The MDP offers very competitive terms and conditions, similar to those of other Home Department Police Forces.
MDP currently offers newly recruited PCs minimum starting pay of £21,534.
Thereafter, increases in pay are reviewed annually and linked to performance. In six years’ time you could be earning circa £35,000.
If you serve at AWE Aldermaston you will also entitled to the MDP South-East Allowance of £2000 per annum.
The MDP also offers a generous support package that includes 22 days’ leave at entry rising to 30 days after 20 years’ service.
The rewards of service with the MDP from April 1st 2015 include access to the Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme (ALPHA). Alpha is a defined benefit scheme (Career Average) in which your pension builds up as a percentage of you actual pensionable earnings; giving you a pension that compares well with much of the private sector.