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SYP - Sensitive Intelligence Development Officer
Applications invited from both Detective Constables, Police Constables & Trainee Investigators for a new role in the Sensitive Intelligence Development Unit (SIDU).
The is a new and exciting opportunity to be part of a recently formed unit within Crime Services. The post holder will be responsible for supporting proactive and reactive operations by gathering, analysing, developing, and disseminating covertly obtained intelligence in the furtherance of stated operational objectives using a range of available resources.
- Receive and process covertly obtained intelligence, including time sensitive intelligence, in accordance with operating procedures and national guidance.
- Assess Threat, Risk and Harm within Intelligence reports and make timely decisions about its management, sanitisation and dissemination.
- Liaise with SIO’s and Investigation teams to identify and refine intelligence requirements and gaps whilst protecting specific covert techniques.
- Ensure intelligence is recorded, stored, and managed in accordance with the information handling process in a way appropriate to its source, sensitivity and security classification.
- Assess the sensitivity and reliability of received intelligence in line with the information handling process; and ensure items of intelligence are shared across the law enforcement community unless there is an overriding reason not to do so.
- Identify and action opportunities for the development of sensitive intelligence to build on the available intelligence product.
- Manage information related to covert intelligence, e.g. adding, managing and removing flags/alerts
- Undertake intelligence development and surveillance operations in line with current legislation and force process.
- Maintain a personal knowledge of covert techniques and their application to proactive and reactive investigations, including applicable legal and regulatory constraints
- Present and participate at meetings as necessary, including briefing investigative teams and other organisational meetings where necessary.
Skills and Experience:
- External - DC / TI - Completed a CID foundation course or successfully completed the ICIDP or willing to pass this course if not already done so
- PC – Successfully completed and be out of their probationary period
- Have a understanding of current investigative methods and tactics, CPIA and disclosure requirements
- Excellent communication skills and diplomacy
- Knowledge of the relevant law from Part 1 of RIPA, IPA 2006 & Police Act 1997
- Proficient in the use of IT, Policing Systems and Microsoft Office
- The post holder will be required to successfully achieve and maintain security vetting in line with the post requirements
- Be willing to complete training in line with the requirements of the role, some Travel and training out of force may be required
To be eligible to transfer you must:
- Be a current serving police officer in a Home Office force (Officers from British Transport Police, Police Service Northern Ireland, Police of Scotland & Ministry of Defence are assessed on a case-by-case basis).
- Have no outstanding discipline or integrity issues.
- Have resided in the UK for three years immediately prior to submitting your application.
- Must have successfully completed your probationary period with your Force prior to submitting your application.
For further information and to apply, please click HERE
Once submitted, please also email a copy of your full training record, your two most recent PDRs, photographs of any additional tattoos and a completed copy of the attached training checklist. Please email these documents to firstname.lastname@example.org
Applicants who meet the eligibility criteria will be invited to a competency-based interview, based on the Competency & Values Framework for Policing (CVF).
Successful applicants will be guided through the transferee process and will be required to undergo the following checks:
- Medical Assessment & Fitness Test
- Drugs & Biometrics
- Sickness Criteria
To gather further information about the team and the application process please contact Detective Inspector Scott Szymczak on 07469 412735.
South Yorkshire Police offer relocation and removal expenses up to a maximum of £8000 to transferring officers currently living outside of the force area and at least 50 miles from their permanent place of work.
In addition, we offer workplace support including a positive health & wellbeing policy, reward leave along with a compassionate application of dependants leave.
Applications are particularly welcome from female and ethnic minority officers.
It’s really important to us that the department represents the community we serve, in order for us to provide the best service, utilising a range of backgrounds, experience and skills. We support and value all officers and staff and the unique experiences they bring to the role. We strongly encourage and welcome expressions of interest from these valuable underrepresented groups.
If you are from an underrepresented group and want to find out more about the support we can offer, please contact our dedicated team on email@example.com
Please see attachments for FAQ’s & Guidance Notes
Closing date for application: 13th October 2022