Ministry of Defence Police Recruitment

Pay & Benefits

The MDP offers very competitive terms and conditions, similar to those of other Home Department Police Forces. 

In six years time you could be earning circa £35,000.  MDP are currently undertaking a review of starting pay for newly recruited PC's which if approved next week as expected will result in the min starting pay being £21,109.

Thereafter, increases in individual pay are reviewed annually and linked to performance. 

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 include access to the Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme (PCSPS). This means you can build a good pension year on year with a final pension that compares very well with much of the private sector.

Terms and conditions are periodically reviewed (one such major review is currently underway and is due to conclude by Summer 2014). The outcome on any changes will be notified separately. MDP pay scales are reviewed annually, in line with awards for other Police Forces.

Fuller details are available on application to join the MDP. Please do apply if you are looking for rewarding careers, interesting and responsible work by providing specialist armed guarding and policing services in the support of critical defence and other infrastructure, across the UK.