Intelligence Researcher


MO2 Met Intelligence
Across London
Band E
Full Time
36 hours per week

Job Title: Intelligence Researcher

Salary: £26,611 to £28,604 plus a £1639 Location Allowance and 12.5% Shift allowance dependant on Location. You will receive £26,611 the band minimum. Progress to the band maximum of £28,604 will be via incremental progression.

Location: Across London


This is an exciting time to be working as a Intelligence Researcher for the Metropolitan Police Service. In addition to large-scale transformation, there's the unique and ever-evolving challenge of policing London. This means that as a Intelligence Researcher, there are more opportunities for you to get involved with making London the safest global city in a time of unprecedented change within the UK's largest Police Service.

MO2 (Met Ops 2) Met Intelligence is the single intelligence service to the Met. This enables intelligence support to be flexible and dynamic, enabling the organisation to receive up-to-date and comprehensive intelligence products.

The threats facing London are constant and ever-evolving. Emerging technologies and a growing population make the risks greater than ever. That’s why we need Intelligence Researchers. We’re after people who can spot clues that aren’t obvious; who realise not everything is what it seems; and who know that not all weapons look the same.

As the world’s leading police service, we investigate some of the most complex, high profile cases anywhere. You’ll join our investigative and operational analytical teams and start identifying connections in information and developing intelligence to tackle crime.

Intelligence Researchers form a key part of the analytical function within MPS Intelligence. Their primary role is to provide research support to the Intelligence Analysts by assisting in the collation of intelligence and evidence regarding crimes and criminals.  In order to do this the researcher articulates identified crime problems in terms of who, what, where, when and how in order for the analyst to identify the why.

They also conduct research in relation to intelligence development, utilising internal and external police force databases and when appropriate initiating enquiries with partnership and other external agencies or businesses.   

Key Responsibilities

What does the average day look like? Your core duties will include:

  • To assist in identifying crime trends, series and offenders of note by scanning information from a number of sources and databases and presenting key findings verbally and in written form
  • To support intelligence analysts in in understanding crime problems through research of information systems to identify potential drivers, locations and people of note
  • To research across various information sources and provide summaries of people involved in offending to support investigations
  • To assist the analysts in the compilation of any standard products such as tasking products
  • To liaise closely with customers such as police officers, colleagues from other parts of the MPS and other partner agencies to develop a wider understanding of a crime picture – this is done face to face, via telephone, email and Teams
  • Working closely with colleagues in other departments to obtain information to inform research and analytical products
  • To complete basic mapping of crime to identify hotspot or locations of interest


Successful applicants will be expected to complete Intelligence Professional accreditation programme as part of their role.

Confidentiality Agreement

Applicants should also be aware of the need to sign a confidentiality agreement on taking up the post.

Please click on the below link to view an online candidate information pack that will you give you an insight into the Met, the competency framework we use which shapes our daily work behaviours, the application process and a host of other information, that will help inform and support your application:

To apply, please visit our website. Applications will be via a detailed CV, Personal Statement, online application form and a Free Text Question. Your personal statement should outline why you are interested in the role and how your skills and experience demonstrate your suitability for the role. (NB. Please do not attach 2 copies of your CV).

Completed applications must be submitted by 24th March 2021.

We view diversity as fundamental to our success. To tackle today’s complex policing challenges, we need a workforce made up from all of London’s communities. Applications from across the community are therefore essential.

As a Disability Confident Committed Employer the Met have committed to ensuring that disabled people and those with long-term health conditions have the opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations.


Essential Criteria


  • Proven use of research and intelligence gathering skills


  • Previous experience working within a law enforcement environment


  •  Educated to degree level in Criminology / Forensic Psychology or relevant discipline to law enforcement


  • Strong ability to communicate effectively in writing and to produce comprehensive, structured reports
  • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal communication skills: including verbal and written
  • Demonstrate high level of computer literacy and experience of using Microsoft Office - Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel.
  • Excellent research skills with the ability to collate information and present key findings
  • Proven ability to work in partnership with other agencies, forces and business groups
  • Ability to work with speed and accuracy under pressure, managing timeframes and stakeholders appropriately
  • Ability to work using own initiative and as part of a team
  • Ability to appropriately handle sensitive information
  • Flexible approach to working hours and locations where business need dictates

Desirable Criteria


  • Understanding of relevant legislation and policies appropriate to role and their use (including Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act and Management of Police Information)
  • Evidenced familiarity with the practice of intelligence gathering and understanding of associated techniques, legislation and codes of practice.
  • Good working knowledge of the National Intelligence Model (NIM)

This opportunity is closed to applications.