Digital Forensics Media Investigator

Staffordshire Police

Digital Forensics Media Investigator

Staffordshire Police is continually striving to deliver the best possible service for the county’s residents, businesses and visitors. It is a fast-paced organisation, adaptive to modern policing needs and open to continual improvement.

Set out within the force’s Policing Plan, Staffordshire Police has clear direction and ambition through five main priorities; Modern Policing, Early Intervention, Supporting Victims and Witnesses, Managing Offenders and Reoffending and Public Confidence. These priorities support the exciting changes that have already taken place and provide the framework for changes to come.

Everyone who works for the force has an important role to play in shaping the future of Staffordshire Police. The force seeks people who will champion new ways of working, be collaborative and agile and represent in a fair and ethical manner those that Staffordshire Police serves.

About the opportunity

Forensic science is used to support the investigation of crime. It can be used to provide evidence to support or refute an allegation, a version of events and a person’s involvement in an offence. The Digital Forensics Unit (DFU) is committed to providing quality, objective, timely and effective forensic services to inform investigations, in support of our Policing Plan through modern policing, early intervention, supporting victims and witnesses, managing offenders and public confidence. The Digital Forensic Media Investigator role is key to delivering the aims of the Force and this opportunity is not to be missed if you have:

As a Digital Forensic Media Investigator you will have responsibility for conducting examination activities with the Unit. You will be utilising examination strategies and carrying out examinations to ensure reasonable lines of enquiry are explored. This will include, but is not limited to, the disassembly of digital video recorders, acquisition of data storage, using specialised digital forensic tools to process such data and using your skills and knowledge to review results from such processes. You will be working with recovered data to produce working copies of visual and audio evidence for use within the Criminal Justice System. This may be a simple conversion to usable format or a complex compilation of media to present a series of events. Work will be completed in adherence to ISO17025, the Forensic Science Regulator’s Codes of Practice and Conduct and Force-specific policies and procedures. . You will be creating material and statements that feed directly into the Criminal Justice System and will be required to attend Court to present evidence in an expert capacity.

The digital world is evolving quickly and we need to keep pace. To do this we need people who have the willingness adapt quickly and seek opportunities in every challenge. We will support the right candidate with a defined training plan, including external training and development opportunities to ensure excellence in delivering Digital Forensics.

Due to the nature of the role and the casework within the Unit, you may be exposed to indecent images and videos of children, acts of extreme violence or graphic and distressing video of serious injury and death. Robust welfare provision is in place to ensure you are supported in the role; further information will be discussed as part of the recruitment process.

This is a highly technical unit and as such, enhanced recruitment is completed. Please ensure that you are giving a clear representation of your technical background, skills or experience within your application.

Further information is available within the role profile provided alongside this advert.

Please note that if successful for this role, the following tests and checks will be conducted:
Medical assessment

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