Evidence Management Officer
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We have an exciting new role come in for a Evidence Management Officer to work for Merseyside Police at their Edge Lane Police Hub in Liverpool.
This role is an ongoing temporary position working Monday to Friday 36.5 hours a week.
This position would ideally suit an ex Police Officer or someone who has worked within a Police environment previously
The purpose of this role is to provide an Evidence Management function including inventory control and disposal of evidence and property. This includes the review, retention, storage
and disposal of items including cash, drugs and firearms.
Use Niche and bar coding equipment to record, audit, move, review and store all crime exhibits and found property, including large quantities of high value drugs, cash and firearms ensuring the evidential integrity of items required for any part of the prosecution.
Travel to any force location in order to move evidence and property ensuring the current location of each item is updated and accurate within Niche at any time so that a full audit trail of movements is maintained. Ensure the security and integrity of each item during transit so the continuity of evidence is preserved for any subsequent prosecutions.
During the review process, using information from the officer in the case and knowledge of relevant policies, legislation and Authorised Professional Practice, determine whether to retain, return to owner or dispose. Following the decision, use the most appropriate route complying with EMU working practices and Health and Safety requirements. This will ensure that the evidence management store will continue to have sufficient capacity to meet the business need.
Retrieve, quality assure, risk assess and prepare forensic submissions for transfer to a Forensic Service Provider (FSP) or the Forensic Submissions Department (FSD) updating relevant force systems. Receive returns from FSP/FSD carrying out relevant administrative processes, checking in on Niche and returning to the relevant storage location ensuring that forensic submissions and returns adhere to agreed protocols, maintain the integrity of the item, comply with ISO Accreditation 17025 and support the prosecution process.
Receive, retrieve and store evidence/property within the evidence management store, adhering to Health and Safety and warehouse protocols utilizing relevant equipment and machinery to provide an efficient service and a safe working environment.
Have an understanding of evidence management performance, exhibit/found property processes, relevant legislation, force policies and standard operating procedures to provide information internally to police officers and staff using EMU and externally to other agencies, members of the public and partners so an effective service is delivered to the organisation regarding evidence management
Provide statements in relation to cases for continuity purposes, and attend court if required to assist in the prosecution process and provide justice for victims.
Undertake all responsibilities relating to information management, data quality, information sharing, intelligence and information security in accordance with the Authorised Professional Practice (APP) on Information Management, issued by the College of Policing including Home Office Code of Practice on MoPI.KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE
Police Property Act 1997
Merseyside Disposal and Retention of Exhibits Guidance
Standard Operating Procedure for Submission of Exhibits to FSP/FSD
ISO Accreditation 17025
Property and Evidence Management Policy
General Data Protection Regulations and Data Protection Act 2018
Control of Hazardous Substances to Health Health and Safety Regulations
Good knowledge Niche RMS and HMCTS (Her Majesty's Courts and Tribunal Service) exhibits procedures, so property is accurately recorded, stored, retrieved and disposed of.
Interpersonal and communication skills both written and verbal, as there is frequent contact with police officers / staff internally and externally from members of the public, organisations particularly legal companies, external contractors such as the force approved auction house. This may involve providing advice and guidance on EMU processes or disposal/retention guidance.
Ability to plan and prioritise one's own work and be self-motivated in order to cope with the high pressures and heavy workloads.
Being able to make decisions based on own initiative and available information.
Ability to train and support both temporary and permanent members of police staff on how to input, update, retrieve and present data using Niche RMS. Computer literate in Microsoft Windows NT. Excel, Word, Outlook, Force Intranet, PNC, Webstorm, Socrates, Corvus, MEND, RAFTS and Niche RMS, in order to effectively operate systems in use within the department.
A full UK driving licence is required.
Postholder must be able to move significant volumes of items as EMU deals with (phone number removed) new items of property per month. These require moving from the interim stores to the main warehouse, so the role can be physically demanding due to both the volume and as some items are heavy/bulky.
Postholder will be required to operate a 'mobile elevated work platform' to move and store evidence in the warehouse. Training will be provided. Postholder will be required to operate a 'mini forklift'.
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