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Our purpose

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':

  • We protect and reassure to achieve our Ministry of Defence requirement.
  • Protecting: By using our unique specialist policing skills and powers to protect people and assets essential to Defence and national infrastructure.
  • Reassure: By providing visible and active policing which reassures our customers and local communities.
  • Achieving: By using our people and resources wisely to meet customer requirements in the most efficient way.

Meet our officers


Click here to see more videos about who we are and what we do.

Chief Constable's statement

"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."

Positive Action

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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