Crime Decision Maker
Crime Decision Maker
Fixed Term Contract until 31st March 2018
Full time – 37 hours per week
The closing date for this post is 12 noon on Tuesday 21st March 2017.
Interviews will be held on Monday 10th April 2017.
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 this role is to supervise the crime recording and investigation process for volume crime across Warwickshire and West Mercia police forces, ensuring compliance with standardised crime policies and procedures.
To review crime records during the initial screening process ensuring quality and compliance with Home Office Counting Rules (HOCR) and National Crime Recording Standards (NCRS), and related information in line with current Annual Data Requirements.
To supervise the criminal investigations and incident handling undertaken by telephone investigators and direct initial investigation plans in relation to all criminal investigations.
To act as single point of contact (SPOC) on behalf of the Force Crime Registrar for day to day HOCR / NCRS advice, enquiries and compliance.
Commend and challenge good and sub-standard investigative performance in matters of volume crime and address issues with supervisors and managers.
Support, guide and advise team supervisors in the direction of crime investigations by their staff.
To identify crime trends during the crime validation process in order to drive crime reduction opportunities.
To disseminate good practice and learning from crime investigation and crime recording processes.
To act as the Designated Decision Maker as contained within HOCRs.
To undertake other duties commensurate with the nature, level of responsibility and grading of this post, including supervision of staff in the absence of the Crime Bureau Supervisor, as required.
5 A-C grade GCSE’s (or equivalent) including English Language
Knowledge of National Standards of Incident Recording, National Crime Recording Standards and Home Office Counting Rules
An understanding of relevant legislation (e.g. Data Protection Act, Criminal and Common Law) and its application.
Proven experience working in a busy crime management environment
Proven Supervisory experience.
Experience of supervision a criminal investigation.
Proven ability to work to strict deadlines managing a high and diverse workload
Excellent communication skills both orally and in written form with a wide range of people
Ability to evaluate information, making informed decisions based on knowledge and communicating this to relevant audience.
Competent in the use of IT including Microsoft packages or equivalent
Shift working including nights and weekends.
The duties of this post involve occasional exposure to material containing explicit information concerning sexual offences and child abuse.
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.