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The Singapore Armed Forces Military Police Command providing security coverage at the Padang in Singapore during the National Day Parade in 2000.
The Singapore Armed Forces Military Police Command providing security coverage at the Padang in Singapore during the National Day Parade in 2000.

Military police (MPs) are the police of a military organization. Image File history File links Emblem-important. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (907x1361, 235 KB) Summary Description: Singapore Armed Forces Provost Unit members providing security coverage at the National Day Parade 2000 rehearsals held at the Padang, Singapore Source: Self-made Location: Padang, Singapore Date: 27/07/2000 14:18 Photographer/Painter: Huaiwei... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (907x1361, 235 KB) Summary Description: Singapore Armed Forces Provost Unit members providing security coverage at the National Day Parade 2000 rehearsals held at the Padang, Singapore Source: Self-made Location: Padang, Singapore Date: 27/07/2000 14:18 Photographer/Painter: Huaiwei... SAFMPC providing security coverage at the Padang during the National Day Parade in 2000. ... An aerial view of Singapore, showing the Padang on the right, surrounded by Singapore Parliament building, new and old Supreme Court building and Swissôtel The Stamford. ... Parade at Padang in the foreground of Singapores financial district (NDP 2000). ... An organisation (or organization — see spelling differences) is a social arrangement which pursues collective goals, which controls its own performance, and which has a boundary separating it from its environment. ...


Military police are concerned with law enforcement (including criminal investigation) on military property and concerning military personnel, installation security, close personal protection of senior military officers, management of prisoners of war, management of military prisons, traffic control, route signing and resupply route management. Not all military police organizations are concerned with all of these areas, however. Geneva Convention definition A prisoner of war (POW) is a soldier, sailor, airman, or marine who is imprisoned by an enemy power during or immediately after an armed conflict. ... Military Prison is where the level military operates some type of military prison system. ...


These personnel are generally not front-line combatants but, especially when directing military convoys, will be at or close to the front line. Some MPs, such as the US MP Corps, are used as the primary defense force in rear area operations. A combatant is a person who takes a direct part in the hostilities of an armed conflict who upon capture qualifies for prisoner of war under the Third Geneva Convention (GCIII). ...


In some countries, a military police force, generically known as a gendarmerie, although there are a variety of other names, also serves as a national police force, often acting as heavy backup for the civil police and/or policing rural districts. For these duties, such forces are under civilian control and function in the same manner as civilian police forces. This gendarmerie may or may not also function as a military police force within the armed forces. In most countries, military police who are not members of gendarmerie forces do not have police powers over civilians except while on military property. A gendarmerie or gendarmery (pronounced ) is a military body charged with police duties among civilian populations. ...


The head of the military police is commonly referred to as the Provost Marshal. This ancient title was originally given to an officer whose duty it was to ensure that the army of the king did no harm to the citizenry. The Provost Marshal is the officer in the armed forces who is in charge of the military police (often called the provost). ...


In many countries, military forces have separate prisons and judicial systems, different from civilian entities. The military possibly also has its own interpretation of criminal justice. This article is about law in society. ... In times of armed conflict a civilian is any person who is not a combatant. ... An entity is something that has a distinct, separate existence, though it need not be a material existence. ... United States criminal justice system flowchart. ...


The status of military police is usually prominently displayed on the helmet and/or on an armband, brassard, or arm or shoulder flash. In the Second World War, the military police of the German Army still used a metal gorget as an emblem. A person wearing a helmet. ... Armbands are strips of cloth or other distinctive material that are wrapped around the upper arm. ... A brassard is an approximate triangular shaped piece of fabric designed to be worn around the upper arm, held in place by a shoulder strap on the clothing underneath. ... Sir Philip Sidney wears a gorget for a portrait A gorget is a type of armor designed to protect the neck. ...


Naval police are sometimes called masters-at-arms. A Master-at-Arms (MAA) is a rating responsible for discipline aboard a naval ship. ...

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Military police in different countries

Australian Army Land Rover and two Military Police motorcycles
Australian Army Land Rover and two Military Police motorcycles

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Australia

In the Australian Army, the Royal Australian Corps of Military Police also performs the role of a secondary communications network in the front battle zone. The Australian Army is Australias military land force. ...


Austria

The military police of the Austrian Bundesheer is called the Militärstreife ("Military Patrol"). The name of the Military of Austria is Bundesheer (Federal Army). For a short while between 1918 and 1921 the Austrian semi-regular army was called Volkswehr (peoples defence), fighting against Slovenian occupation forces in Carinthia. ...


Belgium

The Belgian Army's Military Police Group (Groupe Police Militaire in French, Groep Militaire Politie in Dutch) performs military police duties on behalf of all four components of the Belgian military. The group is headed by a lieutenant colonel and has 188 members in five MP detachments. Flag of Belgium The Land Component, formerly the Belgian Army, is the land-based armed force of the Belgian Armed Forces. ... In the U.S. Army, Air Force and Marine Corps, a lieutenant colonel is a commissioned officer superior to a major and inferior to a colonel. ...


The Military Police Group staff is located in the Queen Elizabeth Barracks in the Brussels suburb of Evere. Alpha Detachment located at Evere covers the province of Flemish Brabant and the capital, Brussels. Bravo Detachment covers the Walloon Brabant, Hainaut and Namur areas and is located at Nivelles. Charlie Detachment located at Marche-en-Famenne covers the Liege and Luxembourg areas. Delta Detachment covers the Limbourg and Antwerp areas and is located at Leopoldsburg. Echo Detachment located at Lombardsijde covers Western and Eastern Flanders. For other places with the same name, see Brussels (disambiguation). ... Hainaut (French; English traditionally Hainault, Dutch: Henegouwen, German: Hennegau, Walloon: Hinnot) is the westernmost province of Wallonia, in Belgium. ... Namur (Dutch: Namen) is a province of Wallonia and of Belgium. ... Nivelles (Dutch: Nijvel) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Walloon Brabant. ... The St. ... Liege or Liège has several meanings: A Liège is a classic sporting car, designed for personal assembly, by Peter Davis in Evesham, UK, and often used in Classic Trials and other long distance motoring events A liege is the person or entity to which one has pledged allegiance. ... Limbourg is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Liège. ... For other uses, see Antwerp (disambiguation). ... Leopoldsburg is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Limburg. ... For other uses, see Flanders (disambiguation). ...


The Military Police force carries out the following missions:

  • Maintenance of order and discipline: Consists of monitoring, maintaining and, if necessary, re-establishing discipline and military order. This also involves controlling stragglers and refugees in times of war and guarding and escorting prisoners of war.
  • Traffic regulation: Includes traffic monitoring and regulation to ensure the flow of military movements in accordance with plans. This includes route reconnaissance and marking, convoy and oversize vehicle escort and river crossing control.
  • Security missions: Prevents and deters any threat to or attack against the personnel and property of the armed forces. The Military Police force protects, for example, the Palace of the Nation and the Parliaments and Councils of the Regions and the Communities, headquarters and classified conferences. MPs also provide VIP motorcycle escorts and honour guards, perform close protection missions, and escort classified documents and money transports.

The Belgian Military Police has also taken part in multinational peacekeeping missions such as Afghanistan, Kosovo and Congo. The Federal Police’s Military Crime Division (DJMM) performs all investigations involving the armed forces. In 2001, the Belgian police underwent a fundamental structural reform that created a completely new police system. ...


In 2003, duties relating to refugees and deserters in wartime were transferred from the then disbanded Gendarmerie Nationale to the MPs. Members of the former 4 and 6 MP Companies were merged into the new MP Group, along with some Gendarmes previously assigned MP-related duties. The Belgian Gendarmerie (Dutch: ) was the national police force of Belgium until January 1, 2001. ...


Belgian MPs are identified by black armbands with the letters MP in white block letters, worn on the left arm.


Brazil

Brazil has two types of military police.


Each state in Brazil has a Polícia Militar (PM). These are uniformed gendarmerie forces in charge of patrolling and preventing crime and consist in the principal police forces of the state. They are structured in the same way as the military forces and, up to the early 1960s, some states' military police were even equipped with tanks and artillery. The civil police (Polícia Civil) is in charge of criminal investigation. A group of Polícia Militar troops from São Paulo Polícia Militar, or PM, is the name of the state police forces in Brazil. ... In Brazil, the Civil Police (Portuguese: Polícia Civil) is the name of the investigative state police forces. ...


Each of the Brazilian Armed Forces also has its own military police force: Polícia do Exército (PE) in the Army, Polícia da Marinha (SP) in the Navy, and Polícia da Aeronaútica (PA) in the Air Force. This article needs translation. ... The Brazilian Army is the land arm of the Brazilian Military. ... The Brazilian Navy (Portuguese: Marinha do Brasil) is the navy of Brazil. ... The Brazilian Air Force (Portuguese: Força Aérea Brasileira, FAB) is the aerial warfare branch of the Brazilian armed forces and one of the three national uniformed services. ...


Canada

Shoulder Patch of CF Police
Shoulder Patch of CF Police

Canadian Forces military police functions are currently carried out by the Canadian Forces Military Police. The Canadian Forces National Investigation Service handles investigations. The Canadian Forces Military Police provide military police services to the Canadian Forces. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Canadian Forces (French: Forces canadiennes), abbreviated as CF (French: FC), are the unified armed forces of Canada. ... The Canadian Forces Military Police provide military police services to the Canadian Forces. ... The Canadian Forces National Investigation Service (CFNIS) is the investigative arm of the Canadian Forces Military Police. ...


The Canadian Forces Provost Marshal is the head of the military police in Canada.


Prior to the amalgamation of Canada's Army, Navy and Air Force into the unified Canadian Forces in 1968, separate service branches had performed military police functions independently: the Canadian Provost Corps and the Royal Canadian Air Force Police. The Canadian Forces (French: Forces canadiennes), abbreviated as CF (French: FC), are the unified armed forces of Canada. ... The Canadian Provost Corps (C Pro C) was the military police corps of the Canadian Army prior to its amalgamation into the Canadian Forces in 1968. ... The Royal Canadian Air Force Police was responsible for military police functions for the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF). ...


The roles of the military police in Canada are separated into two main groups. The first group is Garrison Operations, which includes activities such as investigations and patrols. The second group is operational support in combat operations, such as POW convoy escorts, VIP's close protection, and route reconnaissances. The main tasks for the reserve companies are the Operational tasks, while the regular force concentrates their training on the "Garrison" tasks.


The Canadian Military police all wear a red beret regardless of their attachment to the maritime, land or air command. They also wear a brassard on the left arms with bilingual writing: MILITARY POLICE MILITAIRE.


Taiwan

Unlike military police in many other countries, the Republic of China Military Police (中華民國憲兵; pinyin: Zhōnghuá Mínguó Xiànbīng) are a separate branch of the ROC Armed Forces. The ROCMP are responsible for enforcing military law, maintaining military discipline, providing backup for the civilian police force or serving as combat troops during times of emergency, providing security for certain government buildings, including the Presidential Building in Taipei City, as well as performing counter-terrorism and VIP protection operations. The ROCMP are also charged with the defense of the capital Taipei. Unlike military police in many other countries, the Republic of China Military Police (中華民國憲兵; pinyin: Zhōnghuá Mínguó XiànbÄ«ng) are a separate branch of the ROC Armed Forces. ... ROC, Roc, roc, R.O.C, The R.O.C. or R.o. ... The Presidential Office Building once housed the Japanese Governor-General. ... Nickname: Coordinates: , Country Region City seat Xinyi District (信義區) Government  - Mayor Hau Lung-bin (KMT)1 E9 Area  - City 271. ... Nickname: Coordinates: , Country Region City seat Xinyi District (信義區) Government  - Mayor Hau Lung-bin (KMT)1 E9 Area  - City 271. ...


Denmark

Danish navy military police
Danish navy military police

In Denmark the military police (da: militærpoliti) services, are carried out by branches under each service. The navy and army, each got their own MP-branch. The airforce, doesn't have a MP-branch as such, but has a installation guard branch (da: stationselementet) and a combat support wing, which handles MP-jobs in either national or international tasks. Furthermore the home guard has a police branch, which supports both the civilian danish police and the military police. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 445 pixelsFull resolution (1000 × 556 pixel, file size: 115 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 445 pixelsFull resolution (1000 × 556 pixel, file size: 115 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The Royal Danish Navy (or Kongelige Danske Marine in Danish) is the sea-based branch of The Danish Defence force. ... The Royal Danish Army is the army of Denmark. ... Danish Air Forces F-16 MLU at Radom Air Show 2005 History The Danish armed forces received 38 Supermarine Spitfire H. F. Mk. ... The Danish Home Guard (Danish: Hjemmeværnet) HJV is the fourth service of the Danish military, concerned exclusively with the defence of Danish territory. ...


Typical MP-jobs are:

  • Installation/perimeter guard
  • Personel protection
  • Traffic control
  • Courier services
  • Prisoner transport

Finland

The Sotilaspoliisi (literally, "Soldier Police") are the military police of the Finnish Defence Forces. The Finnish MPs carry a black armband on the left shoulder with the letters 'SP' in white. A military policeman is usually armed with a 9mm pistol, a baton, pepper spray and handcuffs on his belt. The military police includes both career and conscript personnel, and is primarily used to guard military installations and supervise military traffic. All military police personnel are trained with basic police techniques and usually receive training for fighting in urban areas. The military police have power over civilians only inside military areas and installations. However, a military police patrol may stop a crime that it witnesses in process in a civilian area. Additionally if a military police unit is near to a serious crime taking place, such as a robbery or an assault, and the civilian police are delayed, a military police unit that is near to the scene can offer to handle the situation until the cilvilian police arrive. The Finnish Defence Forces (Finnish Puolustusvoimat; Swedish Försvarsmakten) is a cadre army of 16500, of which 8700 professional soldiers (officers), with a standard readiness strength of 34,700 people in uniform (27,300 army, 3,000 navy, and 4,400 air force). ...


As with some other Finnish Defence Forces units, the military police can be used to provide assistance to the civilian police when they are undermanned or lack special resources. In such case, the military police may take measures which the civilian police deems necessary. For example, during the 2005 Helsinki World Athletic Championship Games, military police conscripts and career personnel were placed along the marathon route to prevent the large numbers of spectators from obstructing the runners. In the event of a national emergency the military police would be deployed and given full police powers over civilians depending on the scale of the emergency[citation needed]. Modern-day marathon runners Runners in ancient Greece. ...


The crimes committed by military personnel are, as a rule, investigated by the military. Minor infractions are usually investigated by the career personnel of the unit, while more serious crimes are investigated by the investigative section of the General Staff of the Finnish Defence Forces. In minor matters, the company commander or his superiors may use disciplinary powers, but more serious cases are deferred to the civilian prosecutor who will take the case to the district court. In military cases, the district court and superior courts include military members in addition to the professional judge. Officers with at least major's rank have privilegium fori to have their cases tried by the Court of Appeals as a court of first instance. The PRIVILEGIUM FORI, Latin for Privilege of the (legal) forum, is a generic term for legal privileges to be tried in a particular court or type of court of law. ...


France

French gendarme on MP duty inside a multinational force (note the MP armband)
French gendarme on MP duty inside a multinational force (note the MP armband)

The Gendarmerie Nationale acts as both the military police and one of the two national police forces of France. The Gendarmerie Navale (also called the Gendarmerie Maritime) polices the Navy (and also acts as a coast guard and water police force) and the Gendarmerie de l'Air polices the Air Force; both are branches of the Gendarmerie Nationale. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 399 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (1209 × 1815 pixel, file size: 317 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 399 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (1209 × 1815 pixel, file size: 317 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Gendarmes Gendarmes guarding the Paris Hall of Justice Gendarmerie motorcyclists police the roads and autoroutes of rural France. ... The Gendarmerie Navale, or Gendarmerie maritime, is a 1 100-man strong corps of the French Navy. ... The French Navy, officially called the National Navy (French: Marine Nationale) is the maritime arm of the French military. ... A coast guard is a national organization responsible for various services at sea. ... An NYPD boat on patrol in New York Harbor A Metropolitan Police launch on the River Thames in London A Chicago Police Department boat on Lake Michigan Water police, also called harbour patrols, port police, marine police, or river police, are police officers, usually a department of a larger police... The French Air Force is the air force branch of the French Armed Forces. ...

A Military Police NCO from Guatemala.

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Germany

During World War Two, Germany had numerous military police units. The primary units were the Feldgendarmerie, which comprised members of the Gendarmerie. Other units included the Army Patrol Service (Heerestreifendienst), the Train Station Guards (Bahnhofwache), and the Feldjägerkorps. The Feldgendarmerie (a French term roughly translating to Field Police) were the military police units of the armies of the German Empire (including the Wehrmacht) from post-Napoleonic times through its dissolution at the conclusion of World War II. // Early incarnations of the Feldgendarmerie came into being on a ad... The Feldjägerkorps was a military police organization in the German Wehrmacht during World War II. It was formed on 27 November 1943 from distinguished veterans and Patrol Service personnel. ...


The Feldjäger are the current military police of the German Bundeswehr. The term Feldjäger ("field rifleman" or "field hunter") has a long tradition and dates back to the mid-17th century. They are especially notorious for hunting down deserting conscripts. Their motto is Suum Cuique ("To each his own", derived from Cicero, De Finibus, Bonorum et Malorum, liber V, 67: "(...) ut fortitudo in laboribus periculisque cernatur, (...), iustitia in suo cuique tribuendo."). It has been suggested that Feldjägerkorps be merged into this article or section. ... The Bundeswehr (German for Federal Defence Force;  ) is the name of the unified armed forces of Germany. ... For other uses, see Cicero (disambiguation). ...


Greece

The military police of the Hellenic Army is called the Stratonomia . This article is about the land force of the modern nation of Greece. ...


India

The Corps of Military Police (CMP) is the military police of the Indian Army. In addition, the CMP is trained to handle prisoners of war and to regulate traffic, as well as to handle basic telecommunication equipment such as telephone exchanges. They can be identified by their red berets, white lanyards and belts, and they also wear a black brassard with the letters "MP" imprinted in red. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Indian Army is one of the armed forces of India and has responsibility for land-based military operations. ... A brassard is an approximate triangular shaped piece of fabric designed to be worn around the upper arm, held in place by a shoulder strap on the clothing underneath. ...


Internal policing duties in a regiment (or a station) are handled by the Regimental Police, who are soldiers of the unit who are assigned to policing tasks for a short period of time. They are essentially used to regulate traffic, and can be identified by a black brassard with the letters "RP" embossed in gold or white. In the British Army, regimental police (RPs) are military police who belong to the regiment or corps which they police instead of to the Royal Military Police. ...


The Indian Air Force is policed by the Indian Air Force Police. They can be identified by their white peaked caps, white lanyards and belts (with a pistol holster). They also wear a black brassard with the letters "IAFP" imprinted in red. The Indian Air Force (भारतीय वायु सेना : Bharatiya Vayu Sena) is the air-arm of the Armed Forces of India and has the prime responsibility of conducting aerial warfare and securing the Indian airspace. ...


The Indian Navy has the Navy Police, and they can be identified by a black brassard with the letters "NP" in gold, with the state emblem placed in between the N and the P. The Indian Navy is the naval branch of the armed forces of India. ...


Ireland

The Irish Military Police (in Irish Polini Airm) wear red coloured berets and are used in celebrations such as St. Patricks Day Parades as the leading body of the Irish armed forces and act as Flag Bearers. They also perform ceremonial funeral duties.


Israel

The Heyl HaMishtara HaTzva'it ("Military Police Force") is the military police of the Israel Defense Forces. It also helps monitor prisons, both those containing Israeli soldiers and Palestinian detainees. Military Police soldiers The military police of the Israel Defense Forces (Hebrew: חיל המשטרה הצבאית, Heil HaMishtara HaTzvayit) is the Israeli military police. ... Emblem of the IDF The Israel Defense Forces are part of the Israeli Security Forces. ... The term Palestinian has other usages, for which see definitions of Palestinian. ...


Italy

The Carabinieri is a gendarmerie force which acts as both the military police and one of the three national police forces in Italy. The Guardia di Finanza also has some military police duties. The Carabinieri are the gendarmerie and military police of Italy. ... Coat of Arms of the Guardia di Finanza The Italian Financial Guard, in Italian Guardia di Finanza, () is an Italian military police force under the authority of the Minister of Economy and Finance. ...


Japan

During World War II, the Kempeitai were the military police of the Imperial Japanese Army and the Tokeitai were the military police of the Imperial Japanese Navy. They also performed intelligence and secret police functions and were active in Japan and its occupied territories. Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... The Kempeitai (憲兵隊, Corps of Law Soldiers) was the military police arm of the Imperial Japanese Army from 1881 to 1945. ... The Imperial Japanese Army (IJA) (Kyūjitai: 大日本帝國陸軍, Shinjitai: , Romaji: Dai-Nippon Teikoku Rikugun) was the official ground based armed force of Imperial Japan from 1867 to 1945. ... The Tokeitai (Naval Secret Police) was the Imperial Japanese Navys police equivalent to the Imperial Japanese Armys Kempeitai military police service. ... For Combined Fleet, please see that article. ... Military intelligence (abbreviated MI, int. ... This article is about secret police as organizations. ...


The Japan Self-Defense Forces maintain military police units. The Japan Self-Defense Forces ), or JSDF, are the military forces in Japan that were established after the end of World War II. The force has not been engaged in real combat but has been engaged in some international peacekeeping operations. ...


Malaysia

The Kor Polis Tentera DiRaja (Royal Military Police Corps) performs military police duties in the Malaysian Army. Apart from enforcing discipline and conduct of members of the Army, the Corps oversees security of designated Army installations, performs escort and ceremonial duties, and assists civil law enforcement authorities. The Kor Polis Tentera is also tasked with crime prevention and investigating criminal activities on Army property or by military personnel. Royal Corps of Military Police Kor Polis Tentera DiRaja is the Military Police branch of the Malaysian Army. ... Crest of Malaysian Army The Malaysian Army (Malay: Tentera Darat Malaysia) is the land component of the Malaysian Armed Forces. ...


With its roots in the British Royal Military Police, members of the Kor Polis Tentera DiRaja also wear the distinctive red peaked cap, white lanyard and belt, as well as a black brassard with the letters "PT" imprinted. PT stands for "Polis Tentera" with "Polis" being the Malay translation for "Police" while "Tentera" being the Malay translation for "Mlitary". The Royal Military Police (RMP) is the branch of the British Army responsible for the policing of service personnel and providing a military police presence on service property, operations and exercises. ... A brassard is an approximate triangular shaped piece of fabric designed to be worn around the upper arm, held in place by a shoulder strap on the clothing underneath. ...


NATO

Evolution of Military Policing


During the Cold War the approach of NATO to military policing was to provide Military Police support to National Forces in terms of[1]: This article is about the military alliance. ...


Traffic Control,
Military Security, and
Law & Order.


Post cold war, this has now evolved into:


Mobility Support,
Security,
Policing, and
Detention.


Approaches to military policing within NATO


There are generally three types of military police within NATO Forces

  • United States - MP led battle groups complete with artillery and cavalry assets
  • France, Italy, Spain, The Netherlands, Portugal - Gendarmerie para-military police forces
  • UK, Germany, Norway, Denmark - Traditional MP

A gendarmerie or gendarmery (pronounced ) is a military body charged with police duties among civilian populations. ...

Netherlands

In the Netherlands, the function of military police is performed by the Koninklijke Marechaussee ("Royal Constabulary"), a separate branch of the military independent of the Army, Navy and Air Force. Besides performing military duties, the Marechaussee is also a gendarmerie force. The Koninklijke Marechaussee (KMar) (Royal Constabulary in English) is one of the four military bodies of the Netherlands. ... The Royal Netherlands Army (Koninklijke Landmacht) is the land forces element of the military of the Netherlands. ... This article is about the Royal Navy of the Netherlands. ... Image:Flag of the Royal Netherlands Air Force. ...


The word Marechaussee seems to derive from the old French name Marecheaux given to an ancient court of justice in Paris called the "Tribunal of Constables and Marshals of France". These constables and marshals were to become members of the Gendarmerie which served as a model for the police forces of both Belgium and the Netherlands. The term Marechaussee was also used for the Continental Army's military police during the American Revolution. Marshal (also sometimes spelled marshall in American English, but not in British English) is a word used in several official titles of various branches of society. ... Illustration depicting uniforms and weapons used during the 1779 to 1783 period of the American Revolution by showing four soldiers standing in an informal group General George Washington, was appointed Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army on June 15, 1775. ... John Trumbulls Declaration of Independence, showing the five-man committee in charge of drafting the Declaration in 1776 as it presents its work to the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia The American Revolution refers to the period during the last half of the 18th century in which the Thirteen...


New Zealand

New Zealand military police in 2006

In the New Zealand Army, the Corps of Royal New Zealand Military Police only recruits internally, with applications only being accepted from personnel who have served for at least two years. MPs may be either career soldiers or from the Territorial Army (part-time soldiers). Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Ngāti Tumatauenga or New Zealand Army is the land armed force of the New Zealand military and comprises around 4,500 regular personnel and 2,500 non-regulars and civilians. ... The Territorial Army (TA) is the principal reserve force of the British Army, the land armed forces of the United Kingdom, and composed mostly of part-time soldiers paid at the same rate, while engaged on military activities, as their Regular equivalents. ...


The Royal New Zealand Air Force recruits directly for Air Security Guards, who carry out military police functions and are responsible for providing security as well as ground defence training and drill/ceremonial training for other RNZAF Staff. The Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) is the air force arm of the New Zealand Defence Force. ...


The Royal New Zealand Navy, like the Army, does not recruit directly into their "police" branch. Instead, personnel of a certain rank and time-in-service may apply for the Master-At-Arms trade. Security of shore bases is the responsibility of New Zealand Defence Force civilian security personnel. The Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) is the maritime arm of the New Zealand Defence Force. ... The New Zealand Defence Force consists of three branches: the New Zealand Army; the Royal New Zealand Navy; and the Royal New Zealand Air Force. ...


At all NZDF facilities, civilian staff are used to augment military police manpower, particularly for relatively simple tasks like ID checking and security patrols. This allows the MPs to concentrate on the more complex and specialised tasks within their areas of responsibility, such as criminal investigation. Many former servicemen and women find employment as Civil Security Guards at NZDF establishments and this helps keep their expertise in-house.


Norway

In Norway, military police are service members of the Norwegian Army, Royal Norwegian Navy or Royal Norwegian Air Force. Since about 2002, all are trained at Sessvollmoen Camp. MPs in the Army are assigned to the Military Police Battalion, located at Bardufoss, Troms county. The current battalion commander is Lieutenant Colonel Vidar Gade. The battalion consists of approximately 50 officers and NCOs, and 150 privates and corporals. Norwegian MPs first go through a six-month selection/educational period, before being assigned to the battalion or to regimental duties with other units for the remainder of their twelve-month service. Norwegian MPs do not have authority over civilians, except on military installations or under martial law. They do have authority over military personnel anywhere, including when such personnel are off duty. Ranks Norwegian military ranks The Norwegian Army (Norwegian: Hæren) is Norways military land force. ... Ranks Norwegian military ranks The Royal Norwegian Navy (often abbreviated as RNoN) is the branch of the Norwegian Defence Force responsible for naval operations. ... Ranks Norwegian military ranks The Royal Norwegian Air Force (RNoAF) (Norwegian: Luftforsvaret) is the air force of Norway. ... County NO-19 Region Nord-Norge Administrative centre Tromsø County mayor   Area  - Total  - Percentage Ranked 4 25,877 km² 8. ... Symbol of the Austrian 14th Armoured Battalion in NATO military graphic symbols This article is about the military unit. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


The Heimevernet ("Home Guard") also has MPs in its ranks. Usually each District (regiment) has one or two platoons, consisting exclusively of former regular or conscript military police personnel. Ranks Norwegian military ranks The Norwegian Home Guard (Norwegian: Heimevernet), is a rapid mobilization force in the Norwegian military. ...


Norwegian MPs wear a red beret and a red lanyard around the left shoulder extending to the left front pocket. Only personnel currently serving as MPs are allowed to wear this. When on official duty, they also wear the MP armband, which is black with "MP" in red letters. It was previously worn on the right shoulder, but is now worn on the left shoulder, following NATO practice. They can also wear white webbing, or a number of items for special duties, like high visibility vests for traffic duty etc. This article is about the military alliance. ...


Army canine units are also assigned to the MP battalion, but the personnel in such units are not necessarily MPs. Such personnel do not hold military police authority, and do not wear the MP insignia.


MPs have no power over civilians except inside military installations. More serious cases, like narcotics, are handed over to civilian police for investigation.


Philippines

The Philipines Armed Forces each mantain their own military police.


The former Philippine Constabulary was also knwn as the Military Police Command The Philippine Constabulary (PC) was one of two national police forces of the Philippines and was organized in 1901 by the United States appointed administrative authority. ...


Portugal

In Portugal, each branch of the armed forces has its own military police force. The Portuguese Navy has the Polícia Naval (Naval Police), the Portuguese Army has the Polícia do Exército (Army Police), and the Portuguese Air Force has the Polícia Aérea (Air Police). The Air Police is an Arm of its own inside the Air Force, but the Army Police is only a speciality of the Cavalry Arm and the Naval Police is a speciality of the Marines Arm. The Navy also has a civil police force, the Polícia dos Estabelecimentos da Marinha (Navy Facilities Police), with the responsibility of guarding the Lisbon Naval Base and some other naval facilities. Portuguese naval jack The Portuguese Navy (Portuguese: Marinha Portuguesa, also known as Marinha de Guerra Portuguesa or as Armada Portuguesa) is the naval branch of the Portuguese Armed Forces which, in cooperation with the other branches of the Portuguese military, is charged with the defence of Portugal. ... The Portuguese Army (Portuguese: Exército Português) is the ground branch of the Portuguese Armed Forces which, in cooperation with the other branches of the Portuguese military, is charged with the defence of Portugal. ... The Polícia do Exército (PE) (Army Police) is the military police of the Portuguese Army — being the speciality designated as Polícia Militar (Military Police) between 1953 and 1976. ... The Portuguese Air Force or FAP (Força Aérea Portuguesa) is the air force of Portugal. ... The Polícia Aérea (PA) (Air Police) is the military police of the Portuguese Air Force. ... Not to be confused with Golgotha, which was called Calvary. ... France Marines is the name of a commune in the département of Val dOise, France. ...

A Humvee of the Romanian Military Police

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Romania

In Romania, the Romanian Military Police (Poliţia Militară) serves as the military police of the Romanian Army. It usually handles military security and military crimes and it has national jurisdiction. The romanian military police is organized in one battalion (headquartered in Bucharest) and three local companies. Romanian Military Police Humvee The 265th Military Police Battalion (Batalionul 265 PoliÅ£ie Militară) is the biggest and most important military police unit of the Romanian Land Forces. ... The Romanian Army (Armata Română) consists of three branches: Romanian Land Forces Romanian Naval Forces Romanian Air Force The term army is used in Romania when referring to the entire military, while land forces deal only with the actual army itself. ... Nickname: Motto: Patria si Dreptul Meu (My Country and My Right) Location of Bucharest within Romania (in red) Coordinates: , Country County Founded 1459 (first official mentioned) Government  - Mayor Adriean Videanu Area  - City 228 km²  (88 sq mi)  - Metro 238 km² (91. ...


Serbia

The Serbian Gendarmerie are the official Military Police force of Serbia. Military Police force are one of the best qualified and most combat-prepared organizations within the Army. Military Police responsibilities include combating special forces of the enemy and counter-rebellion and counter terrorist actions, stamping out organized crime and corruption, securing people and facilities, search actions, anti-terrorist tasks, and others. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Serbia maintains a gendarmerie, a military body in charged with special police duties. ... Anthem Serbia() on the European continent() Capital (and largest city) Belgrade Official languages Serbian 1 Recognised regional languages Hungarian, Croatian, Slovak, Romanian, Rusyn 2 Albanian 3 Government Semi-presidential republic  -  President Boris Tadić  -  Prime Minister Vojislav KoÅ¡tunica Establishment  -  Formation 812   -  Kingdom established 1217   -  Empire established 1346   -  Independence lost to...

Specific training is provided for members of special units of the Military Police, as well as for for members of "general" and traffic Military Police. Drills for Military Police units, from squad to battalion, are based on their anticipated tactical employment, including the training in putting down civil disorder. The Security Directorate of the General Staff of the Army of Serbia is responsible for overseeing the units of the Military Police. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Shoulder Sleeve Insignia Military Police force are one of the best qualified and most combat-prepared organizations within the Army. ... Arms of Armed Forces of Serbia The Military of Serbia (Serbian: Војска Србије - Vojska Srbije) is the successor to the Military of Serbia and Montenegro, which ceased to exist after Montenegro voted to end the union of Serbia and Montenegro. ...


Sri Lanka

Each of the Sri Lankan Armed Forces has its own military police/Provost branch. The Sri Lanka Army is policed by the Sri Lanka Corps of Military Police and by Regimental Police, who belong to each individual regiments or corps. The Military of Sri Lanka consists of Three Branches which are the Army, Navy, Air Force which comes under the Ministry of Defence. ... The Sri Lanka Army is the oldest and largest of Sri Lankas three armed services. ... The Sri Lanka Corps of Military Police (SLCMP) is the branch of the Sri Lanka Army responsible for the policing of service personnel and providing a military police presence on service property, operations and exercises. ... In the British Army, regimental police (RPs) are military police who belong to the regiment or corps which they police instead of to the Royal Military Police. ... British regiment A regiment is a military unit, consisting of a variable number of battalions - commanded by a colonel. ... A corps (plural same as singular; a word that migrated from the French language, pronounced IPA: (cor), but originating in the Latin corpus, corporis meaning body) is either a large military unit or formation, an administrative grouping of troops within an army with a common function (such as artillery or...


The Military Police force carries out the following missions:

  • Maintenance of order and discipline: Consists of monitoring, maintaining and, if necessary, re-establishing discipline and military order. This also involves controlling stragglers and refugees in times of war and guarding and escorting prisoners of war.
  • Security missions: Prevents and deters any threat to or attack against the personnel and property of the armed forces. MPs also provide VIP motorcycle escorts and honour guards, perform close protection missions, and escort classified documents and money transports.

The Sri Lanka Navy is policed by the Provost Branch. The Sri Lanka Air Force is policed by the Air Force Police (Sri Lanka) (AFP). Sri Lankan Navy Ensign. ... Sri Lankan Air Force Ensign. ...


Singapore

In Singapore, the Singapore Armed Forces Military Police Command serves as the military police unit of the Singapore Armed Forces, and supports the Singapore Police Force by way of collaborations, such as in the co-location of dog-training facilities for policing duties. The Unit is sub-divided into the Active Provost Company (including the ceremonial and drill squad), the Zone Provost Company (responsible for apprehending AWOL personnel) , the Detention Barracks, The Special Investigations Branch, the Security Branch and the Dog Wing. SAFMPC providing security coverage at the Padang during the National Day Parade in 2000. ... The Singapore Armed Forces (abbreviation: SAF, Malay: Angkatan Bersenjata Singapura, Simplified Chinese: ) comprises three branches: the Singapore Army, the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) and the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN). ... The Jurong Police Division Headquarters at Jurong West Avenue 5. ... AWOL (pronounced a-wall) is an acronym for the United States and other armed forces expression Absent WithOut Leave or Absence Without Official Leave. The United States Marine Corps and the United States Navy use the term Unauthorized Absence (UA) instead. ...


Thailand

In Thailand, each branch of the armed forces has its own military police force. The Royal Thai Navy has the สารวัตรทหารเรือ (Naval Military Police) , the Royal Thai Army has the สารวัตรทหาร (Army Military Police), and the Royal Thai Air force has the สารวัตรทหารอากาศ (Air Force Military Police). Royal Thai army soldier with an M16A2 rifle during maneuvers in 2000 The Royal Thai Army is the army of Thailand. ...


Air Military Police Department กรมทหารสารวัตรทหารอากาศ


Retaining the peaceful situatiions, securing, regulating the traffic discipline within the Air Force installations and housing area, tackling illegal objects including deserted officers and runaway accusers, escorting the VIPs, investigating crime which is under the authority of Military Court. This investtigation includes the prisoners of war, enemy alien, refugee, displaced officers within the Air Force and designted area. It is under supervision of the Commander of the Air Military Police Department. [[|right|280px|750 cc. motor-cycle of Air Military Police Department ]] There is 1 active Air MP Battalion call Battalion of Military Air Police (กองพันทหารสารวัตรทหารอากาศ). The Air Military Police Department is one unit under the supervision of Office of Don Muang RTAF Base Commander (สำนักงานผู้บังคับทหารอากาศดอนเมือง).

- Office of Don Muang RTAF Base Commander : สำนักงานผู้บังคับทหารอากาศดอนเมือง
- Air Military Police Department : กรมทหารสารวัตรทหารอากาศ
- Battalion of Military Air Police กองพันทหารสารวัตรทหารอากาศ

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Turkey

The larger Turkish Gendarmerie (Jandarma Genel Komutanlığı), one of the five branches of the Turkish Armed Forces, is responsible for maintaining law and order in rural areas which do not fall under the jurisdiction of regular police forces. The Military Police (Askeri İnzibat) or (As.Iz.) are part of the Turkish Gendarmerie and constitute a very small dedicated force which handles military security and military crimes. kjvhndfthjgyfdhvlsd;kcjudjfhyudf Seal of the Turkish Gendarmerie The Gendarmerie of The Republic of Turkey is a branch of Turkish Armed Forces, which is responsible for the maintenance of Safety and public order as well as carrying out other duties assigned by laws and regulation, is an armed security and law enforcement force... Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) (Turkish: Türk Silahlı Kuvvetleri (TSK)) consists of the Army, the Navy (including Naval Air and Naval Infantry), and the Air Force of the Republic of Turkey. ...


United Kingdom

Main article: Royal Military Police

Each of the British Armed Forces has its own military police branch. The British Army is policed by the Royal Military Police (RMP) (often known as "Redcaps") and by Regimental Police, who belong to each individual regiments or corps. The Royal Air Force is policed by the Royal Air Force Police (RAFP). They are nicknamed "Snowdrops" on account of their white caps as opposed to the normal Royal Air Force blue. The Royal Navy is policed by the Regulating Branch, the members of which are known as Regulators (or Master-at-Arms if a Chief Petty Officer or Warrant Officer). The Royal Marines also have a platoon-sized Police Troop, the Royal Marines Police. The Royal Navy Regulating Branch is the military police branch of the British Royal Navy. ... The Royal Military Police (RMP) is the branch of the British Army responsible for the policing of service personnel and providing a military police presence on service property, operations and exercises. ... The Royal Air Force Police (RAFP) is the military police branch of the British Royal Air Force. ... The armed forces of the United Kingdom, commonly known as the British Armed Forces or Her Majestys Armed Forces, and sometimes legally the Armed Forces of the Crown[1], encompasses a navy, army, and an air force. ... The British Army is the land armed forces branch of the British Armed Forces. ... The Royal Military Police (RMP) is the branch of the British Army responsible for the policing of service personnel and providing a military police presence on service property, operations and exercises. ... A Redcap is a type of malevolent murderous Goblin, Elf or Fairy found in English folklore. ... In the British Army, regimental police (RPs) are military police who belong to the regiment or corps which they police instead of to the Royal Military Police. ... British regiment A regiment is a military unit, consisting of a variable number of battalions - commanded by a colonel. ... A corps (plural same as singular; a word that migrated from the French language, pronounced IPA: (cor), but originating in the Latin corpus, corporis meaning body) is either a large military unit or formation, an administrative grouping of troops within an army with a common function (such as artillery or... “RAF” redirects here. ... The Royal Air Force Police (RAFP) is the military police branch of the British Royal Air Force. ... “RAF” redirects here. ... This article is about the navy of the United Kingdom. ... The Royal Navy Regulating Branch is the military police branch of the British Royal Navy. ... A Master-at-Arms (MAA) is a rating responsible for discipline aboard a naval ship. ... Chief Petty Officer is a non-commissioned officer or equivalent in many navies. ... For Warrant Officers in the United States military, see Warrant Officer (United States). ... The Royal Marines (RM), are the Royal Navys elite fighting forces. ... Platoon of the German Bundeswehr. ... The Royal Marines Police is the military police branch of the British Royal Marines. ...


Each of the four agencies has its own Special Investigation Branch (SIB) to undertake investigation of more serious crime and plain-clothes investigations. All British military police are classed as Service Police and conform to the Service Police Codes of Practice. The British military prison at Colchester is operated by the Military Provost Staff Corps, an all-senior NCO corps which only recruits from serving personnel. The Special Investigation Branch (SIB) is the name given to the detective branches of all four British military police arms: the Royal Navy Regulating Branch, Royal Marines Police, Royal Military Police and Royal Air Force Police. ... The town of Colchester is the main settlement in the East of England borough of Colchester, Essex. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Adjutant Generals Corps. ...


The Ministry of Defence Police is a civilian police force which also operates on Ministry of Defence property and has full police powers over civilians as well as service personnel. The Ministry of Defence Police (or MOD Police; MDP; coloquially referred to as MOD Plods) is a non-Home Office police force in the United Kingdom. ... The Ministry of Defence (MOD) is the United Kingdom government department responsible for implementation of government defence policy and the headquarters of the British Armed Forces. ...


United States

The Military Police Corps maintains discipline and enforces the law in the United States Army. The Marine Corps version is referred to as the Provost Marshal's Office, while personnel assigned to the Master-at-Arms branch fill the same role in the United States Navy, (aided by temporary members of the Shore Patrol). The United States Air Force is policed by the Air Force Security Forces, formerly called the Security Police (and before that, the Air Police). Branch insignia of the Military Police Corps The Military Police Corps is the law enforcement of the United States Armed Forces. ... The United States Army is the largest and oldest branch of the armed forces of the United States. ... The UKs Royal Marines in a Rigid Raider assault watercraft A marine corps (from French corps de marine) is a branch of a nations armed forces incorporating Marines, intended to be capable of mounting amphibious assaults using infantry, armour, aircraft, and watercraft. ... A Master-at-Arms (MAA) is a rating responsible for discipline aboard a naval ship. ... USN redirects here. ... The shore patrol is the military police of the U.S. Navy, Coast Guard, and the British Royal Navy while on shore. ... “The U.S. Air Force” redirects here. ... Security Forces members survey the installation perimeter at Manas Air Base. ...


Each service also maintains uniformed civilian police departments. They are referred to as Department of Defense, or DoD Police. These service police fall under each directorate they work for within the United States Department of Defense, for example: DoD Army or DoD Navy Police. There is in fact one supreme United States Department of Defense police agency. The United States Pentagon Police are the police force of the Secretary of Defense and the federal police force for the U.S. Department of Defense in its entirety including The Pentagon and various other DoD locations within the National Capital Region (NCR). Department of Defense Guard, Department of the Army (DA) Police, or Department of the Army Guard are examples of other DoD Army police. The police officers' peacetime duties are the same as those of civilian police officers, namely to enforce the laws of the United States 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. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... United States Pentagon Police The U.S. Pentagon Police is the federal police force of the Secretary of Defense. ... This article is about the United States military building. ... Seal The Department of the Army is one of the three military departments in the United States Department of Defense. ... The Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) is the foundation of military law in the United States. ...


Criminal investigation in the United States Armed Forces is carried out by separate agencies: The Marine Corps And Navy Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) (a civilian agency), the Air Force Office of Special Investigations (OSI), the Army Criminal Investigation Division (CID) of the Army, and the Coast Guard Investigative Service (CGIS) The Defense Criminal Investigative Service (DCIS) is a civilian agency that answers directly to the DOD as well as the Pentagon Force Protection Agency (PFPA). The armed forces of the United States of America consist of the United States Army United States Navy United States Air Force United States Marine Corps United States Coast Guard Note: The United States Coast Guard has both military and law enforcement functions. ... NCIS Badge The Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) is the United States Department of the Navys primary law enforcement agency and successor to the former Naval Investigative Service (NIS). ... The Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI) is a Field Operating Agency (FOA) of the United States Air Force that provides professional investigative services to commanders throughout the Air Force. ... The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Division (CID) is an American federal law enforcement agency that investigates serious violations of military law within the United States Army. ... Coast Guard Investigative Service also known as CGIS. CGIS is composed of civilian, officer, and enlisted Special Agents. ... The Defense Criminal Investigative Service (DCIS) is the criminal investigative arm of the Inspector General of the United States Department of Defense (DoD). ... The Pentagon Force Protection Agency is a government agency comprised of both sworn police officers (PPD) and civilian CBRN technicians, as well as non-sworn civilian anti-terrorism investigative and physical security personnel, and is responsible for the protection of The Pentagon, headquarters of the United States Department of Defense...


The United States Constabulary was a gendarmerie force used to secure and patrol the American Zone of West Germany immediately after World War II. The United States Constabulary was the United States Armys paramilitary gendarmerie type occupation and security force in the U.S. Occupation Zone of West Germany immediately after World War II, from 1946 to 1952. ... The C-Pennant Occupation zones in Germany (1945) Capital Berlin (de jure) Political structure Military occupation Governors (1945)  - UK zone F.M. Montgomery  - French zone Gen. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000...


Military Police are trained to provide area security, usually by vehicle patrol, which is the mission of most Military Police stationed in Iraq. They are also trained in dealing with prisoners of war and other detainees, with special training in restraining, searching, and transporting prisoners to detainee camps. MPs can also be used as prison guards in said detainee camps, although that responsibility usually falls on Internment/Resettlement Specialists, MOS 31E (Formerly Corrections Specialists).


The Army's Military Police provide an important function in the full spectrum of Army operations. The Army's Military Police can be utilized in direct combat and during peacetime. The Military Police have five main functions:


1. Maneuver and mobility support operations
2. Area security operations
3. Law and order operations
4. Internment and resettlement operations
5. Police intelligence operations


These five functions of the Army's Military Police all provide a commander with the necessary information and support for the successful completion of many Army missions.


The Military Police Corps has four career paths within the Army: 31A Military Police Officer 31B Military Police 31D Criminal Investigations Special Agent 31E Internment/Resettlement Specialist


See also

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References

  1. ^ RMP Journal April 2007

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