Detective Constable – Transferees & Re-Joiners
The City of London Police is nationally and internationally renowned for its expertise in identifying, combating and preventing economic crime, and for being a standard bearer in the field of victim support. The world's leading business and financial centre demands a bespoke police force, equipped to protect and support this unique environment and to meet its policing challenges head on.
We are currently looking for Detective Constables who have experience of proactive and intelligence led investigations in serious and organised crime to join the Economic Crime Directorate. We are especially interested in any Detectives who are qualified Financial Investigators.
The Economic Crime Directorate of the City of London Police has specialist fraud investigation units focusing on Insurance fraud, Intellectual Property and counterfeit goods, pro-active payments and card crime teams.
The Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department (IFED) is a funded unit that specialises in economic crime threats to the insurance industry. The dynamic and fast-paced team has a national remit so there is an expectation that officers will travel to different parts of England and Wales to carry out enquiries, make arrests, and execute warrants as required. IFED is developing its proactive investigative work so a proven ability to undertake proactive criminal investigative work is particularly sought after.
The Fraud Investigation Teams including the National Lead Force response to Fraud take on the most complex and high profile fraud investigations that cross over into multiple force areas. Their work is also responsible for some of the most significant fraud prosecutions and convictions in recent years. The work of the fraud investigation teams being both International and diverse from commodity investments through to cyber enabled fraud.
You will investigate, detect and prevent crimes and produce accurate reports and case files. Playing a leading role in police and agency-led operations, you will help to reduce and detect crime and the impact of crime in one of the most famous square miles on the planet.
You will be a qualified and experienced detective, who has completed a relevant national training course or ICIDP accreditation. A good knowledge of investigation of fraud and economic crime, the Fraud Act knowledge and disclosure procedure experience is essential, along with a proven ability to undertake proactive criminal investigation work.
The Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) is a department of the City of London Police, the national lead force for fraud. It was established in 2013 with the responsibility to investigate and deter serious and organised intellectual property crime in the United Kingdom.
Part of PIPCU’s remit is to protect consumers from harm, focusing on intellectual property crime that has public safety implications. Since its inception, it has investigated intellectual property crime worth more than £100 million concerning counterfeit goods or digital piracy, and suspended more than 115,000 websites selling counterfeit goods. Day to day work includes both overt and covert investigations around individuals and Organised Criminal Groups. You should occasionally expect to work long hours at short notice and travel both nationally and internationally. As the investigating officer you will have control of the investigation and you will develop new skills and gain knowledge.
The Economic Crime Taskforce (ECT) provides a unique opportunity to work on a dynamic unit made up of officers from COLP and the National Crime Agency, working in partnership. The primary role of the ECT is to conduct intelligence led, pro-active investigations, targeting Organised Crime Groups who launder the proceeds of crime, whether that is cash based, through the UK banking system or through crypto currency platforms.
The ECT provides the following;
The main focus is on POCA cash seizure opportunities and Account Freezing Orders with additional focused investigations into high harm fraud offences. Investigations by the Economic Crime Taskforce have also disrupted other types of serious criminality including drugs, people trafficking and violent crime.
In return, we will offer a number of benefits including a generous pension scheme, a free Oyster card for London (TFL) travel and subsidised national rail travel, which allows you to travel within a 70 mile radius. For further information please visit:
The ATOC Rail Travel Concession allows regular serving police officers to travel on National Rail services within a 70 mile radius of London for a small monthly cost. This is a taxable benefit that the City of London Police negotiates and Officers make a contribution to the cost of the scheme.
A diverse workforce improves the service we provide to our public by making us more approachable and relevant within our communities. This is why it’s vitally important that we recruit people from a wide range of communities and backgrounds with an understanding of cultural issues and a wide range of skills. We therefore particularly encourage female and people from Black, Asian and other Minority Ethnic communities to join us.
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The City of London Police is committed to equal opportunities and particularly welcomes applications from Female, BAME & other underrepresented groups.
Applicants who fail to address the skills/knowledge/experience of the job description will not be considered.
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The closing date for applications is 14th February 2021 at 11:59pm.
This vacancy is open only to those who have the right to work in the UK.
The City of London Police is keen to promote flexible working and will, subject to operational policing requirements, proactively consider all applications to work flexibly.
The City of London Police is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.
The Force has a number of Staff Support Networks that can offer you support and advice. Applicants are very welcome to contact the networks directly if they need any support or ask any question before they apply. For further information on the networks and their contact details please visit:
City of London Police is committed to equal opportunities and particularly welcomes applications from underrepresented groups.