Interpol wants global centre of excellence for forensics technology

A global centre of excellence for forensics could be established by Interpol to give law enforcement worldwide access to the latest technology and techniques. The new facility would be established in Singapore, focusing primarily on research and capacity building on forensics and identification techniques, embedded in a international innovation hub.

Oct 21, 2010
By Dilwar Hussain

A global centre of excellence for forensics could be established by Interpol to give law enforcement worldwide access to the latest technology and techniques. The new facility would be established in Singapore, focusing primarily on research and capacity building on forensics and identification techniques, embedded in a international innovation hub.

Speaking at the 16th International Forensic Sciences Symposium earlier this month, Interpol Secretary General Ronald Noble said: “As technology and innovation shape not only our capabilities, but also the threats we seek to counter, there is little doubt that the international forensic science community must have access to the latest advancement in techniques, protocols and tools, in order to enhance its effectiveness as a whole and harmonise its standards across national borders.”

The four-day forum for forensic laboratory managers in Lyon focused on the advancement and expansion of forensic sciences in criminal investigations. It brought together more than 170 forensic scientists, investigators and researchers from more than 50 Interpol member countries to discuss the latest forensic sciences techniques, applications and best practice.

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