I think Germany gives us a great opportunity to maintain and improve policing skills for operations that a posting to the UK doesn't necessarily bring due to jurisdictional differences. But over the next twenty years the garrisons will progressively close and this training opportunity will diminish. All of the Coys and SIB will find themselves back in the UK in the land of shadow casefiles and the three way jurisdictional situation of HOPF / MOD Police / RMP. So what should we do? I know it seems like a ridiculously long way away but it may take time to negotiate / have accepted a new (enhanced?) role for RMP operating in the uk. Should they be: Special constables that work in support of HOPF and MOD Police in their AOR? Subsume MOD Police again and work to increase their jurisdictional pull back in Garrisons? Stay exactly the same and just deal with the lack of in depth investigative and policing experience through regular attachments in the way that the medics do? Should we remove the current bar to RMP becoming special constables in thneir own time and allow them to serve on a voluntary basis to contribute to the community? Maybe we take over a niche area which has a gap in the capability such as immigration investigation / deportations etc? Forget it and just train for operations? Look to the Spanish, Dutch and Italian models and work side by side in Garrison towns with our HO counterparts, with little jurisdictional difference? I know a lot of these options seem way out of left field however I think it's worth thinking about now as any option which looks to change the status quo would need significant 'ground laying' and a long term vision. Anyone else have any thoughts on this?