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Evidence Management Officer

Job Description

Service Care Solutions are looking for an Evidence Management Officer to work within the Merseyside Police on a 12-month contract.

Location: Merseyside

Job role/responsibilities:
To provide an Evidence Management function including inventory control and disposal of evidence and property. This includes the review, retention, storage, and disposal of items including cash, drugs and firearms.

  • Use Niche and bar coding for recording, auditing, moving, reviewing, and storing crime exhibits, ensuring evidential integrity for prosecutions, including high-value items.
  • Travel to any force location to move evidence, updating locations in Niche for a full audit trail, ensuring security and integrity during transit for evidential continuity.
  • Review evidence based on officer input, applying knowledge of policies, legislation, and professional practice to decide on retention, return, or disposal. Follow appropriate routes, complying with EMU, Health, and Safety, ensuring evidence store capacity.
  • Retrieve, quality assure, risk assess, and prepare forensic submissions for transfer to a Forensic Service Provider or Forensic Submissions Department. Receive returns, conduct administrative processes, check-in on Niche, ensuring adherence to protocols, ISO Accreditation 17025, and support for prosecution.
  • Receive, retrieve, and store evidence, adhering to Health and Safety and warehouse protocols, using equipment for efficiency and safety.
  • Understand evidence management performance, exhibit/found property processes, legislation, force policies, and procedures. Provide information internally and externally for effective evidence management service.
  • Provide statements for case continuity, attend court if required, supporting the prosecution process for justice.
  • Undertake responsibilities related to information management, data quality, information sharing, intelligence, and information security per the Authorised Professional Practice (APP) on Information Management by the College of Policing, including Home Office Code of Practice on MoPI.

Knowledge/Experience required:

  • Proficient in Niche RMS and HMCTS exhibits procedures for accurate property recording storage, retrieval, and disposal.
  • Strong interpersonal and written/verbal communication skills for frequent contact with internal/external stakeholders, providing guidance on EMU processes and disposal/retention.
  • Effective planning and prioritisation skills, self-motivated to handle high pressures and heavy workloads, making decisions based on initiative and available information.
  • Ability to train and support police staff on Niche RMS data operations, for both temporary and permanent members.
  • Computer literate in Microsoft Windows NT, Excel, Word, Outlook, Force Intranet, PNC, Webstorm, Socrates, Corvus, MEND, RAFTS, and Niche RMS.
  • Full UK driving license required; drivers passing test post-1/1/97 need additional training. Must move significant volumes of items, attend a Manual Handling Course, and operate mobile elevated work platform and mini forklift (training provided).
  • Broad knowledge of police procedures and ethical standards to promote a positive image of the team and Merseyside Police.

If you are interested in this role or want further discussion, please contact Lewis O'Donnell either via email: or tel: 01772208962. Alternatively, if you have any friend or colleagues that might be interested, please feel free to refer them as we a have a referral scheme of up to £250 in place.