(8) Signatures of persons administering and witnessing the oath. The witness will complete
and sign the form along with the person who administers the oath.
PART D - MILITARY POLICE DESK REFERENCE CARD (DA FORM 3998).
a. This form is kept in a card index file by the desk sergeant. The form (called a desk reference
card) is a reference for police to quickly identify individuals who have previously been a subject,
complainant, victim, suspect, or witness to a complaint. One form is filled out on each person whose
name appears on a DA Form 3975. A brief description "Larceny," the date, the person's part in the
incident, and the police report number and blotter entry number will be recorded. Later entries of the
same person will be recorded on the form bearing his name. A DA Form 3998 card IS NOT prepared
on investigating MPs. A brief synopsis of the final disposition should be entered for all entries where
the individual is the subject of an offense.
b. This card is valuable to the investigator as well as the provost marshal. When conducting an
investigation, a search of the file will quickly reveal whether a person has a record of previous offenses.
Such offense reports can be quickly reviewed.
c. To the provost marshal, a review of the card file may reveal repeated offenders. Prompt notice
to commanders in such cases is essential so he may properly guide the person and prevent further
offenses. (See Figure 1-7.)