Digital Forensic Triage Technician – Digital Forensic Unit / Cyber Crime

Bedfordshire Police Force

Applications are invited from motivated, enthusiastic hardworking individuals for the post of Digital Forensic Technician based at Bedfordshire Police Headquarters in Kempston within the Digital Forensic Unit.

Bedfordshire Police is a forward-thinking force which has invested in its digital forensic unit over the last few years and continues to do so. It has accreditation to ISO17025 along with its partner labs in Cambridgeshire and ERSOU. Bedfordshire provides technical support at a local and regional level, contributing resources to tackling the increasing threat of cyber and digitally supported criminality.

As a Digital Forensic Technician, you will be disassembling computers, laptops and other digital devices to access their storage drives. You will use digital forensic software to carry out initial triage of exhibits to establish if the device contains evidential data. You will acquire storage drives to an evidential standard in compliance with ISO 17025, relevant legislation, policy, protocols and codes of practice.

It should be known that successful candidates will be in an environment which is exposed to indecent images of children.

All applicants should be able to evidence and demonstrate experience and knowledge in using and understanding the workings of different operating systems, including Microsoft Windows, Mac and Linux.

It is desirable that applicants will hold a relevant computing degree, with an insight to computer forensics. Experience in the use of any forensic tools such as FTK, Encase, IEF or Axiom are also desirable, but training will be provided.

Selection will be by paper sift and interview, all based on skill categories, essential, desirable and advanced criteria.

All internal applicants must have successfully completed their probationary period in order to apply for this role.


Internal applicants within Bedfordshire Police, Cambridgeshire Constabulary or Hertfordshire Constabulary (BCH), should upload either a CV or a completed ‘Staff internal role summary’ form, which can be found in the vacancy documents below. Please note you will be required to provide a statement no more than 500 words against the minimum entry requirements a stipulated in the role profile.

External applicants should ensure that your current CV is uploaded and provide a statement no more than 500 words against the minimum entry requirements as stipulated in the role profile. To ensure the recruitment process is fair and equal, please do not include personal details on your CV other than your name.

This vacancy is live to those at risk of redundancy and will remain open to redeployees until the conditional offer stage throughout the recruitment process. Any redeployee that wishes to apply should apply through the redeployment portal and provide a statement no more than 500 words against the minimum entry requirements as stipulated in the role profile. Redeployees will take priority over other applicants at any point during the recruitment process up until a start date is agreed. Redeployee’s should notify the BCH Careers team and their HR Advisor of their application. All applicants will be notified if this occurs.

This force is a Disability Confident employer. Should you require any reasonable adjustments for your application process, please contact the HR Service Centre on 01438 75(7777) or the manager contact for this role directly. We also offer the guaranteed interview scheme; this means that all candidates with a disability covered by the Equality Act 2010, who meet the minimum entry requirements for the role, will be invited to attend an interview.

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