Digital Support Officers x16

Norfolk & Suffolk Constabulary
Martlesham Heath, UK
20 Jul 2019
27 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
A fantastic opportunity has arisen for 16 x Digital Support Officers to join Suffolk Constabulary. Working within the Crime Safeguarding and Incident Management Command, successful post holders will work alongside frontline detectives in either Criminal Investigation Departments (CID) or Safeguarding Investigation Units (SIU) situated in Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds or Lowestoft.

These exciting new and modern roles have been created in response to the proliferation of digital technology and its use and trail of evidence it leaves behind in crime. Almost all crimes committed have a digital element and the opportunities of digital evidence exploitation are therefore plentiful and growing at an ever increasing pace.

A Digital Support Officer will be innovative, forward thinking with a key eye for detail, providing operational support and guidance to detectives on a range of digital media related opportunities and tactics. They will use technical knowledge and have access to specialists systems to identify, gather, analyse and present digital evidence and lead in the creation and implementation of digital strategies for serious and complex investigations.

The post holders will be working in modern, diverse and dynamic environments where each day will bring about a different set of challenges, playing a vital role in bringing the most dangerous criminals in our County to justice and protecting the most vulnerable members of our communities.

Hours of work are 37 hours per week on a 3 week rotating shift pattern with a requirement to work weekend and unsocial hours.

The Constabulary offers a number of benefits including:
  • 24 days holiday (rising to 29 after 5 years' service) plus bank holidays
  • Competitive pension scheme
  • Right to request flexible working

If you would like an informal discussion about this post, please contact DS 1449 James Cassedy or DI 1714 Holly Evansto arrange a suitable time.

Anyone who wishes to be considered for one of these posts should submit a copy of their CV along with a completed application form evidencing their suitability by answering the following 3 questions in no more than 750 words in total (see Suffolk Constabulary website, join us page).
  1. How do you maintain your knowledge on new and emerging technologies?
  2. How has the increased use of digital technology changed the way crime is committed and what investigative opportunities does this present to police investigations?
  3. Explain the challenges this increased use of digital technology presents to policing?

Interviews will be held week commencing 22nd July 2019.

Successful candidates will need to be available to start from 30th September 2019 due to training requirements.

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