RMP officer questions

So I've been planning on joining the army specifically the royal military police and would hope to join straight off as an officer (possibly as a reserve). Ive been trying to find more information about this however the recruitment website hasn't been very helpful so I was hoping someone could help me answer a few questions:

1) can an officer in the RMP specialise into close protection straight away or do you need to wait for promotions etc.

2) what exactly do officers do in the RMP do. for example when in close protection are they there to train soldiers or are they involved commanding. Also when not in the CPU what sort of roles do they have.

3) do officers receive similar training to soldiers or less or more as they are commanding?for example if an officer is in the close protection unit will they be trained in all driving,extraction combat etc techniques?

4) are young officers looked down upon in the army in general.

If anyone could help it would be greatly appreciated because I'm really stressing trying to find answers at the moment.


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1.No
2.Supervise the Men
3.Yes & more supervision
4. In the RMP probably
5. Yes the most hated Regiment in the Army
 
So I've been planning on joining the army specifically the royal military police and would hope to join straight off as an officer (possibly as a reserve). Ive been trying to find more information about this however the recruitment website hasn't been very helpful so I was hoping someone could help me answer a few questions:

1) can an officer in the RMP specialise into close protection straight away or do you need to wait for promotions etc.

2) what exactly do officers do in the RMP do. for example when in close protection are they there to train soldiers or are they involved commanding. Also when not in the CPU what sort of roles do they have.

3) do officers receive similar training to soldiers or less or more as they are commanding?for example if an officer is in the close protection unit will they be trained in all driving,extraction combat etc techniques?

4) are young officers looked down upon in the army in general.

If anyone could help it would be greatly appreciated because I'm really stressing trying to find answers at the moment.


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Good morning Official.

To answer your questions:

1) Yes, and my recommendation would be to get the CP Course done ASAP following RMAS. We are sending Lts on tour now rather than the old days of Capts with at least one tour - acknowledging that Op tours are hard to come by nowadays.

2) You will be a CP Team Leader in command of a team varying from 6 - 10+ in either on a 'green' (looking after a Gen. Officer) or 'black' working for the FCO/OGD looking after an ambassador.
In GPD your days as a JO will be very similar to the rest of the army - Pl Comd. These will switch between 'Policing' and 'Ex/Other tasks.' When policing you will be mentored by your SSgt into how to administrate casefiles and learning your trade, very much like every other Lt in the Army.

3) All training is the same at CPU. There aren't specific Officer serials, you're expected to put all you learned at RMAS and as a JO and apply it to what you learn at CPU.

4) No more than any other red-arse ;) In all seriousness, no you're given the appropriate respect as befits your appointment, but you've got to earn the respect of your Pl and peers. You're in a command role because of your rank, that doesn't mean people will work hard for you. Just acknowledge that as a 2Lt/Lt your primary role is to learn. But that is a very generic question, have a look on the officer forum.

I'd offer one final bit of advice as you seem to be quite CP focussed. As an Officer you'll get one, maybe two tours in. If you're lucky the stars will align and you'll get posted to CPU. You can get more tours, but as you become more senior it'll start to affect your career progression as you'll start falling behind on your education.
CP is a string to your bow, but I'd focus your efforts on becoming a competent Policeman who also does CP, rather than the stereotypical CP Warrior who crayons over casefiles and runs a mile when expected to do any policework.

Any other issues, give me a PM.
 
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Good morning Official.

To answer your questions:

1) Yes, and my recommendation would be to get the CP Course done ASAP following RMAS. We are sending Lts on tour now rather than the old days of Capts with at least one tour - acknowledging that Op tours are hard to come by nowadays.

2) You will be a CP Team Leader in command of a team varying from 6 - 10+ in either on a 'green' (looking after a Gen. Officer) or 'black' working for the FCO/OGD looking after an ambassador.
In GPD your days as a JO will be very similar to the rest of the army - Pl Comd. These will switch between 'Policing' and 'Ex/Other tasks.' When policing you will be mentored by your SSgt into how to administrate casefiles and learning your trade, very much like every other Lt in the Army.

3) All training is the same at CPU. There aren't specific Officer serials, you're expected to put all you learned at RMAS and as a JO and apply it to what you learn at CPU.

4) No more than any other red-arse ;) In all seriousness, no you're given the appropriate respect as befits your appointment, but you've got to earn the respect of your Pl and peers. You're in a command role because of your rank, that doesn't mean people will work hard for you. Just acknowledge that as a 2Lt/Lt your primary role is to learn. But that is a very generic question, have a look on the officer forum.

I'd offer one final bit of advice as you seem to be quite CP focussed. As an Officer you'll get one, maybe two tours in. If you're lucky the stars will align and you'll get posted to CPU. You can get more tours, but as you become more senior it'll start to affect your career progression as you'll start falling behind on your education.
CP is a string to your bow, but I'd focus your efforts on becoming a competent Policeman who also does CP, rather than the stereotypical CP Warrior who crayons over casefiles and runs a mile when expected to do any policework.

Any other issues, give me a PM.
Thank you this helps so much


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Thank you this helps so much


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No problem. Good luck, join as a Regular, you'll not regret it.
 

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