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Investigation Support Officer (Police)

  • Job reference: MC/404
  • Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Police
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Job description: Service Care Solutions are looking for a Investigation Support Officer to work on a full-time contract at a Police Station in Manchester.

To act as investigating officer in investigations, taking responsibility for evidence gathering, assist in file preparation and submission and the management of cases throughout the prosecution and Crown Court trial process.

To provide investigative support to the Major Incident Team (MIT), by taking responsibility for functions concerned with the investigations into Major Crime Investigation.


The nature of this role means that all the level of the duties and responsibilities listed below will apply to all the posts. Individual post holders will be expected to carry out any of the duties as they progress through the career grade

*To understand and provide administrative support for the core functions of the Major Incident Team in accordance with MIRSAP, answer telephone enquiries, obtain and accurately record information, completing and submitting messages into the Incident Room. To record and maintain accurate financial records and expenditure.

*Act as Investigating Officer within a Major Incident Room, investigating allocated 'actions' as required and gathering evidence to the required standards in support of prosecution cases

*To support witness management including:
-obtain statements from witnesses including police officers, professional and expert witnesses, ensuring that statements are accurate in detail and submitted into the MIR
-interview witnesses to obtain detailed witness accounts or comprehensive witness statements as appropriate to the circumstances.
-ensure witnesses are contacted and transported to and from court where required
-provide appropriate support to such witnesses throughout the criminal process.

*When required, provide a balanced, accurate and reliable summary of recorded interviews in accordance with the Manual of Guidance.

*Conduct research on persons of interest with internal police departments and external agencies e.g. GMPICs, OIS, VIS, Crime Recording, PNC, HOLMES2.

*To complete proof reading of typed documentation in MIR including officers' reports, witness statements, transcripts of interviews etc.


Knowledge of Criminal Law and procedures relating to the role, particularly understanding of PACE and CPIA and Police procedures.

Knowledge and experience of the police service*.

Knowledge of Criminal Procedures Investigations Act and disclosure processes through out the whole judicial process from charge to case disposal.

Knowledge of RIPA as an investigative tool.

Knowledge of fixed MIRSAP roles within an incident room.


Experience of research and/or analytical skills.

Experience of serious and major crime investigation.

Experience of suspect interviewing.

Experience of attending and giving evidence in criminal court proceedings.

Trained in MSS, PNC, HOLMES, GMPICS and the CIH system*

All successful applicants will be subject to NPPV (Non Police Personal Vetting) checks before employment can commence.

If this looks like a role you are interested in, please call Martin Cookson on 01772 208962.