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Crime Scene Investigator (Police)

  • Job reference: MC/520
  • Location: Preston, Lancashire
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Police
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Job description: Service Care Solutions are looking for an experienced Crime Scene Investigator to work on a contract which has become available with the local Police Service in Lancashire.

The main purpose of this role is to undertake photographic and video tasks relevant to the CSI role in support of Police investigations.
To record intelligence and evidence in compliance with local and national procedures.
And to provide scene and evidence preservation advice to Police Officers, Police Staff and partners when required.

Main duties:
 Manage the evidence recovery process and scenes when required.
 Undertake fingerprint task relevant to the CSI role in support of Police investigations in compliance with local and national procedures. This will include the fingerprinting of cadavers and other persons for identification and elimination purposes.
 Search for and recover forensic evidence at incident scenes in support of Police investigations in compliance with local and national procedures. To include the taking possession of evidence from victims, suspects, witnesses and cadavers (in some instances in support of medical or
pathological examinations.
 Contribute to the national intelligence model ensuring intelligence is handled in compliance with local procedures.
 Process evidence and intelligence in compliance with policies and procedures.
 Attending relevant meetings and providing advice to Police officers and Police Staff on forensic and scientific support matters.
 Preparing statements and giving evidence in court.
 Undertake the CSI role when required to support other law enforcement agencies and government departments.
 Complete all administrative procedures relevant to the role.
 Apply a citizen focused approach ensuring a high quality service is delivered to the public.
 Maintaining stocks of all relevant CSI/forensic consumables and equipment. Maintain equipment and vehicles used for crime scene work and all the crime scene investigation facilities.
 Perform the role exercising powers designated by the Chief Constable under the Police Reform Act 2002.

Essential Criteria:
Applicants are advised that minimum training will be provided, so the below is of critical importance.
Applicants must be experienced in, and have knowledge of:
- Successfully completed the Crime Scene Examiners Training course and the Foundation Course.
- Photographic, scientific or forensic experience
- Experience of having performed scenes of crime duties
- Experience of working on own initiative, investigating problems, developing solutions and taking appropriate timely action to resolve them
- Knowledge of Health & Safety, Equal Opportunities, Data Protection Principles and Community & Race Relations Legislation/issues

University qualifications will not be taken into account for this position.

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