ERSOU/ROCU - Detective Constable/ Constable - Proactive Economic Crime Team (PECT) - Ref: 9601

Police Officer - Internal
Bedfordshire Police Force
Full Time

ERSOU celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment where everyone is valued and respected. We actively encourage applications from underrepresented or minority groups. ERSOU is a Disability Confident employer. Should you require any reasonable adjustments for your application process, please contact the ERSOU team by using the email provided below. We also offer the guaranteed interview scheme; this means that all candidates with a disability covered by the Equality Act 2010, who meet the minimum entry requirements for the role, will be invited to attend an interview. Where possible we will also consider flexible working requests. 

This secondment is open to officers (PC/DC) from Beds, Cambs, Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Kent and Herts PCs Only.

Calling all crime fighters, do you want to be part of a new regional proactive team that is being set-up now with funding from the Police Officer uplift and in the near future even more posts in partnership with the City of London Police to fight Economic Crime?

The new Proactive Economic Crime Team (PECT) will be working together with the regional Forces, other ROCUs and City of London Police focusing on proactive action against Fraud and Economic Crime.

The new team will consist of 2 DSs and 11 Police Officers both Detective Constable and Constable. With 5 immediate vacancies and the 6 City of London funded vacancies later in the year.

The post is open to Detective Constables and/or Police Constables willing to undertake the Trainee Investigator pathway. As we are keen to recruit officers who have the enthusiasm and abilities and we can help you develop into the role.

This team will be working across the region and the aim is to get officers from all Forces, but due to the volume of recorded crime in this area, ideally from the 11 vacancies we would be looking for more officers from Essex, Hertfordshire and Kent as they account for nearly 70% of the recorded crime in this crime area. (Subject to approval of the advert from Kent/Essex – Officers to contact their HR team before making an application)

ERSOU supports principles of agile working, and encourages Officers from any force or location to apply for positions, regardless of where the main base for the particular team is. Whilst some functions will need to be delivered at designated / appropriate sites on specific occasions, many functions can be undertaken remotely – either at another ERSOU or Force premises, or from home. Your designated place of work can be considered as part of the recruitment process to ensure options are workable, and also can be discussed in advance with the contact point named in this advert.

Applicants must hold or be prepared to undergo Management Vetting (5 years residency criteria) and Security Clearance (5 years residency criteria) or Development vetting, if applicable, before taking up the post. Please be aware the Police Corporate Vetting Unit will undertake security vetting on successful candidates, their family and others that live at their home address, which will include financial checks. Due to the sensitive nature of these checks, we are not able to supply feedback should clearance be declined.

To give a better overview on the team a presentation and Q&A session is planned via teams on Wednesday 09/06/2021 at 1400 hours, if you want to attend please contact DS Kieran Doyle at

For further information please contact DS Kieran Doyle at or DCI Martin Peters to discuss the roles.

Applicants should cover the following three areas in no more than 500 words:

•         Skills and experience regarding investigation of serious/complex crime

•         Skills and experience regarding intelligence development

•         Experience and/or knowledge in dealing with fraud

The closing date for applications is the 20th June 2021. If shortlisted you will be expected to evidence the three defined areas within an interview, together with your overall competence, with the aim that interviews will take place during early July.

All applicants must print off a copy of the ROCU application approval form and pass this onto their line manager and head of department for authorisation. As this is a PDF document this will need to be wet signed. We will accept an audit trail of emails from your line manager and Head of Department if a wet signature is not achievable.

The completed approval form needs to be returned to as close to the closing date as possible. Application forms will not be progressed to the shortlisting stage until the recruitment team has received a completed approval form.

For further information about the role and to obtain the link for the teams meeting on 09/06/2021 please contact:

Essex and Kent Officers must inform HR Resource Planning ( at the earliest opportunity of your intention to apply for this secondment.   Every Officer application form must be signed by your Ch Supt or police staff equivalent and sent to HR Resource Planning ( no later than 5 working days prior to closing date, unless exceptional circumstances.  This is required so that Chief Officer approval can be obtained for your application to progress, which will be managed by HR Resource Planning.  These steps must be completed prior to submission to the recruiting organisation.  If your application for an opportunity is not approved prior to submission to the recruiting organisation you may not be supported for release to the role, should you be successful. “Release may be subject to the forces wider commitment”

For further information about the role or mileage from your home address to the working location please contact:

20 June 2021

This opportunity is closed to applications.