Royal Military Police Reserves


We are highly trained people who work closely with our Regular Army counterparts on exercise and during operations.

As a member of the RMP Reserve you will be trained to undertake a variety of challenging roles providing military police support to the Army, including:

  • Incident Control
  • Crime Scene Management
  • Police Patrolling
  • Military & Civil Law
  • Captured Persons Handling
  • Arrest & Restraint

You will also have the opportunity to:

  • Work alongside Regular Army personnel
  • Qualify for an annual tax free bounty payment
  • Travel overseas
  • Attend adventurous training and sports
  • Acquire further specialist skills whilst being paid near Regular Army rates

Our Reserve Officers are responsible for leading, managing and motivating highly skilled soldiers. Being an Officer is one of the ultimate challenges requiring the desire to lead others and take responsibility for them.

All RMP Reserve Officers are required to undertake the standard Army Officer Selection Board (AOSB) and Commissioning Course (CC). Once you have passed out of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS) you will be required to attend the Military Police Officers Course (MPOC).

As one of our RMP Reserve Non Commissioned Officer (NCO) you will be trained in a variety of policing and military skills that are required to support Regular and Reserve RMP on exercises and operations.


We are looking for committed men and women with good communication skills who are willing to give up their time to train and operate alongside the Regular Army on exercise and operations.

In addition to attracting new recruits into the Army as both Officers and soldiers, we seek to recruit Regular and ex-Regular personnel where opportunities exist. For individuals with the correct aptitude, qualifications and attitude we can also accept Regular, ex-Regular and Army Reservists transferring from other cap badges.

All applicants interested in joining the RMP will go through a criminal vetting process to ensure that they do not have a criminal record. Some non-serious offences and spent convictions may be disregarded if declared at an early stage in the application process. This applies to all new recruits and transferees, irrespective of rank.

To join the Army Reserves you should be between 17½ to 50 years of age.

You must have GCSE Grade C or above in English and Mathematics.

You must be a Commonwealth Citizen and have a reasonable level of fitness in order to undertake training.


The training is demanding but achievable and varied. All RMP Reservists must be trained as a soldier as well as having the requisite ability to undertake police work.

In your first year as a recruit you will need to commit 31 days to training, including a 15 day residential course, to complete your initial soldier training.

Once you have passed out of Phase 1 Training you will need to complete your RMP Special to Arm Phase 2 Training Course, which culminates in being awarded the coveted scarlet beret and the rank of Lance Corporal.

As a trained RMP Reserve NCO you will be expected to commit a minimum of 27 days training each year which includes 15 days of continuous training on a course or annual camp.

116 Provost Company

Based in both Cannock and Manchester, 116 Provost Company is a fully integrated sub-unit of 3rd Regiment Royal Military Police, which intertwines regular and reserve sub-units.

Cannock Parade Night: Tuesday evenings between 19:30 - 21:30 hrs at Guyldford House Army Reserve Centre.

Manchester Parade Night: Tuesday evenings between 19:30 - 21:30 hrs at Belle Vue Army Reserve Centre.

116 Provost Company
3rd Regiment Royal Military Police
Guyldford House Army Reserve Centre
156 Walsall Rd
WS11 0JB

Tel: 01543 465676


243 Provost Company

Based in Livingston and Stockton-on-Tees, 243 Provost Company is part of 1st Regiment Royal Military Police.


Parade Night: Wednesday evenings between 19:30 - 21:30 hrs

243 Provost Company
1 Regiment Royal Military Police
Army Reserve Centre
Beveridge Square
EH54 6QF   

Tel: 0131 310 5926

Email: [email protected]

Norton Detachment

Parade Night: Wednesday evenings between 19:30 - 21:30 hrs

243 Provost Company - Norton Detachment
1 Regiment Royal Military Police 
Army Reserve Centre
Norton Road
TS20 2QW

Tel: 01642 366694

Email: [email protected]


253 Provost Company


Based in Tulse Hill, South London, 253 (London) Provost Company is a fully integrated sub unit of 3rd Regiment RMP.

For further information, please contact:

253 (London) Provost Company
3rd Regiment Royal Military Police
Army Reserve Centre
132 Upper Tulse Hill
London SW2 2RS

Email: [email protected]