FoCoSS Forensics offers consultation for accreditation preparation for Forensic Laboratories and Crime Scene Units. Our staff is knowledgeable with the guidelines set forth by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA), the American Society of Crime Lab Directors-Laboratory Accreditation Board (ASCLD-LAB), and International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 17025. If your agency is considering accreditation, we can help!
We offer assistance by reviewing:
- Agency policies and protocols
- Standard Operation Procedures (SOP)
- Agency security
- Training programs
- Safety procedures
- Case reports and report writing systems
- Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS)
- Evidence handling management
We can conduct either an audit or an assessment of your unit or laboratory. During our evaluation, we can conduct off-site review of current policies and protocols, as well as completed casework. We can also perform an on-site visit to inspect facility setup, security and infrastructure, as well as interview staff if necessary. Our findings would be detailed in a report which will provide you a roadmap to success.
Additionally, FoCoSS Forensics can assist your agency by developing all of the necessary forms and materials to progress toward becoming accredited. We can create quality protocols, technical procedures, workflows, training programs, safety manuals and more that are paramount to the process while saving your agency much time and effort.
Contact us with any questions or for more information on how we can help your agency become accredited.