Intelligence Officer

190000OM Requisition #

Grade: Band C Lower

Salary: £20,619 to £28,023

Closing Date:  27th December 2019

About the role: 

Do you have an inquisitive mind? Are you professionally curious? Can you see the bigger picture to a problem than just the one in front of you?

West Midlands Police are currently recruiting for Intelligence Officers to work within the Intelligence department. Intelligence is an important tool for policing. It is used to understand crime and disorder issues, to investigate criminal incidents and to support the development of knowledge in increasingly diverse specialist areas.  Within the intelligence teams you can be working on a variety of subject matter from some of the UK’s most serious and organised crime networks, to the criminals and networks that are causing us day-to-day policing challenges in terms of acquisitive crime and low level disorder. 

An Intelligence Officer develops and evaluates intelligence, making an assessment of the threat, risk, harm, vulnerabilities and opportunities which exist and identifying gaps. They manage the dissemination of the assessment or intelligence product, support reactive, proactive and/or crimes in action and provide advice on appropriate tactical options to support policing priorities


Successful applicants will be required to pass Management Vetting scrutiny prior to commencing their role, this will include a full background& financial disclosure as part of the vetting process.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Understand and comply with the National Intelligence Model (NIM), Management of Police Information (MOPI), Data Quality principles, Data Protection and the Intelligence Service policies and procedures.
  • Adhere to all legal frameworks, key working principles, policies and guidance relevant to the role to ensure information and intelligence is handled and processed legally.
  • Receive and assess information on the intelligence system and disseminate to relevant parties, in line with confidentiality, sensitivity and duty of care policies and relevant legislation to ensure intelligence is processed correctly.
  • Gather, research and evaluate information (in accordance with a defined and agreed collection plan where applicable) to identify gaps, and patterns, and inform (de)briefing, tasking and RIPA authorities (where appropriate and in accordance to principles of legality, necessity and proportionality).
  • Proactively and reactively identify hotspots and crime series.
  • Identify intelligence gaps and make recommendations for directed intelligence gathering activities.
  • Prepare and deliver intelligence products to clearly and accurately inform decision making, and providing advice on tactical options.
  • Establish and maintain networks with internal and/or external partners at all levels of seniority to ensure appropriate information sharing in support of a timely response and to achieve shared objectives.
  • Maintain awareness of innovation within intelligence to ensure implementation of latest techniques and tactics, best practice, and information relevant to the role.
  • Encourage the submission of intelligence/information and actively contribute to the continuous development of the intelligence function.
  • To maintain computerised and manual records, updating intelligence systems and other similar equipment in accordance with Force Policy and Data Protection legislation.
  • Manage the CORVUS briefing system ensuring all entries are completed in accordance with the National Briefing Model and Intelligence processes.
  • Provide critical incident intelligence support as directed by the Intelligence Supervisor.
  • Contribute to the preparation of Tactical Assessments.
  • Provide advice and guidance on the use of Intelligence systems as required.
  • Work towards and support the Intelligence Professionalisation programme.
  • Provide resilience to other areas of business within the team as directed.
  • Undertake any other duties commensurate with the role.



  • Educated to A Level / NVQ Level 3, or equivalent
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills.
  • High standards of integrity and professionalism.
  • Experience of researching information from a variety of sources.
  • Experience of interrogating, maintaining and utilising data on a variety of computerised systems, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Experience of preparing detailed reports and presenting information in a variety of formats.


  • Knowledge of covert policing techniques.
  • Knowledge of investigation techniques.
  • Experience of the National Intelligence Model (NIM).
  • Experience working within an intelligence environment.
Please note that Force Intelligence has pledged to maximise the potential of people from all backgrounds through a culture of fairness and inclusion to deliver the best service for our community.  WMP is striving to get to a position where we are confident that all disproportionality and disadvantage is a thing of the past and is committed to the principles of equality, fairness and diversity. No member of the public or communities we serve, no Police Officer, Special Constable, Police Staff member or Police Community Volunteer shall receive less favourable treatment, directly or indirectly, on the grounds of: Age, Disability, Gender, Gender Identity, Marriage or Civil Partner Status, Pregnancy or Maternity, Race, Religion or Belief, Sexual Orientation, Socio-Economic Background or Trade Union Membership. Force Intelligence are actively looking to improve the diverse representation against all teams within the department. Under positive action provisions within the Equalities Act 2010, we welcome applications from underrepresented groups.

West Midlands Police intelligence department will be holding a recruitment briefing on the 12th December at the Lord Knight Suite, Tally Ho. Please follow the link for further details.


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.

West Midlands Police is a Disability Confident Leader - the highest level an organisation can achieve under the scheme run by the Department of Work and Pensions. As part of our commitment we operate a Guaranteed Interview Scheme - all candidates who declare a disability and meet the essential criteria for the role will be guaranteed an interview.

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