Identification Officer

  • Full time
  • Bristol, UK
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
  • July 28, 2021
  • £29,793 - £31,725

Identification Officer

Are you good at working under pressure with the ability to prioritise and work to deadlines? We are looking for an Identification Officer to join a small supportive & friendly team.

You will be organising and conducting video identification parades with suspects, witnesses and victims.

You don’t need any specific police background, you just need to be approachable and willing to learn, grow and adapt.

You can make a real difference to the communities of Avon and Somerset Constabulary by ensuring that offenders are brought to justice and that innocent people are cleared.

Keynsham, Police Centre- BS31 1SX

In this role, your main responsibilities will be:

  • As directed, to arrange, prepare and conduct video identification procedures/ parades, group identifications and confrontations.
  • To capture the image of suspects and to conduct the selection of volunteers for video identification in conjunction with suspects and/or their solicitors.
  • As directed, to advise officers and other colleagues on all matters pertaining to the identification of suspects.
  • To respond to queries from solicitors or members of the public regarding identification issues.
  • To assist the Unit Officer in maintaining an accurate and secure filing system plus the ID Booking diary
  • To give, as necessary, evidence at Court.


Skills, experience and qualifications required:

  • You must be computer literate, with experience of using a range of computer packages
  • You have previous administration experience including filing and updating records
  • You must have experience of liaising with a wide range of people both over the phone and in person
  • You have previous experience of working to guidelines and procedures
  • You must be able to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • You should ideally hold a full current driving licence or be able to travel around the force area using alternative transport


You will be working a mix of 5 early (8am to 4pm) and 5 late (12pm to 8pm) shifts every 2 weeks.

You also will be expected to complete periods of on call over weekends and bank holidays. Standby allowance is provided

To be eligible to apply for this role you must have a 3 year ‘checkable history’ in the UK – ideally this means that you would have been resident in the UK for the last 3 years.

Work on a bank or public holiday as part of the normal working week will be compensated in line with conditions of service.


Does this sound like the role for you? Click the link below to apply.

We are looking for people who share our values of caring, inclusive, courageous and learning.

To find out more about our Inclusive Culture

To enable us to deliver outstanding policing for everyone, we need people from all backgrounds with a range of professional and life experiences so that we are truly representative of our communities.

Why work for Avon and Somerset Police?

Avon and Somerset Police has gained a reputation as a pioneering and innovative force, responsible for policing a large diverse, multi-cultural population.

If you are looking for a fresh challenge which offers a genuine opportunity to make a real difference to people’s lives, variety and the chance to broaden your experience, then Avon and Somerset is the force for you.

Equality, diversity and inclusion

Avon and Somerset Police are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion.

We are working hard to increase diversity and inclusion within the Constabulary, where communities are under-represented, including those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, people of all ages, abilities, faiths, religions and gender, LGBT communities and those from other disadvantaged or marginalised backgrounds, who share our values and wish to make a difference to the communities we serve.

All applications will be treated on merit, based on the evidence provided in your application and suitability for the role you have applied for.

Flexible working

All requests for flexible working patterns will be considered and will be dependent on the role.

Recruitment and Selection Policy

Internal applicants who are at risk of redundancy or in need of redeployment and pass the selection process, will be offered the role over the remaining internal and external applicants.

Police Barred and Advisory lists

Individuals placed on the Police Barred and Advisory lists will not be considered for employment by the police for a minimum of 5 years from the date of listing in the case of gross misconduct, or 3 years from the date of listing in the case of poor performance.

Vetting and safeguarding

Avon and Somerset Police are committed to safeguarding and operate safer recruitment processes, to ensure a police service that employees are proud to work for because they feel safe, valued and part of a happy and supportive work environment. All employees and volunteers therefore will be subject to background checks including vetting and references.

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Job Overview
  • Hours Per Week
  • Salary
    £29,793 - £31,725
  • Job Category
    Police Staff
  • Disability Confident
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