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

bf7bc5a22241db554fd19354c511c20f-bpfullClive Reedman
Chairman and Director
Contact: chair@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





Gareth BryonGareth Bryon
Director and Publicity Secretary
Quality Standards Liaison
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/

downloadFAPSA 2017: Forensic Science, Policing an Security Conference and Exhibition

FAPSA 2017 will be our third annual conference and focuses on all aspects of forensic science policing and security. This fantastic conference and exhibition will take place in the second half of 2017 in the United Kingdom and will be our third annual event! This is a two day event.

FAPSA welcomes delegates, exhibitors from across the globe and over the past two years have welcomed Guest Speakers such as Dr Gillian Tully (Forensic Science Regulator), Dr Jason Payne-James (President, Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine at the Royal College of Physicians) and Dr Anya Hunt (CEO, The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences).

Ian Hynes from Intersol Global awaiting the opening of FAPSA2016

Ian Hynes from Intersol Global awaiting the opening of FAPSA2016

Past exhibitors include AIS Training, Equas, Foster and Freeman, Go4it Consulting, Intersol Global, Knowledge Transfer Network, Nikon Metrology, Smilepass and many more…

Members of the Forensic and Policing Services Association (FAPSA) can attend FAPSA 2017 and will be offered special discounts on the following:

  • Discounted Conference Delegate Packages
  • Discounted Accommodation
  • Discounted Conference Delegate and Exhibitor Packages
  • Discounted Sponsorship Packages

Special rates will also be provided to members of the following organisations:

  • Association of British Investigators
  • European Division of the International Association for Identification
  • The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences

To find out more or to register your interest in attending exhibiting or sponsoring FAPSA 2017 please visit: http://www.fapsa.org.uk/fapsa-conference-2017/

ISO 17025 – FAPSA Fingermark Visualisation Collaborative Exercise Group

At the request of the Scottish Police Authority Forensic Services, the Forensic and Policing Services Association (FAPSA Ltd) is assisting in the establishment of a Fingermark Visualisation Collaborative Exercise Group of police forensic services units in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland. The group will work with fingerprint development and enhancement units who are attaining ISO 17025 accreditation in the provision of joint proficiency exercises.

To Find out more about our Fingermark Visualisation Collaborative Exercise Group (FVCEG) CLICK HERE


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.

Supporting Good Causes

downloadThe Forensic and Policing Services Association (FAPSA) is proud to support good causes. In 2015 we raised of £1000 for the charity, Care of Police Survivors (COPS).

Throughout 2016 we have teamed up with internet community radio station WiganFM to raise money for or Nominated Charity the NSPCC. We will be collecting for our Nominated Charity at FAPSA events and workshops and also online via our dedicated Just Giving Charity Donations Page.

You can donate online throughout 2016 by visiting:

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