MP STATIONS OPERATIONS
Critical Tasks: 01-3758.00-8002
In this lesson you will learn to direct military police desk operations.
TERMINAL LEARNING OBJECTIVE:
Direct Military Police (MP) Desk Operations.
You have available all authorized military police equipment, a desk team, patrol
personnel, and all appropriate records and forms.
Demonstrate your comprehension of the task knowledge by correctly answering 70
percent of the multiple-choice test questions.
REFERENCES: The material contained in this lesson was derived from the following publications:
FM 19-10, FM 19-20, AR 190-5, AR 190-9, AR 190-14, AR 190-29, AR 190-30, AR
190-40, AR 190-47, AR 195-2.
The MP station is the center for all police services such as law enforcement, traffic control, and
investigative activities. Receiving and processing of requests for help, information, and complaints on a
24-hour, 7-day a week basis is the method of operation for all MP stations. The wide variety of services
provided requires a standing operating procedure (SOP) for station activities. This ensures that
complaints, reports, apprehensions, and other activities are handled in an efficient and expeditious
manner. The high visibility of MP personnel impels that high standards are set and adhered to in the
performance of their duties. MP patrols not only enforce regulations, but their duties extend to
enforcing the wearing of military uniforms. Therefore, it is expected that the appearance as well as the
equipment of the MP set a high standard. As the MP duty officer or provost marshal (PM) officer, you
are required to monitor the inspection and briefing of duty personnel.