Train to be an Authorised Firearms Officer

New recruit campaign opens 12 December

Locations: Reading, Berkshire and Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria


Ready to start your MDP journey…

Looking to find out more…

If you haven’t done so already, please take a tour through all the information throughout the website, where you’ll hear from our people on life in the MDP, be guided through the application and training processes, and learn about who we are, what we do, and where an MDP career could take you.

Meet us online

We’re hosting online information sessions prior to opening our new campaign.

Join us to learn about our unique role, what we can offer and what the application process will involve. You can also ask any questions that you may have on training and
the application process ahead.

The sessions will take place on 12, 13, 14 and 15 December, on Microsoft Teams. Each session will last approximately two hours and there is a limit of 950 spaces for each
session. Allocation will be on a first come first served basis.

To take part in one of these sessions and reserve your place, you must complete the below form and register by 23:45 on Thursday 8 December 2022

Please record your details accurately and indicate which of the sessions you wish to attend.


We value difference in our force with a difference

We know that creating a diverse workforce, representative of the communities that we serve, is essential. People join us from all walks of life and backgrounds, and we are committed to creating an inclusive working environment and culture, where everyone can bring their whole selves to work, and individuality is truly appreciated.

Staff networks play an important part in supporting an inclusive culture in the MDP. These include our Gender, REACH (Race, Ethnicity and Cultural Heritage), LGBT+ and Disability and Wellbeing networks, alongside our Mental Health First Aiders and Wellbeing sessions.

Advice and support are available throughout the recruitment process for those underrepresented in our organisation.

To make contact, email

Read more on our commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Next steps

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Already applied to join us?

Our Recruitment Team will provide regular updates and information on the progress of your application.