SYP - Serious Collision Unit PC/DC

Posted on 29th Jun 2022

SYP - Serious Collision Unit PC/DC

Role: Serious Collision Unit PC/DC

Department: Operational Support Unit

Rank: PC/DC

Location: Operations Complex, Europa Court, Sheffield

Hours: 40

Applications are invited from Constables/Detective Constables who possess good investigative skills, to work alongside a team of staff within the OSU Roads Policing Portfolio, supporting fatal and serious collision investigations, in line with the Road Death Investigation manual.

Knowledge and work will also include:

  • Manage a caseload of Serious/Fatal Road traffic collisions as the OIC
  • Plan and conduct Serious Road Collision investigations.
  • Conduct arrest and process procedures and complete prosecution procedures.
  • Prepare and present case files and present evidence in court and other hearings when required.
  • Liaise with CPS, FCIU, CSI, FLC, FLO and Coroners as part of ongoing investigations.
  • Attend Post-mortems as required.
  • Provide specialist advice, support and knowledge on Serious Road Traffic Collisions and legislation and represent SYP at agency or Command meetings as required. 

Working Days:   Variable Shift Pattern – A mixture of day shifts and afternoon shifts providing cover between 0700-2000hrs with some weekend working

Essential Criteria:

  • Accreditation to CoP RP Lead Investigating Officer (LIO) OR PIP2 Investigator
  • Must have a sound knowledge of Traffic Legislation
  • Previous Roads Policing Experience OR Accredited Detective

For further information relating to the role and tasks of this position, please refer to the attached Role Profile.


For further information about the role, please contact Insp Craig Clifton, via email:


To be eligible to transfer you must:

  • Be a current serving police officer in a Home Office force (Officers from British Transport Police, Police Service Northern Ireland, Police of Scotland & Ministry of Defence are assessed on a case-by-case basis).
  • Have no outstanding discipline or integrity issues.
  • Have resided in the UK for three years immediately prior to submitting your application.

Must have successfully completed your probationary period with your Force prior to submitting your application.

Application Process

To apply, please complete the online application form.  Once submitted, please also email a copy of your full training record, your two most recent PDRs, photographs of any additional tattoos and a completed copy of the attached training checklist.  Please email these documents to

Applicants who meet the eligibility criteria will be invited to a competency-based interview, based on the Competency & Values Framework for Policing (CVF). To accompany your application, we also ask you to write evidence, in no more than 250 words, on each of the 6 competency areas listed below and submit this to by the closing date.

The competency areas are as follows:

  1. We are emotionally aware
  2. We take ownership
  3. We are collaborative
  4. We deliver, support, and inspire
  5. We analyse critically
  6. We are innovative and open-minded

Successful applicants will be guided through the transferee process and will be required to undergo the following checks:

  • Vetting
  • Medical Assessment & Fitness Test
  • Drugs & Biometrics
  • References
  • Sickness Criteria
  • Misconduct
  • Tattoos

Further Information

South Yorkshire Police offer relocation and removal expenses up to a maximum of £8000 to transferring officers currently living outside of the force area and at least 50 miles from their permanent place of work.

Diversity and Inclusion:

Applications are particularly welcome from female and ethnic minority officers.

It’s really important to us that the department represents the community we serve, in order for us to provide the best service, utilising a range of backgrounds, experience and skills.  We support and value all officers and staff and the unique experiences they bring to the role.  We strongly encourage and welcome expressions of interest from these valuable underrepresented groups.

If you are from an underrepresented group and want to find out more about the support we can offer, please contact our dedicated team on

Closing Date: 11:59 pm on Monday 15th August 2022

Closing dates are not normally extended, other than in exceptional circumstances and agreement is made with the Talent Acquisition Manager and the Line Manager for the role.


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