Force Operational Security Officer (OPSY)

Reference: Police Life

Date Posted: 4 Jan 2022

Salary: £53,451

Position Type: Full time

Location: South West



Based at: Police Headquarters, Middlemoor, Exeter, Devon, EX2 7HQ Principal

Responsibility: The principal responsibility of the role is to quality assure issues of legality, integrity, ethical conduct and standards of all covert law enforcement techniques and covert tactics utilised, including an oversight of significant overt and sensitive operations.

The successful candidate will provide expert advice in risk identification and management, fostering and managing relationships both internally and externally.
The postholder works on behalf of, and is directly accountable to, the Chief Constable, with line reporting to the Director of Legal Services as a senior and experienced, independent, expert advisor.

You will implement and maintain consistency in standards of security and practise in accordance with legislation, national guidelines, and local policy.

Please visit our dedicated advert page for further information and to apply. Grade / Salary: The commencing salary will be within Grade 11 starting at £53,451 and rising by yearly increments to a maximum of £60,576 per annum. Closing date: Monday 24 January 2022 Interview / Assessment Date: TBC Additional information This post attracts flexi time.

Under the Local Government and Housing Act 1989 this post is politically restricted.  A politically restricted post prevents an individual from having any active political role either in or outside the workplace and will automatically be disqualified from standing for or holding elected office.   They are also restricted from canvassing on behalf of a political party or a person who is or seeks to be a candidate, and speaking to the public at large or publishing any written or artistic work that could give the impression that they are advocating support for a political party. 

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Job Contact Details: For further details or an informal discussion please contact Detective Superintendent Sheon Sturland on 07525409750 or alternatively email at

How to apply: Please visit our website to apply through our e-recruitment portal:

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CVs will not be accepted.

Reasonable Adjustments

We are committed to making reasonable adjustments for individuals with a disability to ensure they are able to participate and perform to their full potential in their role. If you feel you would benefit from reasonable adjustments, please contact Alliance Resourcing on

Host Force: The police forces of Devon & Cornwall and Dorset have established a Strategic Alliance to provide a single service within certain functions across the three counties. Some of our current departments will be hosted by Devon and Cornwall Police and others by Dorset Police. We can confirm that the Legal Services Department will be hosted by Devon and Cornwall Police. As such, the successful candidate in the Force Operational Security Officer (OPSY) role will be employed on the terms and conditions of Devon and Cornwall Police on appointment.

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