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Director of Forensics Tracy Alexander speaks ‘Off the Cuff’ – the City of London Police’s unique podcast look at forensics in policing

Welcome to Off the Cuff, the City of London Police podcast.

Here at the City of London Police, we have a history of trying new things, so we’ve recorded a series of interviews with officers and staff from across the force to shed some light on what goes on behind the scenes at a busy, modern police force.

EPISODE TWO – Tracy Alexander, director of forensic services for the City, on the realities of forensics, fingerprints, and more.

In our second episode, we hear from City of London Police Director of Forensic Services Tracy Alexander as she goes into detail about the realities of forensics, fingerprints, and more in modern British policing.

Tracy also gives a fascinating overview of her career, how she started out in policing, and some of the challenges she faces in her field.

We also hear about some of the major cases Tracy has worked on, and her work investigating miscarriages of justice.


Simply visit our iTunes podcast listing, available from the iTunes website or the ‘podcasts’ app on an iPhone.

Alternatively, download from the City of London Police website.


In Off the Cuff, we want to share stories of the men and women ‘behind the badge’, and to give you real insight on what makes police officers – and a police force – tick.

As well as officer interviews, this initial series of episodes will feature historical pieces, and offbeat stories which might usually go uncovered. Each of these stories will give you an intimate and honest glimpse at the real City of London Police – our values, our identity, and our people. 

Over the course of the six weeks, Off the Cuff will hear from City of London Police commissioner Ian Dyson QPM; Chief Inspector Hector McKoy about changing public perceptions of policing within minority communities; Sgt Pete Lucas explains why policing is like a marriage; and a historical episode looking at the intriguing forgotten history of City of London Police officer C.H. Rolph.


Amused? Confused? Whatever your feedback, we’re keen to hear what you think of the City of London Police podcast. Email or tweet @CityPolice on Twitter with your thoughts, feedback, or other suggestions.

New episodes in this first season will be uploaded once a fortnight, and are written, hosted, edited and uploaded by the City of London Police corporate communications team, at no additional cost to the force.

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