facts of each MP report on the desk blotter. However, sometimes information or identities are not typed
in the blotter. This will be restricted information and also for the protection of identities. When the
release of information could be harmful to national security, for example, the Summary of Complaint
column will indicate "Restricted Entry." The Summary of Action Taken column will reference the MP
report number and other forms completed, or action taken. Included in Figure 1-5 is an example of a
restricted entry. Notice that an MP report was completed and the case was turned over to Criminal
Investigation Division (CID). No other information is included.
(7) Figure 1-5 includes an example of an entry to protect the identity of an individual. In
entry number 4 the victim has not been identified. Victims of sex crimes (such as rape or child
molestation) are protected, as well as the identity of juveniles, and their sponsors, who are involved in
any incident requiring MP notification.
(8) The difference between projected identity and restricted entry is that protected entries are
for juveniles or sex-related crimes; restricted entries are for events the installation commander deems
necessary to restrict. This may include incidents about drug information, loss of sensitive material, or
matters of national security.
(9) The Summary of Action Taken column is to show what forms are used in response to the
complaint, the disposition of the persons involved, and who was notified. In reviewing the blotter, you
should see that the MP report number (MPR) is the first form listed. All other forms used will then be
listed. The person notified in response to the complaint is also listed. This may include the PM, PM
duty officer, unit commander, military police investigator (MPI), or CID. It is important that who was
called and when they were notified is listed on the blotter. This ensures that proper action was taken in a
(10) If there is a subject taken into custody, this is noted in the Summary of Action Taken
column. In Figure 1-5, you can see that subject White was released to his unit commander. A DD
Form 629, Receipt for Prisoner, was initiated to prove that the MPs took White into custody as a result
of the complaint, and White was later released to CPT Webb.
(11) What is the disposition of the victim? This is shown in Figure 1-5. The victim was
transported by the MPs to the hospital for examination and treatment.
(12) There can be changes and updates made on the desk blotter. See blotter entry number 4
on Figure 1-5 for example. You can see that the investigation is continued by the CID. The blotter
would refer back to the original blotter entry and date that the incident was noted. The new information
would be stated in the summary of police information. Any further disposition of forms would be noted
in the Summary of Action Taken column.
(13) Certain incidents are reported to the MPs which do not require any police action beyond
taking the report and filling out the proper forms.