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Investigative Officer

If you like getting to the bottom of a mystery by uncovering key evidence this is the role for you.

As an Investigative Officer, you will work with different teams across the force, providing support on criminal and other investigations and support the preparation of case papers ensuring files are completed in accordance with court and force deadlines. In this role, you will be responsible for finding evidence that could bring offenders to justice.

Although this role is an equivalent level to a Detective Constable you will work as a member of Police Staff.

We're recruiting!

We are recruiting Investigative Officers. Recruitment closes on Monday 18 April. Visit our current vacancies to apply.

Familiarisation event

We’re hosting a familiarisation event on Monday 11 April from 7-9pm for you to find out more about the role. Register for event.

Working as an Investigative Officer you can expect to:

  • Work on interesting and varied cases.
  • Play a key role in sourcing, gathering and presenting evidence.
  • Be part of a wider investigative team.
  • Receive appropriate training to build your skills.

How to become an Investigative Officer

We are looking for people with an educational background in investigations as well as the skills and experience to demonstrate the ability to deal with complex cases.


There are no required qualifications, however, a background within investigations is desirable.

Skills and experience

We need people who are:

  • Keen to have a varied workload on a daily basis.
  • Confident to work with different teams across the force.
  • Able to follow required processes whilst investigating.
  • Good at working as part of a team.
  • Able to ask the right questions to source and gather key evidence.
  • Good at handling complex tasks with an ability to summarise complex information in a concise way.