New Entrants from Other Forces (NEOF)


To join us as a new entrant from another force 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 Detectives with experience of working in operations and/or intelligence. This includes those officers who may have retired in the previous 12 months and still hold a valid nationally recognised qualification.

Current and anticipated vacancies

Crime Command Operations:

Crime Command Intelligence:

To note, as we are a national Force, other vacancies may arise at different locations to those listed above and no station is guaranteed, although preferences will be captured in the application process. Successful applicants will be required to travel throughout the UK when necessary.

Applicants should also note that the MDP is due to vacate MOD Wethersfield and HQ posts will be relocated to RAF Wyton (Cambridgeshire). The timeline for the site relocation has not yet been decided, but it is expected that posts will relocate sometime during Autumn 2021. Further information will be cascaded accordingly and there will be full engagement with the Defence Police Federation and Trade Unions. In the meantime, if you have any questions please contact the Recruitment Team.


Closing date: Applications to be received by the Resourcing Team no later than 28/05/2021. Applications received after this date will not be processed.

Successful applicants will be invited to attend for assessment at MDP HQ on a date to be confirmed. The assessment will consist of an interview, medical and fitness test.

Upon commencement of employment successful candidates will be required to complete a 5 day New Entrants from Other Forces (NEOF) training course.

For further information regarding the role, email the Recruitment Team.

How to apply

For senior ranks (Chief Inspector rank and above) refer to current vacancies' listings for further details on how to obtain an application pack.

Applicants for Constable to Inspector ranks should save the NEOF Application Form and complete this electronically.

Completed application forms and copies of required documentation should be sent to the MDP Resourcing Team

On receipt of your application, you will be sent an acknowledgement email from the MDP Resourcing Team; 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.

For those who apply, it may take up to 6 weeks before you will hear from the MDP Resourcing Team. If you have not heard from us within that timeframe you may contact us. Please also remember to check your Junk Mail folder if you have not received any response from us.

Successful applicants will receive further information on the recruitment process going forward, in line with COVID-19 guidance and requirements.

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.

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