Job title: Integrated Offender Management DS
Grade: Sergeant
Role code: PDV067
Status: Police
Home Office code: Operational
Limited Duties
Category:A

Main purpose of the role:

Manage and supervise the divisional Offender Management Unit to ensure the effective management of relevant offenders across the IOM scheme (in partnership with other agencies), assessing the risk posed by offenders (both of serious harm and offending) and producing, monitoring and supervising robust risk management plans to ensure effective liaison with other Police functions and that all offenders are effectively managed within the districts they live. Proactively seek to identify process improvements to ensure the risk an individual poses is managed within the scope of the scheme and that the scheme supports the Kent Police Control Strategy and delivers interventions to individuals, in conjunction with statutory and voluntary partner agencies.

Main responsibilities:

  • Manage the local offender management officers through effective leadership to deploy and make the most effective and efficient use of resources to realise operational objectives and ensure a cohesive response to the threat risk and harm posed by the IOM offenders.
  • Provide specialist tactical advice to the offender management officers and partners and internally with other departments to ensure resources are allocated based on threat risk and harm the offender poses, identifying, with partner agencies relevant offenders needing to be managed including those under the provisions of MAPPA and IOM.
  • Develop professional links with partner agencys to enhance the management of the IOM offenders, including triggering robust reviews and response with senior managers within partner agencies to ensure delivery of the IOM vision.
  • Oversee and agree the allocated RAG rating of the IOM offender, liaising with department supervisors within TIU to ensure that tactical assets are deployed to disrupt offenders, ensuring police resources are deployed appropriately in line with the IOM SOP.
  • Provide training and support to other officers within police and partnership organisations with current information regarding relevant offenders and their management e.g. submitting information and attending force and partnership meetings.
  • Co-chair the divisional IOM operational meetings including agreeing selection and de selection from the cohort, ensuring there is a process in place for identifying relevant offenders.
  • Manage GPS tracking schemes and conduct operational reviews, debriefing and quality assuring offender management to ensure good practice is shared and that offenders are properly monitored. This will include reviewing and ensuring that police investigations on IOM offenders are timely, joined up with other outstanding cases and investigated within the guidelines of the force.
  • Oversee intelligence and investigative opportunities ensuring relevant Intelligence is assessed for reliability and accuracy against validated databases, such as Athena, determining if information is accurate enough to act on without posing risk to the individuals or organisation. If appropriate ensure intelligence is disseminated to partner agencies in order to reduce offending and provide for swift enforcement/arrest action is taken where appropriate.
  • Support the OMU Visor DS in times of peak demand in the management of violent and sexual offenders.

May 2017, Amended March 2020

Vetting level:

Management Vetting (MV)

Necessary experience:

Essential Skills PNC SCAIDP Visor RM 2000 risk assessment ARMS assessment New VIT Introduction Course for Supervisors and Managers ISDP (DSs crime investigation course)

Desirable Skills PND

This role is designated as a Detective role. The role requires previous practical experience of undertaking investigations following accreditation at PIP level 1 and has a requirement to work towards and achieve successful accreditation to PIP level 2. Once PIP 2 accreditation has been achieved they will be expected to maintain their Detective accreditation and personal continuing professional development by recording evidence of recent experience of supervising crime investigations.

Behaviours:

Analyse critically (level 2)

I ensure that the best available evidence from a wide range of sources is taken into account when making decisions. I think about different perspectives and motivations when reviewing information and how this may influence key points. I ask incisive questions to test out facts and assumptions, questioning and challenging the information provided when necessary. I understand when to balance decisive action with due consideration. I recognise patterns, themes and connections between several and diverse sources of information and the best available evidence. I identify when I need to take action on the basis of limited information and think about how to mitigate the risks in doing so. I challenge others to ensure that decisions are made in alignment with our mission, values and the Code of Ethics.

Collaborative (level 2)

I manage relationships and partnerships for the long term, sharing information and building trust to find the best solutions. I help create joined-up solutions across organisational and geographical boundaries, partner organisations and those the police serve. I understand the local partnership context, helping me to use a range of tailored steps to build support. I work with our partners to decide who is best placed to take the lead on initiatives. I try to anticipate our partners' needs and take action to address these. I do not make assumptions. I check that our partners are getting what they need from the police service. I build commitment from others (including the public) to work together to deliver agreed outcomes.

Deliver, support and inspire (level 2)

I give clear direction and expectations, helping others to understand how their work operates in the wider context. I identify barriers that inhibit performance in my teams and take steps to resolve these, enabling others to perform. I lead the public and / or colleagues, where appropriate, during incidents or through the provision of advice and support. I ensure the efficient use of resources to create the most value and the right impact within my areas. I keep track of changes in the external environment, anticipating both the short and long term potential implications for the Police Service. I motivate and inspire others to achieve their best.

Emotionally aware (level 2)

I consider the perspectives of people from a wide range of backgrounds before taking action. I adapt my style and approach according to the needs of the people I am working with, using my own behaviour to achieve the best outcome. I promote a culture that values diversity and encourages challenge. I encourage reflective practice among others and take the time to support others to understand reactions and behaviours. I take responsibility for helping to ensuring the emotional well being of those in my teams. I take the responsibility to deal with any inappropriate behaviours.

Innovative and open-minded (level 2)

I explore a number of different sources of information and use a variety of tools when faced with a problem and look for good practice that is not always from policing. I am able to spot opportunities or threats which may influence how I go about my job in the future by using knowledge of trends, new thinking about policing and changing demographics in the population. I am flexible in my approach, changing my plans to make sure that I have the best impact. I encourage others to be creative and take appropriate risks. I share my explorations and understanding of the wider internal and external environment.

Take ownership (level 2)

I proactively create a culture of ownership within my areas of work and support others to display personal responsibility. I take responsibility for making improvements to policies, processes and procedures, actively encouraging others to contribute their ideas. I am accountable for the decisions my team make and the activities within our teams. I take personal responsibility for seeing events through to a satisfactory conclusion and for correcting any problems both promptly and openly. I actively encourage and support learning within my teams and colleagues.

Values:

Impartiality (accredited)

I take into account individual needs and requirements in all of my actions. I understand that treating everyone fairly does not mean everyone is treated the same. I always give people an equal opportunity to express their views. I communicate with everyone, making sure the most relevant message is provided to all. I value everyone's views and opinions by actively listening to understand their perspective. I make fair and objective decisions using the best available evidence. I enable everyone to have equal access to services and information, where appropriate.

Integrity (accredited)

I always act in line with the values of the police service and the Code of Ethics for the benefit of the public. I demonstrate courage in doing the right thing, even in challenging situations. I enhance the reputation of my organisation and the wider police service through my actions and behaviours. I challenge colleagues whose behaviour, attitude and language falls below the public's and the service's expectations. I am open and responsive to challenge about my actions and words. I declare any conflicts of interest at the earliest opportunity. I am respectful of the authority and influence my position gives me. I use resources effectively and efficiently and not for personal benefit.

Public service (accredited)

I act in the interest of the public, first and foremost. I am motivated by serving the public, ensuring that I provide the best service possible at all times. I seek to understand the needs of others to act in their best interests. I adapt to address the needs and concerns of different communities. I tailor my communication to be appropriate and respectful to my audience. I take into consideration how others want to be treated when interacting with them. I treat people respectfully regardless of the circumstances. I share credit with everyone involved in delivering services.

Transparency (accredited)

I ensure that my decision-making rationale is clear and considered so that it is easily understood by others. I am clear and comprehensive when communicating with others. I am open and honest about my areas for development and I strive to improve. I give an accurate representation of my actions and records. I recognise the value of feedback and act on it. I give constructive and accurate feedback. I represent the opinions of others accurately and consistently. I am consistent and truthful in my communications. I maintain confidentiality appropriately.

Technical skills:

Crime investigation (level 4)

Able to recognise potential conflicts of interest between solicitors and suspects. Effectively plans and prepares work in order to progress investigatons. Analyses results obtained from interviews etc., in order to identify further offences, offenders and lines of enquiry. Has a comprehensive understanding of identification policies, procedures and their applications. Submits high quality reports and case files within time limits. Has an appreciation of the operating practices of the intelligence unit.

Drugs (level 3)

Has a basic understanding of the various types of drugs and paraphernalia used to administer and manufacture illegal substances. Has a good understanding of drugs related offences, relevant legislation, the evidence required to support further investigation and an awareness of the support and assistance that other investigative officers and agencies can offer.

ECYPM (level 3)

Understands what is meant by safeguarding and the different ways in which children and young people can be harmed. Recognises when a child or young person may not be achieving their developmental potential and may require a service intervention. Identify appropriate sources of help. Aware of national guidance and local procedures, and own role and responsibilities within these for safeguarding and promoting children and young people's welfare.

Health and safety (level 4)

Has received Supervisor training and takes responsibility for the safety of directly subordinate staff and visitors. Understands the procedures in place for the safe storage of hazardous substances, fire precautions and evacuation. Resolves hazards or problems identified within roles or work environments. Undertakes skills passport assessments for new and existing staff. Re-assesses passport as and when new equipment /technology is introduced.Completes annual reviews of skills passports, training needs analysis.

Information management and technology (level 4)

Can conduct basic computer searches and can correctly interpret data generated. Can create and amend records, according to role requirement. Knows established rules and protocols. Understands impact of data quality, and is self-monitoring on data quality issues.

Intelligence gathering and analysis (level 4)

Able to analyse basic intelligence submitted and/or make decisions about whether it should be followed up or not. If further research is necessary, be able to carry out that task or delegate to another officer. If required, be able to put together basic information packages for others based on the intelligence gained.

Interviewing - general (level 4)

Has received some training in reliable interviewing techniques and is able to apply these techniques fairly, consistently and to good effect. Identifies the key issues for examination and tests these using open and probing questions. Identifies weaknesses and inconsistencies in the account and seeks clarification. Keeps good written records of the interview for future Interviewing - Witnesses (Level 4) Able to interview vulnerable victims and child witnesses. Considers the best environment in which to interview and consults with outside agencies. Able to effectively conduct video interviews.

Knowledge of legislation and policy (level 4)

Has a thorough understanding of all legislation, policy and procedure relevant to the current role. Able to apply this and offer advice to colleagues as necessary.

Management of police information (MOPI) (level 5)

Has sufficient understanding of the NPCC records management policies be able to offer appropriate guidance and support to staff. Is able to identify the appropriate MOPI group for any record with a policing purpose and ensure that all policing records within the team are retained, reviewed or destroyed in line with the MOPI codes of practice. Quality assures staff to ensure a full understanding and compliance with the APP for Information Management (incorporating MOPI guidance), highlighting failings and taking appropriate action as required. Ensures training and / or refresher training is provided and completed. Ensures that systems are correctly linked together to ensure effective management and recording of information across systems. Appropriately reviews digital information held on system(s) and physical records in storage to ensure that they are retained only where there is a policing purpose. Complies with relevant policies and procedures in respect of prioritisation, sanitisation, dissemination, shari g, relevancy, accuracy, adequacy and timeliness.

Risk management (level 4)

Able to anticipate risks likely to affect the team's ability to execute their function, in terms of likelihood and impact, and assesses how the challenges facing the wider organisation might affect their team and their objectives. Has an understanding of pathways to alert local managers to flawed or ineffective operational control strategies and provide continuity/recovery options. Has an appreciation that seizing opportunities also generates risks.

Surveillance - equipment (level 5)

Competent in a range of surveillance equipment and has a full understanding of the impact of policies and authorisations needed to use that equipment. And/ or has a comprehensive understanding of the issues surrounding the acquisition and use of CCTV both in relation to police operations and in public and private systems, and manages the function within practical situations.

Target surveillance (level 3)

Has a good general awareness of the work of the target referral teams, understands the quality requirements of cases to be referred to these specialist teams and what needs to be done to put together target packages.

National Occupational Standards:

AA1 (Level Accredited)
Promote equality and value diversity.

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