Detective Sergeant – SCPO (Serious Crime Prevention Orders Manager) –Secondment until March 2022

Problem Solving Team, South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU)
South East Region (Nearest SEROCU base)
Detective Sergeant
Full Time

A number of exciting opportunities have arisen within the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU) during its formation of the Serious Organised Crime Problem Solving Team. 

Led by a Detective Inspector this team will co-ordinate focussed activity against high threat Organised Crime offenders impacting on the South East of England.  The team will ensure that forces and other agencies have a strategy against each offender, use the full array of controlling legislative powers, offender management techniques and partnership opportunities. 

On inception the team will have three core elements of MARSOC (Multi-Agency Response to Serious Organised Crime), Disruptions Coordination and SCPO (Serious Crime Prevention Order) Coordination and powers advice.  The team will specialise in an area, but will work across the disciplines, forming an agile group of specialists for policing and partners across the region.  The SCPO element will benefit from an embedded evaluation being conducted on behalf of the Home Office, giving those involved an opportunity to experience their work having an impact on shaping national decisions at a government level.

We welcome applications from substantive Police/Detective Sergeants for an exciting secondment opportunity with the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU) Problem Solving Team (PST).

You will act as a subject matter expert for Serious Crime Prevention Orders and the use of other powers to disrupt organised criminals.

You will maximise the effectiveness of Serious Crime Prevention Orders (SCPOs) across the South East of England and be a regional focal point for collating expertise in the use of restrictive legal powers in the effective disruption and management of SOC offenders. You will lead the prioritisation process of SCPO offenders, and ensure the performance of SCPO use, management and subsequent disruption is evidenced correctly.This role requires you to work and build effective working relationships with other agencies, partners and Forces. Therefore we are looking for an individual with good communication/interpersonal skills 

You must have experience in one or more of the following areas; Offender Management (MAPPA/IOM/Probation), Serious/complex crime investigations or obtaining civil orders to restrict behaviour of individuals. Due to the nature of the role, you must be an experience Investigator and PIP2 accredited.

SEROCU are committed to becoming the most diverse team in the South East. We encourage interest and applications from candidates of all backgrounds and particularly welcome applications from female and BAME (black, Asian and minority ethic) candidates to enable us to truly reflect the communities we serve.

Due to the role requirements, it is essential that the post holder be prepared to be security cleared to enhanced level. For roles based Near M4, Junction 12, due to the nature and sensitivities of the work carried out at this site, we require that candidates not only hold this vetting level but that they also undertake additional security clearances which include additional nationality checks. This post is therefore restricted to UK nationals. This is line with government requirements, supported by Cabinet Office policy and Section 82(2) to (4) of the Police Reform Act (2002), and is for the purpose of safeguarding national security, to ensure that any potential vulnerabilities are identified at an early stage.

How to apply

You will need to submit an online application. Please note that your application must be supported by your line manager and local/Force HR.

All officers will be required to complete the Recommendation for Appointment form (enclosed with the advert) and submit a recent copy of your PDR (or if no PDR, a recent copy of your CPD record) and training record. Hampshire officers need to complete an AD277 alongside their application via Hampshire HR.

Applications must be submitted by the closing date of 23:55hrs on Sunday 17 January 2021.


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All posts require a level of Police Vetting as per the National Vetting Code of Practice. The residency requirement is necessary to enable all applicants to be checked in an equitable manner. Thames Valley Police will allow applicants to apply who do not necessarily reach the criteria as long as they have proven UK residency and supporting evidence where necessary. Applications will be considered on a case by case basis.

At Thames Valley Police, we are committed to better reflect the communities that we serve.  We encourage applications from our under represented communities including all ethnic or religious backgrounds, LGBTQ+, women and those with disabilities.  

Within our organisation we have a number of active staff support networks.  We are proud to be a ‘Disability Confident’ Level 2 ‘Employer’ that is supported by RAMP – our dedicated reasonable adjustments process.   For more information, please visit our ‘Supporting You’ page on our website,

We are also proud to have a Positive Action and Engagement team who can provide support and guidance to anyone from a Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic background throughout the Police Officer recruitment process as well as advise on career development and progression.  They can be contacted via:  

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This opportunity is closed to applications.