(1) Figure 1-3 is a sample of an MP Radio Log. The heading includes the date, the page
number, number of pages in that 24-hour period, unit location, and call sign or word.
(2) The body of the DA Form 3945 begins with "Radio Log Opened" at 0001 hours. All
radio traffic between the MP station and the patrols is listed in chronological order. Each message
should be clear enough to permit another person to understand it. Each radio operator will close his
portion of the log with his military signature. At 2400 hours, the radio log is closed. The operator on
that shift signs his military signature.
(3) DA Form 3945 is usually kept in the provost marshal office (PMO) files. Originals are
filed chronologically in the desk sergeant's files.
(4) When reviewing this form, make sure the entries are easy to read, and signed by the
DA Form 3997 - Military Police Desk Blotter.
The MP Desk Blotter is a daily chronological record of all police activity developed from reports,
complaints, information, and incidents. It is one of the most important documents you are going to
review. It must be correctly filled out, and be as accurate as possible. Some entries may not be
completely accurate because complaints and information may be under investigation at the time the
blotter entry is made. Actions resulting from MP activity and inquiries into an incident are also noted on
the blotter. Entries in this blotter are not adjudication attesting to the guilt or innocence of persons
Information about the administration of the MP station is not recorded on the blotter. When you review
a desk blotter, make sure such information is not entered. The proper form for administrative entries is
DA Form 1594, the Daily Staff Journal.
Figures 1-4 and 1-5 are samples of a completed desk blotter.
(1) The headings of the desk blotter must show the unit or station designation, date, page
number, and total number of pages for that day. The unit designation in Figure 1-4 is Office of the
Provost Marshal, Fort Blank, AL 36205-5030. The date will be entered in either DOD format
(yymmdd) or day, month, year, according to local SOP.