Digital Forensic Investigations Supervisor | Counter Terrorism Policing

Digital Forensic Investigations Supervisor

Information about the roleEstablished in April 2007, CTPNW exists as one of five Counter Terrorism Units (CTU’s) within a National Counter Terrorism Policing (NCTP) framework, designed to strengthen the UK’s response to the threat from terrorism.

In April 2018, the North West Counter Terrorism Unit (NWCTU) was rebranded to Counter Terrorism Police North West (CTPNW), reflecting a collaborative restructure in operations. This follows a review undertaken in 2015 of how the Force Special Branches operate, as a result, changes have been actioned to streamline processes across the NW region to ensure they are consistent, maximise opportunities and deliver unified working.

The CTPNW manages and coordinates the operational counter terrorism response on behalf of the 5 North West forces: Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside. It also offers CT assistance and guidance to the Isle of Man Constabulary.

Operational governance is managed by T/ACC Scally and the Head of CTPNW is TDCS Vicky Ellis, who coordinates and delivers the four strands of the CONTEST strategy (Prevent, Protect, Pursue and Prepare) in collaboration with local policing teams and other partner agencies.

The Head of CTPNW is assisted by 7 Senior Responsible Officers (SROs) who are responsible for leading one of each of the seven thematic strands covering Investigations, Operational Support, Intelligence, Borders Policing, Prevent, Protect & Prepare and Business Services.

In addition to protecting the communities of the North West the CTPNW also works hand in hand with the CTP South East, CTP North East, West Midlands CTU, Counter Terrorism Command and a network of Counter Terrorism Intelligence Units (CTIUs) to ensure that the United Kingdom is able to manage the threat from terrorism.

CTPNW are looking for a Digital Forensic Investigator to conduct forensic investigations of all digital devices, serving the CTPNW, regional and national requirements. As a DFI you will be expected to provide expert professional analysis and interpretation of evidence secured from computers, mobile devices and other storage media in a secure format acceptable to the court, and will be Responsible for all levels of digital investigations, servicing both Intelligence and Investigation requirements.

With previous experience working in the digital forensics sector, or within a similar computer related industry, you will have the knowledge, skills and abilities to conduct forensic examinations and analysis of a wide range of digital devices. You will use these and knowledge of criminal investigation to support complex, high-profile and challenging police cases.

The ideal candidate will have knowledge of criminal legislation detailed in the job description and will have degree level qualification in a digital forensic or computer related subject, or relevant work experience demonstrating the same level of knowledge.

The Senior Digital Forensic Investigations officer (SDFIO) will manage the day to day running of the DIU and allocate work to the Digital Investigators within CTPNW. The SDFIO will provide technical knowledge to the SIO in order to support CT Investigations.

The SDFIO will attend briefings, write strategies, deploy investigators and advise on the best practices on the interrogation of digital devices recovered scenes and suspects.

The SDFIO also plays a very important part in working towards and maintaining 17025 accreditation for the DIU in conjunction with the Quality Manager.

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