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Army MOS 31B Military Police

The Army has its own law enforcement and security specialists to handle crimes committed on Army property or that involve Army personnel or their families. Military Police protect lives and property on Army installations by enforcing military laws and regulations, as well as controlling traffic, preventing crime, and responding to emergencies.

Military Police are responsible for providing support to the battlefield by conducting Area Security,
Internment/Resettlement, Maneuver and Mobility Support, Law & Order, and Police Intelligence
Operations. Some of your duties as a member of the Military Police Corps Regiment may include:

Law enforcement patrolling by car, boat, bicycle, and on foot
Interview witnesses, victims and suspects in the course of investigating crimes
Crime scene security and processing
Evidence and fingerprint collection
Arrest and charge criminal suspects
Military Police working dog handler
Testify in court
Enforce traffic regulations and guarding entrances to military facilities

Job training for Military Police requires 19 weeks of One Station Unit Training (OSUT), which includes Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training, and on-the-job instruction, including practice in police methods. This time is spent in both the classroom and in the field. Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

Basic warrior skills
Military and civil laws and jurisdiction
Crime and accident investigation procedures
Evidence collection procedures, including fingerprinting and suspect questioning
Use of firearms
Traffic and crowd control procedures
Arrest and restraint of suspects

Advanced Responsibilities
Advanced level Military Police provides guidance, supervises and trains other Soldiers within the same discipline. As an advanced level Military Police, you may be involved in:

Supervise small sections in support of security
Installation law and order operations

Related Civilian Jobs
The skills you will learn as part of the Military Police will help prepare you for a future with federal, state, county, or city law enforcement agencies. You might also be able to pursue a career as a security guard with industrial firms, airports or other businesses and institutions.

Related Army Positions
Criminal Investigations (CID) Special Agent (31D)

See Promotion Points for MOS 31B