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G4 Crime Investigation Support Officer (CISO)


Birmingham, Chorley, Gartcosh, Leicester, London, Normanton, Nottingham, Sheffield, Sunderland, Tamworth, Warrington

About the job


To provide operational support, advice and guidance to investigations that fall within the Major Crime Investigative Support (MCIS) agreed criteria for support to front line policing throughout the UK on the investigation of major crime specialising in murder, rape, abduction and serious sexual offences.

Job description

The role will involve direct investigative support as well as co-ordinating support from internal and other specialists. Advice to front line officers investigating major crime by discussing the investigation with them to establish what has happened thus far. The adviser will then offer investigative suggestions based on published guidance, established and/or emerging good practice and their experience.

We are looking for a highly experienced individual with ‘Professionalising Investigation Programme’ Investigations Skills at PIP2 College of Policing accreditation.

Specialist support in identifying areas of expertise and forensic experts who can assist in major crime investigation and actively identify opportunities where an investigation would benefit from the assistance of the deployable resource of MCIS.

The appropriate dissemination of national policy and identify emerging good/best practice so that operational colleagues can follow and apply common standards in crime investigation.

Decide upon the most appropriate research methodology and which resources to utilise.

Reaching a decision on the appropriate advice to give, the Crime Adviser is personally responsible for deciding upon the relative weight to give to particular reference material. Provide advice to enquiring officers from Constables investigating indecent assaults through to Detective Superintendents investigating linked murder investigations.

Promote professional standards and provide advice, support and develop management reports in relation to criminal and misconduct allegations that impact on organisational delivery or the Agency’s reputation (as required).

Develop and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders in order to foster collaborative working.

Provide support to the investigation of murder and other serious crime as part of a dedicated team of officers and staff.

Respond to requests for assistance, support and advice, from investigations falling within the Agency’s agreed criteria for support, deploying to cases at the direction of the National Senior Investigating Officer Adviser.

Prepare both corporate and individual presentations regarding the role of MCIS.


Essential Qualifications/Skills:

• Professionalising Investigation Programme (PIP)Level 2 Supervisors or equivalent Scottish Detective Accreditation.

Desirable Qualifications/Skills:

• Good practical knowledge of the function and role of intelligence concepts within serious crime investigation including the services provided by
other agencies.
• Experience of multi-agency partnership working within the law enforcement community.
• Experience in using external forensic disciplines in criminal investigations.
• Ability to demonstrate a good level of knowledge in the areas of Behaviour Science/Geographic Profiling and its use in the investigation of serious

***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***


Professionalising Investigation Programme (PIP)Level 2 Supervisors or equivalent Scottish Detective Accreditation.


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

  • Working Together
  • Delivering at Pace

Technical skills

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

  • Demonstrate excellent communication and strong interpersonal skills both written and verbally. Evidence appropriate interaction at all levels within the police service and other law enforcement agencies.
  • Presentation skills – demonstrate the ability to present information clearly and brief all levels.
  • Assisting Peer Review Reports as part of a quality assurance and continuous development programme.
  • Experience and practical knowledge of the application of forensic science and pathology and a detailed knowledge of current legislation, policy and procedures of Major Crime Investigation.