DC DHEP - Detective Constable Degree Holder Entry Programme

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Detective Constable

Gloucestershire is a largely rural county with two large urban conurbations, the city of Gloucester and the town of Cheltenham Spa. It hosts two Royal Households and a number of significant events attracting national attention throughout the year, including the National Hunt Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse and the Royal International Air Tattoo in Fairford. There is a strong military presence in the county as well as an important Government footprint. 

We are looking for the best candidates to join our exceptional team working across our diverse communities within Gloucestershire to protect, serve and keep them save from harm.

We are committed to the principles of appointments based on merit with openness and transparency of process. The Constabulary is also committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from all suitability qualified applicants. In aiming to have a workforce representative of the communities we serve, applications from females and members of the black and minority ethnic communities are particularly welcome.

If you are looking for a career in which you will be dealing with different situations every day, working with the public to build confidence and trust, a role which can be demanding and unpredictable, but also highly rewarding, we would really like to hear from you.

As a detective, it is your job to uncover the truth. You will manage and conduct complex investigations which require you to talk to witnesses, analyse evidence and build trust with those around you. 
You could be working in Major Crime dealing with homicides and Public Protection protecting our most vulnerable from abuse/exploitation. 
You may find yourself in Serious Organised Crime, tackling high-level drug dealing and importation, or as part of our Intelligence and Investigations teams; solving some of the most serious crimes possible. 
You will work closely with your uniformed colleagues and while it is not always like what you see on the TV, you will deal with some interesting and challenging situations. 
You will need compassion to build relationships and the tenacity to see a case through from start to finish – from the crime scene to the court where through your investigation, justice could be served. The desire to seek results for victims and the emotional resilience to keep calm, yet confident are also critical. 

Typical duties involve: 
•    Acting as the point of contact for victims of crime; seeking justice for them
•    Analysing and interpreting data, examining records and documents
•    Attending court, providing evidence and waiting for the verdict 
•    Handling forensic material and dealing with its submission
•    Identifying witnesses and obtaining statements 
•    Interviewing suspects 
•    Liaising with partner agencies i.e. courts, schools, social care and health teams
•    Participating in and/or conducting raids, searches and arrests 
•    Preparing and submitting case papers and evidential files
•    Working with crime scene investigators, local prevention teams and media, among others, making a difference, together. 

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