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Community Partnership
Community Partnership
Officers / Staff whose primary responsibility is dedicated or directed towards establishing and maintaining effective partnerships with the public and partner agencies in order to make policing more responsive in tackling local, force wide, regional or national priorities and increasing public confidence in the police.
Key Activities may include developing cohesive community engagement strategies and delivering strategic, multi-agency approaches designed to address community safety issues.
Intelligence
Intelligence
Officers / Staff whose primary responsibility is dedicated or directed towards gathering, using, analysing or disseminating intelligence at a local, force wide, regional or national level to meet a range of operational policing requirements.
Key Activities may include developing overt and covert intelligence strategies in order to produce a range of intelligence products which support the requirements of a range of police operations.
Investigation
Investigation
Officers / Staff whose primary responsibility is dedicated or directed towards the ongoing investigation and reduction of crime at a local, force wide, regional, or national level requiring enhanced knowledge, expertise and training.
Key Activities may include developing investigative strategies for gathering recording and retaining the material needed to establish whether a crime has been committed and who is responsible in order to bring offenders to justice.
Organisational/Operational Support
Organisational/Operational Support
Officers / Staff whose primary responsibility strategically supports the day to day running of the organisation, its strategic infrastructure or who are responsible for delivering or converting products and processes into something that will be used by those delivering a frontline service.
Key Activities may be delivered through staff working within ICT, HR, Finance, Procurement, Transport Professional Standards and Corporate Development functions.
Response
Response
Officers / Staff whose primary responsibility is dedicated or directed towards the first police response to an incident or crime. Undertaking the initial assessment and required police follow actions in order to resolve incidents, investigate crime or pursue and prosecute offenders.
Key Activities may include the initial interview of witnesses and arrest of suspects, the search of people and premises, the preparation of plans and the instigation of actions in response to emerging critical incidents.
 
Chief Constable
Chief Constable
Deputy Chief Constable
Deputy Chief Constable
Assistant Chief Constable
Assistant Chief Constable
Chief Superintendent
Chief Superintendent
The most senior operational police manager responsible for commanding larger departments, multiple functions or larger geographical areas on a day to day basis. Responsibilities include setting strategy and operational policy and authorising operational activity in line with legislative powers accorded to the rank.
Superintendent
Superintendent
A senior manager responsible for the setting of strategy and day to day operational policy across a single department or a range of policing responsibilities and authorising operational activity in line with legislative powers accorded to the rank.
Chief Inspector
Chief Inspector
A senior middle manager responsible for co-ordinating the work of teams of sworn constables, sergeants inspectors and civilian police personnel or managing a department with specific geographical or functional responsibility for a variety of law enforcement and related tasks.
Inspector
Inspector
A middle manager responsible for supervising the ranks of constable and sergeant. Responsible for controlling, planning, organising and authorising the work of a range of sworn and civilian police personnel in a variety of law enforcement and related tasks and for managing an assigned specialist function.
Sergeant
Sergeant
The first level of supervision in police law enforcement. Responsible for exercising day to day, general and technical supervision to sworn and civilian personnel involved in a variety of law enforcement and related tasks and to perform or supervise specialised work assignments.
Constable
Constable
The frontline of the criminal justice system. Under general supervision, but often operating independently. Serves as a peace officer performing a wide range of duties to enforce the law through a range of sworn powers including arrest, search, detention and interview.
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