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 for an anticipated Chief Superintendent vacancy within the MDP Senior Management Team at MDP HQ, Wethersfield, Essex. The post will have specific portfolio responsibility for Corporate Development and Assurance, working directly to the Deputy Chief Constable.

In addition to internal MDP applicants, serving police officers or those who have recently retired (within 12 months) are eligible to apply. All applicants must have served in at least the rank of Superintendent, and be clearly able to demonstrate a breadth of experience as an exceptional leader with a strong and credible policing record that is relevant to the role and MDP mission.

For an application form, further candidate information and details on how to apply please contact the Recruitment Team.

Application closing date: 22 March 2019. Interviews: To be scheduled early April 2019 at the MDP Headquarters.


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

The vacant police trainer roles are focused primarily on initial recruit training, but they also include all aspects of police training delivery.

For further information regarding the role and to raise any queries email the Recruitment Team.


Applications are invited from currently qualified Constable 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 for some roles it is a requirement to achieve Developed Vetting clearance, so applicants should be willing to undergo this process.
  • Upon commencement of employment, successful candidates will be required to complete a 2-week New Entrants from Other Forces (NEOF) training course and, in addition, any firearms conversion training that may be required (subject to review of individual training records).
  • Applicants should note that the MDP will be vacating MOD Wethersfield sometime in 2021. It is currently planned for MDP training to be relocated to MOD Bassingbourn but further work is required to refine this option with a possibility, in the very near future, that this may change to Southwick Park (Hampshire). As yet, no final decision has been taken. Once the new location has been confirmed, and timelines agreed, 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 on this matter, please contact the Recruitment Team.

For further information regarding the role email the Recruitment Team

How to apply

For senior ranks (Superintendent rank and above) refer to current vacancies listing for further details on how to obtain an application pack.

Applicants for Constable to Chief Inspector ranks should print the NEOF Application Form and complete this 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 used the correct level of postage or that they send their application via recorded delivery to ensure that it reaches us. Please ensure that you complete all sections and enclose everything required; if your application is incomplete it will be returned to you.

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.

For those who apply, it may take upto 4 weeks before you will hear from the Recruitment 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.

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