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 serving and recently retired Police Constables and Police Sergeants, for Authorised Firearms Officer (AFO) vacancies - including roles within marine policing and dog handling - throughout the UK.

You do not need to be a currently qualified AFO to be eligible to apply as full training will be provided upon commencement of employment with the MDP. However, we welcome applications from currently qualified AFOs as well as those with marine and dog handling qualifications.

Current and projected vacancies are available in the following areas and locations:

Police Constables:

Police Sergeants:

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.

Applicants should be aware that for some roles and locations it is a requirement to achieve Developed Vetting clearance, so you should be willing to undergo this process.

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 where you will be required to reach level 7.6 on the bleep test.

To note: You will be tested and must achieve the 7.6 fitness standard throughout the training process and upon completion of training, officers will be tested to this standard on an annual basis as a contractual requirement.

Closing date: Ongoing, until further notice.

For further information, email the Recruitment Team.


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.

Closing date: Ongoing, until further notice.

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.

Closing date: Ongoing, until further notice.

For further information regarding the role, email the Recruitment Team

How to apply

For senior ranks (Superintendent rank and above) refer to current vacancies' listings 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.

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