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Investigative Support Officer (Police)

  • Job reference: MC/516
  • Location: Ashton-Under-Lyne, Greater Manchester
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Police
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Job description: Service Care Solutions are looking for an Investigative Support Officer to work on a major contract which has become available with the local Police Service in Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester.

The purpose of this role is to provide investigative support to the Major Incident Team (MIT), by taking responsibility for functions concerned with the investigations into murder and Major Crime Investigation.

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

To perform roles within the Major Incident Room as directed by the SIO, including action allocating, reading/receiving, disclosure, CCTV and exhibits management.

Duties of the role:

*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.


Essential Criteria:
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*

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

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