About the Home Office Scientific Development Branch (HOSDB)
We provide advice and operational support for the Home Office and its partners on any issue relating to science and technology, creating new solutions where none exist. We help the Home Office meet its strategic objectives in policing, crime reduction, counter terrorism, border security and identity management.
About our work
We work in partnership with the Police Service, UK Border Agency and other key stakeholders. More about who we work with. Our work helps the Home Office achieve its key objectives to:
help people feel secure in their homes and communities
cut crime, especially violent, drug and alcohol related crime
lead visible, responsive and accountable policing
protect the public from terrorism
secure our borders and control migration for the benefit of our country
safeguard people's identity and the privileges of citizenship
support the efficient and effective delivery of justice
If you know who you want to speak to, contact 01727 865051. If you are not sure who you need to contact, call our Information Service on 01727 816400 or email us and we will put you in touch with the appropriate person in HOSDB.
How to find us
Read about the Supplier Value Award Programme explaining how the Home Office is driving value for money For terms and conditions of supplying the Home Office see the Commercial Directorate (new window).