MO3 Covert Policing - Human Surveillance is the Metropolitan Police dedicated surveillance command responsible for delivering surveillance (both armed and unarmed) across the MPS and when required across the United Kingdom.
We are looking for enthusiastic police constables who are already Nationally Surveillance Trained to apply from external organisations, to apply for an exciting role to transfer to the MPS directly onto one of our dedicated surveillance teams who support operations across London each week.
As an enthusiastic surveillance operative, your role will be to covertly monitor individuals and gather evidence and intelligence to support operations and investigation teams across the MPS including BCU, Specialist Crime, NCA and the National CT network. We are looking for officers with excellent communication skills, a strong ability to prioritise information/ intelligence and to mitigate/manage risk. You should have a good working knowledge of RIPA and associated legislation. You will be encouraged and supported to develop your own skills by undertaking firearms and advanced surveillance training for threat to life operations.
The role of a surveillance operative within the Met is unique, challenging and rewarding, working on many of the highest profile operations in the country.
Selected candidates will be subject to a minimum 3 year commitment to MO3.
***** In addition to your salary, those who join by December 2022, a £5,000 one-off payment, subject to tax and National Insurance, to any police constable and detective constable meeting our eligibility criteria transferring into the Met from any Home Office police force. Paid in their first pay packet on joining the Met. *****
Please contact Kev Brown at kevin.Brown2@met.police.uk or on 07740197522 if you are interested in finding out more about this opportunity.
Please read the following instructions very carefully:
1. Stage 1 - Written application.
Please provide an explanation of why you feel you would be an asset to the MPS and 2 examples of exceptional work in your current role.
2. Stage 2 – Surveillance exercise
You will be invited to take part in a 1 day exercise with other surveillance officers to demonstrate your enthusiasm and competence in the role.
3. Stage 3 – Interview
You will be invited for an interview with the surveillance training manager and Inspector whereby you will be invited to give examples of your competence in role alongside your knowledge of surveillance legislation.
Candidates will be fully supported, by the training department, their mentor and Team Leader throughout this transition.
Your development will continue, leading towards an advanced (kidnap and CT extreme threat) surveillance course once you have demonstrated competence and confidence in the role.
Due to the covert nature of our role it is fundamental for operational success that our teams blend into and reflect the diverse communities in London. We actively encourage officers from minority groups and female candidates to apply.
Whilst reasonable adjustments can be made it often demands a flexible approach to working and the hours can be unsociable. However, if selected, you will be a member of a well-trained, well-equipped and highly motivated team that are at the cutting edge of investigating organised crime and CT, working alongside key partner agencies.
Flexible working arrangements
Human Surveillance is committed to creating an inclusive working environment. We welcome applications from candidates who are seeking flexible working arrangements, including part time working. In the first instance, please contact the vacancy holder to discuss how such arrangements could be accommodated.
Please contact Kev Brown at kevin.Brown2@met.police.uk or on 07740197522 with any further enquiries.