Metropolitan Police Service


Our commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant

The Met have committed to honour the Armed Forces Covenant and support the Armed Forces Community, and have been awarded the Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Award. Of the Met’s employees, around 350 are reservists or adult cadet instructors. The Met supports defence and advocates the benefits of employing reservists, veterans and forces families to other blue-light services. It supports mutual patrols and secondments between the Met and service police forces and is an active participant in the London Blue Light Forum.

We maintain a Reserve Forces Staff association which supports reservists, their supervisors and managers, and the organisation in reserve matters. We provide 15 days paid leave for reservists to undertake their continuous training and deliver dedicated HR workstreams to support the recruitment, training, deployment and reintegration of reservists. Adult cadet instructors are similarly allocated 5 days paid leave to support training camps.

The Met is rolling out smarter working principles to support service families, including: remote working, part-time, compressed hours, job-shares, flexible shifts.

About us

Keeping people safe. Being there when no-one else is. For the vulnerable, the young. Making decisions that help change lives. That change our lives, too. Find out more about what it means to be a part of London’s Met.