Expired on: Feb 14, 2024

We are currently recruiting for a Professional Standard Department Investigative Officer in Preston.


Pay rate: PAYE 13.14-16.29 per hour

Contract duration: Temporary ongoing

Department: Police



To manage and participate in a wide range of evidence-gathering and crime- investigation duties for Serious and Complex crime and to ensure that any evidence obtained is recorded, secured, and preserved in a timely and appropriate manner. To interview suspects and provide support and assistance to other investigations as required by supervision.



  • To provide an investigative response to incidents and received intelligence
  • To secure, preserve and gather evidence within Investigations in order to prove or disprove information and establish facts, relating to allegations of misconduct or criminal acts by employees or volunteers.
  • To manage the processing of appeals, including but not limited to maintaining accurate records, liaison with complainants, formulation of response letters/reports and updating complainants.
  • To have contact with members of the public in person, on the phone and through written correspondence. Obtain details of complaints and misconduct and where possible resolve these complaints.
  • Compile detailed investigation reports and case files, conducting criminal or misconduct interviews and presenting evidence to criminal courts or misconduct meetings/hearings as required.
  • To provide specialist advice, guidance and support to divisional staff in respect of allegations, complaints and investigations and deliver PSD training packages to internal and external customers as required.
  • To mentor and support the professional development of Police Investigation Officers
  • To conduct serious and complex criminal investigations, plan and manage own workload, and retain responsibility as the officer-in-case.
  • To provide support to victims and witnesses and assess their need for further support throughout the criminal justice process.
  • To interview victims and witnesses and obtain statements in relation to serious and complex investigations.
  • To interview suspects in relation to serious and complex criminal investigations.
  • To use internal IT systems to research and maintain records regarding individuals and investigations.
  • To complete comprehensive investigation reports and case files.
  • To present evidence to CPS and at court
  • To be flexible in providing cover within the normal place of work and across the county.
  • To support, where required, the investigation of priority and volume crime.
  • To carry out any other duties which are consistent with the nature, responsibilities and grading of the post.




– Experience of conducting successful Volume and Priority Crime investigations, both proactive and re active.

– Experience of investigating crime.

– Experience of gathering critical evidence by interviewing victims, significant witnesses and suspects.

– Experience and knowledge of the Criminal Justice System relating to the PACE Act, including searching premises, handling exhibits, interviewing suspects, and CPIA 1996, relating to disclosure

– Experience of maintaining & interrogating computerised systems and manual filing systems

– Experience of dealing with members of the public

– Experience of communicating at all levels with a wide range of audiences.

– Experience of working effectively and efficiently as part of a team, and working with minimal supervision.

– Experience of working on own initiative, investigating problems, developing solutions and taking appropriate timely action to resolve them

– Experience of dealing with difficult situations or conflict

– Experience of maintaining strict confidentiality using tact and diplomacy where appropriate.


– Knowledge of intelligence gathering procedure and policies.

– Experience of using police databases to research and record information.

– Experience of working in partnership with other departments and agencies




– Qualified to PIP Level 1.

– PIP level 2 trained and accredited or willing to complete the PIP2 programme within 12 months of attending the course.


-To have passed the National Investigator’s Exam (NIE)



– Ability to travel on business when required.

– A flexible approach towards working practice and working hours.

– Full driving licence

– Willing for appropriate vetting commensurate to role


Apply online or contact Lucia De Felice on 07425 757587. You can also email lucia@peelsolutions.co.uk for more information on this role.

Job Category: Investigative
Job Type: Temporary
Job Location: Lancashire
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