operations. The period of time covers the 24-hour period. This will be the same on each page of the log
for that day.
(3) The body of DA Form 1594 is prepared as follows:
o First Entry. Item #1 at 0001 hours always opens the journal. It reads "Journal
Opened." In the column titled "Action Taken," the duty officer inserts "Information."
He then initials the entry in the last column.
o Subsequent Entries. Events are listed in the order they occur. Each entry follows the
same format as the first.
(4) The second page of DA Form 1594 (Figure 1-2) and all the following pages will contain
the same information in the headings as on page 1, except the page number.
(5) The last numbered item at 2400 always closes the journal. It reads "Journal Closed." The
action taken will be for information only.
(6) The journal is approved and signed by the officer on duty. His name will be at the
bottom of the final page containing the last entry.
(7) The Daily Staff Journal remains at the MP station. It is filed in chronological order and is
used for reference.
(8) As PM operations officer, you will be required to review and approve DA Form 1594.
Make sure to check that item numbers follows in order, that the information logged in does not require
further police action or investigation, and correct action is taken in all entries.
DA Form 3945 - Military Police Radio Log.
(1) This log is a chronological record of MP radio transmissions during a specified 24-hour
period. All radio calls are to be logged in on the DA Form 3945. This form is helpful to the desk
sergeant in keeping track of where patrol units are, what missions units are tasked to do, the time taken
between locations, and the types of incidents reported. This form is not required when radio traffic is
(2) A brief review of the number of entries, the time the radio calls are recorded, the
locations of incidents, and any patterns that form from radio traffic will given an indication of MP
activity during a 24-hour period.