Award-winning tech firm Forensic Analytics continues Scottish growth

Steve Rick, Forensic Analytics' Edinburgh-based CEO receives the Queens Award for Enterprise: Innovation from the Lord Lieutenant of Hertfordshire

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FORENSIC Analytics, the digital forensics technology company, has further expanded its operations in Scotland following significant contract wins, positive operational outcomes and recognition in the form of a Queen’s Award for Enterprise. 

The company has recently helped police forces around the UK analyse complex communications data to deliver a string of convictions relating to ‘county lines’* drug offences.

The tactics employed are now credited with high guilty plea rates and falling incidents of serious violence due to the overwhelming and irrefutable evidence that can be provided with the assistance of Forensic Analytics’ CSAS software. 

More detail on Forensic Analytics’ role in these positive ‘county lines’ outcomes has been published in an online case study by the highly respected International Association of Chiefs of Police.

Since opening its Edinburgh office, which is led by Chief Executive Steve Rick, Forensic Analytics has grown its Scottish headcount to seven, including hiring respected Celtic FC Head of Marketing and Multimedia Kerry Keenan as Chief Marketing Officer.

The company has also linked up with WiFi Spark to open a Service Desk base in Irvine which will provide 24/7/365 inbound technical support services to Forensic Analytics’ customers across the UK.

In October, the company will partner with Amazon Web Services to deliver a roadshow event in Edinburgh, featuring discussions with law enforcement experts on enhancing digital policing in Scotland. 

Forensic Analytics was founded in 2013 and has revolutionised the way police gather digital forensic evidence with its tactical and strategic software offerings include CSAS, a cell site mapping tool that allows users to analyse complex, diverse data sets and create reports to an evidential standard at speed, changing the face of policing in the digital age. 

Forensic Analytics Chief Executive, Steve Rick, said: “In our field, working in support of law enforcement at a time when over 90% of all crime has a digital component, the need for innovation in tackling the ingenuity of the criminal world has never been greater. Whether it’s drugs, violence against women and girls, kidnap and extortion, or some of the new and emerging trends in criminality like courier fraud where criminals prey on vulnerable members of society, perpetrators continue to innovate and so must we.”

“We’re delighted to continue our growth in Scotland, welcoming Kerry Keenan who brings a wealth of marketing experience to the team and is already building partnerships such as the one with WiFi SPARK.”

Louis Ravensfield, WiFi SPARK Operations Manager, said: “We have worked closely with Forensic Analytics to a build and create a strong bond between our respective companies. The passion, enthusiasm, and commitment to deliver a professional and positive user experience has only been possible through strong working relationships and a can-do attitude.”

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