About Us

We're passionate about one thing... Your success

Our mission is to deliver quality training with trainers who have the right calibre of experience needed.  We want to take your staff to the next level of competency through Core Skills Refresher and further practitioner support.

We are a team of highly experienced subject matter experts with successful, practical track records who have distinguished themselves during our careers. We now want to pass on this knowledge. We collaborate to ensure that the best possible training is delivered to our students and ongoing support is offered once they leave the training environment.  

We partner with our clients to make sure that the training is bespoke to fit their requirements and links to individual teams, their training needs, procedures and ISO requirements.

We are flexible and able to adapt to varying environments and demands. No two courses are the same, because no two clients are ever the same.

Meet the Team

The Board of Lead Partners

The Lead partners of the Forensic Training Partnership are keen to develop a new style of forensic training organisation that is developed around key factors of  Environmental concerns,  Social responsibilities and its own organisational Governance.

It is a new breed of organisation focused on people not profit, putting not only our training partners but the students we teach and the senior managers from organisations that employ staff to deliver forensic services at the heart of what we do.

tonja fritz-johnson from the forensic training partnership

Tonja Fritz-Johnson


With over 30 years of photography experience of which 22 years was spent at Thames Valley Police under her belt, Tonja has developed her skills in training too.  As one of the Lead Partners in Forensic Training Partnership she is keen to develop strong relationships with clients for a sustainable business.

martin bloomfield from the forensic training partnership

Martin Bloomfield


With over 45 years experience in photography, 26 years spent in Sussex Police within Crime Scene Investigation and latterly running a number of businesses, Martin is keen to disrupt the forensic training sector with new ideas and opportunities.

Sarah Thirkell - Forensic Training Partnership Lead Partner

Sarah Thirkell

Lead Partner

Started her career in 1991 as a Scenes of Crime Officer.  She progressed to become a Crime Scene Coordinator for Thames Valley Police.  Sarah has gone on to use her expertise as a trainer, leading many Initial and Advanced Crime Scene Investigator courses as well as Crime Scene Managers and other courses.

Forensic Training Partners

Here is a growing list of highly knowledgeable and experienced training partners.  We will  find the right trainers for you.

Deborah Ryder Forensic Archaeologist

Deborah Ryder

Forensic Archaeologist

Deborah has supported numerous police forces with forensic archaeological expertise since 2013, working on a diverse range of scenes and cases, including several mass fatality and DVI incidences. 

Accredited Forensic Archaeologist at member level (MCIfA) with the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA), a member of the CIfA Forensic Archaeology Expert Panel and Register (FAEP) and a certified Forensic Anthropologist (FRAI, FA-III) with the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland. She is also a member of the Chartered Society of Forensic Science (MCSFS), the British Association for Human Identification (BAHID) and the British Association for Forensic Anthropology (BAFA)

julienne Foster - UK Fingerprint expert

Julienne Foster

Fingerprint Expert

With over 22 years’ experience as a forensic practitioner, specialising in fingerprints, Julienne qualified as a fingerprint expert in 2002, developing her skills to become a qualified trainer and team manager at the College of Policing (CoP).

She has extensive experience working in the UK delivering Fingerprint Programmes to UK police and law enforcement agencies. Working overseas, Julienne has successfully delivered the Foreign & Commonwealth fingerprint initiative in Kenya and implementing a Fingerprint Programme in the Middle East, in United Arab Emirates, Oman and Bahrain. Later in 2023 she will be delivering a course in Sweden.  Julienne is an accredited ILM Leadership and Management assessor.

Jo Millington - UK Blood splatter expert

Jo Millington

Blood Pattern Analysis

Jo has extensive UK and international expertise in Blood Pattern Analysis (BPA) interpretation and training and over 20 years of experience in forensic investigation including 100s of major & critical incidents.  Experienced and accomplished forensic scientist, committed to delivering high quality forensic science and presenting a robust and balanced evaluation of scientific evidence.  Jo offers a range of training courses in BPA that are based on standards set by the international scientific community and support the investigation of major and critical incidents. 

Specialism: Blood Pattern Analysis (BPA) - development and delivery of BPA training, including 40-hour course recognised by the IABPA and BPA Advisor, including to the Forensic Science Regulator in the development of a discipline standard.

Jess Adams FTP Partner CSI Trainer

Jess Adams

Crime Scene Investigator Trainer

Having graduated first as a Biochemistry student and then completing a Masters in Forensic Science, Jess has extensive experience of forensic investigation, having been employed with Thames Valley Police as a crime scene investigator for over 20 years. Prior to this role she was employed as a microbiologist in an environmental monitoring lab for several years. Jess has worked as a forensic training consultant for the last few years with involvement in all levels of training input from Level 1 to Crime Scene Management. She has also been involved in some of the performance aspects of crime scene investigation and has a good knowledge of the accreditation systems.

Martin Bloomfield, Tonja Fritz-Johnson and Sarah Thirkell from the Forensic Training Partnership

Our Mission Statement

We are committed to providing top-quality forensic training services to the police and other public sectors in the UK. Our mission is to improve the skills and knowledge of law enforcement professionals, ultimately leading to safer and more just communities.

In pursuing our mission, we are also dedicated to promoting environmental sustainability, social responsibility and strong governance practices. We recognise the importance of protecting the planet and are committed to minimising our environmental impact by reducing waste, conserving resources and promoting eco-friendly practices in all aspects of our operations.

We also believe that businesses have a responsibility to give back to the communities they serve. That's why we are committed to supporting social causes and initiatives that align with our values, such as promoting diversity and inclusion, supporting education and training programs and contributing to local charities and non-profit organisations.

Finally, we recognise that strong governance is essential to achieving our mission and upholding our values. We are committed to operating with integrity, transparency, accountability and to adhering to the highest ethical standards in all our activities. We believe that by embodying these principles, we can build trust with our stakeholders and contribute to a better world for all.

Get in touch, let's have a coffee together and talk about your needs

Are you needing support for developing your teams' expertise in carrying out forensic examinations, whether that's recovery of potential exhibits or photography and video of the crime scene?  Please get in touch, whether that's over the phone, Teams/Google Meet or even better face to face, let's kick things off now and contact us for an informal chat.