Forensic Services

Forensic Services provide an essential service to support frontline policing and comprises of;

  • Crime Scene Investigators (CSI)
  • Fingerprint Experts
  • Photographers
  • Video Technicians
  • Forensic Intelligence

Fingerprint Experts use the latest Home Office supplied computer identification technology, capable of half a million comparisons per minute.

CSI officers experience includes fire investigation, blood pattern analysis and crime scene management.

Forensic Intelligence Officers research DNA hits and fingerprint identifications to maximise the potential of detecting crimes.

Fingerprinting Services

Wiltshire Police does not offer a fingerprinting service for UK residents that need fingerprints taken for identification purposes.

If you live in the UK and need your fingerprints taken for things like Visa applications, Police Clearance or Good Conduct certificates from abroad, you can do this by visiting the following regional fingerprint bureaus in Bristol and Devon.

Bristol Bureau

Avon and Somerset Police HQ
Valley Road
Portishead
Bristol
BS20 8QJ (For satellite navigation devices use: BS20 8JJ)

Visit the Avon and Somerset Police website to find out more about opening times, how to make an appointment, the documents you will need to bring with you and the charges for these services.

Exeter Bureau

Devon & Cornwall Police Headquarters
Middlemoor
Exeter
Devon
EX2 7HQ

Visit the Devon and Cornwall Police website to find out more about opening times, how to make an appointment, the documents you will need to bring with you and the charges for these services.

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