Job title: Op Raptor PC Grade: Constable Role code: EPPN0107 Status: Police Limited Duties Category: AA - Full policing & shifts
Main purpose of the role:
Deployed with direction provided by the LPT Tasking Meeting, and in line with the Force Control Strategy, the Op Raptor team focusses on County Line Urban Street Gangs, with the aim of eradicating LPA County Lines into Essex and tackling urban street gangs and related violence. Using real time intelligence to focus on emerging problems, the team will make the LPA an impossible market environment for gangs from other force areas to operate within. A key objective of the team is the safeguarding young and vulnerable people who could be exploited by these gangs.
Mitigate threat, harm and risk posed by the most significant gang offenders/associates working in/for County Lines and thereby safeguarding the community, protecting vulnerable persons caught up with the gangs
Obtain and execute search warrants and support the search, acting either as an officer in the case, searching or exhibits officer, ensuring integrity of evidence retrieved and the accurate recording of exhibits.
Deal with prisoners and subsequent case management of those arrested, submitting high quality case files to ensure the best chances to achieving success through the Criminal Justice System.
Liaise with other teams, departments and partner agencies to address issues surrounding the management of both victims and perpetrators.
Works with partner agencies in relation to safeguarding of vulnerable people and/or children, paying attention to Data Protection agreements.
Maintain good working relationships with Community Policing Teams within the LPT, to promote sharing of information and to assist CPT Officers in the reduction/detection of crime.
Proactive planning and implementation of initiatives to mitigate threat, harm and risk presented by County Lines Urban Street Gangs. Taking into account vulnerabilities of both suspects and victims.
Undertake a range of investigative research through PNC, telephony, OPTICA and other relevant systems/processes, maintaining accurate records, analysing information and producing a range of reports as required.
Carry out formal/informal interviews of suspects and witnesses within Force guidelines, including carrying out house to house enquiries.
Undertake prison visits as required.
The post holder must be flexible and prepared to work extended hours at short notice as required in order to support urgent operational needs.
PIP 1 accreditation and good basic policing experience beyond probationary period.
Good IT skills are a necessity for this post which would encompass and application of Essex Police and national systems.
Good understanding of Urban Street Gangs and the issues they create: vulnerability, hidden harm and exploitation.
Knowledge of law PACE, RIPA, CPIA, Codes of Practice and rules of evidence in relation to investigation of crime is also necessary for this role
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.