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Police Investigator - Professional Standards Department

  • Job reference: MC/520
  • Location: Biggleswade, Bedfordshire
  • Job type: All
  • Area of Expertise: Police
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Job description: Service Care Solutions are looking for a Police Investigator to work on a contract within the local forces Professional Standard Department (PSD), which has become available in Biggleswade.

The main purpose of the role is to carry out the key generic responsibilities of an investigator, including investigating criminal, Gross Misconduct and complaint cases to include research, evidence and intelligence gathering.

GENERIC RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Identify and complete relevant enquiries within case investigation in order to support investigations into public complaints or misconduct.
- Identify witnesses and other relevant individuals to ascertain what evidence or information they can provide.
- Identify opportunities for gathering and preservation of evidence. Forensic, electronic or written.
- Seize and analyse evidence Provide analysis of that evidence allowing senior managers to make determinations on case direction.
- Analyse collected evidence and Intelligence provided in all forms to support investigations.
- Provide instructions to others in the best way of preserving evidence to support investigations.
- Gather and collate evidence and intelligence for the production of a case file for submission to Crown Prosecution Service and or Head of Investigations allowing determination of case progress.
- To act as officer in case (OIC) and lead on decision making within the case.
- Complete investigation reports detailing fully investigative actions and findings.

SPECIALIST PSD RESPONSIBILITIES:
- To conduct criminal, conduct and public complaint investigations as directed by the Appropriate Authority.
- To complete severity assessments during an investigation to decide whether there is an indication that there may be criminal offences or breaches of standards of professional behaviour and to consult with the Appropriate Authority.
- To make determinations where conduct notices have been served as to whether there is a case to answer on the balance of probability.
- To make determinations where conduct notices have not been served as to whether an allegation is upheld or not upheld.
- To make referrals to the IPCC as per the statutory guidance when the criteria is met during investigations.
- Carry out the role of specific point of contact (spoc) for the IPCC in respect of Independent complaint and conduct Investigations.
- To consult and negotiate with legal Counsel in respect of cases appearing before public gross misconduct hearings.
- Present cases / give evidence at staff and officer disciplinary proceedings having ensured that the evidence presented has been accurately and effectively researched, investigated and presented.

DESIGNATED POLICE POWERS:
- Power to undertake Section 18 searches.
- Power to seize items for further investigation.
- Power of administrative arrest (further arrest of person in custody admitting further offences).
- Power to arrest a person surrendering on bail at a police station.

Entry Requirements
- Proven investigative ability relating to complex crime civil cases acting as the officer in the case
- Proven investigative interview skills.
- Proven ability to provide high quality written reports
- Proven ability to manage a high case load and the ability to priorities.
- A working understanding of the Criminal Justice System.
- Ability to interrogate databases to obtain information required.
- Ability to prepare documentation for case files and presenting case at proceedings.

Training Requirements
The post holder will be expected to undertake necessary training/coaching in accordance with the role, including where required:
- Interview Training
- PIP1 accreditation
- PIP2 accreditation

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