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West Surrey Investigating Officer

Service Care Solutions



£18.01 - £23/hour


Posted: 16/03/2023

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Surrey Police are looking for experienced Criminal Investigators to work within the West Surrey Domestic Abuse team in Guildford.

Candidates must be PIP 1 qualified and PIP 2 is desirable.

Please see below more information regarding the Investigating Officer role with the Domestic Abuse Team.

You will be working as part of a specialist team of police officers and staff who are passionate about protecting some of the most vulnerable people in our communities from domestic related abuse. This is a very demanding but most rewarding role. Please also note the serious and distressing nature of some of the crimes investigated on this team for example CCB (Controlling and Coercive Behaviour), HBA (Honour Based Abuse), Sexual assault and Rape.

You will carry your own case load of PIP1 (professionalising investigation programme level 1) cases from reporting to trial and everything in-between. This will involve taking statements from complainants and witnesses, interviewing suspects, gathering other evidence such as CCTV and phone data, presenting the case file to the CPS (crown prosecution service) and then attending court as the officer in the case (OIC).

Your overall aims will be to safeguard individuals, bring perpetrators to justice and prevent further harm through high quality investigations, perseverance, and attention to detail.

You will be responsible for working alongside other teams within Surrey Police (forensics, custody, ID unit, other investigative departments) as well as our partners (Adult and Children's social care, Domestic abuse outreach, MARAC, CPS) to ensure that your investigations are to the highest standard of evidential quality and compliant with all relevant legislation - such as PACE (Police and Criminal Evidence Act) and CPIA (Criminal Procedures and Investigations Act). This is a very demanding but most rewarding role.

Key Accountabilities

To maintain a workload of domestic and honour-based abuse investigations, allocated upon PIP level. To also assist the team with other criminal investigations and any subsequent arrest of any suspects. To ensure a high standard of case building.

To prepare and conduct formal interviews under caution in accordance with the provisions of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (PACE), with persons held in police detention. To ensure that concise and accurate statements are recorded, meet the required evidential quality standards and comply with guidelines laid down by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).

Where appropriate, complete house-to-house enquiries, property related enquiries and the taking of fingerprints for elimination purposes

Assist with searches following the arrest of an individual and, where appropriate, seize and retain evidential property or other items.

To process and document prisoners, where appropriate and in accordance with the legislation on consent of the detainees, secure DNA samples, record and transmit fingerprints, and photograph. To ensure that the evidence is gathered and complies with the provisions of PACE and court procedures

To secure and preserve the continuity of evidence and exhibits. To ensure that evidence is gathered and complies with PACE and force procedures.

To complete and submit all information source data relevant to any prisoner charged, or cautioned in accordance with national and force procedures relating to PNC Phoenix applications. To ensure that such data is complete and transmitted within the agreed timescales.

To prepare and submit prosecution files for presentation to the CPS or Court to the required Manual of Guidance standard (quality and timeliness) in order to assist with the prosecution of offenders

If you would like to apply or any more information please call Lewis on (phone number removed)

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