Category: News

Our new training facility is now open

Training Courses

In response to growing demand, we have opened a new, dedicated training facility at FA HQ in Letchworth, Hertfordshire. With convenient access from the A1, M1 and M25, the centre is located half a mile from Letchworth Garden City train station, served by frequent rail services to London Kings Cross. The new training centre will… Read more »

The race to the cloud – but are all clouds equal?

Race to the cloud

The ‘cloud’ has transformed modern digital services – the ability to access resources that exist ‘out in the Internet somewhere’ without needing to have those services or resources physically located or installed on local devices has freed personal and business users alike from the tyranny of application update cycles and the fear of lost data…. Read more »

Winners of the International Digital Investigation & Intelligence Awards 2019

IDII Awards

For a third successive year, we were proud to support the IDII Awards, hosted by Blue Lights Digital and delivered annually with the NPCC (National Police Chiefs Council) and the Digital Intelligence and Investigation Programme. The awards celebrate excellence, innovation and progress across law enforcement, in addition to notable achievements in the fields of digital… Read more »

CSAS software used in Operation Painter

24 Hours in Police Custody

In May 2018, taxi driver Shipu Ahmed from Luton was convicted of raping a 15-year-old girl and a 22-year-old woman in 2007. His DNA profile was traced during Operation Painter, which linked him to the two unsolved cases. Ahmed was sentenced to 22 years in prison. Operation Painter, led by Detective Chief Superintendent Mark Lay… Read more »

CSAS v2.4 brings unrivalled functionality

New CSAS v2.4 with Fast Time

The release of CSAS Desktop v2.4 confirms its ‘best in class’ status with innovative new functionality including: – An updated floating licence server that provides management statistics on the usage of the licences – Fast Time: even faster and more streamlined import, attribution and reporting capability that leaves other software solutions in the dust –… Read more »

2019 Training Courses ~ Book now

Training Courses

Develop your knowledge and skills with our popular training courses, from two-day workshops to City & Guilds Accredited programmes that will help you perform at your best. 2019 Course Dates Location: Letchworth, Hertfordshire CSAS Advanced User Training | FA005 | 3 Days | Overview 25 – 27 March, 28 – 30 May, 29 – 31 July, 30 September… Read more »

Support survey shows high level of customer satisfaction

IT Support

An online customer survey conducted in November 2018 showed a high level of satisfaction from CSAS users who received assistance from the FA Support Desk via phone or email. Overall, more than 86% of respondents said that they were either ‘very satisfied’ or ‘satisfied’ with the way that the Support Desk dealt with their issue…. Read more »

Judging the International Digital Investigation & Intelligence Awards

IDII Awards

For a third successive year, we’re proud to be sponsoring the award for Exceptional development or use of communications data – a category that recognises the challenges that police officers and staff face in digital forensics, and highlights the inspiring work undertaken by analysts and investigators. This year, the judges considered nominations from Greater Manchester… Read more »

Cell site analysis pivotal in retrial of Fiona Onasanya MP

Fiona Onasanya

Update: 29 January 2019 Following her conviction, Fiona Onasanya MP was today sentenced at the Old Bailey to three months in prison. Her brother Festus was jailed for 10 months for his involvement, after pleading guilty. Mr Justice Stuart-Smith told Onasanya: “You have not simply let yourself down, you have let down those who look to… Read more »

Notts Police use RF survey evidence in Lyrico Steede murder trial

Lyrico Steede

Update: 25 January 2019  The judge, Mr Justice Lavender, imposed life sentences for murder on Kasharn Campbell (19) and Christian Jameson (18). Remmell Miller-Campbell (18) received a nine year sentence for manslaughter. A 17-year-old boy and a 16-year-old girl, who cannot be identified, were sentenced to seven and a half years and six years respectively… Read more »