Royal Military Police Officer

Adjutant Generals Corps

"Investigations are fascinating - the challenges change constantly"

"To lead very 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, going abroad on operations. 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.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Command a platoon of highly competent Military Police Soldiers.
  • Deploy on operations, providing police support to the wider Army..
  • Conduct and manage complex investigations
  • Undertake specialist courses such as the Serious Crime Investigations Course and the Close Protection Course.
  • A constantly varied and rewarding role.

TRAINING FOR THE ROLE

Step 1
First, you become an Officer at the prestigious Sandhurst Academy. This takes 44 weeks in total.


Step 2
Then, you go on the Military Police Officer’s Course at the Defence School of Policing and Guarding. Over 12 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.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Age: 17 years 9 months - 28 years 11 months

QUALIFICATIONS: 72 UCAS Points from at least two A-level passes and 35 ALIS points at GCSE (34 for SCEs) from seven GCSE/SCE subjects (including Grade C in English, Maths and a science or a foreign language).

Age 18 years to 25 years and 11 months. However, you can enter the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst after the age of 26 and before the age of 29 in the AGC (RMP) as a Confirmed Cadet.

Must pass Advanced Police disclosure checks

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.

RANK PROGRESSION

Learn about rank progression here.

PAY & BENEFITS

REGULAR

You'll earn £26,504 during your year of training at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, before commissioning and becoming a Second Lieutenant, on £31,857 a year.

 

RESERVE

You’ll get paid a day rate according to your rank, starting from £65.24 once you have passed Army Officer Selection and rising to £78.41 per day once you’ve commissioned as a Second Lieutenant. This includes being paid for weekly drill nights. Plus, if you complete all of your annual training days, you’re entitled to a tax-free lump sum called a bounty.

FROM THE FIELD

"My job is to command soldiers who conduct investigations both criminal and military conducted within the military itself. To lead very motivated and intelligent soldiers is very rewarding."

TRAINING FOR THE ROLE

Step 1
All Army Reserve training is designed to fit in around your life and day job. You start with 12 weeks’ officer training at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.


Step 2
Next you'll go on the Military Police Officers’ course at the Defence School of Policing & Guarding. This lasts two weeks. You learn about police duties, investigations, handling evidence, military law and other aspects of policing. You’ll then be ready for your first posting as a RMP Platoon Commander. Further training – in Close Protection and Serious Crime Investigation, for example – is available too.:

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Age: 17 years 9 months - 48 years 9 months

QUALIFICATIONS: 

72 UCAS Points from at least 2 A-level passes (or equivalent)

35 ALIS points at GCSE (34 for SCEs) from 7 GCSE/SCE subjects (including Grade C/4 in English, Maths and a science or a foreign language).

Ability to pass Advanced Police Disclosure checks.

QUALIFICATIONS YOU COULD GET AFTER TRAINING

  • City & Guilds Certificate in Human Resource Management Edexel/BTEC Certificate in Management Studies Bournemouth University’s Post-Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management

RANK PROGRESSION

Learn about rank progression here.

PAY & BENEFITS

REGULAR

You'll earn £26,504 during your year of training at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, before commissioning and becoming a Second Lieutenant, on £31,857 a year.

 

RESERVE

You’ll get paid a day rate according to your rank, starting from £65.24 once you have passed Army Officer Selection and rising to £78.41 per day once you’ve commissioned as a Second Lieutenant. This includes being paid for weekly drill nights. Plus, if you complete all of your annual training days, you’re entitled to a tax-free lump sum called a bounty.

FROM THE FIELD

"My job is to command soldiers who conduct investigations both criminal and military conducted within the military itself. To lead very motivated and intelligent soldiers is very rewarding."

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.