Detention Officer

Location Middlemoor Police Headquarters, Exeter
  Hours 22.2 per week
Salary The commencing salary will be within Grade 8 starting at £20,359 rising by yearly increments to a maximum of £22,764 per annum. (£33,933 - £37,941 pro rata)



Force Legal Advisor

To act in the provision of a comprehensive legal service to the Chief Constables, OPCCs and officers and police staff generally of both Devon & Cornwall and Dorset Police Forces. In particular, to:-

  • Investigate and case-manage complex pre-action and issued civil claims against, and on behalf of, the Force.
  • Represent the Chief Constables at Court hearings and Tribunals.
  • Obtain civil preventative orders such as Civil Injunctions, Closure Orders, Sexual Harm Prevention Orders, and making Proceeds of Crime Act applications.
  • Advise upon and manage cases involving police misconduct, employment law and coronial law.
  • Deal with contentious licensing applications including liquor and firearms.
  • Provide tactical advice and real-time advice on police operations.
Supervise, monitor and assist Paralegals in the provision of general advice to officers and staff on a range of legal issues on a weekly rota.


Closing Date 22/07/2018
Interview  Date 31/07/2018
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For further details or an informal discussion please contact Sarah Knight, Practice Manager on 01392 226173 or alternatively email at

Post Number VAC-2865


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