YOUR FIRST TOUR
For your first tour, you could be assigned to law enforcement and aviation security duties at a RAF Unit, work as a dog handler or be employed on a Tactical Police Flight. Police work can be physically demanding, and you should be prepared to undertake shift work in all weather conditions and locations.
YOUR FUTURE CAREER PROSPECTS AND PROGRESSION:
There are early opportunities to travel and operate overseas. You will be relied upon to demonstrate initiative, make decisions and provide Police and Security advice in order to protect RAF personnel and Defence assets. 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
During initial police training you will have the opportunity to undertake an apprenticeship qualification. Subsequent specialist military and Home Office courses will give you skills that are
valuable in the civilian world; when 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.