codes are found in AR 190-45 (the table from AR 190-45 listing all MPC numbers is at Appendix A of
this subcourse). Therefore the full MPR number is 00287-97-MPC002.
Report date. This is the date the report was prepared for distribution. Use the six-digit format
(YYMMDD) for dates in all blocks on this form, except in the details of the report on the back of the
form. In figure 1-3, the date of the report is 970710. So far we know that there have been 287 MPRs
processed between 1 Jan 97 and 10 Jul 97.
USACRC Control Number. This is an alphanumeric number separated into four groups by hyphens.
This number is used when reports are forwarded to the United States Army Crime Records Center
(USACRC). Only specified offenses have a Crime Records Center (CRC) number.
A report requiring notification to the Crime Records Center will receive a CRC number. In figure 1-3,
there is a CRC number. This report does require that the CRC be notified. Reportable offenses are
discussed at the end of this lesson.
The number 97-MPCOO2-4618C-7G1B2 is an example of a cross reference USACRC number.
The first two digits are the last two numbers of the calendar year. The second group of numbers is the
MPC number for the reporting law enforcement element.
The third group of numbers is the sequential case number from the block of numbers allocated to
the preparing military police agency by the parent MACOM. This is a four digit number followed by one
alpha character. In your example 4618C would indicate the case sequence number.
The fourth group of numbers will be the offense code. This is the code for the most serious offense
related to the incident. If the most serious offense was "burglary in a family dwelling," offense code
7C1B would be used. This grouping may contain two to five digits, depending on the type offense. The
codes may be found in AR 190-45 and in the extract at the end of this subcourse.
When the MP report pertains to a case referred to CID, the CID case number will be placed in this
block of the report. The CID case number can be obtained from the CID element. When the report is
not forwarded either to the USACRC or CID, this block is left blank.
Addresses. Only forwarded MPRs are addressed. The "THRU" space is used for the address of the
commander of the receiving unit's next higher headquarters. The "TO" space is used for the address of
the commander receiving the report. The "FROM" block contains the typed address of the law
enforcement element which prepares the report.
When the report is signed "FOR THE
COMMANDER", and it tasks the receiving commander to respond, the address in the "FROM" block
should reflect the address of the initiating provost marshal office.