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Police Enquiry Officer


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As a Police Enquiry Officer, you will:
  • Be the first point of contact for reported crimes and incidents of a policing nature coming to the front offices and via 101 and other non-urgent means,
  • Provide an initial response to a wide range of enquiries from the public and other agencies, which may include offering advice, information and guidance on legislation, policing responsibilities, and police complaints and, where appropriate and necessary, ‘signposting’ to partner agencies,
  • Receive and record information appropriately and accurately,
  • Deal supportively and reassuringly with witnesses, victims, and the general public escalating to other police resources where appropriate.
  • Help members of the public across a broad range of policing related enquiries. From time to time, this will include disturbing reports and material due to the nature of policing. However you will receive training and support to manage such enquiries. The purpose of policing is to safeguard the public, help detect and prevent crime and the PEO is a vital part of these core principles.
What we are looking for from applicants

As a PEO you will deal with a broad range of policing related enquiries. From time to time, this will include disturbing reports and material due to the nature of policing. The purpose of policing is to safeguard the public, help detect and prevent crime and the PEO is a vital part of these core principles. On top of this we are looking for the following:

  • Proven customer focus approach.
  • Excellent communication skills, including experience of dealing with conflict.
  • Ability to work under challenging and difficult circumstances.
  • Effective team working skills.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Outlook and Word with the ability to use multiple bespoke IT systems (or similar).
  • Full driving licence, unless prevented by reason of disability.
What are the salary and benefits?
  • A completive salary with yearly increments. £8,852 - £9,792 for a 15-hour week.
  • Plus, Weekend Working Allowance. Approximately £735 - £813 approximately a year.
  • 24 days a year leave entitlement, with an increase to 30 days after 5 years continuous employment, plus bank holidays, pro rata for part time workers.
  • Sick pay allowance, variable in accordance with length of service.
  • Local government pension scheme.
  • Supportive training and mentoring, including with IT and systems.
  • Access to the Blue Light Card Scheme for discounts and services.
  • Access to Group insurance scheme (via salary sacrifice scheme).
  • Support networks, free Employees Assistance Programme, including for immediate family, and Occupational Health and wellbeing services.
  • Continuing Professional Development.
  • Making a difference within your community.
What is the shift pattern?

The Police Enquiry Offices will be open from Monday to Saturday from 10am to 3pm. Successful candidates will work 3 x 5-hour days a week following a two-week rotating shift pattern, which allows for 7 days off continuously over the 2 weeks. See below shift pattern.


Please be aware that as Pydar House in Truro is closed on Saturdays, there will be the requirement for successful candidates to work on this day primarily at Newquay Enquiry Office, otherwise another neighbouring station.

Shift Pattern

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Week 1 1000-1500 1000-1500 1000-1500 RD RD RD RD
Week 2 RD RD RD 1000-1500 1000-1500 1000-1500 RD
Initial training
For the first 4 weeks there will the requirement for successful candidates to travel to other police enquiry stations for initial training and mentoring. Where required, the use of a pool or hire car will be provided and the successful candidates will not be expected to include in their own time any excess travel time outside of their normal commute. Please be aware that there may also be a need for the days / hours worked to be adjusted to accommodate training during this initial period; as such, a degree of flexibility is required.
More information

Further Information about the role is available from the attached role profile. If there is any specific information that is not covered which you need advice on, please contact the hiring line managers:

Stephanie Treeby or Neil Wynn

A workforce that reflects our communities


Our ability to build trust, understand problems and support our communities across a range of policing matters, relies on us having a workforce that is reflective of our communities and all the unique individuals that exist within them. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity within our workforce and to eliminating discrimination.

We are very keen to encourage applications from those that have never considered policing as a career. Representation within our workforce from black and minority ethnic communities and females is currently much lower than we want it to be; by improving this we will be better able to serve our local communities and our work place will benefit from all the differences in thinking, points of view, and approaches that diversity brings.

In order to achieve this we are proud to pursue a policy of ‘positive action’.

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