Our recruitment for Local Crime Investigators is currently closed and will reopen in Spring 2018.

Working in a Community Policing Team as a Local Crime Investigator (LCI) is about supporting police officers with investigations, and in many cases becoming the lead investigator on the case. Find out more about becoming an LCI by viewing the video below, or read on.


Our LCIs work in plain clothes alongside police officers and Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs), so you'll be a part of the frontline team working in the police station. You will take part in the daily briefing, work on cases with your team and head out into the community to speak to victims and witnesses.

LCIs work days and evenings including weekends, so you'll need to be very flexible.

Whether it's interviewing a suspect in custody, attending a warrant and helping to search for evidence in a suspect's house or workplace or reviewing CCTV footage, you'll be at the heart of the investigation.

  • You'll be questioning suspects, so you'll need to have an enquiring mind to ask questions and get to the truth
  • You'll be interviewing victims and witnesses, so its important you can show strong empathy, professionalism and first class customer service
  • You'll be examining CCTV and reviewing statements to piece together what happened, so you need to be patient and thorough
  • You'll be handling evidence and preparing reports, so you'll need to be meticulous and transparent

Being an LCI is a rewarding life-long career where your hard work could be on display in the courtroom and seeing offenders brought to justice.

Some LCIs go on to become uniformed police officers so the experience and skills you learn from being an LCI will hold you in good stead for the future.

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