Police Investigator

Leamington Spa
24813.00 - 29307.00 GBP Annual + GBP24813 - GBP29307/annum
30 May 2018
27 Jun 2018
Public Sector
Contract Type
Investigator - Safeguarding and Investigation

Fixed Term Contract - 18 months - weekdays x 37 hours

GBP24,813 - GBP29,307


RESPONSIBLE TO: Detective Sergeant

LOCATION: Rugby/Nuneaton/Leamington


To prevent and detect crime.

To investigate criminal activity.

To actively participate in a wide range of evidence gathering and criminal investigation tasks involving victims, witnesses, technical sources and suspects.


1. Investigate offences of crime, and to actively participate in a wide range of evidence gathering and crime investigation tasks. Exercising designated Investigating Officer powers.

2. To interview and record the evidence of victims of crime and witnesses to crime, in statement form or by an ABE interview as appropriate. In some cases, this will need to be supported by the gathering of appropriate medical and forensic evidence.

3. To act as liaison officer for victims and witness of crime, and where appropriate support them through the criminal justice process. This will include providing regular and ad hoc updates on investigations to victims of crime as appropriate.

4. To formally interview suspects in a manner that is compliant with PACE and other legislation.

5. To secure and preserve evidence through the proficient use of certain technical equipment. Examples of such technical equipment and IT systems include digital cameras, audio-video recording equipment, CCTV download systems, police intelligence systems, property management systems and file preparation systems.

6. To attend scenes of crime and ensure that all available evidence is protected and secured in order to maximise forensic opportunities (i.e. manage the so-called "Golden Hour").

7. To prepare and submit complete evidential files to the Crown Prosecution Service observing the highest professional standards, and meeting the required Manual of Guidance standards in relation to quality, timeliness, disclosure and evidential integrity. Then to attend court hearings, where necessary, to present the evidence in person. Investigator - Safeguarding and Investigation 2

8. To provide professional specialist advice and knowledge to all colleagues within the organisation in relation to all aspects of crime investigation and case file management.

9. To liaise with other members and departments of the organisation, with other police forces, external agencies and the public in relation to the gathering of evidence, identifying and tracing offenders, and ensuring that all aspects of the investigation are taken into account.

10. To seek and exploit criminal intelligence opportunities in order to prevent and detect crime, and to submit intelligence reports on suspected criminal activity as and when that intelligence becomes available.

11. Undertake any relevant task at the discretion of a detective sergeant or senior investigating officer, as deemed commensurate with the nature, level of responsibility and grading of the post. This may include including the seizure and viewing of evidential material, undertaking house-to-house enquiries, making a media appeal, and undertaking property related enquiries (but this is not an exhaustive list of tasks).

Security level: Security checked and Management Vetted Investigator - Safeguarding and Investigation



The post holder should have demonstrable knowledge, commensurate to that of a detective constable in the same department, i.e. PIP Level 2:

• Key offences in criminal law including all major offences against the person and against property

• Key aspects of criminal procedure legislation, including the PACE and CPIA

• The fundamental workings of the courts and the wider criminal justice system

• The rules of best evidence, investigative interviewing of both witnesses and suspects, case file preparation and an awareness of forensics


• Substantial experience at an equivalent level in a serious and/or complex crime investigation role. Desirable:

• Have attended a Police Intelligence Operatives Course.

Key Skills: The post holder should have:

• A proven all-round investigative ability.

• Possess an analytical mind, a methodical approach and have attention to detail.

• The ability to effectively and efficiently handle and interview victims, witnesses and suspects

• Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to interact with people from all walks of life and communicate with them at a level commensurate with their understanding

• The ability to work as part of a tight-knit team

• The ability to work with other agencies and partners

• Have an aptitude towards Information Technology and have the ability to be trained in a variety of both national and local systems and also be familiar with standard PC software.

• Have excellent communication skills both written and orally and to be able to deliver presentations.

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