SmartWater’s analytical process has been accredited by UKAS as being compliant with the requirements of the Forensic Science Regulator (FSR) Codes of Practice.
This accreditation is extremely important, as products that are not accredited risk being excluded by the Courts as evidence, making them a waste of money.
As from 1st October 2017, it is a requirement that most categories of forensic science, including laboratory analysis of forensic taggants, is both accredited to ISO 17025 and that the scope of ISO 17025 accreditation includes the FSR Codes of Practice.
This is highly significant because the Criminal Procedure Rules require that non-compliance with the FSR Codes of Practice is declared in any report or statement given to the Courts.
Therefore, there would be a risk that evidence generated by non-compliant forensic products and services would be ruled as inadmissible, or attract adverse comment from the Courts, potentially resulting in a reduction in the value of the evidence.
Thankfully, because of this accreditation, no such risk applies to SmartWater’s products or services and as a result, the company can continue to maintain it’s 100% conviction rate and build on hundreds of convictions, with absolute confidence.