Transferee PC Investigator - Detainee Investigation Team (DIT)

Transferee Campaign
Full Time
Detainee Investigations
Bridgwater Police Centre- TA6 4RR, Bristol, Patchway Police Centre- BS34 6PY, Keynsham, Police Centre- BS31 1SX

£28,551 - £46,044

Please note, if this is a paid role and the role is part time then the salary quoted will be pro rata based on the hours worked per annum.  

26/05/2024, 23:55

We have an exciting opportunity for substantive PC’s to transfer into Avon & Somerset and join our Detainee Investigations Team (DIT)

As one of the highest performing teams within our organisation DIT prides itself on achieving the best outcomes for victims, by seeking a range of court disposals, and out of court disposals, for those detainees that are arrested each day.

This role will involve dealing with investigations and detainees and preparing prosecution files in relation to summary and either way offences, allowing the arresting officer to resume effective patrol.

Below are listed some of the DIT PC Role tasks:

  • To complete enquiries in the course of the investigation of a criminal offence for which a person is detained in custody.  This will include obtaining additional statements, documentation, CCTV and mobile phone evidence, field testing of drug seizures and other enquiries as necessary.
  • To carry out arresting/transporting officer duties as part of the booking in procedure when there are delays in custody, allowing the arresting/transporting officer to return to patrol duties.
  • To progress investigations to completion, tasking post bail and additional enquiries to BCU staff where necessary, whilst retaining responsibility for the overall investigation.
  • To manage detained property in the appropriate manner ensuring appropriate packaging, storage and documentation.
  • To prepare prosecution files including upgrade of files to not guilty and committal standard, assisting the Criminal Justice Department with file preparation when required.
  • To attend court and give evidence as required.
  • Assist with ID procedures, including escorting suspects and witnesses for capture/viewing and taking statements as required.
  • To be able to travel between and assist at other custody centres as required.
  • To interview and process detainees whilst complying with PACE and other relevant legislation.
  • To maintain the Crime Management and other force systems expeditiously and to an appropriate standard, reporting intelligence gained during the course of the investigation.
  • To act as a liaison for victims and witnesses of crime, conducting regular victim updates in accordance with the Victim's Code of Practice.

If you are looking for a new challenge with plenty of scope for development opportunity this may be the position for you.  Although fully flexible you will

About us  

Our organisation area is vast. We are definitely not a sleepy backwater as we cover over 1,855 Square miles and serve nearly 1.7 million residents. We service an international airport, miles of picturesque coastline, a huge network of roads, a vast number of towns and rural villages as well as several large world renowned cities including Bristol and Bath.

These all produce a challenging, lively and diverse policing environment. In addition the night time economy in many of these areas makes us a truly 24/7 service. Across all of this expanse our focus always is to provide outstanding policing for everyone.

We offer multiple entry pathways, together with structured learning and development tailored to individual’s needs, for example 121 mentoring specialist, course provision and dedicated time for study and support packages for the National Investigators Exam to name just a few.

 You can be the difference to so many….could you be the difference we are looking for?

 Our organisation We are working hard to increase diversity and inclusion, we always welcome applications where communities are under-represented, including those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, people of all ages, abilities, faiths, religions and gender, LGBT communities and those from other disadvantaged or marginalised backgrounds, who share our values and wish to make a difference to the communities we serve.

We encourage difference, we are an organisation where we see individuality as a strength we learn and grow from our experiences and those of others.

We want you to

  • Be inspired.
  • Be valued. 
  • Be the difference.

Please check out our website on the link for full details of these roles and the individuals we are looking to join us: Police transferees | Avon and Somerset Police


About us

Diversity is a strength and individuality is an asset.

We recognise the benefit different life experience and perspectives can bring.

We are on a journey to become the most inclusive police force in the country. 

Find out more about our benefits and culture

Click the video link below to see why our colleagues feel they can "Be the Difference"

Important information before you commence an application (for external applicants)

You will require the following detail to complete this application form:

  • National Insurance Number
  • Identification Detail e.g. passport
  • Address information including proof 
  • Referee information
  • Full employment history including dates and any qualifications you may have attained
  •  Tattoos - you will also be requested to provide photos and describe of any visible tattoos you have

If the role requires you to drive you will also be required to upload details from your full driving licence including photos. 

Important information before you commence an application- for ALL applicants

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Please ensure you allow time to complete your application fully as part complete pages do not save.  

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