ERSOU ROCU - PC/DC - Cyber & Economic Crime Unit - Ref: 9798

Posted on 22nd Jul 2021

ERSOU ROCU - PC/DC - Cyber & Economic Crime Unit - Ref: 9798

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/DCs) from (Beds – External Only), Cambs, Kent, Norfolk and Suffolk. 

This process is also open to re-joiners as long as you have been a police officer in a Home Office Force and you have not been away from policing for more than 5 years. If you are successful you would be employed as a police officer by Bedfordshire Police as the lead force for ERSOU. 

Calling all crime fighters, do you want to be a Detective at the Eastern Region Special Operations Unit (ERSOU), the Eastern Regional Organised Crime Unit (ROCU)? 

Do you want to work to combat organised crime? 

Do you know what we do at the ROCU? 

ERSOUs Regional Cybercrime Unit (RCCU) and Regional Economic Crime Unit (RECU) undertakes complex investigations, both proactive and reactive investigations into organised crime groups within the region, nationally and internationally and we have a number of vacancies across both the RCCU and RECU. 

If you are a Detective Constables or Police Constables willing to undertake the Trainee Investigator pathway, why not dial into our teams’ event and ask us questions and find out more and apply to join the team? 

There are currently ten police officer vacancies and further projected vacancies across the two Units and we are keen to recruit officers who have the enthusiasm and abilities and we can help you develop into the role and develop your policing skills. 

The RCCU undertakes proactive and reactive international investigations, working with FBI/Interpol to tackle global threat, protecting critical national infrastructure and we work with the National Cybercrime Centre and the National Crime Agency. 

The RECU conducts proactive and reactive investigations into organised criminals relating to fraud and money laundering and we have vacancies in the two proactive teams, the Criminal Finance team and the Proactive Economic Crime Team and a projected vacancy on the Fraud Team. 

Do you think that you might fit the bill? Do you want to do something different? Why not contact us at or dial into our remote information events, there will be two both with the same content on Tuesday 27th July 2pm and Wednesday 18th August at 2pm with further details on both units and Q&As. 

For further information about the role and to obtain the link for the MS-Teams invites please contact: 

If you cannot attend please email and we will come back to you. 

For further information please contact DS Kieran Doyle at or DCI Martin Peters Head of Economic Crime at or T/DCI Ian Kirby Head of Cybercrime at  to discuss the roles. 

To apply this is via the Bedfordshire Police Recruitment portal at Welcome - Tri-force ( 

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 and/or cyber crime 

The closing date for applications is 23:55 on Monday 30/08/2021 

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 site 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 in line with business needs. 

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. 

All applicants must print off a copy of the ROCU application approval form and pass this onto their Superintendent or Force Workforce Planning for authorisation. As this is a PDF document this will need to be wet signed. We will accept an audit trail of emails from the appropriate person/department. 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. 

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: 

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