Armed police officer training

MQT on 2016-10-19
Session date: 
October 19, 2016
Question By: 
Keith Prince
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


How much does it cost the Metropolitan Police Service to train a firearms officer who has transferred from another police force, and what is the timescale for this training?


Answer for Armed police officer training

Answer for Armed police officer training

Answered By: 
The Mayor

There are a variety of firearms training courses from initial basic training to much more advanced specialist skills. There are also specific strategic and tactical command courses

The conversion training for Armed Response Vehicle (ARV) officers who transfer into the MPS lasts 20 days and costs £5,855.

All costs are variable, based on whether an officer is successful in their training or needs further development on another firearms course.