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Investigating Officer - Major Crime (Police)

  • Job reference: MC/529
  • Location: Maidstone, Kent
  • Job type: All
  • Area of Expertise: Police
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Job description: Service Care Solutions are looking for an Investigating Officer to work on a contract within the Major Crime unit with a local police force.

Main purpose of the role:
- 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.

- Undertake a range of investigative research through Holmes, PNC and Athena and telephony, maintaining accurate records, analysing information, and producing a range of reports, in order to support the investigation of major crime by the department.

- 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.


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.

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

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