In April 2012 Derbyshire, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire police forces began collaborating on forensics services as part of the East Midlands Special Operations Unit.
This unit provides specialist skills and expertise in fingerprint identification and enhancement, imaging, footwear intelligence and forensic analysis.
The unit, relocated to a single site location, the Arrow Centre in Nottinghamshire, in February 2015.
In July 2015 the forensic investigation team joined the EMSOU team, supporting investigations through the forensic recovery of samples and exhibits from all types of crime scenes from property to people.
There has been lots of good work done over the years within the forensic arena.
The three forces now work more closely together to deliver the best forensics service for the region and build on our national reputation for excellence.