Job title: Taser and Personal Safety Training PS Grade: Sergeant Role code: EPV0814 Status: Police
Main purpose of the role:
Supervisory lead on developing, preparing and delivery of Taser training through the national framework in line with relevant compliance criteria, policy and guidance. To ensure that training is kept up to date with any future developments or changes with the content and its delivery to ensure delivery against both Force Plan and PFCC Police and Crime plan by ensuring that Taser trained officers can protect the public through the intelligent deployment of Taser recourses in response to spontaneous demand and specialist planned capabilities. To work in conjunction with 7 Force/College of Policing requirements. To work proactively and in collaboration with Regional and National partners to ensure training is delivered in timely fashion meeting organisational needs. To build trust and confidence in policing in Essex through course delivery to a high standard. To take a lead on developing and promoting engagement with other partners through innovation.
Ensure the delivery of taser training in line with College of Policing (CoP) requirements and guidance to officers ensuring that support and guidance is given to understand the capabilities of Taser and that operatives will have an appreciation of the physical and psychological effects of these devices. This will include undertaking tests and assessment with students.
Deliver the training packages to officers in line with national guidance ensuring that they are up to date and audited correctly to ensure that officers will remain accredited with their training and in licence.
Maintain and develop close working relationships with internal and external stakeholders across wide domains of command up to and including senior officer ranks (and partner equivalents) to allow for delivery and evaluation of Taser training.
Ensure system administrator is current and relevant.
Identify, develop and support officers in relevant development plans where required should an officer fail an assessment or be subject of a complaint with the discharge of Taser, ensuring these are managed accordingly to support the officers needs and organisational audit is maintained.
Support and coordinate training schedules as required to facilitate current, ongoing and future training; supporting any future uplifts required of Taser trained officers.
Plan and deliver conversion training from previous Taser devises to ensure relevant devices are used accordingly in line with policy and guidelines.
Review incidents, paperwork and reports to ensure Force standards on incidents attended are achieved and routine matters whereby the deployment of Taser was used within appropriate timescales. Ensure any force lessons learnt are considered both in training and feedback operationally.
Maintain own CPD through obtaining and maintaining firearms authorisation and additional attributes by attending regular training days and by meeting current Force criteria to ensure training can be delivered effectively.
Support PST in delivery of training as and where required to maximise training delivery and efficiency.
Officers will operate in uniform from specified training venues as training dictates.
Officers must be flexible, as there is a regular requirement to work different duties at short notice.
There is a need for the post holder to travel countywide and beyond.
As a Training expert for the Force this role requires extensive experience either as a Taser practitioner or trainer. This experience will have been gained in a role with evidence of professional judgement and sound decision making. This is to maintain the confidence of the senior officers internally and externally.
The post holder will need to demonstrate the ability to provide direction for the development and evaluation of Training, providing leadership and professional expertise to support the development of the team.
Excellent interpersonal / communication skills are essential, both verbally and written as these will be used to influence change with both internal and external stakeholders e.g. College of Policing, National Police Chiefs Council, HMIC, Partnership Organisations and agencies.
A high level of professionalism, sound judgement and credibility are required to ensure scrutiny, debriefing, review and adherence to learning processes is essential.
The postholder must hold or be capable of successfully passing the National Taser Trainers Course and confirmation in post will be subject to the successful completion of the course.
The post holder must be organised, mature and confident with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, this will be combined with the ability to debrief course attendees, both verbally and in writing, to enable them to develop to their full potential.
An attention to detail and high levels of concentration are also essential.
IT literacy is necessary in order to analyse data and produce reports and course materials in a range of different formats, including PowerPoint, Excel and Word.
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.
Health and Safety (Level 4)
Has received Supervisor training and takes responsibility for the safety of directly subordinate staff and visitors. Understands the procedures in place for the safe storage of hazardous substances, fire precautions and evacuation. Resolves hazards or problems identified within roles or work environments. Undertakes skills passport assessments for new and existing staff. Re-assesses passport as and when new equipment /technology is introduced.Completes annual reviews of skills passports, training needs analysis.
Information Management and Technology (Level 4)
Can conduct basic computer searches and can correctly interpret data generated. Can create and amend records, according to role requirement. Knows established rules and protocols. Understands impact of data quality, and is self-monitoring on data quality issues.
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.
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.
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.
Risk Management (Level 3)
Demonstrates an awareness of personal risk management issues, challenges or difficulties likely to affect the post holder in the execution of their duties. Able to anticipate risks likely to affect their work and knows how to communicate the likelihood and possible impacts of such events to line managers or supervisors.
Training (Level 6)
Consistently demonstrates initiative and enthusiasm for developing and creating training courses. Takes a 'global' perspective of training within the Force, regularly reviews course content to maintain its relevance and accuracy. Maintains an up to date awareness of training innovations, and changes occurring within the Force.
Victim Support (Level 4)
Good working knowledge of victim support techniques both internal and external to the organisation. Able to support victims and other interested parties during an investigation which may lead to a court case. Able to act as an advisor for other staff on support services available.
Vulnerable Victims (Level 4)
Has a sound understanding of the legal and procedural issues surrounding all vulnerable victims and is able to advise others. Familiar with procedure with regard to children taken into police protection. Has knowledge of the work of officers of the Social Services, NSPCC and other voluntary agencies in providing on-going support and care for all victims. Demonstrates the ability to successfully gain evidence and bring a case to Court.