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The Marine Corps is always looking for a few good people, specifically for individuals who wish to protect and serve as law enforcement officers on Marine Corps installations. Working together, Marine Corps Law Enforcement Program (MCLEP) Officers and Marine Corps Military Police Officers comprise the Marine Corps Police Force.

Since September 11, 2001, all branches of the military have identified greater requirements for police and security to protect the property and the communities they serve. Limitations on growing the active duty force have resulted in the hiring of civilians to provide security and law enforcement services across the Department of Defense.

Initiated in 2005, the MCLEP has established Marine Corps police departments across the United States, hiring more than 1,800 officers. The MCLEP continues to position itself to protect Marine Corps communities and will continue to hire for the foreseeable future.

The goal of MCLEP is to supplement our professional law enforcement departments with individuals who are well trained, disciplined, and responsive to the Marine Corps Community and share in the reputation of the force it protects.

Basic hiring requirements are:
• Physical Agility Test
• Physical health examination
• Drug test
• Body Mass Index
• Background investigation
• Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI-II).
• Upon hiring, candidates must successfully complete the Marine Corps Police Academy Basic Police Officers Course. For those with recent law enforcement experience and training, the Basic Police Officers Course requirement may be waived.

Who Can Apply:
The Marine Corps welcomes retired and former Marines, members from other branches of the military, and qualified men and women who have no experience in the military, but wish to serve in the Marine Corps as Civilian Police Officers. We are looking for the best qualified candidates, regardless of the source.

• Non-military - minimum 1 year of law enforcement or security experience or educational equivalent.
• Service Members or Veterans are qualified based on honorable discharge.

For more information, contact Camp Pendleton's MCLEP office at:, call (760) 725-3024 or go to:

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Email: or call (760) 725-3024.

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