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Summary: Documentary detailing the rôle of the Ministry of Defence Police.
Description: The MOD Police are used in government establishments where security is vital. All officers are trained in the use of firearms. They can be deployed anywhere in the UK: sequences show them at work at the Royal Mint's South Wales store, searching cars at the Royal Naval Dockyards, in MOD Police launches (sea defence), on the railway at the Central Ordnance Depot and helping after an accident (liaison with local forces). Trainee MOD policemen take a 6-week course covering firearms, law, court procedures and so on. Recreational facilities available. Ages range between 19 and 49. After passing out, there are many opportunities for promotion, travel and specialisation. Social aspects: MOD Club, sports facilities, accommodation (section house for bachelors, individual houses for married officers). "Whichever way you look at it, the Ministry of Defence Police is a good, well paid career, and there's a lot more to the job than just checking passes."
Production Details: Ministry of Defence Procurement Executive (Production sponsor)
Central Office of Information (Production sponsor)
World Wide Pictures (Production company)
Stevens, David (Production individual)
Parris, Cliff (Production individual)
Barrett, Ray (Production cast)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Ministry of Defence Police (regiment/service)
Keywords: operations, British military - routine: Ministry of Defence Police (object name)
GB, England & Portsmouth, Hants <Royal Naval Dockyard> (geography)
GB, Wales & <Royal Mint> (geography)
Physical Characteristics: Colour format: Colour
Sound format: Sound
Soundtrack language: English
Title language: English
Subtitle language: None
Technical Details: Format: 16mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 534 ft; Running time: 15 mins
Notes: Technical: at present, IWM possesses 16mm master only.