University joins forces with specialist police groups

Experts in forensic science at Nottingham Trent University have signed an agreement with the East Midlands Police Search Specialists to explore ways of working together.

Experts in forensic science at Nottingham Trent University have signed an agreement with the East Midlands Police Search Specialists to explore ways of working together.

The reciprocal agreement will see the two organisations explore the potential for guest talks, joint research, enhancing skills of staff and officers, and the sharing of facilities such as the University's crime scene house, an on-campus residential property which replicates crime scene scenarios.

It comes as the University also renews its reciprocal agreement with the East Midlands Special Operations Unit-Forensic Services (EMSOU-FS), which helps provide at least four students each year with 12-month work placements at local police forces in their relevant forensic science departments.

This agreement involves the sharing of training sessions and facilities such as the University's mock court rooms, crime scene house and forensic laboratories.

The University runs a number of accredited courses in forensic science at its Clifton Campus, which gives students the skills and knowledge valued highly by employers in the fields of chemistry, physics and forensic science.

Emma Rixon, forensic cluster manager and module leader for Crime Scene Investigation at Nottingham Trent University's School of Science and Technology, said: "These agreements are great news for the University and we're very proud to sign them.

"Working with these two organisations will enrich our offering to students and help enhance our research in the fight against crime."

Chief Inspector Ted Antill of the East Midlands Operational Support Service, which encompasses the Specialist Search Teams said: "We are delighted to have formalised this agreement with Nottingham Trent University, which gives us access to first-class training facilities for our search teams and provides a really welcome and valuable engagement opportunity with the staff and students of the University."

Jo Ashworth, Regional Director of EMSOU-FS, said: "The East Midlands police forces have a reputation for innovative collaboration not just between each other, but also in conjunction with a range of partners in the public, private and academic sectors.

"The development of forensic knowledge both through the skills our experts can provide and the research conducted by the University is hugely important to advances in this field of policing."

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University joins forces with specialist police groups

Published on 3 October 2014
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