Category Archives: Defence Police

The Ministry of Defence Police have full constabulary powers and provide this service specifically for MoD building and people. Many of their vehicles carry Essex registrations, wherever in the country they are based, as they have been registered from the MDP headquarters at Wethersfield, Essex.

EU58 LLN This is a MDP Ford Mondeo. Decked out is…

EU58 LLN This is a MDP Ford Mondeo. Decked out is full battenburg markings and yellow stripes down the bonnet, this car also has a range of blue flashing lights on the grille, wings and roof. This particular car was seen on television many times during 2009 as it escorted military funeral processions of soldiers killed in Afghanistan and Iraq through Wootton Bassett.
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EO52 MDX is a Citroen Relay that is used by…

EO52 MDX is a Citroen Relay that is used by the MDP as a display unit. You can see that it has a large awning and disabled-friendly access. It is fitted out with blue lights around the edge of the roofline. The writing on the sides reads ‘Working to make the Defence Estate a Safer Place’.
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YJ53 ENE This silver Nissan Terrano is fitted with…

YJ53 ENE This silver Nissan Terrano is fitted with three roof-rack mounted blue lights, as well as a telescopic white floodlight. There are also blue repeater lights in the front grille and it is decked out in blue and yellow battenburg markings.
The rear shot shows a very unusual feature: two different police force crests. This Terrano is operated by both North Yorkshire Police and the Ministry of Defence Police. Two important military installments are based in North Yorkshire (Menwith Hill and Fylingdales) so close collaboration between the forces is needed. Notice also that the spare tyre has been removed.
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EU03 FHK In front of the large Mercedes truck is…

EU03 FHK In front of the large Mercedes truck is a Sprinter with riot grille. Notice the lack of a roof-mounted light bar. Individual blue lights around the periphery of the roof give emergency warning instead. Also notice the heavily tinted glass on the sides.
Inside the rear of the Mercedes are a number of seats and stowage compartments.
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EO03 FHT This is a MoD police quad bike very much…

EO03 FHT This is a MoD police quad bike very much at home on muddy forest tracks.
A look at the front / side of the red quad. Notice the two small MoD police crests of the front. It is obviously not used for high-visibility policing.
The rear / side view of the all terrain vehicle. A further small crest is shown on the back.
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