Police Staff Investigator (Level 1)

22221.00 - 24273.00 GBP Annual
03 Aug 2018
17 Aug 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Police Staff Investigator (Level 1) Rugby and Leamington Spa and Nuneaton Fixed Term Contract for 18 months Full time The closing date for this post is 12 noon on Friday 17th August 2018 A strategic alliance has been formed between Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police in order to enable both forces to meet the challenge of reducing policing budgets. By working more closely together the forces will benefit from greater operational and organisational resilience, making us the fourth largest geographic police area in England and Wales. The main purpose of the role is to prevent and detect crime. To investigate criminal activity. To actively participate in a range of evidence gathering and criminal investigation tasks involving victims, witnesses, technical sources and suspects. Main Responsibilities: To undertake the investigation of priority and volume
crime, as defined by Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police, and to actively participate in a range of evidence gathering and investigation at that level, exercising the designated powers. To interview and record the evidence of victims and witnesses in statement form or ABE (Achieving Best Evidence) interview as appropriate, exercising the designated powers. In some cases, this will need to be supported by the gathering of appropriate medical and forensic evidence. To attend scenes of crime and ensure that all available evidence is protected and secured, to maximise forensic opportunities. To liaise with other members and departments of the organisation, with other police forces, partnership and external agencies and the public, to gather evidence and identifying and trace offenders. As necessary, to provide victims and witnesses with regular updates on the progress of investigations in compliance with
the victims' code. To prepare and submit evidential files to the Crown Prosecution Service to the highest of professional standards and meeting the required Manual of Guidance standards in relation to quality, timeliness, disclosure and evidential integrity. To attend court hearings, where necessary, to present the evidence in person. To act as disclosure officer under the Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996 making decisions relating to the relevance of unused material for disclosure to the CPS. To record on relevant police systems in a timely manner, any information / intelligence that relates to criminality and / or public protection or ASB issues. To undertake other duties commensurate with the nature, level of responsibility and grading of this post and in accordance with the designated powers. Experience/Skills: PIP 1 accreditation or a demonstrable knowledge of the
investigation of volume crime. The criminal law, in respect of offences which would fall within the category of volume crime, as defined by Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police. 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. Experience in the investigation of volume crime and providing witness care. Experience in preparation of evidential files. 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 team. The ability to work with partnership and external agencies. Be competent in the use of Information Technology, including Microsoft Packages and other standard PC software, and have the ability to be trained in a variety of both national and local systems. The ability to manage a high caseload, working under pressure and to strict deadlines. Special Conditions: Designated Powers Exercise the following powers designated under the Police Reform Act 2002 and as authorised by the Chief Constables of Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police: • Search Warrants applications • Access to excluded and special procedure material
• Entry and search after arrest • General power of seizure • Access and copying in the case of things seized by constables • Arrest at a police station for another offence • Power to transfer persons into the custody of investigating officers • Power to require arrested person to account for certain matters • Extended powers of seizure. With the exception of warrant applications, these powers are only exercisable within the policing areas of Warwickshire and
West Mercia. Locations • The ability to travel to, and occasionally work from, other locations within the Warwickshire and West Mercia policing areas. Other Must be prepared to occasionally deal with distressing scenes or material. We want our organisation to be as diverse as the community it serves. We welcome applicants from all sections of the community. You will be required as part of Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police recruitment process to successfully complete vetting and credit checks

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