Specific Role Profile - Jobs with West Midlands Police

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Specific Role Profile - Jobs with West Midlands Police
Specific Role Profile
This Specific Role Profile sheet covers specific areas of activities that are not included in the Generic
PPF Role Profile. It will include responsibilities, knowledge, skills, delivery and working
arrangements relevant to this role.
Profile Owner: Head of WMCTU
POLICE OFFICER
ROLE SPECIFIC INFORMATION
Job Title:
Surveillance Officer
Rank:
Detective Constable
Operational /
Non Operational
Role
Operational
Vetting Level:
Security Vetting and Management Vetting
Reporting to:
Surveillance Supervisor
Specific Role
Purpose:
Undertake surveillance duties for the West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit
Specific Role
Responsibilities:

Undertake the surveillance of targets by way of physical and technical
observation, in situations which are static, on foot and mobile to a
minimum standard equal to current ACPO level 1

Using all current surveillance techniques deliver to investigating officer’s
evidence, intelligence or other information on the activity of targets in
line with current national codes of practice

In cases of emergency or operational necessity, to arrest targets
committing crime

In support of the surveillance function:
o
Record and maintain a daily surveillance log of all such activity
to a standard laid down by current ACPO guidelines
o
Prepare accurate daily intelligence logs to investigating officers
in order to determine the extent and nature of criminal activity
and to allow for future tasking
o
Provide in appropriate cases statements of evidence in support
of the criminal prosecution of targets

Participate in surveillance training courses and offer advice and
guidance to attached personnel and junior officers to improve their
techniques and effectiveness

Undertake such administrative duties as necessary to maintain
intelligence duties

Be conversant with all items of technical equipment necessary to
Date: March 2014
Version: 1.2
undertake surveillance operations. To maintain knowledge of
surveillance techniques and capabilities and to keep abreast of current
technological developments

Strive to achieve best value in the work undertaken and where possible
develop and maintain best practice

Any other duties commensurate with the role and rank
SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES REQUIRED FOR EFFECTIVE PERFORMANCE
Knowledge & Experience
This section should detail the requirement of previous experiences and knowledge gained from
academic qualifications if appropriate, e.g. knowledge of PEACE, significant investigation experience.
Essential:
Desirable:
Post holders will be required to display and evidence:

A qualification of National Level 1 Surveillance training

A qualification of Advanced Driver training for surveillance purposes

High degree of commitment, dedication and flexibility

Conversant with legal issues affecting surveillance

Hold a current PST Certificate

Proven experience and ability in static, foot, mobile and technical
surveillance techniques

Proven initiative and innovation demonstrated whilst working as a
member of a surveillance team

Knowledge of counter terrorism work

Specialist covert policing skills within surveillance such as CROPS,
motorcycle qualification.

Knowledge of the National Intelligence Model together with the tasking
and coordination process

Knowledge of current developments/advancements in surveillance
technology and techniques
Skills
This section should detail the competency requirement which could be developed through non formal
training, e.g. effective time management, influencing and negotiating, effective communication
including written and verbal.
Refer to the skills database for core operational skills
Essential:

Proven communications skills with the ability to operate effectively at a
variety of levels
Desirable:

IT literacy with Microsoft Office Suite and Police Systems (including PNC)
Additional

The role requires the post holder to perform duties on a regional basis

A willingness to travel around the region and be available when required
Date: March 2014
Version: 1.2
responding to call out at short notice, taking account of individual
circumstances
Information:
Restriction
Level:

The role may require you to change your appearance

The post holder will need to form part of an on call cadre.
N/A
Date: March 2014
Version: 1.2

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