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Digital Forensic Investigator - HC2212

Hampshire Constabulary
£30,483 - £32,259, per annum

We are currently recruiting two Digital Forensic Investigators, the success candidate will deal with the Forensic examination and retrieval of evidence and intelligence from digital communication devices and related media within our Phone Examination Unit

Some of the key accountabilities are:

To carry out forensic examinations of digital devices and media. Where applicable, secure and retrieve relevant data from those devices, in accordance with national guidelines. To be carried out by utilising proprietary and bespoke forensic hardware and software.

Extract data using suitable applications for the Officer in the Case (OIC) to view. Be able to facilitate viewing of the data by the OIC and advise accordingly, so that the OIC may understand the evidential significance of what has been recovered and use that material to further his/her investigation and for presentation in court.

Prepare reports and statements and have a working knowledge of the rules of evidence relating to seizure, preservation and admissibility. Advise CPS/Counsel in relation of digital evidence and if necessary present evidence in court in a clear and comprehensible manner.

Provide technical advice and assistance to colleagues in relation to forensic examinations and advise and give guidance before/during/after interviews and the validity of answers provided by suspect. Assist OIC with finding potential weaknesses in statements.

Give presentations, briefings and provide internal training/mentoring for colleagues inside and outside of the DFG as directed by the Supervisor. This may include areas such as the correct procedures for search and seizure of Digital equipment or how the DFG conduct forensic examinations.

Some of the Additional Requirements are:

The applicant should be aware that a large proportion of the enquiries received at this Unit will mean that they will handle disturbing material which can include pornography of all types and indecent / abusive images of children. As a result, regular de-briefing sessions with occupational health will be required.

The applicant should have access to a reliable system of transport.

QCF Level 6 in Computer Studies Or to have relevant work experience deemed to have brought the post holder to a comparable level.
Be able to demonstrate a comprehensive investigative/analytical capability Experienced in the use of a wide range of operating systems. For example, Windows, Linux, OSX, Android. Comprehensive working knowledge of a wide variety of file systems. Familiar with and confident in, a command-line based environment. Experience of producing detailed technical reports.

Hampshire Constabulary is committed to attracting, recruiting and retaining talented people. We value equality, diversity and inclusivity in our workforce and welcome applications from across our entire diverse community. In order to truly reflect the communities we serve we are particularly keen to recruit people from Black, Asian, and other minority ethnic backgrounds and under-represented groups. If you meet this criteria and would like support with your application and recruitment please contact

Fairness and Equality forms a part of Hampshire Constabulary’s Core Values and this will therefore form an integral part of the recruiting and selection process. Although Fairness and Equality may not be assessed or questioned as a stand-alone topic, it will be threaded throughout the recruiting and selection process. It is therefore advisable that you are able to provide positive evidence in this area.

Recruitment Team on 01962 846438 or
19 August 2018
Hampshire Constabulary
Scientific Service, Investigation
£30,000 - £39,999
Full Time