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Encyclopedia > Regimental Police

Regimental Police (RPs) are soldiers responsible for regimental discipline enforcement and unit custody in the British Army and some other Commonwealth armies. They belong to the regiment or corps which they police instead of to the Royal Military Police or its equivalent. The British Army is the land armed forces branch of the British Armed Forces. ... The Commonwealth of Nations as of 2006 Headquarters Marlborough House, London, UK Official languages English Membership 53 sovereign states Leaders  -  Queen Elizabeth II  -  Secretary-General Don McKinnon (since 1 April 2000) Establishment  -  Balfour Declaration 18 November 1926   -  Statute of Westminster 11 December 1931   -  London Declaration 28 April 1949  Area  -  Total... 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 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. ...


United Kingdom

Most battalions and regiments have an RP section, usually headed by the Regimental Provost Sergeant (RPS), who operates under the authority of the Regimental Sergeant Major (RSM). They are normally responsible for unit/base security and deal with minor disciplinary offences (being responsible for detaining soldiers), with more serious offences being passed to the specialists of the Royal Military Police. Symbol of the Austrian 14th Armoured Battalion in NATO military graphic symbols This article is about the military unit. ... British regiment A regiment is a military unit, consisting of a variable number of battalions - commanded by a colonel. ... In the British Army and land forces of the Commonwealth, a Provost Sergeant (PS) is the non-commissioned officer in charge of the regimental police and is the senior law enforcement officer in each regiment or battalion. ... Regimental Sergeant Major (RSM) is an appointment held by Warrant Officers Class 1 (WO1) in the British Army, Royal Marines and many Commonwealth armies including the Australian Army and New Zealand Army, and by Chief Warrant Officers (CWO) in the Canadian Forces. ...


Members of a regiment's Provost Section can be identified by the brassards they wear, which carry the letters "RP". Unlike Military Police, RPs carry no warrant card; however, they do have the power to arrest soldiers of the same or lesser rank under the Army Act 1955. 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. ... A warrant card is a proof of identification and authority for Police Officers. ...


Singapore

The roles of the RPs in the Singapore Armed Forces are similar, in that they too enforce discipline and are responsible for the security of the camp or base that they work in. Almost all RPs are Full-time National Servicemen. The RPs in Singapore are split into two different groups. 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). ...


Army Regimental Policemen usually work office-hours (8am-5pm). During the night, Army RPs generally leave the protection of the camp to the guard duty personnel, although a Duty RP or two stay with them to supervise them. Depending on the soldier's medical condition, an Army RP may be allowed to guard the gate with rifle and ammunition, or just baton and shield. Army RP training takes two weeks, and usually takes place in a Military Police training ground. Singapore Armed Forces Crest The Singapore Army (Chinese: 新加坡陆军部队, Malay: Tentera Singapura) is the land forces and one of the three services of the Singapore Armed Forces. ...


Air Force RPs, in contrast to Army Regimental Policemen, have much higher appointments and responsibilites. Air Force RP Trainees are handpicked personally by the Chief of Air Force every three months after they have passed out from their Basic Military Training. The recruitment process is stringent: amongst other requirements, the trainee must be physically and mentally fit, with above average intelligence. These trainees undertake the three-month Field Defence Course (FDC), which includes rigorous physical and mental training, as well as teaching advanced security techniques. An Air Force RP is also almost certainly trained to handle a rifle. In the final exam in FDC, the Military Security Knowledge Exam (MSKE), a trainee must score over 75% in order to pass out successfully. The Republic of Singapore Air Force was established in 1968 and was at that time called the Singapore Air Defence Command (SADC), it was later named the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) in 1975. ...


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Military police - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1463 words)
In wartime, military police are primarily concerned with installation security, close personal protection of senior military officers, management of prisoners of war, traffic control, route signing and resupply route management, as well as their primary policing roles.
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 Netherlands, the function of military police is performed by the Royal Marechaussee [1], a separate branch of the miltary independent of the army, navy and air force.
Rhodesia Military Police (651 words)
On 1st January 1964 the Southern Rhodesia Corps of Military Police was formed, and in 1967 was renamed the Rhodesian Corps of Military Police.
The Rhodesian Military Police were also responsible for the training of all regimental police of the Rhodesian Armed Forces.
Regimental Police were charged with the security within the cantonment area, and for a 2km perimeter outside that, of their own particular regiments.
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