Despite the image they may portray to some, they do get a good wage, good kit and out of the 70 armed police in Kosovo doing the training bit, 50 are MOD police, nice wads of cash.
They were called to assit on the 7/7 bombings and have a variety of different specialised units, including firearms and surveillance, by all accounts (I don't know for certain) their fraud investigation team are good. Of course like everything it has its down points, but hey horses for courses, depends what YOU want.
My friend went for an interview with them a few weeks back at Braintree, she loved it. They get paid more money than proper coppers and do better hours. They also have a larger dog section than normal police, which is good if youâre after that, as normal police dog units are very hard to get into.
They have all the same branches as normal police, CID, ect. I applied to be a normal copper but after seeing what MOD police have to offer id pick them over policing chavs any day.
You only need 55% pass rate to get through, were as civvy police has a pass rate of 60% or above, however if you get 60% or above on your MOD you can transfer over to civvy plod when youâve had enough of walking around with guns, but donât think you can transfer over from civvy to MOD (with out doing the MOD application process)
Dont think you can join MOD Plod and if you dont like it/fancy something different and want to transfer into a Civvy bill force, sorry you cant. MOD are not a Home Office recognised force so you would have to start again like any other applicant to a force. I have to ask why do you want to be a copper?? I've been doing it for over 13 years and I have to say nearly every bobby I know hates it!!! Shit shifts/pay/conditions and the bosses are the biggest shower of cnuts going (obviously there are a couple of exceptions). Then look at the link below and see the horrendous beating meated out to 2 bobbies, something that is all to sadly a regular occurence these days.
What I'd say about the police (MOD or other civvie forces) is that's it's full of people who are negative about it day in day out, hence some of the comments above. But strangely these people carry on turning in, when they're not calling in sick that is, and most don't clear off (unfortunately) and do something else.
If it's that bad go and do something you like! But I suspect whatever some people do, police or anything else, it will always be 'sh***' because that's just the negative way they see everything.
I suppose you do have good days, like if you catch some scum red handed in the 'act'.Or you are able to help some decent citizen with a problem. But eventually the whole system seems to grind you down. As one of the lads on our section said "I'M FCUKING PISSED OFF WITH THIS SOCIAL EXPERIMENT THAT WE ARE ALL A PART OF".
This government is determined to dismantle the police service and create some utopian social service body. Its crazy!! I count myself lucky as I am in a specialised dept. Look at the new recruits coming in now, no rent allowance, decreased pension rights, minimum service of 35 years to get your pension. Fcuk that I've got 9 years to do and then I'm off. All I can say is if I had my time again I would never have left the Army to join the Police, unfortunately like most I thought the grass was greener.!!!
Dont get me wrong I'm NOT having a go at the bobbies/rank and file its the system and the bosses who are screwing us over for their next little hop up the ladder.....Right rant over, pass us a beer love!!!!!!!!
Dont think you can join MOD Plod and if you dont like it/fancy something different and want to transfer into a Civvy bill force, sorry you cant. MOD are not a Home Office recognised force so you would have to start again like any other applicant to a force. I have to ask why do you want to be a copper?? I've been doing it for over 13 years and I have to say nearly every bobby I know hates it!!! s*** shifts/pay/conditions and the bosses are the biggest shower of cnuts going (obviously there are a couple of exceptions). Then look at the link below and see the horrendous beating meated out to 2 bobbies, something that is all to sadly a regular occurence these days.
I saw that some time ago on the telly. Personally I think vermin who behave like that should be sent to slave labour camps for the rest of their miserable lives. Typical sub human chav scum who deserve nothing other than agonising pain and misery.
Not had a lot to do with them apart from borrowing some of their vehicles for the G8 in Scotland, Very small force and I understand they are permanently armed, patrolling nuclear sites, escorting nuke loads etc. They are Home Office Force though.
The MOD plod ain't a bad org, but if you are looking for regular pub fights, persons on premises, blue light runs and manning the town van on Friday nights, then it isn't for you (but then again, neither will Dover Harbour Police either). Their web site makes for an interesting browse, as does their crime stats.
i done the selection and heard not for months. only when i phoned up to update my details of a house move they say " o yes, we have send out your joining instructions today, congrats." unfortuntly they may forget to tell you at the centre if you have passed or failed b4 you get off and end up waiting months. the second and big issue is choice of postings. I was moving to manchester ,so anywhere up north was fine. my first choice was Faslane. scottish west coast. said sorry but no thanks. second choice was Reading. Was told by the DS the usual form is 3 or 4 lads get together and flat share. this may be ok with you but being 31 and engaged it wasnt my cup of tea. i just couldnt afford to buy privately down south. i was told there is no postings in between these two locations. Since i was getting a transfer grant to re-locate in the civil service i stuck with the service. hope this helps abit.
The MODPlod is now officialy know as the MOD Police and Guarding Agency (MDPGA). It has 2 branches, the MOD Police (MDP) & the MOD Guard Service (MGS).
the MDP are fully trained Police Officers to the same standards as Officers on a civiy force. I am sure that it is home office recognised & you have to pass the same national home office selection process as you would to join a civie force.
The MGS is comprised of Civilian Security Officers, who do a 2 week training course at the MDP College & get training to a level just below that of a special constable to do an unarmed guarding role in the protection of the MOD Estate.
From what I've seen here at saints, they are for the most part reasonably professional. the MGS job is not a carear mind you. if you are completing your 22 or so years (so have good forces pension) & coming out of HM Forces wanting a secure 'come in & do your time job' without much hassle or brain work, then this could be a consideration. promotion is dead mens shoes unless you are willing to travel about, thou the pay increase is not worth the move.
the only MGS specialisations are dog handler or there are one or two boat units around.