Service Care Solutions Ltd

Evidence Management Officer - Reading

Service Care Solutions are recruiting for a Evidence Management Officer to work for a police force in Reading.

Please see below for more information and to apply please contact Lewis on 01772 208962.

Role: Evidence Management Officer

Contract: 6 months

The overall purpose of the role is to: ensure all evidential property coming into police possession is efficiently processed in accordance with current police and procedures by managing the security, storage and disposal of evidential property and providing a high quality service to both external and internal customers.

The key result areas in the role are as follows:

  • Take accountability for the management, continuity and safety of all physical evidence held by TVP within the Evidence Management Unit (EMU).

    Attend court when required to account for evidential property in support of a range of prosecutions and civil proceedings.

  • Assess, prepare and dispose of property in accordance with legislation, policy and procedure in line with the Evidence Portal.

    Bank cash and create manifests for disposal of dangerous and/or illegal items of property.

    Ensure compliance for randomised audits from the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC), the Professional Standards Department (PSD) and the Criminal Justice Senior Management Team.

  • Act as subject matter expert in respect of evidence management, provide advice / support to Officers and staff engaged in the management of evidence and support training events held with a range of staff.

    This includes advice on packaging, maintaining continuity and integrity of evidence.

  • Identify and resolve issues in relation to the management of evidence e.g.

    managing the ongoing retention process frozen material(s).

    Undertake regular quality control/assurance checks to ensure evidence is kept in optimal conditions to maximise evidence recovery.

    Report critical issues in a timely manner and escalate issues when required.

  • Maintain an efficient storage system to ensure appropriate action is taken to manage space effectively, support specific operations to ‘purge' legacy evidence/property held by TVP to enable the swift retrieval of evidence and compliance with relevant Health and Safety regulations.

    Conduct necessary daily checks.

  • Maintain the security of the Evidence Management Unit/Store(s) to prevent unauthorised access and provide an ‘out of hours' service when assessed as necessary.

  • Manage the storage and transportation of hazardous, high risk or high value items of property to ensure appropriate risk management is completed in line with statutory obligations.

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