Crime Indexer

The teams provide a national service of specialist investigative skills and expertise to support major crime investigations conducted by police forces, such as abduction, serial sexual crime and no body murder.

Job description

The Crime Indexer role is based within the Serious Crime Analysis Section (SCAS). SCAS work to identify the potential emergence of serial killers and serial rapists at the earliest stage of their offending.

***All NCA officers must hold SC Enhanced upon entry as a minimum. To meet the National Security Vetting requirements for this role you will need to have resided in the UK for a minimum of 3 out of the past 5 years. For more information please see the Candidate information Pack***


Main responsibilities will include:

• A SCAS Crime Indexer role is to review case papers received from police forces relating to serious sexual offences and murders.

• Crime Indexers then code this offence information onto a bespoke SCAS database, Violent Crime Linkage Analysis System (ViCLAS).ViCLAS allows specific details of both the offence and known suspects or offenders to be captured.

• Crime Indexers also act as a point of contact for forces submitting case details to the unit. Each Crime Indexer is allocated designated contacts within specific police forces throughout the UK to liaise with to obtain case details.

• The role is integral to the Serious Crime Analysis Section achieving its remit to carry out comparative case analysis on a national basis on serious sexually motivated crime.

• This specialist post follows an in-house training programme, followed by coaching/mentoring by an experienced member of staff.

Essential Criteria:
• Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office applications.


We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Delivering at Pace

Technical skills

We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:

  • Ability to extract and interpret complex data/information and index it accurately.
  • Good written/drafting skills and the ability to compile accurate reports.
  • Administrative/organisation skills with the ability to multi-task.
  • A good understanding of information management & the handling of sensitive /confidential data.

We only ask for evidence of these technical skills on your application form:

  • Ability to extract and interpret complex data/information and index it accurately.


If you are an active police pension member immediately prior to joining the NCA, you can continue your membership throughout your employment with us as if you were a serving police officer. If you do remain an active member and subsequently return to a police force, you should be able to continue your membership there too.

All officers in the NCA are members of the UK Civil Service. You will be eligible for:
• Civil Service pension scheme
• 26 days annual leave rising to 31 on completion of 5 years continuous service
• Training and development opportunities
• Cycle2work scheme

We take the welfare of NCA officers very seriously. All staff have access to Occupational Health services and there are a number of staff representative groups. We also have a range of sporting and other activities on offer.

We can provide flexible working arrangements if the role in question is suitable. These include flexi-time, job sharing and compressed hours (working contracted hours over a shorter period).

Apply today!