PCC speaks at the Forensics Conference at Teesside University
The pioneering partnership between Cleveland Police’s Forensic Science Service and Teesside University is ‘under the microscope’ today, as Cleveland’s Police & Crime Commissioner, Barry Coppinger, addresses a national conference at Teesside University.
The University is hosting this national conference, entitled ‘Visualising the crime’, in partnership with the prestigious Forensic Science Special Interest Group. The event will showcase current research in forensic science and brings together around 70 senior practitioners from industry, academia and the Home Office.
Barry Coppinger will be explaining to the conference his role and priorities as a Police & Crime Commissioner – and highlighting the ground-breaking partnership between Cleveland Police and Teesside University’s Centre for Forensic Investigation over the last 10 years.
“Developments in forensic science play an increasingly important role in solving crime and protecting our communities” said Mr Coppinger.
“Over 2012/13, Cleveland Police CSI’s attended over 16,000 incidents, ranging from burglaries and vehicle crime - to murders, rapes and serious assaults.
“The development over 10 years of some class-leading facilities at Teesside University such as the most comprehensive Crime Scene House Laboratory in the UK, means students – and ultimately Cleveland Police, amongst others - receive some of the best training and development opportunities in the country.
“The Cleveland Forensics service also provide practical experience for students and can access the wider range of University services in return, which is a win-win for both organisations.
‘”I’ve visited our Cleveland Forensics service and also seen the University’s excellent facilities and it’s confirmed my belief the real CSI ‘stars’ are without doubt here on Teesside.”
Read more about the Forensics Conference on the Teeside University website.
Posted on Wednesday 17th April 2013