Detective Constable - Investigations

Near M4 Junction 12
Detective Constable
Full Time

We welcome applications from substantive Detective Constables for an exciting opportunity to join our Counter Terrorism Policing South East (CTP SE) Investigations team.

You will undertake proactive and reactive investigations in relation to terrorism and extremist criminal activity, gathering evidence to eliminate them from enquiries. Utilising TACT/PACE legislation, you will assess their involvement in the offence assisting with the execution of search warrants.

At times there will be a requirement to support the Forensic Management Team reviewing digital media associated with an investigation and assist with the preparation of evidential prosecution files.

We are looking for somebody who has completed the CID foundation course or successfully completed the ICIDP plus a Tier 2 interview course. You must have experience of investigating serious or complex crime with evidence of the preparation of Crown Court cases and the associated files.

The ideal person would possess experience of intelligence led investigations and working in a partnership environment. You must be able to demonstrate up to date knowledge of law in to the investigation of serious crimes with particular reference to RIPA, ECHR, Data Protection legislation and ACPO guidance regarding the Recording and Dissemination of Intelligence Material.

CTP SE 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 vetting level.

Furthermore, due to the nature and sensitivity of work carried out 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.

This role is part of a national, regional and local network and as a result you will be required to travel for business purposes. This may include travel across the UK and is not limited to the south east. You will be asked to demonstrate flexibility regarding working hours in line with operational demand and occasionally this may require working away from home.

All applicants are required to complete the Recommendation for Appointment Form (enclosed with the advert). Hampshire officers need to complete an AD277 alongside their application.

For further information please email quoting the Job Reference 17669

Applications must be submitted by the closing date of 23:55hrs on Sunday 7th March 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.