Investigating Officers (Essex)

23rd May 2022 0 By NinaWalker

Posted 1 month ago

We are currently recruiting Investigating Officers based in Essex.

Mon – Fri Day shifts
37 hours per week
£18.11 per hour

Main purpose of the role:
Undertake and assist in investigations carried out by the Major Crime Department and, when required, other departments; taking on key roles within each investigation, researching, gathering and obtaining evidenceand intelligence by a variety of means and conducting a range of investigative duties, in order to secure best evidence and increase the efficiency and effectiveness of investigations undertaken by the Department.

Main responsibilities:


  • Interview witnesses and victims of crime, including Achieving Best Evidence (ABE) interviews with vulnerable witnesses, assisting in regard to suspect interviews, taking high quality, accurate statements for inclusion into case files and undertaking assessment of the veracity of statements and the potential reliability of witnesses in Court in order to ensure evidence is correctly captured and recorded to support investigations.
  • Coordinate and manage the seizure and viewing of CCTV, viewing material, analysing information, and recording elements in comprehensive reports of evidential and intelligence value; coordinate house to house enquiries, instructing officers as required, in order to support investigations and also provide evidence in person at court as required.
  • Undertake a range of investigative research through Holmes, PNC, telephony and other relevant systems/ procedures, maintaining accurate records, analysing information, and producing a range of reports, in order to support the investigation of major crime by the department.
  • Support and advise the families of victims of major crime and witnesses of crime, providing information and updates in relation to case progress and the judicial system, in order to ensure that witnesses and families receive appropriate support and also to assist in progressing investigations.
  • Assist in major crime searches, and act as exhibits officer when appointed, ensuring the integrity of evidence retrieved, recording receipt of exhibits, organising the storage and appropriate security of exhibits, including the handling of hazardous materials and returning items when authorised to do so, in order to ensure the continuity of evidence and the correct recording of physical evidence and property.
  • Build, complete and correctly compile case papers, witness and exhibit lists, undertaking the case disclosure role wherever necessary; give evidence in person at court, in the capacity of a number of roles, in order to ensure that high professional standards and evidential integrity are achieved on each case.
  • Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of relevant legislation and force policy, for example criminal law, PACE and CPIA and RIPA, in order to ensure major crime investigations and documentation is of the highest standard and complies with such legislation and policy.


Apply online or contact Dylan Cooper on 01925 377 878 for more information. You can also email

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