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Vacancy - Digital Forensic Officer - City of London Police

Post Posted: Mar 01, 19 16:20

Post: Digital Forensic Officer
Grade: E
Directorate: Crime
Department: Forensic Services
Location: 21 New St, London, EC2M 4TP
Salary: £32,640 - £37,810 plus £6,090 London weighting

The challenges of policing the Square Mile are unique. The City of London is the world’s leading international financial and business centre.

The City of London Police is currently looking for a Digital Forensic Officer to join our Digital Forensic Team.

Sitting within the Crime Directorate Forensic Services, the Digital Forensic Team is a vital resource for the City of London Police. In order to better meet future and current resilience needs, an opportunity has arisen for an experienced and qualified Digital Forensic Officer to ensure that we can continually provide an efficient and effective service.

You will utilise your training and skills to assist in the field of forensic computing and network investigation to Industry Standards in police led investigations including on-site analysis. Where applicable, additional training will be a provided through a combination of in-house training and industry qualifications.

In return, you will be called upon to assist the team with day-to-day duties as well as working as part of the team with more serious investigations. You may also be called upon to assist in the execution of warrants where computers or digital media may be recovered. It should be pointed out that on occasion, images of an indecent and abusive nature could be viewed as part of an intrusive viewing of a computer files and memory etc. Occupational Mental health screening is a requirement of the role.

The role will be to identify and recover forensic evidence from a wide range of digital and electronic media and to offer guidance and advice where possible.
Security Clearance SC Vetting is a requirement of the role.
The successful candidate will be required to evidence Core Skills in Data Recovery and Analysis, as well as industry qualifications and/or experience in the use of X-Ways, Axiom, EnCase 8, FTK, Blacklight/Maquisition as well as XRY, Cellebrite and other forensic tools.


Knowledge relating to the search and seizure of computer equipment in Police investigations.
Knowledge relating to the science of forensic applications, photography and the management of exhibits is desirable.

IT skills are essential.

Knowledge of the ACPO Good Practice Guide For Computer-Based Electronic Evidence is essential.


Presenting Evidence at court.

Execution of Warrants.

Search and seizure of computer equipment in Police investigations.
Application of Forensic Software products X-Ways, Axiom, Encase, FTK, Blacklight/Macquisition, XRY, Cellebrite and Intella Pro
Applicants who fail to address the skills/knowledge/experience of the job description will not be considered.

The criteria for the interview process will be structured around the Policing Professional Framework (PPF) testing candidates against the Personal Qualities contained within the PPF profile.

If you would like to discuss the post in more detail, please contact Paul Dainty on 0207 601 6751 or 020 7601 2579. Alternatively by email: paul.dainty @ cityoflondon.pnn.police.uk

The closing date for applications is 17:00 on Friday 15th March 2019

In order to apply please fill in the application forms, which may be obtained from the following link:-


Please email your application to hrservices @ cityoflondon.pnn.police.uk please ensure the subject line includes your name and the title of the post you are applying for.

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.

This vacancy is open only to those who have the right to work in the UK.

Please note that CVs are not accepted.