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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) – recruitment guidance

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.

New Recruit Vacancies:

07/04/2020: Registration for our New Recruit campaign has now CLOSED. The pre-screening stage is ongoing, candidates who pass are advised to begin preparing the supporting documents needed for their application, whilst they wait to hear about the next stage of the process. More information is available on our New Recruits page.

New Entrants From Other Forces' Vacancies:

02/03/2020: Our ongoing campaign for serving police officers to join the MDP as Authorised Firearms Officers, at a range of locations across the UK, now includes vacancies at Barrow-in-Furness, Garlogie, Menwith Hill and Fylingdales. We also continue to recruit for the Special Escort Group, Detective Constables, Police Trainers and Police National Firearms Instructors. Officers who have left the police service no more than three years ago may also apply.

To find out more about these vacancies and how to apply visit our NEOF page

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