RMP hopeful

#1
Morning all, I'm looking to join as a soldier and hoping for the RMP. Went into my local ACIO yesterday to get initial papers only to be told that because I received a caution six years ago (so fully spent) I wouldn't be able to apply. I queried the Sergeant on this as I thought it was only full convictions that prevented service with the RMP/nursing/ink corp but didn't want to get into an argument over it and make a twat of myself on my first visit. I'm giving the RMP recruitment line a call tomorrow night and was just wondering if anyone knew of a way of appealing the caution as cause for rejection. Not looking to try and blag my way in via the backdoor just had my heart set on the RMP and would be gutted if a particularly stupid decision I made as a teenager prevented it as an option.
 
#4
Cheers for that Daxx we give them a call tonight. In regards to the RMP/Nursing/Intelligence supercorps I believe that'll be covered in the next defence review :D
 
#5
When applying for RMP you are vetted in the same manner as any other applicant. This includes a previous conviction check. In cases where there are convictions each application is considered by HQ Provost Marshal (Army) - HQ of the RMP and a decision is made on a case by case basis. It is not correct to say that if you have a convictionyou should not apply - the conviction will be considered and you may or may not be accepted based on what it is.
 
#6
A caution isn't a conviction, its a caution, ie a warning as to your future behaviour.
Cautions were introduced years ago initially so that people didn't get prosecuted for doing silly things and having a black mark against them for the rest of their lives.

Nowdays of course a caution(s) are sometimes used used to get a result where a prosecution would be a bit iffy therefore the right box can be ticked.
 
#7
ExecutiveOfficer said:
When applying for RMP you are vetted in the same manner as any other applicant. This includes a previous conviction check. In cases where there are convictions each application is considered by HQ Provost Marshal (Army) - HQ of the RMP and a decision is made on a case by case basis. It is not correct to say that if you have a convictionyou should not apply - the conviction will be considered and you may or may not be accepted based on what it is.
So? have you any examples of ex cons who have joined the RMP? You imply they can?
 
#8
jinxy said:
ExecutiveOfficer said:
When applying for RMP you are vetted in the same manner as any other applicant. This includes a previous conviction check. In cases where there are convictions each application is considered by HQ Provost Marshal (Army) - HQ of the RMP and a decision is made on a case by case basis. It is not correct to say that if you have a convictionyou should not apply - the conviction will be considered and you may or may not be accepted based on what it is.
So? have you any examples of ex cons who have joined the RMP? You imply they can?
It has been known.
 
#9
Northern Monkey said:
jinxy said:
ExecutiveOfficer said:
When applying for RMP you are vetted in the same manner as any other applicant. This includes a previous conviction check. In cases where there are convictions each application is considered by HQ Provost Marshal (Army) - HQ of the RMP and a decision is made on a case by case basis. It is not correct to say that if you have a convictionyou should not apply - the conviction will be considered and you may or may not be accepted based on what it is.
So? have you any examples of ex cons who have joined the RMP? You imply they can?
It has been known.
I'm sure it has. So give up some names.
 
#10
I thought that went against arrse policy?

Since you want to play detective, you figure it out.


As you accept it has "been known", why the need for names?
 
#11
Northern Monkey said:
I thought that went against arrse policy?

Since you want to play detective, you figure it out.


As you accept it has "been known", why the need for names?
I have to admit, some of the monkey who I trained with, didn't quite make it through.
 
#12
There are loads of people in the RMP who had Cautions and Convictions prior to joining.

There is also a fair few that have received Cautions and Convictions whilst in and are still serving.
 
#15
Muffin_Kicker said:
There are loads of people in the RMP who had Cautions and Convictions prior to joining.

There is also a fair few that have received Cautions and Convictions whilst in and are still serving.[/quot

I think the only cautions likely to stuff you are for theft / dishonesty (depending on the circumstances) and some for violence. Convictions ??? would need to be pretty minor though in 88 when I was at Ashford doing my police induction training we had a guy who had been convicted of cultivating cannabis (rather a lot). But he made it
 
#16
jinxy said:
ExecutiveOfficer said:
When applying for RMP you are vetted in the same manner as any other applicant. This includes a previous conviction check. In cases where there are convictions each application is considered by HQ Provost Marshal (Army) - HQ of the RMP and a decision is made on a case by case basis. It is not correct to say that if you have a convictionyou should not apply - the conviction will be considered and you may or may not be accepted based on what it is.
So? have you any examples of ex cons who have joined the RMP? You imply they can?
Ex-cons? Do you even know what 'con' means? 'Convict'!! There may be a few serving with some very minor discipline records but I really doubt there are any 'ex-cons' serving in RMP - unless you include a short spell or two at MCTC
 
#17
Some of the most criminally minded, corrupt and dishonest people I have met served and some are still serving in RMP. Lots of good people as well but they tended not to 'get on'.
 
#18
western said:
Some of the most criminally minded, corrupt and dishonest people I have met served and some are still serving in RMP. Lots of good people as well but they tended not to 'get on'.
Ah yes but that's where the saying 'Teflon' comes from!!
 
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