SECU Financial Investigations DI
Role code: EPND040601
Home Office code: Operational
Limited Duties Category: D - Vbl&Physl RA &nofullshft
Main purpose of the role:
Manage all aspects of the investigations of complex, series and serious fraud and money laundering allegations including dealing with public sector issues, maintaining the integrity and standards of case investigation.
Manage financial investigations to maximise opportunities to use powers under the proceeds of Crime Act to remove funds from those involved in crime. \n Oversee the activities of all team members ensuring high productivity and act as a Senior investigating officer when necessary.
- Maintain a detailed overview of all current investigations and projected workloads of fraud and money laundering officers to ensure quality of service within time constraints and optimum use of all resources within a defined budget.
- Analyse and assess in-coming enquiries and complaints in order to decide whether further investigation is required. Allocate enquiries to the appropriate team leader.
- Provide expert advice and guidance to staff in the investigation of financial crime on policy, practical and procedural issues identifying any potential development needs. Resolve the more significant staffing issues in consultation with the Detective Sergeants.
- Ensure that opportunities to remove funds from offenders are maximised through application of powers under the Proceeds of Crime Act.
- Provide expert advice on the Proceeds of Crime Act and act as a tactical advisor to other SIOs of opportunities to gather evidence through application of financial powers.
- Participate in the investigation of serious financial crime acting as advisor or investigating officer and execute search warrants in respect of special procedure material as appropriate. Liaise with agencies particularly the SFO and CPS HQ when necessary to maintain direction of an investigation and ensure a satisfactory conclusion is reached.
- Manage and support the pro-active development of crime prevention initiatives and the fostering of relationships with the business community in order to raise awareness of current fraud trends to reduce the levels of fraud within the Force area.
- Analyse performance data in order to assess the quality of service being given by SECU and provide statistical information to supervisors on request.
- Attend department and T & CG meetings. Produce adhoc reports as requested by supervisors.
Management Vetting required.
This post is deemed to be a designated post.
Vetting clearance is a pre-requisite of employment in designated posts and the post holder will be subject to management vetting assessment every 7 years. National security vetting clearances are reviewed every 10 years.
Analyse Critically (Level 2)
I ensure that the best available evidence from a wide range of sources is taken into account when making decisions. I think about different perspectives and motivations when reviewing information and how this may influence key points. I ask incisive questions to test out facts and assumptions, questioning and challenging the information provided when necessary. I understand when to balance decisive action with due consideration. I recognise patterns, themes and connections between several and diverse sources of information and the best available evidence. I identify when I need to take action on the basis of limited information and think about how to mitigate the risks in doing so. I challenge others to ensure that decisions are made in alignment with our mission, values and the Code of Ethics.
Collaborative (Level 2)
I manage relationships and partnerships for the long term, sharing information and building trust to find the best solutions. I help create joined-up solutions across organisational and geographical boundaries, partner organisations and those the police serve. I understand the local partnership context, helping me to use a range of tailored steps to build support. I work with our partners to decide who is best placed to take the lead on initiatives. I try to anticipate our partners' needs and take action to address these. I do not make assumptions. I check that our partners are getting what they need from the police service. I build commitment from others (including the public) to work together to deliver agreed outcomes.
Deliver, Support and Inspire (Level 2)
I give clear direction and expectations, helping others to understand how their work operates in the wider context. I identify barriers that inhibit performance in my teams and take steps to resolve these, enabling others to perform. I lead the public and / or colleagues, where appropriate, during incidents or through the provision of advice and support. I ensure the efficient use of resources to create the most value and the right impact within my areas. I keep track of changes in the external environment, anticipating both the short and long term potential implications for the Police Service. I motivate and inspire others to achieve their best.
Emotionally Aware (Level 2)
I consider the perspectives of people from a wide range of backgrounds before taking action. I adapt my style and approach according to the needs of the people I am working with, using my own behaviour to achieve the best outcome. I promote a culture that values diversity and encourages challenge. I encourage reflective practice among others and take the time to support others to understand reactions and behaviours. I take responsibility for helping to ensuring the emotional well being of those in my teams. I take the responsibility to deal with any inappropriate behaviours.
Innovative and Open-minded (Level 2)
I explore a number of different sources of information and use a variety of tools when faced with a problem and look for good practice that is not always from policing. I am able to spot opportunities or threats which may influence how I go about my job in the future by using knowledge of trends, new thinking about policing and changing demographics in the population. I am flexible in my approach, changing my plans to make sure that I have the best impact. I encourage others to be creative and take appropriate risks. I share my explorations and understanding of the wider internal and external environment.
Take Ownership (Level 2)
I proactively create a culture of ownership within my areas of work and support others to display personal responsibility. I take responsibility for making improvements to policies, processes and procedures, actively encouraging others to contribute their ideas. I am accountable for the decisions my team make and the activities within our teams. I take personal responsibility for seeing events through to a satisfactory conclusion and for correcting any problems both promptly and openly. I actively encourage and support learning within my teams and colleagues.
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.
Budget Management (Level 5)
Knows how to access and request routine financial management information, to inform decision making. Considers alternative courses of action having discussed the financial implications with the budget manager. Is able to produce costed options for consideration by the budget holder.
Crime Investigation (Level 5)
Supervises and co-ordinates the activities of other investigators providing advice and guidance on the whole range of investigation techniques, policies and procedures. Acts as a Case Review Officer. Pro-actively uses information gained form external agencies and the intelligence unit. Undertakes detailed and comprehensive case investigations.
Forensic - Crime Scene Management (Level 4)
Demonstrates a sound working knowledge of a broad range of forensic science services and of all relevant legislation, policies and procedures. Can identify and has practical experience of off-setting scene parameters, securing the scene, identifying, clearing and marking a common approach path. Is aware of the need to control access to the scene and is confident in enforcing this control. Understands the responsibilities of others within a scene and is able to advise colleagues as necessary.
Fraud (Level 6)
Possesses an extensive knowledge of the various services/agencies who are involved in the investigation and prosecution of fraud. Able to determine the scope and type of inter-agency co-operation to be employed. Supervises and co-ordinates the activities of teams of investigators in serious and complex cases.
Health & Safety (Level 5)
Has received training which enables the effective completion of risk assessments and Health and Safety inspections of premises. Identifies defects or hazards and takes action to resolve any apparent health and safety issues within an area or department. Fully accepts responsibility for the safety of members of staff, as well as visitors and contractors. Monitors the application of health and safety related procedures for the area or department. Possession of a certificate level qualification in Health and Safety is desirable.
Information Management & Technology (Level 6)
Possesses extensive knowledge of police systems and other available data sources and the circumstances under which access can be obtained - local, county-wide, national. Can conduct complex, multi-level computer searches to meet non-specific requests and/or can identify IT solutions to meet business needs.Can collect, manipulate, and synthesise search results, train on individual systems and/or support users in finding solutions.
Intelligence Gathering & 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 4)
Has received some training in reliable interviewing techniques and is able to apply these techniques fairly, consistently and to good effect. Identifies the key issues for examination and tests these using open and probing questions. Identifies weaknesses and inconsistencies in the account and seeks clarification. Keeps good written records of the interview for future
Interviewing - Suspects (Level 4)
Experienced in using the PEACE model. Able to manage an encounter with a solicitor practising 'active defence'. Able to effectively apply an up to date and in depth knowledge of legislation relevant to interviewing and fully understands the implications of S76/78 PACE.
Interviewing - Witnesses (Level 4)
Able to interview vulnerable victims and child witnesses. Considers the best environment in which to interview and consults with outside agencies. Able to effectively conduct video interviews.
Knowledge of Legislation and Policy (Level 5)
Has a thorough understanding of the responsibilities of the police and all other participants in the legal process. Has overall responsibility for advising other officers on the application of all legislation, policy and procedure relevant to the current role. Confident in the application of the complaints procedure and policy, able to initiate an investigation, where this is warranted, and secure relevant evidence.
Mgmt of Police Information (MOPI) (Level 5)
Has sufficient understanding of the NPCC records management policies be able to offer appropriate guidance and support to staff. Is able to identify the appropriate MOPI group for any record with a policing purpose and ensure that all policing records within the team are retained, reviewed or destroyed in line with the MOPI codes of practice. Quality assures staff to ensure a full understanding and compliance with the APP for Information Management (incorporating MOPI guidance), highlighting failings and taking appropriate action as required. Ensures training and / or refresher training is provided and completed. Ensures that systems are correctly linked together to ensure effective management and recording of information across systems. Appropriately reviews digital information held on system(s) and physical records in storage to ensure that they are retained only where there is a policing purpose. Complies with relevant policies and procedures in respect of prioritisation, sanitisation, dissemination, sharing, relevancy, accuracy, adequacy and timeliness.
Risk Management (Level 5)
Able to anticipate, accurately define and establish the relative level of risk likely to affect their specialist function, in terms of likelihood and impact, together with how the challenges facing the wider organisation might affect their role within the force. Assesses the risks of national initiatives providing feedback at the relevant level. Has an understanding of pathways to alert all appropriate senior managers to flawed or ineffective control strategies and provide continuity/recovery options. Has an appreciation that seizing opportunities also generates risks.
Search (Level 4)
Has a high level of search awareness and handling of exhibits seized. Is able to co-ordinate searches and collate associated items seized and ensure their integrity, security and continuity for any future court case.
Surveillance - Equipment (Level 3)
Has an appreciation of where surveillance equipment is available and where to go to call for support and/or is aware of the Police Scientific Development Branch principals regarding CCTV and their practical application within the community. Has a working knowledge of CCTV systems used in town centres and commercial premises.
Target Surveillance (Level 3)
Has a good general awareness of the work of the target referral teams, understands the quality requirements of cases to be referred to these specialist teams and what needs to be done to put together target packages.
Vulnerable Victims (Level 3)
Has a working knowledge of the responsibilities of the police in respect of child protection, domestic violence and other vulnerable victims and persons in custody. Is aware of the basic person at risk procedure and knows how to begin the process. Is aware of the need for all vulnerable victims to be dealt with in a thoughtful and understanding manner and demonstrates the skill of being able to talk to people in distress. Has a working knowledge of law and procedure.