Job title: Drone Team PC Grade: Constable Role code: EPK1445 Status: Police
Main purpose of the role:
Operate Small Unmanned Aircraft within OPC Drones Team whilst instructing and undertaking operational duties as a Remote Pilot whilst supporting Police and training duties across the county. Duties will require working within CAA and Essex Police regulations whilst reporting to the Drones Manager.
Attend all emergency and priority calls you are directed to, both pre planned and reactive. Make appropriate recommendations to achieve the best operational results for the specialist teams you will be working with. This requirement requires ongoing monitoring of drone taskings from other departments.
Assist OPC Drones Manager with the ongoing review of systems, procedures and working practices to ensure continual improvement in the level of service provided demonstrating best value and cost avoidance. This will include the provision of advice and information relating to procedures and legislation as well as supporting all officers in relation to drone related incidents, misuse, counter drone and legislation.
Co-ordinate and administer internal and external drone training/training exercises, liaising with relevant stakeholders including external agencies. Deliver site specific Risk Assessments and manage all Health and Safety issues relevant to the Drones Team.
Management and maintenance of OPC Drones Team assets including physical equipment and resources; e.g. to ensure compliance with Health and Safety and Air Navigation legislation. Ensure the functional efficiency of OPC Drones Team.
Participate in promotional activities with media and internal departments. Constantly promoting the life-saving and cost avoiding contributions of the drone capability. Whilst ensuring that all you do promotes the ethos of excellent customer service.
Engage with Commercial industry around drone and drone related technology. To engage in community events, deliver presentations and educational advice to the public and other agencies as required.
Perform other Specialist requirements as required by the OPC Command Team.
Maintain knowledge/CPD of relevant legislation i.e. Air Navigation Order, RIPA, MOPI as well as Remote Piloting skills relevant to the Constables specialist role.
Working from a single base but deploy county wide whilst working within a team and maintaining a level of fitness pursuant to the role of police constable.
Undertake initial and continuation training as required in relation to drone standards and licensing whilst developing an ability to process post flight imagery and data using third party software
Desired, Advanced Driver
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.
CBRN (Level 4)
Has a high level of CBRN awareness and has received training and is currently accredited in the use and wearing of CBRN protective equipment; is able to use CAM and to decontaminate themselves and others (May 2004)
Control - Gold/Silver/Bronze (Level 3)
Effectively manage the operational response to a pre-planned or emerging incident, identifying and taking appropriate actions in response to the developing situation, updating relevant personnel and ensuring the welfare of those involved. Example: Ensure a clear understanding of your area of responsibility and obtain all available information relating to the incident. Fully brief officers under your command. Ensure that all activity in your area of responsibility takes account of the policing objectives for the incident Implement tactics sensitively, taking into account the impact on the community and individuals affected by the incident. Respond appropriately to the developing situation, implementing actions required. Identify appropriate actions when these have not been specified. Keep the Silver Commander updated, and Liaise with other Bronze Commanders as required. Liaise closely with other emergency services, as required, during the incident. Record all relevant activity and decisions to ensure a clear a dit trail, using the appropriate documentation. Protect the health and safety of all persons present, where possible. Ensure the welfare of officers throughout the operation and provide access to post-operation support as required. Debrief officers within your area of responsibility as they leave the policing. of the incident. Pass information received to the Silver Commander.
Disaster Victim Identification (Level 3)
Has completed training for DVI in either Victim Recovery or Mortuary Operations and is able to effectively demonstrate the skills and abilities learned. Has completed required assessment alongside PDR for occupational health and psychological assessment.
Driving (Level 6)
Has successfully completed the Operational Advanced 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. If required by role authorised to drive Technical Surveillance vehicles in mobile surveillance operations. And/or is authorised to ride motorcycles at an advanced level having passed an Advanced Motorcycle course.
First Aid (Level 4)
Is equipped with and can apply police first aid skills, including the provision of BLS, effective control of bleeding, handling basic medical and trauma situations. Has satisfactorily completed the necessary training, with competence to a proven, approved standard and holds a valid certificate which equates to the HSE "Appointed Person". Retention of this level of competence will be subject to 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 & Contl (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.
Intelligence Gathering and Analysis (Level 4)
Able to analyse basic intelligence submitted and/or make decisions about whether it should be followed up or not. If further research is necessary, be able to carry out that task or delegate to another officer. If required, be able to put together basic information packages for others based on the intelligence gained.
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 4)
Has a thorough understanding of all legislation, policy and procedure relevant to the current role. Able to apply this and offer advice to colleagues as necessary.
Management of Police Information (MOPI) (Level 4)
Full compliance with Level 3. 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 and has working understanding of appropriate National Retention Schedules. Is able to quality assure own records management processes as well as those of any staff for whom they have supervisory responsibility. Is aware of where to seek further support in relation to Records management within force when necessary. If nominated as an Information Asset Assistant is familiar with the NPCC Information Asset Owners Handbook.
Public Order (Level 4)
Shows a good working knowledge of the procedures and techniques utilised in cell block restraint. Demonstrates competence in the defensive and offensive use of public order equipment. Shows the confidence and discipline to work with colleagues to detain violent and deranged persons. Has a working knowledge of IIMAC and other briefing techniques. Aware of basic equipment for entering premises. Has an appreciation of the consequences of entering premises.
Schedule 7 TACT Examination (Level 3)
Has a working knowledge and understanding of Schedule 7 Terrorism Act. Has . completed the relevant national ports related Foundation/Stage One (or equivalent) course. Demonstrates the skills and ability that are necessary to initiate a Schedule 7 examination appropriately. Demonstrates the ability to prepare a schedule 7 examination strategy in consultation with others, ensuring the integrity and security of any record is maintained at all times. Demonstrates a basic knowledge and understanding of the key features and beliefs of the main world religions and has an awareness of the need to take into account cultural or other sensitivities during examinations. Has an appreciation of the potential for adverse community impact arising from the use of Schedule 7 powers. Demonstrates the ability to extract relevant intelligence from an examination and to convert this into an intelligence report. Has a basic working knowledge of Schedule 8 TACT. (July 2009)
Search (Level 5)
Demonstrates the skills and abilities taught for search techniques to a national standard on a Police Search Team Training course and is able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills learned. Is able to assess premises and situations using search knowledge. Is able to brief and/or lead a team of others in simple operations. Is aware of health and safety regulations in relation to search and entry.
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.