Ministry of Defence Police

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 10th September 2018.

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Photo of Nicholas Soames Nicholas Soames Conservative, Mid Sussex

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the establishment and command structure by rank of the Ministry of Defence Police is; and at what locations they are deployed.

Photo of Tobias Ellwood Tobias Ellwood The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

As at 31 August 2018, the complement of the Ministry of Defence Police (MDP) was 2,800 deployed at 53 locations across the UK and Northern Ireland, the details of which I am withholding on grounds of safeguarding national security. The MDP's senior Command Structure is comprised of the Chief Constable, Deputy Chief Constable, Senior Civil Service 1star and two Assistant Chief Constables. These officers are located at the force HQ, Wethersfield, Essex.

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