Designing Out Crime Officer (DOCO) | Norfolk Constabulary

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Designing Out Crime Officer (DOCO)

OCC, Wymondham
Full Time (37 Hours) - Permanent 
£28,725 - £32,673 per annum 
Closing date: Friday 16 April 2021 at 5pm
Please quote Ref: C899b on application form

Applications are invited for the above post in the Community Safety department based at OCC, Wymondham. 

The role of the designing out crime officer is an exciting opportunity to be at the forefront of crime prevention and problem solving for the Constabulary. You will work with local authorities, developers, and partner agencies to promote an awareness of designing out crime services, make recommendations on proposed planning applications and developments and represent the Constabulary with external organisations on new situational crime prevention initiatives, in order to create safer community environments, reduce the fear of crime and anti-social behaviour and reduce demand on local services. 

You will also be required to provide specialist advice on the security, design and refurbishment of developments to influence their standards and specifications in order to minimise crime, disorder and anti-social behaviour.   The role also includes time critical vulnerability assessments of victims of domestic abuse making recommendations on their safeguarding and security. 


It is essential that applicants meet the following criteria:  

  • Ability to understand and interpret detailed plans and specifications  

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to create accurate reports and deliver presentations to different audiences 

  • The ability to interpret and apply relevant legislation and guidance  

  • An understanding of secured by design requirements  

  • Previous experience within a planning and crime prevention environment  

  • Questioning, problem solving mind with excellent planning and organisational skills  

  • Requirement to be able to conduct site visits in all areas within the force  

  • Proven ability to work on own initiative with minimum supervision  

  • Successful completion of the NPCC approved DOCO training or equivalent CPD evidence 


It is desirable that applicants meet the following criteria: 

  • Basic knowledge of local councils  

  • Completion of the college of policing crime reduction course  

  • Completion of the designing out crime course  

  • Experience of effective partnership working with the ability to influence with tact.  

  • Knowledge of force high risk crime area and the nature of these environments  

  • Knowledge and understanding of planning processes (local planning and development control) and the key drivers for different stakeholders in these.  

  • Knowledge and understanding of best practices in design in relation to prevention crime, disorder and antisocial behaviour  


Hours of work are 37 hours per week Monday to Friday and this post is offered on a permanent basis. 

Consideration will be given to whether the post can be delivered on either a part time or job share basis, in line with the organisational requirements of this role.  

The recruitment criteria for all posts are subject to reasonable adjustment in line with the Equality Act 2010.   

Applications from at-risk staff will be prioritised and receive preference in any selection process. 

Anyone who wishes to be considered for appointment should download an application pack and monitoring form as they must be submitted together. 

These forms as well as application guidance notes are also available on the right hand side of the page in the Downloads section. 

Please return completed applications by email to [email protected]