Report Type/Status. The Report Type/Status block is used by the MP to identify the type of
report and the status of the MP and commander's actions. There may be more than one space
checked. The Commander's Action Completed block will he checked on the PM file copy upon receipt
of completed DA Form 4833, Commander's Report of Disciplinary or Administrative Action.
You can see that two blocks were checked in figure 1-3: "Complaint," and "Commander's
Evaluation. Incidents are evaluated as follows:
Criminal offense - an offense punishable by a punitive article of the Uniform Code of Military
Justice (UCMJ) or Assimilated Crimes Act.
Military offense - when the offense is strictly military in nature, such as AWOL.
Traffic offense - when the offense is only covered by traffic control statutes or when the DA
Form 3975 is used for forwarding a Traffic Accident Report (DA Form 3946) or Violation
Notice (DD Form 1805).
Founded - when the complaint is substantiated.
Unfounded - when the complaint cannot be substantiated.
Information - when the documenting information that does; not require further police action
or requests for assistance not involving police enforcement action. When "Information" in
block #1 is checked, this box should be checked.
Complaint/Offense/Incident. The guideline for entering the types of complaint are listed below.
When you are reviewing DA Form 3975, make sure that both the word description and the offense
number are used.
Complaint language from the manual for Courts-Martial (MCM) is used, followed by the
UCMJ punitive article number.
If the offense is a civil charge, use the most equivalent UCMJ punitive article with the civil
charge in parentheses.
Civil charges without a military equivalent are stated in the terminology used by the civil