Transferee Opportunities - Forensic Collision Investigator

Full Time

Policing a diverse mix of rural and urban environments that comprise North Yorkshire, the biggest single county in England, provides for exciting challenges to maintain and build on its justifiable reputation as the safest county in England.  With an annual influx of around four million visitors to the county makes this a particularly diverse and challenging environment for the Forensic Collision Investigation Unit, who deal with around 50 fatal road traffic collisions per year.  

The unit provides a 24 hour cover for the force, in the attendance and evidence gathering at collision and other crime scenes. They also provide full forensic examination of vehicles involved in collisions or those under suspicion of committing other offences.

North Yorkshire Police are now seeking applications from suitably qualified Forensic Collision Investigators who are looking for a lateral transfer to join this specialist team. 

The successful applicant will be a first class communicator and will be able to demonstrate a sound knowledge of, and recent operational experience in Forensic Collision Investigation and Vehicle Examination, as well as the following compulsory qualifications:

  • City & Guilds Forensic Collision Investigation as per the ACPO Protocol for Forensic Collision and Reconstruction 2013
  • Police Advanced driving
  • Competent with Photography

It would be advantageous for applicants to possess or be proficient in the use of:

  • De Montfort CertE Forensic Road Collision Investigation or higher as per the ACPO Protocol for Forensic Collision and Reconstruction 2013
  • BTEC (Higher) Traffic City and Guilds Advanced Vehicle inspection for police officers  Examiner (or City and Guilds Advanced Vehicle Inspection for Police Officers) or any in-Force police vehicle examination qualification
  • 3D laser scanning and associated software; Trimble GNSS/S6 Surveying; CAD software, e.g. LSS/RelMo;
  • Driving Licence Category A, C plus E and D;
  • Experience with digital and analogue tachographs, analysis of CCTV, Bosch EDR/CDR would also be an advantage.

The successful applicant will be part of an “on call” rota and be expected to carry out that function on a regular basis.

It is proposed that successful applicants will commence in March 2019, however all applicants should be available to start within the next twelve months.

Successful candidates will be required to relocate at their own cost, if applicable.

Please note any offer will be subject to satisfactory references, medical, vetting and security checks. Attendance and disciplinary records will also be assessed as part of the recruitment process.

If you have any questions about this position or would like to have an informal discussion, please contact /

If you are interested in applying for this opportunity, please submit an application before 9:00am on Monday 21st January 2019


This opportunity is closed to applications.