Main purpose of the role
To conduct enquiries as directed by the senior investigating or deputy senior investigating officer or appropriate line manager. Such enquiries will involve researching, gathering and obtaining evidence and intelligence by various means including interviewing witnesses and suspects and taking statements from them. To provide administrative support to enable the efficient provision of service. To contribute to achieving the team vision, purpose and values.
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 business, other 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 people (alone or with colleagues) including using inferences, ensuring at all times the correct treatment of the detained individual.
Carry out interviews with individuals 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.