Central submissions unit

Crime scene investigation

The Central Submissions unit (CSU) is responsible for all forensic submissions from the Force.

The role of the CSU is to quality control forensic samples for examination by Forensic Science Service Providers (FSSPs) to ensure continuity and retain forensic integrity of each sample.

Every sample sent to a FSSP for examination has a cost implication to the force. It is the job of the unit to review and evaluate all the evidence and advise on the most cost efficient method of providing forensic evidence in a case.