We are closely monitoring the impact of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) on our recruitment activity and all aspects of the process are being kept under continual review. We will keep you informed and updated, providing as much notice as possible, where relevant.

Whilst we are doing everything we can to maintain business as usual and are supporting our colleagues to work from home where possible, we are not answering general recruitment enquiries via email or phone at this time. We do, however, continue to monitor the emails we receive, and comments on social media, so that we can answer any urgent enquiries as quickly as possible.

Candidates are advised to use the information here on the website – including our FAQs – where all aspects of eligibility and process are covered. We thank all current and future applicants for their patience and understanding during this challenging time for us all.


Ministry of Defence Police (MDP) officers don’t patrol the streets, they protect sites of national importance, plus everything on them and everyone in them. It’s vital, sensitive work that takes our Officers across England, Scotland and Wales in a whole range of roles, from our Marine Unit to the Dog Section, CID to Special Escort Group, and from Tactical to Central or Operational Support. MDP officers even lend their specialist skills to other police forces.

What that means is a real wealth of options for your future in the long term, whatever your background. Whether you join us as a new recruit or a new entrant from another police force, you’ll have every chance to specialise. All you need are drive and the right skills. Here’s where you can find out all about it.

We deliver unique 'Specialist Policing':




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"I am very proud to be Chief Constable of the Ministry of Defence Police. Officers and staff of the Ministry of Defence Police are the very foundation of our service and key to its success, and there is an obvious connection between our workforce and the quality of service we provide. Therefore in order to ensure a continuous high level of service to Defence and its community, MDP must recruit, retain, develop and engage with, the best people. We recognise that everyone is different and we value the differences everyone brings to the workplace. We also want to create an inclusive enviroment where everyone can contribute to the organisation's success and is able to achieve their full potential. So, we are looking for people to join us with different skills, backgrounds and experiences, who are representative of the communities we serve and highly motivated and committed to driving forward our aims and providing a first class service. If this sounds like you, come and be a part of the Ministry of Defence Police."




The MDP is committed to building a diverse workforce which is represented throughout all ranks and specialisations in the Force. Females, people from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds and members of the LGBT community are currently under-represented in the MDP. We therefore use positive action to support applicants from demonstrably under-represented groups. Further information is available here.




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