Royal Military Police Officer

Adjutant General’s Corps

At a glance

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As a Military Police Officer, you'll handle complex investigations. You'll lead your Platoon and see that justice is done, wherever you are in the world.

  • £31,305The minimum amount you’ll earn during training
  • £37,425Your pay after completing basic trade training
  • AgeFrom 17 years & 9 months to 28 years & 11 months
  • QualificationsSee qualification details

To lead motivated and intelligent soldiers is very rewarding.

As an Officer in the Royal Military Police (RMP) you are both a British Army Officer and a Police Officer. You command a highly skilled platoon of Military Police Soldiers and support the wider Army, exercising throughout the UK and abroad, as well as deploying on operations all over the world.

Whether you’re overseas or at home, you’ll conduct complex investigations, using your outstanding training. Specialist courses in Serious Crime Investigations and Close Protection expand your knowledge, along with civilian qualifications. With new challenges every day, it’s a fascinating and varied role.

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Key Responsibilities

  • Command a platoon of highly skilled Military Police Soldiers

  • Deploy on operations and exercises, providing police support to the Army and wider military

  • Conduct and manage complex investigations

  • Undertake specialist courses, such as the Serious Crime Investigations Course and the Close Protection Course

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Regular (full time)

Entry requirements

  • Age:

    From 17 years & 9 months to 28 years & 11 months

  • Qualifications:

    • 72 UCAS Points from at least two A-level passes (or equivalent qualification e.g. BTEC / Scottish Highers), and

    • 35 ALIS points at GCSE (34 for SCEs) from seven GCSE/SCE subjects (including Grade C/4, Scottish National Grade C, in English, Maths and a science or a foreign language).

    • Also required to pass Provost Vetting (criminal records and background checks). 

  • Basic physical fitness assessment:

    • Mid Thigh Pull 76kg

    • Medicine Ball Throw 3.1m

    • MSFT (beep test) level 8.07

    More information about the fitness test

Training for the role

Step 1
First, you become an Officer at the prestigious Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst. The Commissioning Course takes 44 weeks.

Step 2
You go on the Military Police Officer’s Course at the Defence School of Policing and Guarding at Southwick Park, Hampshire. Over 16 weeks, you get a detailed insight into police duties, investigations, evidence handling, military law and other key aspects of policing. This prepares you for your first posting as an RMP Platoon Commander. You can then take further training, including the Serious Crimes Investigations Course and the Close Protection Course.

Qualifications you could get after training

  • All Officers have the opportunity to gain civilian qualifications as a result of their training in the RMP

  • You can get accreditation by doing the Serious Crime Investigation Course and the Close Protection Course.

Pay & benefits

While training: £31,305

Serving salary: £37,425

You'll earn £31,305 during your year of training at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, before commissioning and becoming a Second Lieutenant, on £37,425 a year.

How to Apply

Once your online application has been approved, you'll have an interview with a recruiter, who will talk to you about the corps that you would like to join. You'll have the chance to learn more about your chosen corps, although you won't make your final decision until you're in training at Sandhurst.

More about the joining process

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