Police Staff Investigator (Designated Powers)
Type: 24-month Fixed Term Contract Location: London Organisation: Metropolitan Police Service

Opportunities for Retired Officers

Organised Crime OCU

Location: Across London

36 hours per week

We welcome applications from officers who retired in the last five years. We also welcome candidates who wish to work on a part-time basis.


For those who hold PIP Level 2 - Band D £30,333, plus a £2,000 market supplement, plus location allowance

For those who hold PIP level 1 - Band D £28,163, plus a £2,000 market supplement, plus location allowance

Role Purpose:

The roles will be based across a variety of settings including, Violent Crime Taskforce, Major Incidents Teams, Safeguarding and Homicide.

You will have experience in the investigation of crime, evaluating intelligence and information from various sources and complete research documentation. You will understand effective criminal investigation techniques and will be responsible for undertaking thorough investigations into incidents. The post holder will have designated powers.

You will be required at times to prepare written material on behalf of senior leaders on issues of critical importance and to liaise with key stakeholders within outside agencies and within the MPS.

Some posts may attract SDA.

Key Responsibilities 

The successful candidates will have designated powers on behalf of the Commissioner, which will enable them to carry out specific functions currently exclusively carried out by warrant holders.


  • High level of investigative skills

  • Experience of high level document report writing

  • Preparation of court files and reports

  • Knowledge of disclosure

  • Examining large volumes of electronic and paper documents, which will require a high level of attention to detail and ability to act independently.

  • Attendance at court to give evidence may be required

  • Maintain Continuous Professional Development (CPD) to remain PIP 1 and 2 accredited and as per the Police Staff Investigator role requirements.

  • To work as required in London and other areas of the country.

Please note you will need to undergo OST/ELS training 

Applicants must be a minimum of PIP1 accredited and a bespoke training program will delivered to ensure this accreditation can be maintained’.

We view diversity as fundamental to our success. To tackle today’s complex policing challenges, we need a workforce made up from all of London’s communities. Applications from across the community are therefore essential.

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