New Entrants from Other Forces (NEOF)


Applicants must have completed their probation period (minimum of 2 years' service) as a regular Constable and have the relevant qualifications, skills and experience for specific specialist posts.

For further information on eligibility and the application process, visit the Serving police officers page.

Current Vacancies


Applications are invited from currently qualified Constable and Sergeant Police National Firearms Instructors. This includes those officers who may have retired in the previous 12 months and still hold a valid qualification.

Our Firearms Training Delivery Centres are based in the following locations: MDP HQ Wethersfield (Essex), AWE Burghfield (Berkshire), Aldershot/ Portsmouth (Hampshire), Clyde (Argyll & Bute), St Fergus (Aberdeenshire), Garlogie (Aberdeenshire), York (Yorkshire) and Fairford (Gloucestershire)/ Hereford (Herefordshire). There are current and prospective vacancies available at a selection of these locations and you will be given an opportunity to state your preferred location on application.

  • To be eligible to apply, you must have completed a Police National Firearms Instructor (NFIC) course accredited by the College of Policing and you must hold lead trainer status.
  • Applicants should be aware that officers in the MDP hold a full mobility obligation and are liable to serve anywhere in the UK during their careers. For some roles it is also a requirement to achieve Developed Vetting clearance, so applicants should be willing to undergo this process.
  • Applicants should note that the MDP will be vacating MOD Wethersfield sometime after 2020. Work is currently underway to find a suitable location on another MOD estate but as yet, no decision has been taken. Once the new location has been identified and timelines agreed then further information will be cascaded accordingly and, there will be full engagement with the Defence Police Federation and Trade Unions.
  • Those interested in applying should request an application pack from the MDP Resourcing Team by emailing:

    For further information regarding the role you are invited to contact the Chief Firearms Instructor, Chief Inspector Brockett, by email: or on 01371 854886.

    The MDP is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce and so welcomes applications from anyone who meets the standard requirements. However, females and members of ethnic minority groups are currently under-represented in our organisation and we would therefore particularly welcome applications from individuals in these groups.

      Further information is provided here regarding the recruitment process timeline for NEOF applicants:

      NEOF Application Process