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Core Tasks

  • Investigates crimes, including fraud, trading practices and the private affairs of individuals.
  • Supervises and assigns duties to security and detection staff.
  • Analyses security requirements, advises clients, and develops, monitors and improves security measures.
  • Photographs, fingerprints and undertakes other forms of forensic examination at the scene of a crime.
  • Receives distress messages, alerts other appropriate rescue services and participates in search and rescue operations.
  • Broadcasts information on weather and maritime conditions, monitors shipping and provides instruction to navigators.
  • Visits racecourses, greyhound stadiums and betting shops to ensure compliance with legal requirements.
  • Maintains revenue control at breweries, tobacco factories and other premises where dutiable goods are manufactured, processed or stored.
  • Examines passports, visas, work permits and other immigration documents, and allows or refuses entry into the UK.
  • Examines, weighs and counts goods imported by ship or aircraft, ensures that the declared value of goods is satisfactory, and that duties and taxes have been paid.

Education Requirements

Level Percentage
Level 1 2.300334%
Level 2 17.038809%
Level 3 23.571615%
Level 4-5 (Higher Education) 9.736462%
Level 6 (Bachelors) 37.993984%
Level 7 (Masters or equivalent) 9.358795%

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