Protecting, reassuring and always being ready to respond
As an MDP PC Authorised Firearms Officer (AFO), on a day-to-day basis you will:
- carry out static armed duties and patrols by foot and vehicle, working with other policing and security partners in and around the sites you protect
- provide a vital role in deterring threats and reassuring staff, as well as the general public in the surrounding area
Not every shift will be lively and it may sometimes seem like nothing is happening but, you need to be prepared to respond if, and when, something does happen. Your work is of national importance.
For that reason, you’ll need to have physical and mental stamina and be able to maintain your concentration, remaining alert and vigilant at all times and being confident to take control of situations.
Good communication skills, resilience, team working and integrity are needed, with the ability to speak and listen carefully to assess information and provide guidance and advice.
Does this sound like a job for you?
I have been fortunate to work in a variety of roles. This is because I took the opportunities whenever they became available. I’m very proud to be a Police Officer with the MDP.
Tony speaks on life in the MDP
“The MDP really is a force with a difference and the opportunities available to you are wide and varied”