LESSON 2/TASK 1
Prepare a patrol distribution plan for an installation.
Given criminal statistical data for a thirty day period, authorized personnel and equipment, and a map of
Demonstrate your comprehension of the task by correctly answering 70% of the questions on the
FM 19-10 Military Police Law and Order Operations
A primary purpose of law enforcement is to motivate individuals to comply with laws, rules, and
regulations voluntarily. Fortunately, in our military communities, almost everyone does this. There are
those few that do not. Part of the military police law and order mission is to deter and apprehend these
latter individuals. Our goal is to serve the vast majority of the community by making the installation as
safe as possible for them.
At the same time, we are all well aware that military police resources are limited. MP cannot be
everywhere all the time. As an MP NCO, one of your responsibilities is to get the maximum effective
use of the resources available. There are many techniques available to accomplish this. Two of the
more effective techniques are preventive and selective law enforcement. However, to use them to get
the maximum effect, you must be able to determine where they are most needed. A highly effective
way of doing this is through the use of a patrol distribution plan.