Job title: Taser Training PC Grade: Constable Role code: EPOP317 Status: Police
Main purpose of the role:
Develop, prepare and deliver Taser training through the national framework in line with relevant compliance criteria, policy and guidance. Ensure that training is kept up to date with any future developments or changes with the content and its delivery to ensure delivery of the Force plan and PFCC Police and Crime plan 2016 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.
Deliver taser training in line with College of Policing (CoP) 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 which are 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. 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.
Management Vetting / SC Vetting clearance is a pre-requisite of employment in designated posts.
Hold a current Taser permit within Essex Police Ability to pass the TASER specific eyesight test. Successfully pass the Personal Safety Training Instructors Course. Ability to pass the TASER user, refresher and upskill course when required. Ability to pass the Police Job related fitness test. Possession or ability to pass the AET trainers course and maintain the qualification. Possession or ability to pass the TASER instructors course and maintain the qualification. Ability to research, plan, design, deliver and evaluate training programmes. Comprehensive knowledge and utilisation of all Microsoft packages.
This role requires the post holder to have a valid UK driving licence as they will be required to travel to a number of training locations across Essex. If using a private vehicle then the business insurance needs to be organised by the individual. A proportion of Trainers may be required to work a shift pattern in order to provide cover for training taking place outside of normal hours i.e. Monday Friday 0900-1700. The post holder will occasionally be required to work addition hours. Vetting is required, as advised by the vetting unit. The post holder will be required to undertake training as and when required. The post holder will be expected to comply with health and safety requirements.
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.
Driving (Level 4)
Has successfully completed a Basic Driving Assessment and is authorised to drive police vehicles to a basic level. Authorised to use blue lights in accordance with force policy and conforms to all relevant legal requirements for the use of motor vehicles.
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.
Firearms Command (Level 3)
Accepts responsibility for the deployment and management of available resources in spontaneous firearms situations and tailors tactics in line with operational priorities. Is fully aware of firearms policies, specialist resources and equipment and can provide basic options for consideration by a Silver Commander.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.