ROCU Intelligence Supervisor - Cooperating (Assisting) Offender Unit

Birmingham, West Midlands
Grade: Sergeant
20 Sep 2019
30 Sep 2019
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Full time permanent
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Grade: Sergeant

Salary: Sergeant

Closing Date: 30th September 2019


This opportunity is only open to serving substantive sergeants with West Midlands Police, Staffordshire Police, West Mercia Police and Warwickshire Police


About the role:


The Assisting Offender Unit sits within Covert Operations and is governed by a complex legislative framework. The post holder is responsible in support of the Head of Force Covert Operations, to ensure the West Midlands Police maximises evidential and intelligence opportunities.


The post holder will ensure the management of the unit is in compliance with Section 71-74 Serious Organised Crime & Police Act 2005, Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000, ACPO Minimum Standards, OSC Best Practice,



  • Work in conjunction with the CPS Midlands Region Head of Complex Casework to deliver exceptional quality Witness Statements and Intelligence Products from offenders using the application of Section 71-74 Serious Organised Crime & Police Act 2005.
  • The core function of the role involves managing a small team of specialised officers who engage with criminals involved in serious and organised crime. You should be able to evidence that you can manage, support and protect a team working in this environment. Your role entails witness and suspect interviewing and applicants will be expected to evidence their skills and abilities in this arena. 
  • The role includes duties as the Staff Officer to the NPCC Lead on Assisting Offender Debriefing. These duties include organising quarterly National Assisting Offender Debrief Group meetings across the UK.
  • Additionally, the post holder will be an Administrator for the Assisting Offender community on POLKA. The College of Policing do offer informal training on web page management.
  • Carry out any other duties commensurate with the purpose and grading of the post.




Essential Requirements:

  • College of Policing Assisting Offender Debriefing Course and maintain accreditation.
  • Competent interviewer or manager of witnesses and suspect interviews pass a future PIP Level 2 (Tier 3) Specialist Interviewer course or PIP Level 2 (Tier 5) Interview Advisor’s Course].
  • Meet the standards criteria for Developed Vetting
  • Accredited Detective and experienced in the investigation of serious crime and management of sensitive disclosure.
  • Compliance with the Code of Ethics.
  • Working understanding of CPIA.
  • Exceptional communication skills.
  • Prepare documentation and conduct briefings to a high standard. 


  • Accredited PIP Level 2 (Tier 3) Specialist Interviewer or (Tier 5) Interview Advisor.
  • Ability to liaise with other WMP departments, representing the Assisting Offender Unit, whilst understanding the needs of those other departments.
  • Ability to liaise with other agencies, representing WMP whilst understanding the needs of those agencies.
  • Ability to brief senior officers.
  • Accurate and timely record keeping.
  • Ability to take personal responsibility for ensuring duties are completed in a timely and competent manner.

Special Conditions:

  • The appointment of the successful candidate will be conditional on the results of a vetting procedures and successful completion of a residential Assisting Offender Debrief Course (currently one week in duration) and consequent accreditation in the role.
  • Although working hours are generally aligned to the core office hours of partner agencies such as CPS and HMPS, the hours may be unpredictable and inflexible.  The debrief team is small and the roles are inter-dependant, which will influence decisions of hours of work, time-off and annual leave, although every reasonable effort is made is accommodate requests.
  • Applicants should note that Assisting Offender Debrief Courses are run by the College of Policing and are infrequently held. As such, applicant should recognise that they will be expected to commit to the role for a minimum of 3 years. 

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