Investigation Officers (Major Crime)

Police
Contract
Maidstone/North Kent Police Station (Northfleet)
Kent
£18.00 - £23.56 per hour
United Kingdom

Servoca Resourcing Solutions are in search of x6 Investigating Officers (Major Crime) to work for a Kent Police on a temporary contract basis.

Role Overview:

Assist investigations carried out by the Major Crime Department and, when required, other Departments and Divisions, undertaking a range of duties, including obtaining witness statements, managing exhibits, obtaining and viewing CCTV recordings, and general research investigative duties, in order to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of investigations undertaken by the Department.

Key Responsibilities - Please note this list is not exhaustive:

  • Interview witnesses and victims of crime, including Achieving Best Evidence (ABE) interviews with vulnerable witnesses and assist in regard to suspect interviews, taking high quality, accurate statements for inclusion into case files and undertaking assessment of the veracity of statements and the potential reliability of witnesses in Court. Perform the role of house-to-house co-ordinator as required
  • Manage the seizure and viewing of CCTV tapes, viewing material, analysing information, and recording elements in comprehensive reports of evidential and intelligence value, in order to provide expert evidence in person at court in support of investigations.
  • Manage the seizure and viewing of CCTV tapes, viewing material, analysing information, and recording elements in comprehensive reports of evidential and intelligence value, in order to provide expert evidence in person at court in support of investigations.
  • Support and advise the families of victims of major crime, providing information and support surrounding case progress and the judicial system, in order to ensure that families receive appropriate support and to assist investigations.
  • Assist in major crime searches, and act as exhibits officer when appointed, ensuring the integrity of evidence retrieved, recording receipt of exhibits, organising the storage and appropriate security of exhibits, including the handling of hazardous materials and returning items when authorised to do so, in order to ensure the continuity of evidence and the correct recording of physical evidence and property.
  • Attend Court to represent the Force as case exhibits officer, organising and producing exhibits as requested and providing evidence surrounding the integrity of systems, in order to support the smooth progress of each case through the judicial system
  • Build complete and correctly compiled case papers, witness and exhibit lists, undertaking the case disclosure role wherever necessary, incorporating giving evidence in person at court to ensure that high professional standards and evidential integrity are achieved on each case
  • Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of relevant legislation and force policy, for example criminal law, PACE and CPIA and RIPA, in order to ensure major crime investigations and documentation is of the highest standard and complies with such legislation and policy.

Essential Criteria:

  • Knowledge of the law and legal procedures surrounding the investigation of crime, a thorough knowledge of PACE, associated codes of practice and the CPIA, together with the rules of evidence.
  • Investigative experience including taking statements and gathering and recording evidence
  • At least two years' experience in an operational police environment is essential
  • PIP 2 accredited or equivalent experience
  • Practical knowledge and experience of intelligence packages and the ability to undertake advanced searches and checks on Holmes, Athena and PNC

Pay Rate: £18.00 per hour PAYE/£23.56 per hour UMBRELLA

Location: 4 vacancies for North Kent Police Station near Northfleet, 2 Vacancies for Maidstone

Contract Length: 3 months initially with a view to extend

If you are interested in the role please send through an updated CV or click below to apply.

Servoca Resourcing Solutions is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy. We are an equal opportunity employer with a diverse workforce. We provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and specialise in police recruitment skills related roles

 

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