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Civilian Investigator

  • Job reference: MC/345
  • Location: Rugby, Warwickshire
  • Job type: All
  • Area of Expertise: Criminal Justice
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Job description: Service Care Solutions are looking for team of Civilian Investigators to work on a variety of roles throughout Leamington, Rugby and Nuneaton.

This is a ex-officer role, meaning that candidates must have worked directly for a UK based police force in order to be considered.

Job role: 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.

This is a Civilian Investigator (ex-officer) role, meaning that candidates must have worked directly for a UK based police force in order to be considered.

The day to day responsibilities will include:
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.

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).

To be considered for this position, applicants must have experience in the following:
* 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

If you are interested, please ring Martin Cookson on 01772 208962