As an RAF Police Officer, you are not only responsible for policing; your main role is to provide security – of assets, people and information. You also protect classified data – computer security, in particular, is a rapidly expanding and challenging field and deal with any offences involving policemen or officers. This is a demanding role which requires the highest levels of personal integrity combined with the ability to assess and act on complex information as a security / policing specialist and as a leader.
You will lead a team of RAF Police and security personnel, including soldiers of the Military Provost Guard Service and will routinely provide senior officers with security risk management and law enforcement advice. Although this may sound daunting, your training will provide you with the knowledge and confidence to do the job.
You will be expected to deploy on operations overseas, leading RAF Police personnel in a range of challenging operational environments.
As with officers in most other branches, RAF Police Officers change jobs every few years. As your career develops, you will have the opportunity to engage in specialist areas such as investigation of serious crime, cybersecurity/information assurance, counterintelligence, protective security, and operational planning. If selected for promotion, you may command an RAF Police Squadron or Force Protection Wing, commanding large numbers of personnel based at multiple locations around the UK.