Forensic Alliance and Vogon International will work closely to provide police forces with a uniquely comprehensive range of services, combining computer forensics with all areas of forensic science expertise such as Drug Analysis, Toxicology, Chemistry, Biology, and DNA profiling. Gordon Stevenson, Managing Director of Vogon International, pointed out that this joint approach is vital if evidence is to be presented so it is admissible in court: "Our alliance will represent a major step forward in the effective gathering and use of forensic evidence. For example, a computer may need to be examined by FAL for DNA material; equally it may also need to be examined by Vogon International for evidence that may have disappeared from computer media either by a deliberate action, or as a result of damage. By working together, we can guarantee that neither physical nor electronic evidence has been contaminated or altered".
Services such as monthly analysis and reporting of all data captured in specific crime fields will provide a powerful new intelligence and evidential tool to support police investigative work across all case types.
Angela Gallop, Chief Executive of FAL, says "We are very excited by this new development because it allows us to take a giant leap forward in maximising the potential of modern science and technology to assist investigators."
"With the remit for police forces to focus more heavily on IT as an investigative tool, this opportunity comes at just the right time", adds Tom Palmer, MD of FAL.