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 serving Police Constables and Police Sergeants for Authorised Firearms Officer (AFO) vacancies throughout the UK. Officers who have left the police service no more than 3 years ago may also apply.

Although we welcome applications from currently qualified AFOs, you do not need to be a currently qualified AFO to be eligible to apply. Full training will be provided upon commencement of employment with the MDP.

Likewise, we welcome applications from officers with marine and dog handling qualifications. However, for those who are not yet qualified in these specialisms, upon completion of AFO training and commencement of employment with the MDP you will be able to apply to undertake the respective training programmes (subject to availability).

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.

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.


Substantive or on promotion

The Chief Constable of the Ministry of Defence Police (MDP) invites applications for the following Chief Inspector vacancies:

Serving police officers, police officers who have recently retired (within 36 months) and equivalent grades/ranks within the National Crime Agency, Border Force or the Service Police are invited to apply.

Applicants seeking substantive level transfer must have served in the rank of Chief Inspector (or equivalent). Those seeking promotion must have served at Inspector rank (or equivalent). Applicants should be able to evidence experience as an exceptional leader, with a credible and relevant policing record.

Applicants will undergo security vetting at SC level as a minimum and for specific posts DV level clearance is required. Applicants must also be capable of achieving a minimum fitness standard equivalent to 5.4 on the 15m Multi-Stage Fitness Test (MSFT) during the recruitment process and annually thereafter.

Further details on the skills and qualifications required are included in the Candidate Information Pack that all applicants will receive with the application form. To request the application and information pack, and for further details on how to apply, please contact Derry Montgomery, MDP Head of HR:

Closing date: 31 January 2021. Interviews will be held at either MDP HQ or via remote link during February (date to be confirmed). Medical and fitness tests are planned to take place at MDP HQ during March 2021 (date to be confirmed). Successful candidates will be expected to take up appointment as soon as is practicable.

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 upto 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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