Detective Inspector - Cyber Crime and Digital Forensics (Substantive/On Promotion)

Cyber Crime and Digital Forensics, South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU)
South East Region - Near M4 Junction 12/A34 North Hants
Detective Inspector
Full Time

We welcome applications from substantive Detective Inspectors and Detective Sergeants seeking promotion, for a Detective Inspector- Cyber Crime and Digital Forensics with the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU).

You will facilitate and lead in the management of organised crime investigations in particular cybercrime and dark web, utilising appropriate resources, ethically and within agreed protocols and procedures. You will be responsible for the day to day running of Cyber Crime, Dark Web and Digital Forensic capabilities within the SEROCU.

You will work in partnership with the National Cyber Crime Unit, other Regional Cyber Crime Units and other capabilities. You will coordinate the response to cybercrime to deliver against identified Organised Crime Groups, individuals or threats tasked by the NCA National Cyber Crime Unit.

You will be a trained and experienced investigator. You will also have excellent communication skills and effective partnership working experience at a tactical and strategic level. You must have strong leadership qualities as well as a proven operational background.

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.

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 vacancies of Sergeant and above are advertised to substantive and on promotion applicants at the same time; there are different application requirements for Substantive Officers and those Officers applying for Promotion. If you wish to apply you need to have support from Head of Command / Department. Hampshire officers need to complete an AD277 alongside their application.

Substantive officers will be shortlisted against the Essential Criteria and should submit an online application form. You will be required to upload your latest PDR (or if no PDR, a recent copy of your CPD record/Focus Feedback meeting) and a copy of your Training Record. You will be also required to upload the Recommendation for Appointment Form (enclosed with the Job Advert) in the ‘Line Managers Approval Form’.

In addition to this information, officers applying on promotion should also submit a ‘Why Me, Why Now’ letter which outlines your motivation and suitability for the role at this time. Your evidence should also demonstrate the relevant behaviours, skills, knowledge and experience in relation to your capability at this rank in accordance with the core competencies (CVF) Step up Criteria. The letter must be no more than two (2) sides of A4. The margins must not be modified from 2.54cm. All evidence outside the margins should be removed. You will also be required to upload your latest PDR (or if no PDR, a recent CPD record//Focus Feedback meeting) and the Police Officer Promotion Reference Form.

For further information please email  quoting Job Reference 16761.

Applications must be submitted by the closing date of 23:55hrs on Sunday 05 April 2020.


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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.

Thames Valley Police serves diverse communities; to truly reflect this, we are keen to recruit people from Black, Asian and other minority backgrounds. We value the knowledge and experiences that individuals bring from different cultures and welcome any contributions that can enhance the services we deliver to the public.

We believe in investing in all of our people, and run tailored Positive Action Initiatives to support our colleagues from underrepresented backgrounds in their personal and professional development, ensuring everyone has a level playing field to succeed, progress and feel fulfilled in their careers.

This opportunity is closed to applications.