New Recruit - Authorised Firearms Officer (AFO)

Current Vacancies

16/05/2019: Our campaign for New Recruits is now open. For all New Recruits to the MDP, your initial posting will be as an Authorised Firearms Officer (AFO) with opportunties to train for specialist positions once in the Force and where vacancies exist.

Vacancies are currently projected in the following areas and locations:

Limited vacancies may be available at the folowing locations:

As we are a national force other vacancies may arise at different locations to those listed above and no station is guaranteed. Candidates will be asked to give three preferences of locations prior to being invited to an assessment if they reach that stage.

Closing date: All completed applications must be received by the Resourcing Team no later than 5pm on 31 May 2019.

The MDP is committed to building an organisation which is representative of the community we serve and is therefore keen to positively encourage applications from female candidates and from minority and other under-represented groups. We welcome applications from suitably qualified individuals from all sections of the community irrespective of age, disability status, gender, gender identity, marital status, race or ethnic origin, religion or belief, or sexual orientation, provided that they are able to meet the specified criteria.

How to apply

Further information is available on the Eligibility Requirements page.

To apply, please print the New Recruits Application Form and complete by hand in black ink.

All completed application forms should be posted to:

        DBS Civ Pers– MDP Resourcing Team
        Room 30, Bldg 1071
        MDP HQ Wethersfield
        CM7 4AZ

We advise applicants to ensure that they have the correct level of postage or that they send their application via recorded delivery to ensure that it reaches us. Please ensure that you have completed all sections and enclosed everything required; if your application is incomplete it will not be processed.

On receipt of your application, you will be sent an acknowledgement email from; please add this email address as a favourite/trusted contact on your email account in order to avoid the correspondence being moved automatically to your Junk Mail folder.


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