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Senior Authorised Firearms Officer

Contract Type
Public Sector
Various locations
Expiry Date
Investigations Command is the core crime fighting capability of the NCA.

Job Description

We take an intelligence-led approach and concentrate on tackling the criminals and risks to the public which are beyond the capability or capacity of other law enforcement bodies. 

The Investigations Command provides a flexible, shared operational capability, designed to maximise the impact of the UK's collective resources against serious and organised crime, and in specialist support of major crime. Our teams respond to a broad range of threats, many of which also remain a responsibility for police forces and other agencies as well as private industry. 

Our teams also lead investigations across the Serious and Organised Crime landscape and provide a national service of specialist investigative skills and expertise to support major crime investigations conducted by police forces, such as abduction, serial sexual crime and no body murder. 

The responsibility of the Authorised Firearms Officer role is to manage/ supervise a team responsible for the acquisition and development of tactical and strategic intelligence focused on serious and organised crime affecting the UK. This will also involve ensuring investigations are carried out thoroughly, professionally and expeditiously in accordance with Agency policy and legislative requirements. Supervise the development and delivery of strategic tactical intelligence to support operational and Organisational objectives. 

We are looking for experienced Senior Authorised Firearms Officers with College of Policing ‘Professionalising Investigation Programme’ (PIP) Investigations Skills or who hold a recognised alternative investigative accreditation. Successful candidates are required to have an in-depth knowledge and use of relevant legislation (Firearms, CPIA, RIPA, Police Act) affecting operational agency activity and proven experience of successfully leading or supervising people or a team to deliver against operational objectives and performance. Experience in effective operational decision making with accountability for decisions made would also be an advantage. 

If you want to make the UK a safer place, apply today. See the candidate information pack for more detail