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253 Provost Company

Based in Tulse Hill,South London, 253 Provost Company - Royal Military Police Reserves is a fully integrated sub unit of 4th Regiment RMP.

Open evenings are held on the first Wednesday of each month.

Do you feel up to the challenge?

As an Army Reserve unit we are looking for fit, motivated and dynamic men and women who are determined to excel in soldiering and policing duties.

The soldiers within 253 routinely support the Regular Army providing individual support across a breadth of operational roles in the UK or abroad including General Police Duties, Movement Support, Close Support to Combat Units and Close Protection. 

We are currently recruiting for Military Police Reservists from all walks of life from Ex Regular Soldiers to new recruits. You can expect a challenge, plus a mix of excitement, adventure, new skills and new friends.

Upon joining 253 Provost Company you will be trained to support your regular counterparts on operations and on General Policing Duties (GPD), upholding law and order in the British Army.

In recent years 253 Provost Company has undertaken a number of operational tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. Individuals from 253 Provost Company have also deployed in Close Protection (CP) teams worldwide.

RMP specific roles include:

• Conducting close combat support policing.

• Providing surety for detention on operations.

• Close protection.

253 Provost Company Opportunities:

• Joint patrols with our regular counterparts.

• Overseas deployment.

• Military skills competitions.

• Specialist courses.

• Competitive fitness and endurance.

• Adventurous training, including skiing and sailing.

• Social events.


On completion of your soldier (Phase 1) and trade (Phase 2) training you will join the unit as a junior Non Commissioned Officer and complete a range of career enhancing Basic Close Combat Skills and policing training. Training is conducted on Wednesday evenings at Tulse Hill Army Reserve Centre between 20:00 – 22:00 hrs, at weekends and on your annual two week training exercise, normally conducted in October.

You will be expected to be able to commit 27 days training per year, which is made up of attendance on Wednesday evenings, weekends, training exercise and other specific courses.

Entry Requirements:

To join the unit candidates must be:

• Between 17.5 to 50 years of age.

• A UK or Commonwealth Citizen.

• Physically fit and active.

A full criminal records check is routinely made as part of the application process.

Current Opportunities:

• General Police Duties.

• Chefs.

• HR Specialists.

• Close Protection Operatives(Following Initial Training).


If you feel up to the challenge and for further information and advice please contact us at:-

253 Provost Company
4th Regiment Royal Military Police
Army Reserve Centre
132 Upper Tulse Hill
London SW2 2RR

Tel: 0208 674 0501

Email: 4RMP-253ProCoy-RRMT@mod.uk

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