How to register
Step 1 – Initial eligibility check
Age: You must be 18 years of age or over at the time of applying.
Driving licence: You must hold a full UK manual car driving licence with no more than six penalty points.
Qualifications: You must have a level 2 qualification in English Language and Mathematics (i.e. GCSE at grade C/level 4, functional skills level 2 or SQA National 5 or equivalent). Copies of relevant qualification certificates must be attached with the application form. There is currently no requirement for new entrants to have previously attained the Certificate of Knowledge in Policing.
Residency: You must have resided continuously in the UK for a minimum five-year period immediately prior to your application to join as a new Police Constable with MDP, with any absence from the UK being no more than six months during that time. The qualifying UK residency period is ten years for postings to the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) sites and any other locations where Developed Vetting clearance is required. If you have resided abroad due to serving in the British Armed Forces or on UK Government service, you are considered to have been resident in the UK.
Nationality: To apply to this campaign you should be a full British National and British Passport holder.
Criminal records: You should not have a criminal record. If you have a conviction as an adult or juvenile it is unlikely that you will be suitable, but some minor offences and cautions may not exclude you.
Fitness: To join the MDP as an AFO, you must achieve 7.6 on the multi-stage fitness test (bleep test). You will then be tested to that standard throughout the training process and, upon completion of training, officers will be required to meet the Force fitness standard for AFOs on an annual basis, as a contractual requirement
Financial status: You must not be registered bankrupt with outstanding debts or have any outstanding County Court Judgements against you. If you have previously been registered bankrupt, at least 3 years must have passed from the date the debt was discharged and you must be able to evidence this.
Further questions will follow, as part of the initial process to confirm your eligibility to apply. More information: Entry requirements
Step 2 – Registration and pre-screening
If you consider yourself eligible to apply, register and complete our Initial eligibility questionnaire.
Registration closes at 23:45hrs on 10 October 2021. Late submissions will not be accepted.