YOUR FIRST TOUR
For your first tour, you could carry out law enforcement and aviation security duties at a RAF Unit, work as a dog handler or be employed on the Tactical Police Squadron. Police work can be physically demanding, and you should be prepared to undertake shift work in all weather conditions.
YOUR FUTURE CAREER PROSPECTS AND PROGRESSION:
There are early opportunities to travel and operate overseas where you will be relied upon to make decisions and use your initiative to protect RAF personnel and vital assets from various threats. After 18 months, you could move into a specialist area. Like most people in the RAF, you will probably move jobs every few years; each job is known as a tour.
Once you have successfully completed the initial RAF Police training, you will be promoted to the rank of acting corporal. Further promotion to full corporal and beyond is by competitive selection.
During initial police training you will have the opportunity to undertake an apprenticeship qualification. Subsequent specialist courses will give you skills that are valuable in the civilian world, which means whenever you decide to leave the RAF you will be well placed to pursue another career in an associated field e.g. Police Officer, Fraud Officer or Aviation Security.