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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on this role.