c. When prepared:
(1) The MP report is prepared on all complaints received.
incidents seen or reported to the MP.
Exceptions are routine traffic violations
and those minor violations where corrective action is only a verbal warning. This
form is prepared in every case where an apprehension is made. It is used, also,
when a military person is restored to US Army control by another apprehending
(2) The report is normally begun by the MP desk sergeant.
He does so upon
receipt of information indicating that police action is required. The form should
be completed to the fullest extent possible when information is first received.
This assures that complaints are recorded and assigned for follow-up. It assures
also that complaints are disposed of or referred and posted to the desk blotter.
(3) The report may also be begun and finished by MP taking action without
referral from the desk sergeant. An example would be apprehending the perpetrator
of an on-view offense.
(4) This report will be used to record the results of investigations conducted
d. Reporting formats. The DA Form 3975 is prepared in two different ways.
method used depends on the actions required.
(1) It may be prepared as an INITIAL REPORT of police action when completed by
the desk sergeant or an MP.
(2) It may be prepared as a REPORT TO BE FORWARDED to unit commanders for
their information and/or action.
e. Disposition of initial reports. Only a single copy of the initial report is
completed. This copy serves as the basis for later, more detailed copies if more
investigation is needed.
(1) The following "Special Categories" of complaints require a report of
commanders' actions taken. (Commanders must report action taken against offenders
on DA Form 4833. They must do so when the below-listed offenses are committed by
any military personnel.
This offense is investigated and reported by CID on DA
Form 2800, CID Report of Investigation.) The following offenses are normally
investigated by MPI:
(a) All violations of Articles 111 through 133 of the UCMJ.
(b) All violations of Articles 77 through 110 and 134 of the UCMJ for which
This is prescribed by