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    Default Marsec companies that consider ex police firearms

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    Hello to all,

    I know that there are one or two companies that look at ex police firearms officers with no military experience for maritime security (Triskel being one), but I was wondering if some of the experts on here know of any more companies that recruit former firearms bobbies.

    I'm a former specialist firearms officer, trained on various weapon systems and to the national police standard in dynamic entry/intervention. I've completed all of the necessary marsec courses (save for the soon to standard city & guilds MSO course) and I have all the medical bits; eng1, yf etc.

    I've tried every combination I can think of in the google search bar; "ex police firearms in maritime securtiy" etc. but I've found very little.

    I'm sure there's bound to be some egos and sarcastic responses as there are with almost every thread but I'm really not trying to annoy anyone. I know I can apply to the one company I mentioned, it would be nice to know of a few others.

    If anybody can find the time to share some information I would greatly appreciate it. I'm not one to ask for help until I've tried myself and this is me asking.

    Thank you


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    I hear that Newco MSS is looking for guys.

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    Afraid not, although I did swim down and get a rubber brick in my pyjamas?


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    Highly unlikely.

    You would be better going for mentor gigs in afghan.

    However UK police aren't known for their firearms proficiency so that's pretty much sorted by the yanks.

    Why would a company hire you when they have a million military guys with experience waiting to get on.

    Correct me if i'm wrong but does the police get a lot of experience in suppressing targets are a great distance in small fire teams??

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    It's a fair point you make and well made it is. However since the attacks in Mumbai '08 uk police firearms team have implemented suppressive fire tactics. This of course is all single shot based as uk police are prohibited from auto so not quite to military standard.

    I can see where this is going and I've obviously rubbed some people up the wrong way for asking. I would never dream of comparing myself or any other police officer, firearms or no to our armed forces. I have nothing but the utmost respect for our military. I'm not trying to play soldier, I'm just trying to utilise the skills I have obtained. I'll just apply to the company I know considers coppers.

    Apologies for any offence caused.


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    Quote Originally Posted by pcscb85 View Post
    It's a fair point you make and well made it is. However since the attacks in Mumbai '08 uk police firearms team have implemented suppressive fire tactics. This of course is all single shot based as uk police are prohibited from auto so not quite to military standard.

    I can see where this is going and I've obviously rubbed some people up the wrong way for asking. I would never dream of comparing myself or any other police officer, firearms or no to our armed forces. I have nothing but the utmost respect for our military. I'm not trying to play soldier, I'm just trying to utilise the skills I have obtained. I'll just apply to the company I know considers coppers.

    Apologies for any offence caused.


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    The single shot is applicable, because all marsec weapons are semi-auto. (or they should be)

    Its really irrelevant as you'll spend years never firing a shot.

    I was talking about your comparison to military as in your market, it easier for companies to hire x-military because it fits better. There's probably no advantage having you of them or vice versa. However your background would probably be more applicable in training marsec guys.

    I would imagine you would know best which companies hire guys like you by asking your colleagues. I've only seen Royal Marines hired (or army who have done the royal marine course) so theres quite a high order even among military

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    I see. Well thanks for the honest advice. I genuinely will pay heed to it.......and just cross my fingers!


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    All marsec weapons are not semi auto, a lot of companies mix there weapons between bolt action (sect 1) and semi auto (sect 5).

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