Aimed at new recruits or HE students thinking about a career in policing, this book provides a clear overview of and insight into the many and varied roles available. From a neighbourhood police officer or a detective, to a crime scene investigator gathering evidence or an analyst collating intelligence, the book examines what each role entails, the skills required, and the best pathway to securing the job. An extended case study runs through the book, demonstrating how the different roles are involved in and contribute to a single investigation, and self-assessment questions relating to each role check the reader's understanding.
Ian K. Pepper is the Principal Lecturer in Policing and Business Engagement at the University of Teesside, UK. Ian manages and teaches on a range of educational programmes in partnership with numerous law enforcement organisations. He is a former Senior Lecturer in Crime Scene and Forensic Science, police crime scene investigator (CSI) and fingerprint officer. Ian has been an instructor and team leader at the National Training Centre for Scientific Support to Crime Investigation and has designed and delivered training to Crime Scene Investigators and Police Officers worldwide. He is a member of the International Association for Identification and the Fingerprint Society.
Introduction and Context Initial Report of an Incident: The Role of the Call Taker/Control Room Dispatcher First Police Response: Police Officers, Special Constables and Community Support Officers The Forensic Investigation The Investigation Evolves Using Alternative Tools for Investigating Crime The RPU Officer, ANPR Operator, Road Death/Collision Investigator and AFO The Custody Suite Appendix: Police Services Websites Index