ROCU - Illicit Cash Team – Investigator

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21000001 Requisition #
Salary:Substantive Constable (PC or DC)
Rank:Rank: Substantive Constable (PC or DC)
Location: Birmingham/Regional
Closing Date: 28th January 2021


This opportunity is only open to serving officers from West Midlands, Staffordshire, Warwickshire and West Mercia Police Forces

 
MANAGEMENT VETTING / SECURITY CLEARANCE DESIGNATED POST
 
The Regional Organised Crime Unit for the West Midlands region is a collaboration between the police forces of Staffordshire, West Midlands, West Mercia and Warwickshire to fight organised crime across the region. The aim of ROCU WM is to reduce the impact and increase the disruption of serious and organised crime within the region and beyond.

We target those areas of criminality we believe pose the greatest regional threats to the people and businesses of the area we cover. Working alongside other UK law enforcement agencies and many other partners from both private and public sectors, ROCU WM will directly influence the capabilities of these groups, stifling and reducing their criminal activity.

Applications are invited for the role of Illicit Cash Team – Investigator – within the Regional Economic Crime Unit (RECU)

RECU strikes at the heart of Organised Crime – money. A growing specialist team of financial investigators, detectives and financial analysts with in-house CPS support, RECU is focussed on criminal finances, recovering the Proceeds of Crime via POCA & Criminal Finances Act, and leading complex money laundering and civil recovery investigations. RECU has national network infrastructure and excellent partnership arrangements, creating access to wider capability and international reach.

This particular role is brand new and created through West Midlands Police Priority Based Budget funding and aims to address some of the identified gaps within the regional team to target and recover the proceeds of crime from Organized Crime Groups in quick time.

You will be part of a dynamic team deploying overt & covert tactics, often responding to real-time intelligence, and using powers under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 and Criminal Finances Act 2017. It is a challenging role, requiring flexibility, determination and the highest levels of professionalism.

If you would like to discuss this role or the assessment process, please contact DCI Amanda Davies, or DI Jonathan Jones.

The assessment process will be taking place in central Birmingham during late January, early February 2021.

Security Clearance Vetting will required for this position.
JOB PURPOSE

A brand new proactive team within RECU created in the vision of the Regional Economic Crime Plan to target and recover the proceeds of crime from Organized Crime Groups.

A recent UK-wide law enforcement operation has highlighted the staggering scale of cash-based money laundering activities and in consequence the Illicit Cash Team is being built to deliver an effective long-term response.

Intelligence-led, often in partnership, the focus will be on intercepting cash and near cash before it enters the financial system and disrupting the networks which facilitate this activity.

This will be a dynamic team deploying overt & covert tactics, often responding to real-time intelligence, and using powers under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 and Criminal Finances Act 2017. It is a challenging role, requiring flexibility, determination and the highest levels of professionalism.

You will be responsible to the Regional Illicit Cash Team supervisor and Head of the Regional Economic Crime Unit.

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Research, plan & execute POCA Cash Seizure operations
  • Manage POCA Cash Seizure initial detention hearings and simple forfeiture investigations
  • Develop intelligence around cash-based money laundering from overt & covert sources
  • Work in partnership in the intelligence and operational space to maximise asset recovery of illicit cash and near cash
  • Carry out other duties that are commensurate with the post that may be from time to time determined. 

BEHAVIOURS

All post holders are expected to know, understand and act within the ethics and values of the Police Service. These nationally recognised behaviors and values are set out in the Competency and Values Framework (CVF).

The CVF has six competencies that are clustered into three groups:

Resolute, compassionate and committed
Inclusive, enabling and visionary leadership
Intelligent, creative and informed policing

Under each competency are three levels that show what behaviors will look like in practice.

This role requires the post holder to be operating at or working towards Level 1 of the CVF

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Experience in a proactive policing environment
  • Proven investigation experience
  • Ability to apply covert investigation techniques and methodology
  • Evidence partnership working
  • Ability to work under pressure to specific deadlines, where necessary exhibiting both adaptability and flexibility
  • Able to work on her/his own initiative whilst within a team environment
  • Demonstrate high confidentiality and integrity
  • Proven communication and report writing skills
  • Knowledge of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 and the Criminal Finances Act 2017 and willingness to train for Financial Investigation qualifications (minimum FIO/CRISP)
DESIRABLE REQUIREMENT

  • Experience of OCG/SOC policing
  • Experience of POCA Cash Seizure activity
  • Experience of covert policing

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

You will be responsible to the Regional Illicit Cash Team supervisor and Head of the Regional Economic Crime Unit.

Post holders will be required to undertake and pass enhanced vetting procedures.

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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