Grade: Constable Role code: EPK0304 Status: Police Home Office code: Operational Limited Duties Category: AA - Full policing & shifts
Main purpose of the role:
To provide customer focused front-line and intelligence led armed policing service. Attend calls when required and maintain good relations with the public and airport businesses. Provide an overt police presence and the ability to respond to public calls for assistance by patrolling a given beat on foot, or in an allocated police vehicle, at optimum times to ensure a high visibility police presence and counter terrorism deterrent.
Respond to calls for police attendance to any type of incident. Communicate through the use of radios mobile telephones and make maximum use of any force issued IT equipment, keeping control informed at all times of whereabouts and deployments.
Undertake armed patrols where directed and ancillary areas. Provide a high visibility armed police presence in these areas and on high risk and/or special interest flights as directed by the sergeant.
Issuing and accurately completing paperwork and reports to Force standards on incidents attended and routine matters, within appropriate timescales. Complete evidence files to a high standard.
Liaise with other police departments and partner agencies including the Airport Operator and members of the public. Deal with all members of the public and customers in a calm, professional non-biased, non- discriminatory manner. At all times being mindful of diversity issues. Provide necessary response at major incidents and airport emergencies. Gather intelligence by building on airport knowledge, observation and targeting of criminals aimed at improving the detection and prevention or crime. Pass information to appropriate sources.
Carry out road checks and vehicle checks to act as a deterrent to criminals or those planning acts of terrorism and reassuring the travelling public
Identify specific target areas and work with researchers and other sources to obtain supporting information. Carrying out formal and informal interviews with suspects and witnesses effecting arrests, processing prisoners and files as necessary. Initiate action plans through appropriate channels. Use of Force electronic data systems to record analyse and search data.
Actively remain up-to-date with Force Orders, standards, policies, laws etc. by attendance at briefing sessions, use of -greens-. Pro-actively change own working practices accordingly and complete any CBT or NCALT training packages within timeframes given.
Take the lead in dealing with incidents as appropriate, directing public and other officers as necessary in accordance with appropriate officer safety techniques including use of baton, CS gas, and handcuffs.
Applying appropriate crime scene management techniques.
Officers will commence initially on the AFO role profile, undertaking Job Related Fitness Test to a level of 7.6 working towards 9.4. Officers will be continually assessed in role and during training and will commence the firearms career pathway. This will see applications for upskill courses to the ARVO role profile, once achieved officers will maintain continual assessment and can apply for a transfer to the ARV at Boreham through the firearms pathway process.
Officers will demonstrate a proven ability to undertake all duties outlined in the National ARVO role profile and to produce a training record endorsed by the Chief Firearms Instructor.
Maintain personal fitness and a Job Related Fitness Test Level of 9.4 The post holder will be required to work shifts including weekends. This is a uniformed position. Post is based at Stansted Airport Division but may be required to travel countywide.
Core skills once in post will include Response driving, Airside Driver Training, Fingerprinting, Intoximeter and Terminal Evacuation Procedures.
Analyse Critically (Level 1)
I recognise the need to think critically about issues. I value the use of analysis and testing in policing. I take in information quickly and accurately. I am able to separate information and decide whether it is irrelevant or relevant and its importance. I solve problems proactively by understanding the reasons behind them, using learning from evidence and my experiences to take action. I refer to procedures and precedents as necessary before making decisions. I weigh up the pros and cons of possible actions, thinking about potential risks and using this thinking to inform our decisions. I recognise gaps and inconsistencies in information and think about the potential implications. I make decisions in alignment with our mission, values and the Code of Ethics.
Collaborative (Level 1)
I work cooperatively with others to get things done, willingly giving help and support to colleagues. I am approachable, and explain things well so that I generate a common understanding. I take the time to get to know others and their perspective in order to build rapport. I treat people with respect as individuals and address their specific needs and concerns. I am open and transparent in my relationships with others. I ensure I am clear and appropriate in my communications.
Deliver, Support and Inspire (Level 1)
I take on challenging tasks to help to improve the service continuously and support my colleagues. I understand how my work contributes to the wider police service. I understand it is part of my collective responsibility to deliver efficient services. I take personal responsibility for making sure that I am working effectively to deliver the best service, both individually and with others. I am conscientious in my approach, working hard to provide the best service and to overcome any obstacles that could prevent or hinder delivery. I support the efficient use of resources to create the most value and to deliver the right impact. I keep up to date with changes in internal and external environments. I am a role model for the behaviours I expect to see in others and I act in the best interests of the public and the police service.
Emotionally Aware (Level 1)
I treat others with respect, tolerance and compassion. I acknowledge and respect a range of different perspectives, values and beliefs within the remit of the law. I remain calm and think about how to best manage the situation when faced with provocation. I understand my own emotions and I know which situations might affect my ability to deal with stress and pressure. I ask for help and support when I need it. I understand the value that diversity offers. I communicate in clear and simple language so that I can be easily understood by others. I seek to understand the thoughts and concerns of others even when they are unable to express themselves clearly.
Innovative and Open-minded (Level 1)
I demonstrate an openness to changing ideas, perceptions and ways of working. I share suggestions with colleagues, speaking up to help improve existing working methods and practices. I constantly reflect on my own way of working and periodically review processes and procedures for continuous improvements. I adapt to change and am flexible as the need arises while encouraging others to do the same. I learn from my experiences and do not let myself be unduly influenced by preconceptions.
Take Ownership (Level 1)
I actively identify and respond to problems. I approach tasks with enthusiasm, focusing on public service excellence. I regularly seek feedback to understand the quality of my work and the impact of my behaviour. I recognise where I can help others and willingly take on additional tasks to support them, where appropriate. I give feedback to others that I make sure is understandable and constructive. I take responsibility for my own actions, I fulfil my promises and do what I say I will. I will admit if I have made a mistake and take action to rectify this. I demonstrate pride in representing the police service. I understand my own strengths and areas for development and take responsibility for my own learning to address gaps.
I take into account individual needs and requirements in all of my actions. I understand that treating everyone fairly does not mean everyone is treated the same. I always give people an equal opportunity to express their views. I communicate with everyone, making sure the most relevant message is provided to all. I value everyone's views and opinions by actively listening to understand their perspective. I make fair and objective decisions using the best available evidence. I enable everyone to have equal access to services and information, where appropriate.
I always act in line with the values of the police service and the Code of Ethics for the benefit of the public. I demonstrate courage in doing the right thing, even in challenging situations. I enhance the reputation of my organisation and the wider police service through my actions and behaviours. I challenge colleagues whose behaviour, attitude and language falls below the public's and the service's expectations. I am open and responsive to challenge about my actions and words. I declare any conflicts of interest at the earliest opportunity. I am respectful of the authority and influence my position gives me. I use resources effectively and efficiently and not for personal benefit.
Public Service (Accredited)
I act in the interest of the public, first and foremost. I am motivated by serving the public, ensuring that I provide the best service possible at all times. I seek to understand the needs of others to act in their best interests. I adapt to address the needs and concerns of different communities. I tailor my communication to be appropriate and respectful to my audience. I take into consideration how others want to be treated when interacting with them. I treat people respectfully regardless of the circumstances. I share credit with everyone involved in delivering services.
I ensure that my decision-making rationale is clear and considered so that it is easily understood by others. I am clear and comprehensive when communicating with others. I am open and honest about my areas for development and I strive to improve. I give an accurate representation of my actions and records. I recognise the value of feedback and act on it. I give constructive and accurate feedback. I represent the opinions of others accurately and consistently. I am consistent and truthful in my communications. I maintain confidentiality appropriately.
Anti-terrorism (Level 3)
Basic awareness of the principles against terrorist activity, the Security Alert Status Levels and relevant policies. Able to gain information from various sources and is aware of how to give that information to the relevant department and in what format it is required. Able to liaise with the appropriate personnel if necessary to gain advice as to the gathering and analysis of any information obtained.
Crime Investigation (Level 3)
Able to identify offences and offenders. Able to conduct street identifications Completes routine interviews to determine and establish events and identify potential witnesses. Plans and prepares further actions. Has an awareness of other agencies and the assistance they can give in providing information and/or assistance with the investigation. Collates all relevant information into appropriate written form, providing reports of a sufficient clarity and quality to enable the evidence contained to be used to further the investigation. Able to gather or preserve any physical evidence at the scene. Able to investigate basic intelligence/information gained in order to validate it where necessary and/or prepare further work from it.
Driving (Level 5)
Has successfully completed the Operational Standard Driving course within the past 5 years and meets the aims and objectives of the course. Additionally may have been reauthorised to that level within the past 5 years. Meets the criteria set in the Competency Framework Risk Assessment Guide on Health Care. Authorised to use blue lights and sirens to respond in accordance with force policy If required by role, authorised to drive unmarked police vehicles in mobile surveillance operations, and/or is authorised to ride motorcyles at a . standard level having passed a Standard Motorcycle course.
Drugs (Level 3)
Has a basic understanding of the various types of drugs and paraphernalia used to administer and manufacture illegal substances. Has a good understanding of drugs related offences, relevant legislation, the evidence required to support further investigation and an awareness of the support and assistance that other investigative officers and agencies can offer.
Firearms (Level 4)
Able to exhibit the skills learned as part of the basic firearms or support group course and/or as a supervisor has received training in firearms response and is able to demonstrate a good knowledge of the issues concerning firearms incidents.
First Aid (Level 3)
Can take charge of a situation and render basic life support, if an injury or illness should occur, having satisfactorily completed (BLS) training covering choking, CPR, effective control of bleeding and the recovery position. Demonstrates competence to an approved standard and holds the required certificate. Retention of competence will be subject to basic refresher training and re-assessment every three years.
Forensic - Crime Scene Management (Level 3)
Has a working knowledge of the preservation of evidence and practical experience in identifying scene parameters and securing crime scenes. Aware of the method of establishing and clearing a common approach path. Possesses a basic knowledge of the concepts of forensic evidence and the technical aids available within Force. Understands issues relating to scene contamination and can take practical steps to avoid it.
Health and Safety (Level 3)
Has a basic understanding of Health and Safety issues affecting the current role and working environment. Takes responsibility for personal safety and the safety of others. Aware of hazards and reports problems identified to line manager. Understands and minimises the physical risk of injury through the use of proper manual handling procedures.
Incident / Scene Management and Control (Level 3)
Able to undertake initial examination and assessment of an incident. Able to give clear and precise situation reports. Sets up effective communication and control points. Has an awareness of hazardous materials and devices and makes safety a first priority where risk is apparent. Able to request additional support and /or supervisory personnel and any other service which may be required. Aware of the requirements needed to secure and preserve evidence at the scene. Aware of Gold-Silver command arrangements.
Information Management and Technology (Level 3)
Knows the range of police information systems available locally to support daily activities, and understands their uses. Can use police information systems to perform routine tasks. May be able to create simple records, and amends data to add information, within requirements of role. Understands data quality issues.
Intelligence Gathering and Analysis (Level 3)
Able to gain intelligence from various sources and is aware of how to give that information to the relevant department and in what format it is required. Able to liaise with intelligence personnel if necessary to gain advice as to the gathering and analysis of information.
Interviewing - General (Level 3)
Demonstrates the ability to conduct effective routine interviews for a variety of purposes. Prepares and plans carefully and is clear about the purpose of the interview. Asks relevant questions and is able to obtain the required information. Regularly reviews personal interview performance. Adapts style to suit the needs of the interview.
Knowledge of Legislation and Policy (Level 3)
Demonstrates a sound working knowledge of all legislation, policies and procedures relevant to the current role. Familiar with all five codes of practice but particularly well versed in the practical application of codes A, B and E. Able to apply this knowledge to suit the needs of the current role.
Management of Police Information (MOPI) (Level 3)
Has a basic understanding of the APP for Information Management (incorporating MOPI guidance) and its practical application. Recognises when there is a policing purpose to record information. Is familiar with the NPCC Retention Schedule. Takes personal responsibility to ensure information is recorded accurately and is retained for as long as it has a policing purpose and is stored in such way to allow it to be accessed by those with legitimate reason. Securely disposes of material which no longer has a policing purpose. Has successfully completed all standard relevant Information Management and Security, training package(s). Accurate use of Government Security Classification (GSC). Ensures physical and digital records are stored with appropriate security relevant to the sensitivity of the documents.
Preventing Violent Extremism (Level 3)
Basic awareness of all the Prevent objectives and relevant policies and procedures. Able to gain further information regarding PVE, and identify suitable sources of advice. Able to provide information to other colleagues and departments, in an appropriate format.
Public Order (Level 3)
Confident and experienced in the application of restraint and self defence techniques to lawfully detain persons, with or without personal protective equipment. Able to identify a threat and overcome it by force if necessary. Demonstrates the ability to use training received to adhoc level PSU and able to understand and react to basic commands. Able to use the appropriate response to public order situations. Familiar with the standard phrases of command and is, therefore, able to co-ordinate teamwork and/or operate alongside others.
Risk Management (Level 4)
Able to anticipate risks likely to affect the team's ability to execute their function, in terms of likelihood and impact, and assesses how the challenges facing the wider organisation might affect their team and their objectives. Has an understanding of pathways to alert local managers to flawed or ineffective operational control strategies and provide continuity/recovery options. Has an appreciation that seizing opportunities also generates risks.
Search (Level 3)
Has a basic level of search awareness and/or exhibits the skills gained on a search awareness course. Understands the principals of stop and search and their application. Able to deal with associated paperwork, handling of exhibits and gathering of evidence. Has a good working knowledge of PACE powers and warrants and application of the same.
Staff Safety (Level 4)
Has been trained in the skills and demonstrates the ability to apply elements of the staff safety programme. These are: Communication Skills, Handcuffing Skills, Unarmed Skills, Incapacitant Skills, Baton Skills and Edged Weapons Awareness. Currently authorised to use these techniques, having received initial or refresher training within the last 12 months. Able to apply these . techniques in practical situations minimising the risk of injury to themselves and ensuring their own safety and the safety of colleagues and members of the public.
Tactical Operations (Level 3)
Participate in police and agency - led operations, working within appropriate authority limits and carrying out tasks necessary for the successful implementation of the operation whilst managing risks to the operation and acting in accordance with legislation and procedure. Example: Ensure that you are fully briefed regarding the plan and your role within the operation. Ensure that you have the necessary resources, equipment and authority level in order to fulfil your role during the operation. Maintain a written record of equipment used, in accordance with policy. Take up position and ensure your actions are co-ordinated with other aspects of the operation as planned. Carry out allocated operational tasks as per briefing ensuring that you comply with relevant legislation and policy. Keep officer in charge informed of all developments during the operation. Take appropriate action within specified guidelines. Use approved information gathering techniques and equipment in accordance with legislation and policy. Work closely with other internal/external agencies supporting the operation ensuring duty of care for their personnel. When participating in other agency led operations ensure that you carry out the tasks required with integrity and in accordance with legislation and policy. Maintain awareness of potential/actual risks to your own health, safety and welfare. Take action to eliminate risks and to maintain operational integrity. Maintain a record of your actions throughout the operation, as required. Attend debrief to enable good practice to be recognised and areas for further development to be identified.