Forensic Science: Standards

Home Office written question – answered on 29th January 2019.

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Photo of Jim Fitzpatrick Jim Fitzpatrick Labour, Poplar and Limehouse

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to ISO 17020, entitled, General Criteria for the Operation of Various Types of Bodies Performing Inspection, what progress his Department has made on the (a) approval and (b) introduction of Quality Standards for Collision Investigators.

Photo of Nick Hurd Nick Hurd The Minister of State, Home Department

Quality standards for collisions investigations are an operational matter for police forces in accordance with guidance set by the College of Policing and the National Police Chiefs Council. Forces are required to meet the accreditation by October 2020.

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