Investigative Support Officer (Ashton under lynne)
We are currently recruiting an Investigative Support Officer based in Ashton under Lynne on a 6 – 12 month contract.
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.
MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• 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.
• To support the processes regarding seized material and exhibits including:
– ensure labelling, recording and safe handling of all exhibits.
– manage or assist as required in the recording, inputting of exhibits onto the HOLMES2 database and entering property and exhibits into the property system when items are transferred to divisional property stores.
– undertake the examination of all seized articles in particular the viewing of CCTV, DVD, videos and where appropriate material held in computer format e.g. floppy discs, CD ROM. Preparing viewing logs and evidencing including taking of witness statements to prove provenance and continuity of exhibits. Including presentation of CCTV and other images into a computerised digital format to aid briefings and delivery of evidential presentation of such material for the SIO, investigation team and Crown Prosecution
• When required, provide a balanced, accurate and reliable summary of tape-recorded interviews in accordance with the Manual of Guidance.
• Conduct research on persons of interest with internal police departments and external agencies e.g. GMPICs, OIS, VIS, Crime Recording, PNC, HOLMES2.
• To complete proof reading of typed documentation in MIR including officers’ reports, witness statements, transcripts of interviews etc.
• To manage or assists as required in MIR documentation including filing and storing of disclosure documentation and transfer to murder library, or assist in this process.
• To support the warrants process including
– prepare paperwork in relation to obtaining search warrants from the Courts.
– In conjunction with police officers, execute search warrants and undertake searches.
• To perform the role of telephone investigator as directed by the SIO.
• On behalf of the SIO when requested to perform the role of Reader, Receiver and Disclosure
• To assist in the completion of files and associated paperwork in respect of prosecutions. Where directed by the SIO act as case officer in Category ‘C’ murder and homicide investigations, submitting time bound full and complete files of evidence to national standards for review by Crown Prosecution Service
• To work with partners in both the judicial and coronial system, forensic service providers and other stakeholders in preparation for trial at Crown Court, Coroners inquest process and other hearings such as Serious Case Review’s. To represent the SIO during these processes as required.
• To attend crown court trials and coroner’s inquests as case officer giving evidence as required and providing support to the prosecution team and/or coroner throughout the process. To represent the SIO during these processes as required.
• To prepare time-bound complete files of evidence for Coroners inquest purposes.
• To assist in the processing of detained persons including obtaining fingerprints, photograph, DNA etc and other documentation.
• To promote and comply with GMP’s policies on health and safety both in the delivery of services and the treatment of others.
• Comply with and promote equality legislation and policies on diversity and equality. Take steps to eliminate unlawful discrimination, advance equality of opportunity and foster good relations
• To fully participate in the development review process
• If you have responsibility for staff; to manage staff development, performance and attendance using appropriate policy and procedure.
• To comply with the requirements of the policies on Drug and Alcohol testing – requirements in respect of specific posts/ roles are described in the policies which are available on the Intranet/SharePoint.
• All staff and officers must adhere to and comply with Data Protection, Freedom of Information and Human Rights legislation and the Authorised Professional Practice (Information Management). It is the responsibility of all staff and officers to maintain data quality and security. Therefore when inputting, updating and using information, you are to ensure that it is Accurate, Adequate, Relevant and Timely (AART), and that it is used / disclosed for business purposes only and kept secure. The most current guidance and advice in respect of compliance with the legislation and information / records management standards can be found on the Information Management Intranet site/Information Services SharePoint site.
• Supervisors and managers have the additional responsibility of ensuring that staff undertake the appropriate training and fully understand and apply the required Force policy, procedures and information / records management standards in the course of their duties. Supervisors and managers should ensure that staff / officers understand their responsibilities in maintaining data quality and security and have appropriate processes in place to monitor compliance.
• To carry out such other duties which are consistent with the nature, responsibilities and grading of the post.
Apply online or contact Lloyd on 01925 377 878 for more information.