Northamptonshire Police- Professional Standards Department Investigator - Transferees

Reference: Police Life

Date Posted: 29 May 2024

Salary: £28,551

Position Type: Permanent, full time

Location: East Midlands


JOB TITLE: Professional Standards Department Investigator- Northampton

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SUPERVISION AND CONTROL: Sergeant, Professional Standards Dept.

PLACE OF WORK: Professional Standards Dept.


To investigate criminal allegations misconduct matters and serious complaints involving members of Northamptonshire Police. 


  1. To investigate Police Officer and Staff Perpetrated crime allegations. To conduct crime enquiries in line with the strategy set by the Senior Investigating Officer, including but not limited to, arrest, securing and preserving evidence and interviewing. To manage disclosure for criminal matters in line with CPIA. To liaise with CPS, to undertake court preparation and attendance. To support and liaise with victims throughout in accordance with victim codes of practice.
  2. To deliver the investigative strategy on behalf of the appropriate authority for misconduct and complaints investigations into members of Northamptonshire Police. To include but not limited to the preparation and service of appropriate notices in line with Police Regulations, gather evidence and conduct interviews. To prepare comprehensive reports upon which the appropriate authority can make an informed determination as to the conduct/complaint.
  3. To liaise with and make referrals to the IOPC relating to criminal, conduct and complaint matters and Death or Serious Injury following police contact (DSI).
  4. To identify, through the lessons learnt process, issues which pose a risk to the force and ensure these matters are brought to the attention of the Appropriate Authority.
  5. To provide specialist knowledge and support to the wider force in relation to professional standards and to deliver training inputs as required.
  6. Any other duties or tasks as required within the scope of the role

Essential Criteria

  1. Highest levels of integrity, honesty and resilience.
  2. Accredited Detective Constable - PIP2, and no longer within any relevant probationary period.
  3. To have a proven track record in the investigation of Serious and Complex Crime.
  4. Excellent interpersonal communication skills with the ability to liaise effectively with a wide range of people (CPS, Chief Officers, members of the public, police officers and police staff colleagues at all ranks and levels).
  5. Ability to prepare clear, thorough, and concise investigation reports to enable decision making by the Appropriate Authority.
  6. Proven track record in witness interviewing and statement taking by the most appropriate means (VRI, written, intermediary assisted).
  7. Proven track record of interviewing suspects in serious and complex crimes in accordance with PACE and CoP.
  8. A proven track record of identifying, assessing and mitigating risk.

Possess a satisfactory conduct and performance record.

Desirable Criteria

  1. Advanced specialist, suspect and /or witness interviewing accreditation.
  2. Experience of investigating Domestic Abuse and knowledge of the current guidance and legislation of this area.
  3. Experience of investigating RASSO offences and knowledge of the current guidance and legislation of this area.
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