Description of Department:
The Public Protection Unit is a small department that relies heavily on teamwork and strong communication skills. Investigations require attention to detail, strong victim focus and collaboration with other departments to be successful. Our crime types can be challenging but they are interesting and rewarding.
The Unit deals with most areas of vulnerability crime, coordinates the safeguarding of vulnerable victims and is the point of contact for multi-agency working and risk-management. DCs rotate taking responsibility for managing violent and sexual offenders and updating ViSOR under the direction of a qualified DS.
PPU officers specialise in the following areas;
Rape & Serious Sexual Offences
Domestic Abuse, Stalking and domestic harassment,
Child Protection, abuse and exploitation
Modern slavery and human trafficking
Honour Based Violence, Forced Marriage and FGM
Sudden Childhood/Infant Death Investigations
Successful candidates will be given specialist training and will work closely with experienced investigators to develop their skills and knowledge.
Risk assessment and management are key parts of public protection, they are done in close collaboration with our DSs and DI to ensure officers are supported.
Purpose of the Role:
The majority of officer’s time will be spent investigating serious and complex and vulnerability based crimes. Officers will also interview prisoners in custody cases within the PPU remit.
PPU DCs support the DSs by investigating referrals made by social services or other partner agencies, such as child protection cases.
The successful officer will be involved with multi-agency working to support the vulnerable such as DA victims or exploited children, managing violent and sexual offenders, and proactive and educational initiatives designed to reduce crime.
Essential Criteria – including the behaviours that will be tested at application/interview:
Types of Qualification(s) needed:
PIP level 2
Desirable Criteria (If applicable):
The application and interview will be tested under Level 1 of the College of Policing Competency and Values Framework.
Applicants who fail to address the skills/knowledge/experience of the job description will not be considered.
If you would like to discuss the post in more detail, please contact:
A/DCI Anna RICE x 2823 or A/DI Hannah SYDNEY x 2958
The closing date for applications is midnight on 29th October 2021
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.