Assistant Investigator

Hitchin, Hertfordshire
£11.77 per hour
17 Jul 2017
14 Aug 2017
Clearance Level
DV, None / Undisclosed, NPPV, SC
Job Type

Main purpose of the role

Investigate offences involving research, evidence and intelligence gathering.  Utilise designated powers to search, investigate and pursue enquiries.  Prepare and upgrade case files and process prisoners.  Attend and give evidence at court as necessary.  To provide administrative support to enable the efficient provision of service.  To contribute to achieving the Force vision, purpose and values


Key Responsibilities

Ensure the collection of all relevant documentation, information or data that is required by the investigation to form an overall picture of the circumstances including the preparation or upgrade of files to designated standards. 

Accurately gather information, working closely and communicating with all levels of the Constabulary, other Police Forces and external organisations, analysing and interpreting data and bringing any new evidence or intelligence in the enquiry to the notice of an appropriate line manager.

Interview suspects (alone or with colleagues) including using inferences, ensuring at all times the correct treatment of the detained individual.

Carry out interviews with witnesses and victims where appropriate and obtain their statements.

Undertake searches of premises of arrested or detained individuals and where appropriate seize and take control of items for further investigation.

Produce written evidence and, where necessary and appropriate, deliver that evidence in court.


Entry Requirements

Ability to input to and interrogate computer databases.

Ability to operate in customer facing role.

Ability to conduct directed investigations with the public and suspects including taking statements.

Ability to identify investigative opportunities and follow investigative processes.

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