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So who is TrickyCase?
I currently work in the area of Forensics & Identity for the Defence Science Technology Laboratory (dstl), which is a role that was transitioned from the Home Office Centre for Applied Science and Technology (CAST) which ceased to exist in April 2018.
My role is to research and advise the government and police forces in the areas forensics and biometrics.
I first got involved in forensics in 1994 when I joined the South Wales Police Fingerprint Bureau in a clerical position. By 2000 I had completed the required national training programme to qualify as a fingerprint expert and have the responsibility to present fingerprint evidence at court.
In 2001 I moved to North West England and got a position with Greater Manchester Police, which offered new opportunities to work on high profile casework and take part in Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) exercises.
In 2009 I left policing for a national role as a Subject Matter Expert for the Forensics21 Programme of the National Policing Improvement Agency (NPIA) which was transferred to CAST in October 2012.
I also sit on the committee of the Chartered Society of Forensic Science’s Fingerprint Division. This is a position that I once held with The Fingerprint Society before it was absorbed into the CSoFS.
Personally, I live in South Wales and I enjoy watching sport and films, listening to music, and spending time with family and friends.
I intend to use this site to promote the excellent forensic work that is being carried out internationally, but with a main focus in the UK.
I am going to be pretty uncontroversial and avoid any political issues, as I love my job and I don’t want to cause upset or embarassment… but as a disclaimer… all the comments attributed to me on this site reflect my own personal views, and may not be the views shared by my employer or The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences