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Police Staff Investigator (PIP Level 2)

  • Job reference: MC/533
  • Location: Worcester, Worcestershire
  • Job type: All
  • Area of Expertise: Police
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Job description: Service Care Solutions are looking for a PIP Level 2 accredited Investigator (former Detective) to work on a major contract in Worcester.

The purpose of the role is to prevent and detect crime.
To investigate criminal activity.
To actively participate in a wide range of evidence gathering and criminal investigation tasks involving victims, witnesses, technical sources and suspects.


1) Investigate offences of crime, and to actively participate in a wide range of evidence gathering and crime investigation tasks. Exercising designated Investigating Officer powers.

2) To interview and record the evidence of victims of crime and witnesses to crime, in statement form or by an ABE interview as appropriate. In some cases this will need to be supported by the gathering of appropriate medical and forensic evidence.

3) To act as liaison officer for victims and witness of crime, and where appropriate support them through the criminal justice process. This will include providing regular and ad hoc updates on investigations to victims of crime as appropriate.

4) To formally interview suspects in a manner that is compliant with PACE and other legislation.

5) To secure and preserve evidence through the proficient use of certain technical equipment. Examples of such technical equipment and IT systems include digital cameras, audio-video recording equipment, CCTV download systems, police intelligence systems, property management systems and file preparation systems.

6) To prepare and submit complete evidential files to the Crown Prosecution Service observing the highest professional standards, and meeting the required Manual of Guidance standards in relation to quality, timeliness and evidential integrity. Then to attend court hearings, where necessary, to present the evidence in person.

- The post holder should have demonstrable knowledge, commensurate to that of a detective constable in the same department, i.e. PIP Level 2:
- Key offences in criminal law including all major offences against the person and against property
- Key aspects of criminal procedure legislation, including the PACE and CPIA
-The fundamental workings of the courts and the wider criminal justice system
-The rules of best evidence, investigative interviewing of both witnesses and suspects, case file preparation and an awareness of forensics

Key Skills:
- A proven all-round investigative ability.
- Possess an analytical mind, a methodical approach and have attention to detail.
- The ability to effectively and efficiently handle and interview victims, witnesses and suspects
- Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to interact with people from all walks of life and communicate with them at a level commensurate with their understanding
- The ability to work as part of a tight-knit team
- The ability to work with other agencies and partners
- Have an aptitude towards Information Technology and have the ability to be trained in a variety of both national and local systems and also be familiar with standard PC software.

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