Digital Forensic Officer

190000HJ Requisition #
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Knowledge & Experience:



  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team of Digital Forensic examiners;
  • Possess good communication skills (both verbal and written);
  • Be enthusiastic, hardworking and flexible;
  • Possess an ability to examine digital devices in a methodical and precise way and have an aptitude for problem solving;
  • Be conversant with Windows and/or mobile operating systems and have a keen interest in and understanding of computer systems and mobile devices;
  • Ability to dismantle computers and/or safely handle mobile devices for examination purposes, whilst maintaining accurate contemporaneous records. Identification, removal and safe handling of key computer and/or mobile device components;
  • Be conversant with the ISO 17025 standard and ACPO Principles of Digital Evidence; and
  • Be able to regularly work with material that may be of an obscene, offensive or distressing nature. Treat such material in the appropriate manner ensuring it is secured and handled according to defined policies.


  • Understanding of relevant commercial and open-source software tools applicable to the role;
  • Understanding of programming and/or scripting languages;
  • Understanding of other common operating systems such as OS X and Linux;
  • Experience and knowledge in performing Digital Forensic examinations and the impact they have on investigations; and
  • Have attended and passed an accredited training course relevant to Digital Forensic examination of computer and/or mobile device based evidence.
About Us: 
Here at West Midlands Police, we serve almost 2.8 million people – making us the second largest Police Force in England. We’re in the middle of radically overhauling all aspects of the business with WMP2020 - a modernisation plan that’ll change the way we operate.
WMP is a large and diverse organisation where you can develop your skills, knowledge and career in an encouraging and flexible environment. We're able to offer you a comprehensive range of rewards and benefits including:

  • 28 days annual leave (plus bank holidays) with the option to purchase additional days
  • access to a Corporate Health Cash Plan and wellbeing website
  • modern working environment in central Birmingham
  • opportunity to save on travel costs through a Corporate Travel Scheme
  • the option to join a generous pension scheme

Diversity and Inclusion Vision: “Maximise the potential of people from all backgrounds through a culture of fairness and inclusion to deliver the best service for our communities” 

West Midlands Police are currently undertaking a long term review of staff pay and conditions.  The grade, pay and other terms of employment are therefore subject to review and may change in the future. 

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