA2017 from anywhere in the world. If you live in the UK you can donate by text by:

To donate £1 text: FGOS78 £1 to 70070

To donate £5 text: FGOS78 £5 to 70070

To donate £10 text: FGOS78 £10 TO 70070

Texts cost your donation amount plus a standard network message.

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