QFIS can help your agency prepare for formal accreditation, implement quality assurance programs, or evaluate and improve the effectiveness of existing programs.
- Is your agency seeking forensic accreditation through ASCLD/LAB or FQS, police accreditation through CALEA, or forensic science academic accreditation through AAFS/FEPAC? QFIS can help. We will help you understand the requirements, help you prepare necessary documentation for accreditation, and guide you through the process.
- Even if you cannot achieve full accreditation now but want to improve your existing quality assurance program to better ensure that your agency is performing excellent work, QFIS can help. Depending on your needs, we offer services such as conducting an external assessment of your operations, helping you develop standard operating procedures and written guidelines, and tailoring quality systems to your agency's specific needs and practices.
QFIS experts have over 50 years of experience in forensic science and police agencies. They have working knowledge of inspections, accreditation standards, writing effective policies and procedures, and quality assurance programs in these arenas. With QFIS's unique skills and personalized service, you will achieve your quality service goals.
The public trusts programs that are accredited. It is increasingly important for crime laboratories, police departments, and academic institutions with forensic science degree programs to be accredited. Having a system with a robust quality assurance program that meets industry standards through a nationally recognized accreditation process will improve the service you provide and will:
- increase funding and revenue to your agency through eligibility for federal funding and competitive leverage as an accredited institution
- minimize errors and ease the admission of evidence into court through the adoption of training programs and standardized procedures
- increase enrollment in your academic program (as more crime laboratory employers hire students from accredited institutions, more students opt for accredited forensic science degree programs)
- expand collaborative partnerships with other accredited agencies for resources, expertise, research, and information-sharing
- improve employee morale and promote transparency in your organization
- enhance the quality of service provided to stakeholders in the community by ensuring that only highly qualified practitioners are used to handle, analyze, and present results of evidence