Forensic Quality Circles

The Forensic Quality FE’s Circles are the most important places in order to collect and share common knowledge. At the moment, for talks and discussion there’s no right structure available. The existing systems are too restrictive. So for FE’s is it quit difficult to ber able to speak about or discuss the different aspects of forensic inquiry. An independent and central place is needed. IPA FPE actually is such an independent platform where FE’s freely can exchange their knowledge.


Discussions sharpens FE’s minds and will focus them on the basic principles of their profession. The FE’s can contribute to any discussion by motivating, advising and testing each other and such based in practice, efficiency and effectiveness, quality and functionality in work. It’s all about “forensic methods”, techniques, equipment, hard- en software and resources in order to contribute to the final finish.

IPA FPE gives the Fe’s a voice

Participants discussions can mention problems and obstacles that influence the judgement of values by an FE. When disagreement remains, this can be brought to the Board, although such disagreements should be solved the common way. This here is all about problems or obstacles that fight with motto and ethics of IPA FPE. The Board shall negotiate with authorities in order to find solution. If such thing fails it will be brought out through IC4You2.

Discussions with participants can also be appointed which problems/obstacles that affect the value judgement of the FE. When the participants there are not come true this may be filed at the Board of IPA FPE. It is important however, that the participants first through the appropriate channels of the problems / obstacles trying to solve the board before they turn. Here it’s all about problems/ obstacles which conflicts with the basic principles of IPA FPE and the ethics of a FE. The board will discuss and negotiate with authorities and trying to seek a solution.

In extreme cases they may occur via IC4You2 out.

Which professionals has access at FQC:


The categories PFR, FPE, FSE and PUM will be mention as FE.

Those groups of professionals are directly related to the professional activities as FE’s.

Interaction between professionals can take place via their own Qualification Circle(QC), but there’s is a possible to combine it with another bid for help via the so-called General Question Circle(GQC). All questions are based on the gathering of knowledge, to improve the professionalism and professional judgement in police investigations and / or the procedures. Questions can never, directly or indirectly, be linked to an up-to-date police investigation.