Forensic Assist website

Get in touch

To find out more about ESR's work and services it can provide, use one of the channels below

or email

The Forenisc Assist site has been shut down and we apologise for any inconvenience. 

We are actively  looking into alternative ways to access the Forensic Evidence Guidelines and the Who’s Got My Case search.

In the interim if you are seeking information from “The Forensic Evidence Guidelines” please contact Dr Steve Cordiner on or 049140633.


Contacting ESR - 0800 FORENSIC

Contact the on-call forensic scientist in your district for support at a crime scene, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: 0800 FORENSIC (0800 367 367)


Using FaceTime at a scene

When NZ Police would like a visual appraisal of a scene or evidence, a video link with ESR's on-call forensic scientist can be made using the Facetime app and the following ESR Facetime numbers:

  • Bay of Plenty, Waikato, Counties Manakau, Auckland, Waitemata and Northland: 027 452 0841
  • Wellington, Central, Eastern: 027 442 8452
  • South Island Districts: 027 222 5115


ESR's physical addresses

For evidence drop-off, use one of the following addresses: