Targeted Equipment Interference (TEI) Deployment Specialist

Vacancy Type
Police Staff
Area Command / Department
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
Salary Range
£36,390 - £42,207
Closing Date


Targeted Equipment Interference (TEI) Deployment Specialist (3 x Posts).

Salary: Band 9, £36,390 to £42,207 (Increasing to £36,696 – £42,564 from September 2023, following a transitional pay award period)

Location: Sunderland (travel around force area and UK may be required)

Hours/Contract: Fixed Term 2 Years


Working for #TeamNP

With two culture packed cities, award-winning coastlines and unspoilt countryside on the doorstep, Northumbria offers an amazing place to live and work. We’re one of the largest police forces in the country, serving a population of 1.5 million people from a wide range of various communities, covering an area of more than 2,000 square miles.


There are around 5,800 people working at Northumbria Police and 488 more who contribute by volunteering for one of our various volunteer schemes. Our teams are loyal, enthusiastic, and driven to provide an outstanding service to the community. It is for this reason we put our people first.


A career at Northumbria Police is like no other, it’s our people that make it an exciting and inclusive place to work – a place where you can let your skills shine. We are passionate about where we live and what we do, we deliver exceptional support to our communities, and we work together to make our local area a safer place for us all. Every single person is valued for their amazing contribution – and we are all part of something truly special. 


What we offer 

• 26 days’ leave (increasing to 30 days for 5 years+ service) plus 8 bank holidays

• Enhanced Maternity, Shared Parental and Adoption leave

• Flexi Time – allowing you to fit your working hours around your individual needs

• Flexible working (we are happy to discuss options such as compressed hours)

• Agile working – option to work from home, your team zone, and spaces across the force 

• Fantastic market leading public sector pension scheme    

• Corporate Travel schemes – local rail, bus services and metro

• Access to Private Healthcare and Eye Test Vouchers

• Discounts on shopping and eating out thanks to the Blue Light Card and Blue Light Tickets

• To take care of your physical and mental well-being, we’ve invested in extensive paid sick leave, trained mental health first aiders on-site, an employee advice service and access to gyms in some stations  

• Northumbria Police Sports & Social Club – join our thriving sports scene at Team NP and enjoy further exclusive discounts on days out and travel

• Cycle to work scheme


The role

As a TEI Deployment Specialist, you will be employed by Northumbria Police, attached to the NEROCU, but will sit within the UK-wide TEI network of like-minded individuals who thrive on leveraging technology to solve complex problems with a passion for public safety:


You will deploy TEI capabilities during live operations for the Regional Organised Crime Unit (ROCU). 

As no two operations are the same, your days will be extremely varied and fulfilling. Depending on the complex operations at hand, you will always need to think outside the box to deploy creative capability solutions.

Day-to-day you will identify and deploy tactical interference and monitor solutions authorised by any Targeted Equipment Interference warrant. With your team, you will collectively work alongside Senior Investigating Officers and associated technical subject matter experts. 


What you’ll do

• Select capability within operations: you will work closely with investigation teams to provide advanced and specialised tactical technical advice on the appropriate capability to use within each mission. 

Deployment of capability within operations: you will identify opportunities to provide access to TEI (physical and remote) and other advanced digital collection capabilities to fill intelligence gaps and achieve operational objectives. You will work out in the field, responding dynamically to any changes in operational circumstances whilst ensuring full compliance with relevant authorities.

Interpret and analyse raw data: you will understand, interpret and analyse raw data to extrapolate the most relevant information and provide it in a digestible format so it can be effectively exploited by the appropriate team. 

Maintain technical assets: you will maintain and resolve technical hardware issues and/or update software, to ensure technical equipment is in fit and proper working order so it can be deployed as soon as it is required.

Highlight operational gaps: you will analyse business requirements to identify unmet operational demands and intelligence requirements / opportunity areas for future investment in capability development. 

Protect sensitive equity: to keep covert policing safe during live operations, you will ensure equity protection guidelines are followed and covert policing techniques are adhered to.


What you’ll bring

The types of technology we use are extremely broad and we do not expect you have experience working with them all, but you should have knowledge to understand how three of the following impacts data collection capabilities: 

Web technologies and cloud environments 

System (Win, Linux, OSx) Administration

Network Administration

Database administration 

Digital forensics 

Network forensics (packet and traffic analysis) 

Firmware / driver development 

RF technologies (e.g. Wi-Fi, BLE)

Code review 

Distributed application development 


You have an interest in technology that would demonstrate knowledge or interest in the following:

Involvement in CTF events and similar platforms


Anonymising technologies and techniques

Digital and/or analogue electronics, including microcontrollers

Virtualisation technologies

Systems Engineering

Practical Red/Blue teaming concepts 


You will have experience or interest in researching and developing technology-based solutions.

You will have a passion for learning and growth and a desire to learn new skills; you are committed to specialist development while in post. You also regularly keep up to date with the latest developments in technology, including industry standards.

You will understand that the nature of investigations can be very fluid and evolving and there could be times where longer or unsocial hours may be required. 

Educated to degree level or possess equivalent experience in a relevant field.

The role will be a full-time dedicated agile role based within the ROCU in the vicinity of Sunderland. Travel around the region and the UK may be required as dictated by operational demands. A UK Driving Licence will be required.


Just so you know

Our application form will help us understand how your work, education and life experience has prepared you for the role of a Targeted Equipment Interference (TEI) Deployment Specialist with #TeamNP. To help support your application research what makes us tick here at Northumbria, the role you’re applying for and the values and behaviours that contribute. 


For any queries about the application process, please contact our Talent Acquisition Team by email at



If your application is successful, we’ll ask you to complete a Management Vetting (MV) and Security Clearance (SC), therefore you must be a resident of the UK for a minimum period of 5 years to ensure vetting checks can be successfully performed. A job offer will be dependent upon vetting clearance, medical information, and references.


Terms of appointment


If you are successful in your application, you will have a 6-month probation period with us where you will be unable to apply for any other post advertised internally or externally