Assistant Dedicated Decision Maker
Grade: Grade D
Role code: SCR033
Status: Police Staff
Home Office code: Operational Support
Main purpose of the role:
Uphold the investigative standards of the force through the continual assessment of recorded crime, maintaining an expert knowledge of investigative standards, providing advice and guidance to Divisions as required, in order to ensure compliance with the HOCR, NCRS and working practices, delivering performance in relation to effective and legitimate crime recording for the Force.
• Finalise all crime reports received in the Investigative Standards workloads, including the application of appropriate crime recording outcomes, crime reclassifications and crime cancellations, ensuring that the finalisation process is effective, efficient and legitimate.
• Set up and monitor a number of thematic analytical reports, acting on the information received by reviewing relevant Storm records and crime reports to ensure compliance with HOCR, NCRS and working practices.
• Create accurate crime reports as required, either through the identification of further crimes to be recorded within existing crime reports or as a result of referrals received from and the National Crime Agency or other police forces to ensure the Force complies with the HOCR.
• Provide accurate advice and guidance to both internal and external stakeholders, including officers and staff on Division, officers and staff within the Force Crime and Incident Response Command, the Data Audit Team and NFIB to promote the work of the Investigative Standards team and ensure compliance with the HOCR.
• Act as a Single Point of Contact for the IMU for a key policing area, attending meetings as required to learn more about the topic, represent the interests of the IMU and share best practice with colleagues.
• Carry out audits of recorded crimes, as required, to ensure compliance with HOCR, NCRS and working practices.
• Maintain and develop effective working relationships with the Force Crime Registrar, the Data Audit Team, colleagues within the FCR and Divisionally based officers and staff in order to improve team working and help others understand the importance of HOCR compliance.
• Undertake tasks to support IMU operations, as required, such as managing the workloads in the Athena QA and Linking lists in order to maintain performance within the department, acting as a supportive function to the operational floor.
• November 2019, Amended October 2020
The post holder will be educated to at least GCSE level or equivalent including a pass in English. They will be fully familiar with Microsoft Office packages such as Word, Outlook and Excel and possess a sound working knowledge of policing systems such as Athena, Storm and PNC. It is also preferable, but not essential, that the post holder has an understanding of how to navigate the Police National Legal Database.
The post holder is required to have a strong knowledge of the Home Office Counting Rules, with an expert knowledge in the finalisation of crime reports. In addition to understanding the recording of crime, the post holder must also possess a strong understanding of case law, the case file building process and criminal law. A high level of professionalism, sound judgement and credibility are required to maintain a consistent approach to the assessment of investigative standards. The post holder must be meticulous in their attention to detail, completing their work with a high degree of accuracy at all times. The post holder will be required to make decisions on a daily basis and must be equipped with strong interpersonal and communication skills, both verbally and written, to defend their decision making when challenged. The post holder will be required to read large quantities of crime reports and e-mails on a daily basis and have the ability to take in, retain and act on information quickly and accurately.
Analyse Critically (Level 2)
Collaborative (Level 1)
Deliver, Support and Inspire (Level 1)
understand how my work contributes to the wider police service. I understand it is part of my collective
responsibility to deliver efficient services. I take personal responsibility for making sure that I am working effectively to deliver the best service, both individually and with others. I am conscientious in my approach, working hard to provide the best service and to overcome any obstacles that could prevent or hinder delivery. I support the efficient use of resources to create the most value and to deliver the right impact. I keep up to date with changes in internal and external environments. I am a role model for the behaviours I expect to see in others and I act in the best interests of the public and the police service.
Emotionally Aware (Level 1)
perspectives, values and beliefs within the remit of the law. I remain calm and think about how to best manage the situation when faced with provocation. I understand my own emotions and I know which situations might affect my ability to deal with stress and pressure. I ask for help and support when I need it. I understand the value that diversity offers. I communicate in clear and simple language so that I can be easily understood by others. I seek to understand the thoughts and concerns of others even when they are unable to express themselves clearly.
Innovative and Open-minded (Level 1)
I demonstrate an openness to changing ideas, perceptions and ways of working. I share suggestions with colleagues, speaking up to help improve existing working methods and practices. I constantly reflect on my own way of working and periodically review processes and procedures for continuous improvements. I adapt to change and am flexible as the need arises while encouraging others to do the same. I learn from my experiences and do not let myself be unduly influenced by preconceptions.
Take Ownership (Level 1)
I actively identify and respond to problems. I approach tasks with enthusiasm, focusing on public service excellence. I regularly seek feedback to understand the quality of my work and the impact of my behaviour. I recognise where I can help others and willingly take on additional tasks to support them, where appropriate. I give feedback to others that I make sure is understandable and constructive. I take responsibility for my own actions, I fulfil my promises and do what I say I will. I will admit if I have made a mistake and take action to rectify this. I demonstrate pride in representing the police service. I understand my own strengths and areas for development and take responsibility for my own learning to address gaps.
Public Service (Accredited)
Advanced Information Searching (Level 4)
Crime Investigation (Level 3)
Customer Services (Level 3)
ECYPM (Level 3)
Health & Safety (Level 3)
Has a basic understanding of Health and Safety issues affecting the current role and working environment. Takes responsibility for personal safety and the safety of others. Aware of hazards and reports problems identified to line manager. Understands and minimises the physical risk of injury through the use of proper manual handling procedures.
Information Gathering & Analysis (Level 4)
Information Management & Technology (Level 5)
Know. of Police Environment & Policy (Level 4)
Knowledge of Legislation and Policy (Level 4)
Mgmt of Police Information (MOPI) (Level 4)
Office Technology (Level 4)
Risk Management (Level 3)
Promote equality and value diversity.