AN awareness evening about the role of an investigative officer will be held by Staffordshire Police ahead of the recruitment of 12 new investigators.
The session, taking place tomorrow, will allow people who are interested in the type of work can find out more. These investigators are not police officers and a policing background is not necessary to fulfil the duties.
Assistant Chief Constable Nick Baker said: “We first appointed investigative officers in 2007 and they work alongside police officers in different parts of the force.
“We have been reviewing how we can support investigations by using a mix of people and skills. These members of staff provide investigative support by using a wide range of evidence gathering techniques.”
The role is to assist detective constables in criminal investigations and in the preparation of files of evidence for court cases.
The work also includes viewing CCTV footage of a crime scene and carrying out research about a suspect in preparation for interview by a detective.
The awareness evening will take place at Staffordshire Police Headquarters, in Weston Road, Stafford.
Anyone who would like to attend can book by visiting http://bit.ly/1l3GRWZ
Applications for the roles will be via an online recruitment process.