West Midlands Police
BIRMINGHAM, United Kingdom
10h ago

This vacancy is for substantiveSurveillance Officers only.

The surveillance officers’ rolewithin the Counter Terrorism Organised Crime (CTOC) team is to provide tactical support to both proactive and reactive operations as directed by Force and Counter Terrorism Tasking.

Inparticular, operations targeting Counter Terrorism, serious and organisedcriminality, around guns, gangs, serious acquisitive crime anddrugs.

Operational focus is around those individuals and Organised CrimeGroups that pose the greatest threat, risk and harm to the region to ensure weare better able to serve the public and protect them from harm.

To achieve thisaim, the role of a surveillance officer nationally and locally is continuallyevolving. To remain operationally effective it is essential that the profile ofthe team reflects the communities within which we work and an ability to blendin with our communities is essential.

Willing to be flexible you enterinto an agreement to be deployed anywhere within the UK albeit the majority ofyour work will be within the West Midlands.

You will be put through SecurityVetting processes as you will be engaged in covert terrorist investigations. Itis an essential requirement that the successful candidate has passed the NationalQ1 Surveillance course.

Please note that you have to be acurrently trained surveillance police constable who has deployed operationally within the last 2 years to be eligible to apply for this post.

If you are not currently qualified, please see the advert that is also running for the Surveillance Academy.

This is a Management Vetting / Security Cleared designated post. The preferred candidate will be subject toboth procedures.

For any questions about the roleplease email ct-employeeresourcing west-midlands.pnn.police.uk

Please note - for the question relating to suitability for the role, this need not be any more than 250 words.

You must be a Britishcitizen to work for the West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit. If you hold dualnationality, one component of which is British, you may also be considered.

However, if successful, you may be asked to relinquish your non British nationality (and any entitlement you may have to a foreignnationality) as a condition of your confirmation of appointment with WMCTU.

Oneof your parents should also be British or have substantial ties to the UK. Inthe latter instance; substantial ties means that your parent is a citizen of aBritish Overseas Territory, a Commonwealth citizen, US citizen, EEA citizen,British national or citizen overseas, and they would need to have demonstrableconnections with the UK by way of family history or have been resident here fora substantial period of time.

If you're already married to, orcohabiting with, a person who isn't a British citizen, you may still beeligible for employment at the discretion of the Department.

You should notehowever, that marriage to, or cohabitation with, a person who isn't a Britishcitizen after appointment may, in some circumstances, result in the withdrawalof security clearance and subsequent transfer to another Department, or (ifthis is not possible or the officer does not wish to transfer) dismissal.

Eachcase will be considered on its merits, taking into account the ties between theperson involved and the United Kingdom."

We would like our department to be diverse andinclusive, to be able to provide the best possible service to the communitiesof the West Midlands.

We will be encouraging applications from BME and femalecolleagues as we are currently under represented in these areas.

Diversity and Inclusion Vision : Maximise the potential of people fromall backgrounds through a culture of fairness and inclusion to deliver the bestservice for our communities

West Midlands Police is aDisability Confident Leader - the highest level an organisation can achieveunder the scheme run by the Department of Work and Pensions.

As part ofour commitment we operate a Guaranteed Interview Scheme - all candidates whodeclare a disability and meet the essential criteria for the role will beguaranteed an interview.

Please donot attach a CV / covering letter as these will not be used in during theapplication process.

Specific RoleResponsibilities

  • Undertake the surveillance of targets by way ofphysical and technical observation, in situations which are static, on foot andmobile 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; Record and maintain a daily surveillance log of all such activity to a standard laid down by current ACPO guidelines;
  • 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;
  • 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 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.
  • Competencies / Skillsrequired for role


  • A qualification of National Level 1 Surveillance training
  • A qualification of Advanced Driver training for surveillance purposes
  • Highdegree of commitment, dedication and flexibility
  • Conversantwith legal issues affecting surveillance
  • Holda current PST Certificate
  • Provenexperience and ability in static, foot, mobile and technical surveillancetechniques
  • Proven initiative and innovation demonstrated whilst working as a member of a surveillance team
  • Proven communication skills with the ability to operate effectively at a variety of levels
  • Desirable

  • Knowledge of counter terrorism work.
  • Knowledge of current developments / advancements in surveillance technology and techniques.
  • Specialist covert policing skills within surveillance such as CROPS, motorcycle qualification.
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