Service Care Solutions Ltd
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Forensic Data Technician

Service Care Solutions are looking for a Forensics Data Technician to work within the Devon & Cornwall Police on a 10-month contract.

Location: Ferndown


  • To effectively monitor and manage the receipt and return of Digital Forensic submissions (computers, phones other data/image mediums) maintaining administrative systems to ensure their integrity and continuity of evidence.

  • Evaluate and triage submissions against offence, risk, proportionality to the investigation and procurement cost to the Force.

  • To assist in the forensic examination of exhibits and data held within.

    Log media submitted, create electronic files for floppy and disc images.

    Examine CD and DVD evidence and make recommendations.

  • To undertake the examination of all removable media received in the unit and to assist with digital evidence recovery of computers in terms of initial acquisition.

  • Manage all material in accordance with the Criminal Procedures and Investigation Act 1996 (CPIA) concerning the destruction and storage of all Regional Force images.

  • To act in the capacity of receptionist for visitors to the unit, including dealing with access control and maintaining the unit's appointments calendar.

  • To monitor storage levels within the Unit and manage the supply of laptops and equipment etc.

  • Liaise with specialist companies for the acquisition of software and hardware equipment and specialist training providers.


  • Computer related qualification, not limited to, but such as MICROSOFT Certification or Chartered IT professional.

  • Hold a full UK driving licence - or be able to have suitable personal arrangements to be transported to various locations to undertake role as and when required.

Experience and knowledge required:

  • Experience of monitoring, maintenance and upgrading of IT equipment and software within a specialist unit, such as the High-Tech Crime Unit, with experience of Microsoft Server platforms and Domain working.

  • Experience of working with specialised forensic software/hardware and understanding of ACPO guidelines and principles for computer based electronic evidence.

  • The ability to work with graphic and traumatic images and information on a regular basis without undue distress.

  • Experience of working in an administrative capacity within a technical environment, demonstrating attention to detail, within a highly confidential unit.

  • Able to communicate clearly at all levels such as with Police Officers and other professional persons including providing evidential reports for court as required.

  • Demonstrable ability to use information methodically to identify and analyse problems and draw logical conclusions.

If you are interested in this role or want further discussion, please contact Lewis O'Donnell either via email: or tel: 01772208962.

Alternatively, if you have any friend or colleagues that might be interested, please feel free to refer them as we a have a £250 referral scheme in place.