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Did you know you don’t have to be a Police Officer to do this role?
Our Crime Investigators are Police Staff whose role is to play a vital part in keeping our communities safe.
A diverse and rewarding role, you will be responsible for investigating crimes such as assault, fraud and vehicle crime as well as cases which involve the protection of vulnerable people.
In return we provide a good starting salary, excellent training and development opportunities with the chance to take the National Investigators Examination (NIE) and obtain Professionalising Investigation Programme (PIP) accreditation. These provide the opportunity for career progression to investigate more serious and complex crime.
As a Crime Investigator, each day will be different and you will never know what you could be dealing with when you start work. Your shift could include:
Interviewing a suspect
Gathering or reviewing evidence
Taking witness statements
Collecting items for forensic examination
Creating files for court.
Liaising with the Crown Prosecution Service and other partner agencies.
You will gain trust from victims and witnesses and will be responsible for keeping them updated throughout the investigation. A highly rewarding role, this is your opportunity to make a difference in our communities.
We are looking for team players with proven initiative and problem-solving skills. Confident in difficult and unexpected circumstances, you will need to have the skills to deal with challenging situations involving vulnerable adults and children.
You will need to have excellent verbal and written communication skills and must be committed to treating people fairly, honest and trustworthy, and always act with integrity.
Using your initiative to investigate crimes, you will be responsible for working out a plan of action and making decisions about how to deal with cases. You must be able to work under pressure, solve problems and prioritise your workload.
When you join Sussex Police as a Crime Investigator there are wide ranging opportunities to develop your skills and knowledge and progress your career with the Police no matter what stage you are at.
As a PIP 1 Crime Investigator we will support you in achieving your PIP 1 accreditation and in taking the National Investigators Examination (NIE). Once you have passed your NIE you will be able to apply for PIP 2 Crime Investigator roles where you will take on more complex and serious cases.
As a PIP 2 Crime Investigator we provide ongoing, continuous training to support your development and help you attain your PIP 2 accreditation. Following this there is the opportunity to progress to a PIP 2 Supervisor and oversee a team of Crime Investigators and Police Officers.
To apply for the role of Crime Investigator, you will need to:
Be aged 18 years or over (on the day you submit your application)
Have lived in the UK for three continuous years, immediately prior to application
Have achieved a standard of education equivalent to GCSE level C (or 4-9) in English and Mathematics
Have a full manual driving licence by the time of appointment.
Not be a member of the British National Party (BNP) or similar organisations, such as Combat 18 or The National Front.
No more than six penalty points on your driving licence and / or two or more motoring offences within three years prior to the application date.
For PIP 2 Crime Investigator roles an essential requirement is to have a pass in the National Investigators Exam (NIE) or Grandparent rights as well as the commitment to obtain the PIP 2 qualification within 18 months of appointment.