The Royal Air Force Police plays a central role in maintaining the security and resilience of the Royal Air Force by providing a unique blend of counter intelligence, law enforcement, aviation security and protective security skills which includes Military Working Dogs. Our Regular and Reserve military personnel, our civil servants and our contractors work continuously to protect, secure and enable the Royal Air Force to carry out successful Air and Space operations in the United Kingdom and across the world.
The RAF Police protects the physical, intellectual and moral components of Air power - assuring confidentiality, integrity and availability of all components of this cutting-edge technological Air Force 24/7/365. The RAF Police specialises in:
Counter Intelligence – Our Counter Intelligence teams align with specific Air and Space capabilities and operate as multi-domain threat hunters wherever the RAF operates, harnessing information, fusing data and achieving advantage over adversaries and competitors. Their threat focused work enables them to detect, identify and understand Air’s most critical risks.
Protective Security – Protective Security personnel deliver security provision for all elements of the RAF’s capabilities throughout their life cycles. Protective Security personnel work on Stations providing security focused advice to Commanding Officers as well as providing assurance to critical capabilities. The RAF Police’s Security Consultancy Flight develop higher-end Protective Security capability for Air’s assets.
Law Enforcement – Law Enforcement personnel are employed to detect, deter and deny criminal activity on RAF stations. Our current model delivers three levels of law enforcement: practitioners at Royal Air Force stations; specialist unit investigative elements at a number of stations; and specialists and experts within RAF Specialist Investigation Branch.
Aviation Security - Aviation Security Flight deliver specialist aviation security to protect the Air Mobility Force when deployed throughout the world, in support of UK Defence taskings. Additionally, Aviation Security Flight screen all passengers and freight travelling to ensure dangerous air cargo and prohibited articles are identified and regulated whilst also providing specialist security guidance to aircrew ensuring Defence is kept safe and secure whilst transiting by air.
Military Working Dogs - Military Working Dogs are employed to detect, deter, disrupt and deny our adversaries from accessing our information, assets and personnel. We utilise a range of Military Working Dog capabilities to achieve these aims, dependant on the threats and the environments that we are required to operate within. As a force multiplier, Military Working Dogs can significantly reduce the requirement to employ workforce solutions to security and policing tasks. Whether the task is guarding or searching, Military Working Dogs provide an efficient and effective solution.
The RAF Police has five regular squadrons and one reserve squadron organised in to three wings:
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