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Encyclopedia > Military Police Corps
Branch insignia of the Military Police Corps
Branch insignia of the Military Police Corps

The Military Police Corps is the law enforcement of the United States Armed Forces. Image File history File links MilitaryPoliceCorpBC.gif This image is a work of a U.S. Army soldier or employee, taken or made during the course of the persons official duties. ... Branch insignia of the United States Army refers to one of several military emblems that may be worn on the uniform of the United States Army to denote membership in a particular area of expertise. ... The SAFPU providing security coverage at the Padang in Singapore during the National Day Parade in 2000. ... The armed forces (or armed services) of the United States of America consist of the United States Army United States Marine Corps United States Navy United States Air Force United States Coast Guard Approximately 1. ...


MPs are service members of the U.S. Army and United States Marine Corps. The U.S Navy and U.S. Coast Guard use the term Shore Patrol and Master at arms, while the U.S. Air Force uses the term Security Police, or SPs to describe the Air Force Security Forces. The Army is the branch of the United States armed forces that has primary responsibility for land-based military operations. ... United States Marine Corps Emblem The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is a branch of the U.S. military. ... The United States Navy (USN) is the branch of the United States armed forces responsible for naval operations. ... Coast Guard shield The United States Coast Guard (USCG) is the coast guard of the United States. ... The shore patrol is the military police of the U.S. Navy, Coast Guard, and the British Royal Navy while on shore. ... A Master-at-Arms (MAA) is a rating responsible for discipline aboard a naval ship. ... The United States Air Force (USAF) is the aerospace branch of the United States armed forces. ... Security police (also known as special police) are the special security officers employed by (usually governmental) organizations to protect their facilities, properties, personnel, users, visitors and operations from harm and who enforce laws and administrative regulations. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


The Department of Defense use DOD Civilian Police. Each service also maintains uniformed civilian police officers. They are referred to as either DOD Force Protection (formerly known as Pentagon Police), DOD (Department of Defense) Police, DOD (Department of Defense) Guard, DA (Department of the Army) Police or DA Guard. The police officers' peacetime duties are the same as those of civilian police, namely to enforce the laws of the U.S. Military in the form of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ), and the regulations of their particular installation. The civilian guards' duties are normally restricted to protection of priority resources. The United States Department of Defense, abbreviated DoD or DOD and sometimes called the Defense Department, is a civilian Cabinet organization of the United States government. ... A pre-9/11 view of The Pentagon, looking east with the Potomac River and Washington Monument in the distance. ... A civilian is a person who is not a member of a military. ... The Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ), the foundation of military law in the United States, consists of Title 10, Chapter 47 of the United States Code. ...

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United States Army

During the 2003 invasion of Iraq, MPs have been used extensively to maintain control over the large populations of detainees being held by coalition forces, as well as helping to conduct raids and regular patrols. This article covers invasion specifics. ... Detainee is neutral term used to indicate people held by a government, such as those it does not classify and treat as either prisoners of war or suspects in criminal cases. ... A coalition is an alliance between entities, during which they cooperate in joint action, each in their own self-interest. ...


Some U.S. MP units, usually at the battalion or brigade level, are designated as combat, division or line MPs whose combat zone responsibilities include protection of vehicle routes, defile control, route reconnaissance and straggler control, the guidance or detention of soldiers who have become lost, separated from their units, or have fled the battlefield. Symbol of the Austrian 14th Armoured Battalion in NATO code In military terminology, a battalion consists of two to six companies typically commanded by a lieutenant colonel. ... Brigade is a term from military science which refers to a group of several battalions (typically two to four), and directly attached supporting units (normally including at least an artillery battery and additional logistic support). ... Grand Canyon, Arizona A canyon, or gorge, is a valley walled by cliffs. ...


Although not considered a combat arm (i.e. a corps whose primary mission is the engagement of the enemy), U.S. military police are combat support and as such are trained to use infantry weapons, including grenade launchers (MK 19 and M203) and machine guns (SAW and M-60), since their proximity to the frontline may require their use in an emergency. They are also highly trained in MOUT (Military Operations in Urban Terrain.) tactics. During the Tet Offensive of the Vietnam War, the 716th Military Police Battalion fought as infantry in defense of Saigon, reputedly the first time U.S. military police had done so. Military Police are trained to call indirect artillery fire and can be used for recon duty, especially if assigned to a divisional MP company. A grenade launcher is weapon that fires or launches a grenade to longer distances than a soldier could throw by hand. ... A machine gun is a fully-automatic firearm that is capable of firing bullets in rapid succession. ... Combatants South Vietnam United States Minor U.S.-aligned allies North Vietnam National Liberation Front Commanders William Westmoreland Central committees of the NLF and DRVN Strength 50,000+ (estimate) 85,000+ (estimate) Casualties USA/AUS/SKOR: 1,536 dead, 7,764 wounded, 11 missing ARVN: 2,788 dead, 8,299... Combatants Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam) United States of America South Korea Thailand Australia New Zealand the Philippines Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam) National Liberation Front (Viet Cong) Strength ~1,200,000 (1968) ~420,000 (1968) Casualties South Vietnamese dead: 1,250,000+ US dead: 58,226 US wounded... Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnamese: Thành Chí Minh) is the largest city in Vietnam, located near the delta of the Mekong River. ...


The United States Constitution requires a separate system of law and order which applies exclusively to the United States' armed service branches; as such Military Police have less liberty when conducting investigations than their civil counterparts due to command influence. (see UCMJ) The United States Constitution is the supreme law of the United States of America. ... The Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ), the foundation of military law in the United States, consists of Title 10, Chapter 47 of the United States Code. ...


Equipment

Weapons

The standard weapons of the United States military police are the M9 9mm magazine-fed semi-automatic pistol, the M4 rifle, and the 12 gauge shotgun. Length: 217 mm The Beretta 92SB-F, Beretta 92FS, Beretta 92G, and Beretta 92FS Inox are semi-automatic, locked-breech delayed recoil operated, double/single action pistols, chambered for the 9 mm Parabellum cartridge, designed and manufactured by Beretta. ... A Browning 9 millimeter semiautomatic pistol Ordnance pistol of the French Navy, 19th century A pistol or handgun is a usually small firearm that can be used with one hand. ... The M4 Carbine traces its lineage back to earlier carbine versions of the M16, all based on the original AR-15 made by Armalite. ... A pump-action and two semi-automatic action shotguns, 20 boxes of shotgun shells, a target thrower, and 3 boxes of clay targets. ...


Crew-served or vehicle based weapons include the M2 Browning .50 CAL Machine gun, the MK19 40mm Grenade Machine gun, and M249 Squad Autimatic Weapon (SAW) 5.56mm Machine gun.


Uniforms

In the U.S. Army, military police are usually distinguished by a brassard worn on the left arm when on duty. With the advent of the new ACU's the brassard is being phased out and is being replaced with a simple patch to be worn on the left arm that simply reads MP. When wearing a Class A (suit) uniform they are authorized wear of combat boots instead of regulation low-cut shoes. In common with Airborne soldiers they may wear these boots off-duty as well. A brassard is a roughly triangular piece of fabric designed to be worn around the upper arm, held in place by a shoulder strap on the clothing underneath. ... The Army Combat Uniform, or ACU, is a new combat uniform (battledress) to be worn by the US Army. ... U.S. paratroopers jump into Australia on a military training exercise. ...


During the Second World War, the emblems used were a wide white band around the helmet or a white helmet liner or a white peaked cap, a white webbing Sam Browne belt, white gloves, and white gaiters, atop the standard olive drab uniform. From this clothing, the nickname they were given by the British civilians at the time was "snowdrops." combination cap rogatywka Categories: Disambiguation ... Nylon webbing is a versatile component of rock climbing equipment. ... John J. Pershing wearing a Sam Browne belt. ... Gaiters are a type of protective clothing for a persons ankles and legs below the knee. ... Olive Drab is the color olive shaded green. ...


Military Police units

Based in Ft. ... The 372nd Military Police Company is a United States reserve Military Police unit based out of Cresaptown, Maryland. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... A Master-at-Arms (MAA) is a rating responsible for discipline aboard a naval ship. ... The shore patrol is the military police of the U.S. Navy, Coast Guard, and the British Royal Navy while on shore. ... The United States Constabulary was the US Armys paramilitary super military police occupation and security force in the US Occupation Zone of West Germany immediately after World War II, from 1946 to 1952. ...

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