Digital Evidence Technician

Forensic Investigation Unit (FIU)
TVP Broad Band 3F
Band 3F, circa £24,782 per annum, plus benefits
Full Time

Applications are invited for an exciting opportunity within the Crime Scene Investigation Unit. In this varied role you will support the recovery of digital evidence by handling, screening, triaging and logging exhibits; this will involve dissembling digital devices and using software applications to forensically acquire data.  

The work of the Unit is extremely demanding and directly involved in supporting the investigation of various crimes across the whole of the Thames Valley Police area. You will ensure that early examination of exhibits occurs to determine the best course of action in any case using a comprehensive triage process to identify those exhibits suitable for further analysis. This can involve material or images of a distressing nature. 

The successful candidate will have practical experience and knowledge of computer hardware and software together with a good standard of education, including numeracy and literacy skills. You will be able to work with minimal supervision and administer your own workload. The ability to produce accurate contemporaneous records is essential. 

Along with all other posts in Force Crime, Intelligence and Specialist Operations Departments, this role will require an enhanced level of vetting. The successful applicant will be expected to undertake the established psychological screening process. 

Candidates that have recently submitted their application within the last 3 months need not apply, as your application would have already been considered. 


As part of the Thames Valley Police family you will enjoy a fantastic range of benefits including 22-30 days annual leave per annum pro-rata for part time (plus Bank Holidays), flexible working conditions, a wide range of lifestyle discounts, career development opportunities and have the option to join a local government pension scheme. To view a full list of our benefits, please click the below link.


If you have any queries please contact People Services Recruitment Department at quoting reference 17467. Please note that we are working from home and will endeavour to respond to your query as quickly as possible.


Please use Google Chrome when completing your application, wherever possible, as this will enhance performance.


The closing date for enquiries and receipt of completed applications is Sunday 7th March 2021.


Police Officers and Police Staff have access to a fantastic range of benefits, dependant on role, location and length of service. To view a full list of our benefits please click here


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.