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North Surrey Investigating Officer

Job Description

Service Care Solutions are recruiting for a Investigative Officer to work in Staines. Please see below for more information and to apply contact Lewis on 01772 20892.

Role: Investigative Officer

Location: Staines or Reigate

Wage: £18.01- £23.04 per hour

Contract: 12 months +

1. Job Purpose

1.1 To work as part of the Domestic Abuse Team (DAT) undertaking necessary enquiries including, but not limited to, statement taking, exhibit handling, witness and victim contact and undertaking prisoner processing through interview and initial file preparation and submission.

1.2 To prepare court files in respect of early first hearings (expedited files) and early administrative hearings (remand files) and to prepare internal files in respect of those offenders suitable for caution, reprimand or final warning

2. Key Accountabilities

2.1 To maintain a workload of domestic and honour-based abuse investigations, allocated upon PIP level. To also assist the team with other criminal investigations and any subsequent arrest of any suspects. To ensure a high standard of case building.

2.2 To prepare and conduct formal interviews under caution in accordance with the provisions of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (PACE), with persons held in police detention. To ensure that concise and accurate statements are recorded, meet the required evidential quality standards and comply with guidelines laid down by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).

2.3 Where appropriate, complete house-to-house enquiries, property related enquiries and the taking of fingerprints for elimination purposes

2.4 Assist with searches following the arrest of an individual and, where appropriate, seize and retain evidential property or other items.

2.5 To process and document prisoners, where appropriate and in accordance with the legislation on consent of the detainees, secure DNA samples, record and transmit fingerprints, and photograph. To ensure that the evidence is gathered and complies with the provisions of PACE and court procedures

2.6 To secure and preserve the continuity of evidence and exhibits. To ensure that evidence is gathered and complies with PACE and force procedures.

2.7 To complete and submit all information source data relevant to any prisoner charged, or cautioned in accordance with national and force procedures relating to PNC Phoenix applications. To ensure that such data is complete and transmitted within the agreed timescales.

2.8 To prepare and submit prosecution files for presentation to the CPS or Court to the required Manual of Guidance standard (quality and timeliness) in order to assist with the prosecution of offenders

3. Knowledge, Skills and Experience

It is essential that the post holder has/is:

    1. Proven experience in investigation matters and of conducting interviews to a high standard.

It is desirable that the post holder has/is:
An awareness of equality and diversity issues in the working environment.

  • An understanding of Data Protection issues in order to ensure that information is handled and filed correctly.
  • Knowledge of custody procedures in relation to prisoner detention and processing.
  • A flexible and creative approach to problem solving.