Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police

Investigative Support Officer

£11110 - £12136 per annum
04 Jan 2019
18 Jan 2019
Recruitment Team
Clearance Level
Job Type

Investigative Support Officer 

Rugby, Warwickshire 

Permanent Contract

Part Time (18.5 hours) wk1: Mon, Tue & Wed - wk2: Thur & Fri 0800 – 1600)

The closing date for this post is 12 noon on Friday 18th January 2019

Interviews will be held W/C 11th February 2019

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 Operate and supervise the use of the Home Office Large Major Enquiry System (HOLMES) and perform the role of Exhibits Officer ensuring the correct handling of exhibits relating to the case. 

Main Responsibilities:

Provide HOLMES indexing services and other associated roles to major crime enquiries within the Major Incident Room as described in the MIRSAP Manual.

Support the SIO and OIC in the preparation of case papers for all HOLMES based investigations. Identifying all documents of relevance for the enquiry and ensuring no opportunities for evidence are missed.

Provide advice and support to colleagues relating to all aspects of the use of HOLMES within investigations.

Manage the exhibits recording system and support the Exhibits Officer, by preserving the integrity of exhibits having regard to cross contamination issues, ensuring that they are logged, tracked and stored in accordance with agreed protocols.

Carry out the specific role of Researcher within a Casualty Bureau Nominal Matching Unit as defined by the Casualty Bureau Standardised Administrative Procedures (CBSAP).

Research and Interrogate systems in accordance with the SIO and other supervisors’ instructions and present results accordingly.

To undertake other duties commensurate with the nature, level of responsibility and grading of this post, as required.


5 GCSE’s or equivalent, grade C or above including English Language

Knowledge of MIRSAP and CBSAP

Essential to have knowledge and experience of police procedures and investigations, particularly within a Major Incident Room.

IT literate and able to use Microsoft Office packages with excellent keyboard skills.

Excellent interpersonal skills.

Oral and written communication skills.

Methodical approach and attention to detail.

Skills in research and analysis methods.

Act with complete discretion and treat all material and information with absolute confidentiality.

Flexibility in order to support the Department during major enquiries. 

Special Conditions

Regular travel throughout Warwickshire and West Mercia.

The post holder will be required to work out of an assigned incident room in any part of the Warwickshire and West Mercia policing area.

The duties of this post involve exposure to disturbing/unpleasant images or tasks (e.g. Scene photographs, victim/suspect interviews, witness statements).

Post holder will be required to successfully complete the Holmes indexers and exhibits courses; the Casualty Bureau Nominal Matching unit course and Exhibits handling course. 

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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